Friday, April 19, 2013

April 19, 2013

PARAMORE...Paramore  (2013)
Paramore, the 4th album from Paramore, entered the U.S. Billboard album charts this week at number 1, which made me realize it should be todays' AOTD.  I was very pleasantly surprised by the album as it was a very cool listen and I will give it a 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it highly.  When I saw that the CD was more than an hour long I was a bit weary but it turned out to be a fun listen. Hayley Williams delivers some strong vocals. The highlight for me was "Hate To See Your Heart Break", a nice ballad.  Also the album has 3 short tracks that had ukelele in it and were quite enjoyable.  In fact, the band sounds like they were having fun making this record.  They rock, as well, especially on "Anklebiters" and "Be Alone."  The final track, "Future," clocks in at over 7 minutes and was an awesome album closer, starting out low and calm but then turning into this bombastic in-your-face sound, fades out and then fades back in.  If you like to check out new music I suggest you take a listen to this one.  I certainly liked it
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

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