Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Paramore - Riot! (2007)

With this one I totally risk losing the little bit of credibility I might have amassed so far, but never mind. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood for certain things, I just want a good solid rock/pop record to really chill out with or enjoy with friends and this is exactly what Riot! is. After the first album the band lost their rhythm guitarist and, no offence to the guy, but you wouldn't notice any difference as the music is tight, aggressive and engaging. Guitarist, Josh Farro, takes advantage of his lone role to put his only signature on many of the songs and this is refreshing to hear.
What Paramore, that so many other's fighting for the spot of coolest uncool band, is an energetic and star front woman like Hayley Williams. I've seen bits of live stuff on MTV and she definitely rises to live situation so hopefully I'll be able to catch these guys (and gal) at Leeds Festival. The two singles released so far, "Misery Business" and "Hallelujah" are catchy as hell with singable choruses and smart structures so chances are you've already had a sing a long to Paramore, whether you like it or not! To be honest though, I like it all!



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

tssk tssk.

1) the layout rips off no doubt "rock steady"
2) they honk

but more power to you for admitting you like them.

it's like owning rollerblades.
and telling your dad you own them.