Paramore - Riot!
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2007 Ratings: #551 / 668
User Score
Based on 430 ratings
2007 Ratings: #128
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June 12, 2007 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic
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.
70
Spin
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.
60
Alternative Press

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.

50
NME
Emo’s great hopes attempt to expand their sound. They blow it.
40
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.
Plats
81
"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
ElectricMess
72
this is so “teenaged” and i can’t tell if that works in its favor or not

anyways it bangs
Flamingooooo
70
It's Great because it was made by PARAMORE<3 I just love everything about this band awwwww
superadi
88
This album is iconic.

Faves: That's What You Get, Misery Business, Let The Flames Begin, CruchCrushCrush, Born For This.
JiruPiru
70
fuck it. im a white teenage female. im allowed to like this album
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Track List

  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. CruchCrushCrush 
  9. We Are Broken 
  10. Fences 
  11. Born For This
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Added on: September 22, 2012