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Paramore Audio CD
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Riot! + All We Know Is Falling + Brand New Eyes
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1. "For A Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic"
2. That's What You Get
3. Hallelujah
4. Misery Business
5. When It Rains
6. Let The Flames Begin
7. Miracle
8. crushcrushcrush
9. We Are Broken
10. Fences
11. Born For This

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Ah, youth: the exuberance, the energy, the blistering highs and bottomless depths. It’s an ideal breeding ground for true rock & roll belief. Hence, the youngsters of Paramore unearth geysers of loud, sugary angst on Riot!, their major label debut and follow-up to 2005’s All We Know Is Falling. Small-town musicians who have played together for years, Paramore boasts the appeal of an emo-pop blast developed out of savvy songwriting and musicianship. The sweet spot the band hits--somewhere between Avril Lavigne and All-American Rejects--comes naturally. Lead singer Hayley Williams, barely 18, has big-time vocal depth and genuine charisma besides, and while her singing can sound a little contrived, she delivers with such end-of-the-world conviction that it’s an easy flaw to forgive. Bright and catchy melodies abound, but songs like “Misery Business” and “Miracle” also feature razor-sharp cadences and ultra-clean transitions. Too clean, actually. The production is crystal clear, which accentuates the stumbles (mostly on the ballads) and robs these whippersnappers of the messy highs they surely achieve playing live. But some things can’t be entirely glossed over, and while the more aged among us will sip our Scotch and make fun of their adolescent shenanigans, we’ll also be surreptitiously listening on our iPods after we put the kids to bed. --Matthew Cooke

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Paramore ~ Riot

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5.0 out of 5 stars Probably Paramore's Best Album Dec 2 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Out of all the Paramore albums, I think Riot! has to be my favourite. It's brimming with amazing tracks. To anyone who hasn't heard of Paramore, I'd probably tell them to start with this album, and check out the tracks "When It Rains", "Fences", "Born For This", "Misery Business" and "For A Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic."
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4.0 out of 5 stars More Paramore April 11 2010
By Dave_42 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
It is a difficult choice, but I would have to pick "Riot!" as the best of the first three albums from Paramore. "All We Know" is a strong debut, but it has some weaker points, and "Brand New Eyes" has several of what I feel are their best songs, but it doesn't maintain such a high-level of quality on all of its tracks. This is a very impressive album, all the more so when one considers that it is only their second. It was released on June 12, 2007.

"For a Pessimist I'm Pretty Optimistic" opens the album with a strong number, but not one which would be released as a single. As with most of the songs on this album it is fairly basic, but has a good driving feel to it. "That's What You Get" is the next piece and is one of the four singles from the album. This is followed by another single "Hallelujah" which is similar in lyric content, though this time instead of heading towards a break-up this one is about seeing things through and staying together. "Misery Business" is another of the singles from the album, and another song about relationships, though this one is about fighting over a man. "When it Rains" is another break-up song, but at least this one has a significantly different feel then those which came before.

"Let the Flames Begin" is the bridge song between the first and second half of the album. This one isn't a relationship song, but instead seems to be about finding oneself. "Miracle" moves back to the area of relationship pieces, and is probably the weakest song on the album, though that is not difficult given the quality of the rest of the tracks. "Crushcrushcrush" is the next piece and the remaining single from the album. This one rings in a different aspect to the other relationship songs on the album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paramore Feb. 22 2010
Format:Audio CD
What can I say, I love this band. I hope they roll through nova scotia sometime so I can go see them live.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hooky stuff Aug. 5 2009
Format:LP Record
Very well written, well produced record. The singles are there, the album tracks are good too. I have a feeling they'll never top this in their career.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  218 reviews
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Us old geezers like Paramore too! Dec 5 2007
By J. Williams - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Paramore's known for attracting a pretty young crowd, and that's understandable given how young the band itself is. But I'm a 35 year old guy who's gotten just as hooked on them as any of their teen audience. This is just some great rock music, with great hooks in almost every song and some amazing musicianship all around. Hopefully they'll continue to mature and continue to broaden their fan base as they progress.

The MVI DVD was my first Paramore purchase, and it's a great buy. I have to give special mention to the fact that there are actual mp3's on this disc for you to download to your PC - no DRM involved. That's gotta be something pretty new for Warner Music (the band is signed to Fueled by Ramen, but Warner apparently handles the distribution), and I hope that they continue doing it and that more labels follow suit. There are a ton of other great extras on the DVD, including live and promotional videos (the two things I cared about most) as well as other stuff I was less interested in like wallpapers, AIM icons, and screensavers. It also includes the lyrics to all of the songs on the album, which is a good thing in this case - the printed liner notes are written in a style that's pretty hard to read.

Just to be clear about what this comes with, since I think the Amazon page is a little confusing, this package comes with both a DVD and a regular audio CD that includes the full album plus bonus tracks. (Amazon shows "disc 2" above as only including the bonus tracks, which is not the case. It's the full album.) In other words, *both discs* have the full album - the only difference is the format. And of course the DVD has all the extras.

I was worried initially that there was going to be some sort of surreptitious installation of various tracking programs installed when I put this DVD into my computer - you know, like the major labels usually do these days. I'm still not 100% convinced that isn't the case, but I will say that their terms of use and privacy policies seem adamant that there is nothing of the sort, and it seems that the entire DVD interface is just a Macromedia Flash file - it's like viewing a Flash web site. You can also just watch it as a standard DVD if you like. The way their terms of use is worded makes it sound like they know about all the stuff that went on with the Sony rootkit fiasco and they don't want anyone to think that's going to happen with this DVD. I certainly hope that's the case, as I've now watched it on my PC probably half a dozen times already.

There's really no reason to buy the standard CD over the MVI DVD given all it comes with. You're really just getting a lot more with this package for only a couple bucks extra. It's totally worth it.
23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I really wanted to hate this album. But couldn't. Oct. 1 2008
By Mike - Published on Amazon.com
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I really want to hate this kind of album. I'm pushing 30 (clearly not the target audience). I was around when the first wave of emo collapsed in the late 90s. For me a lot of the current emo bands have a "been there, done that" feel to them and generally prompt me to say "The Get up Kids did it better 10 years ago". I was shocked when this album really only had one clunker on the whole thing (Hallelujah). I'm used to one or two good songs from these new emo bands, not 11.

This band is actually pretty good, especially for such a young group. They have a strong female vocalist, sing-a-long choruses and good pop sensibilities. Unlike 99% of emo bands, they also have a good sense of rhythm (even the older emo bands generally struggled with that). Probably the best emo album released lately by someone other than Jimmy Eat World. It doesn't surprise me that the kids love this album. I can see why. It's good.
29 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars RIOT! June 12 2007
By lipgloss_and_letdown - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Note: I give this 3.5 stars.

The boys want to marry her, & the girls want to be her. Hayley Williams, and the darlings from Franklin, Tennessee are back with one of the most anticipated releases of the year, "Riot!".

These guys popped out of nowhere in 2005 to give the world a top notched produced record with "All We Know Is Falling", it sparked an ongoing debate if this band was a product of a major corporation as band. Though the band has denied the claims, it was unoften you see such a young band to come out of no where to release a near perfect release was far too perfect. I don't think anyone in the band was legal; their drummer was 14! Ever since then, they have kept growing. I loved their first record, and really was looking forward to this record, but i still havent gotten a final verdict on this record.

The growth of the band is present. The record starts off with the heart pounding "For A Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic". The guitars are at the best the band has ever been. Vocally, Hayley is stunning on the amazing, "Hallelujah", and "Let The Flames Begin". Her vocals remain solid all the way through. Lyrically, one of the most "heart on sleeve" record's i've ever heard. Hayley obviously has been doing a lot of searching and questioning in her life, and it comes through in the songs. It's common knowledge that the band are Christians, and she sings it on her sleeve. But unlike other bands that do so, they appoarch it in a manner i think the only word to decribe is it, real. She doesn't candy coat it, and talks about a lot of emotions and situations many people go through; Christian or not.

I do like the record, but i honestly feel they played it somewhat safely. The album started off very strong, but it got a weak as the album went on; almost a generic, formulae type. I was looking for a little more rawness, and the guys to have more vocal parts.

The record is catchy; too catchy to not like and i have a feeling it will eventually grow
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From A Guy Who Doesn't Like Much "Girl Rock" March 20 2008
By Darth Wader - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Yes, there are very few Chick Singer bands that I enjoy, probably because it feels weird to sing along with them. No Doubt was great back in the day. Evanescence and Flyleaf have done well for themselves. I was a big Hole and The Muffs fan for about one album and even Babes In Toyland. And Superchick and BarlowGirl have there moments. But in the world of rock, it is a man's world...until Hayley Williams has come and shown that she is the real deal. Paramore's Riot is exciting, and although it is not necessarily original in the sound, it is somehow fresh. From the beginning guitar in "For A Pessimist..." I was hooked. This album is catchy, exploding with bursts of pop-punk energy. Of course, "Misery Business" is an awesome song, but there are many other great songs on this album. I find myself listening all the way through without skipping, and yep, I am singing along all the way!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Dec 28 2007
By Mr. J. Hendrickson-mcdowell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The extra CD comes with lots of features which is good. I was a bit disappointed with the videos that come with the mvi disc because I felt they were too short and that they jus wasn't enough. But the downloadable content makes up for this I guess. Although if you have downloaded content onto the mvi disc note that you wont be able to play them on a TV if you use the mvi disc as a DVD.

Overall a good product though.
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