- After Laughter

Paramore - After Laughter
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 12 reviews
2017 Rank: #38 / 289
USER SCORE
75
Based on
112 ratings

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90
God Is in the TV

For their fifth album, After Laughter, they’ve almost completely shed their emo rock past completely and blossomed into one of the finest pop bands around.

87
Paste

An undeniably hooky record that strays from its grunge-rock roots and finds the band in a place where they’ve found the fun in their craft once again.

82
GIGsoup

With 'After Laughter,' Paramore take the retro '80s step a lot of bands are taking without stumbling, delivering one of the year's best pop albums.

82
Sputnikmusic

They definitely haven’t perfected this new sound yet, but for the first time since their debut we can look at Paramore and truly say they are doing something different.

80
AllMusic

Despite the album's buoyantly pastel new wave tones, it unsurprisingly contains a truckload of hard-won maturity and a growing sense of battle fatigue.

80
Rolling Stone

A gorgeously produced, hook-studded record with cocked-eyebrow trepidation adding a jittery edge – a combination that's very of-the-moment in 2017, even if it veers outside of pop's rigid lines.

80
NME
Catharsis is never usually this joyous, but sometimes smiling through the pain works better than crying.
80
The Guardian

After Laughter – candy-coated bitterness at its best – may steer them away from the Kerrang! crowd, but one thing remains consistent to Paramore’s emo roots – the theatrical mellifluence of internal angst.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Stripped of all their teenage angst, despite all its sunny hooks, After Laughter is a deep album with plenty to say. It’s easily the most honest and mature Paramore have sounded yet and also probably, one of the best pop albums you hear all year.

80
Drowned in Sound

Williams has managed to get out from under the pressure of having to be the perma-grinning frontwoman, and the emotional uncertainty that’s exposed is fascinating. Musically, meanwhile, this is as free as they’ve ever sounded. Again: Paramore have always been a pop band. They’ve just never been this proud of it.

75
Pitchfork

Just as this album highlights Williams’ most existentially despondent musings to date, it is also the most fizzy record Paramore have ever recorded.

75
Consequence of Sound

Williams boasts undeniable talent, but her gusto requires the sharp songwriting and clever instrumentation of her bandmates, and After Laughter testifies to what happens when a singer like Williams is met with a group of quality instrumentalists.

lemuriams
83
Best pop rock of 2017 so far
blindbythelight
83
PUTA MERDA ESSE ÁLBUM É MARAVILHOSO, PARAMORE PAREM DE ESMAGAR O LIXO CHATO DO HARRY STYLES AAAAAAAAAAAA BIBLIA
salemwoods
86
people are probably gonna pretend to hate this record to keep up their niche & experimental persona, but, this album is good as fuck
EMR
65
American emocore/pop-punk band Paramore returns with a completely different work after four unmistakeably shaky, youthful exercises in suppressed angst and teenage depression. After Laughter sees the band under a new light, employing nostalgic new-wave inflections to their usual mix of sugary refrains and rock energy, and, honestly, they do it quite well.

There are specific spots here where the recipe works incredibly well, revealing undeniable songwriting maturity in comparison to most of ... read more
AkArE1989
80
80'sオマージュは少しクドいくらいが丁度良い。
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DETAILS

May 12, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fueled By Ramen, Atlantic / Label
www.paramore.net / Website
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Track List
  1. Hard Times
  2. Rose-Colored Boy
  3. Told You So
  4. Forgiveness
  5. Fake Happy
  6. 26
  7. Pool
  8. Grudges
  9. Caught In the Middle
  10. Idle Worship
  11. No Friend
  12. Tell Me How


Added on: April 19, 2017