Paramore - Riot!
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Based on 5 reviews
2007 Ratings: #583 / 677
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2007 Ratings: #89
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Contrived as this may sound, her lyrics feel authentic and representative of actual teenage puppy love, where a breakup feels like the end of the world. Filled with crossover potential, the songs are consistant and zippy with catchy hooks in the vein of Boys Like Girls fronted by a young Shirley Manson.
On their second album in less than two years, this melodic Tennessee foursome deliver everything that a group of new-school mall punks angling for the big time should — massive guitar riffs, sweetly infectious choruses, and soaring power ballads that are sure to get some play at this year’s winter formal.
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Recording for the first time as a quartet, Paramore-vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Josh Farro, bassist Jeremy Davis and drummer Zac Farro-have created 11 more-than-competent pop-rock numbers, each with a heavy, radio-ready crunch courtesy of producer David Bendeth.

Emo’s great hopes attempt to expand their sound. They blow it.
Drowned in Sound
At 38 minutes long, it’s mercifully brief, but still manages to feel like a double album for those who endure it. That’s those who don’t manage to forget that it’s on the stereo at all.
Para-give-me-more! This is that real pop punk shit, ya hear? As someone who's listened to and loved the song Misery Business for years, and enjoyed the band's 2017 album "After Laughter", this did not disappoint me in the slightest, especially in the second half. The guitars sound great, the vocals are on point, the drums hit hard as fuck, and the production is angsty as a Twenty One Pilots mosh pit (which is mostly a good thing). Bravo!

Least Fav Track: When It Rains
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this is so “teenaged” and i can’t tell if that works in its favor or not

anyways it bangs
"Riot!" shows a pretty big growth since their debut. The teenage angst present on "All We Know" has been handled mostly well on here and... goddammit I have a soft spot for this shit! This was a blast to get through, with some great pop punk riffs and incredible vocals from Hayley that round up to an extremely catchy and fun, if formulaic as hell, album!

Fav Tracks: crushcrushcrush; Misery Business; That's What You Get; When It Rains; For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic; ... read more
this album was sooo my shit in 8th grade absolutely bangin pop punk album
It's Great because it was made by PARAMORE<3 I just love everything about this band awwwww
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Added on: September 22, 2012