Paramore CD (2013)

Artist: Paramore

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Product Overview


Label Fueled By Ramen/wea
SKU 247225549
UPC 075678732430
UPC 14 00075678732430
Format CD
Release Date 4/9/2013
Author Paramore
Compilation Appearance Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
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Technical Info
CatalogID 534463
Lable Name Atlantic (Label)
Released 04/08/2013
Original Release 2013
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075678732430
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Taylor York (vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, drums, percussion, programming); Hayley Williams (vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals); Ilan Rubin (vocals, drums, percussion); Justin Davis (vocals); Erik Arvinder, Songa Lee, Kathleen Sloan , Luke Maurer, Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Sam Fischer, Caroline Campbell, Alma Fernandez (strings); Jeremy Davis (keyboards, synthesizer, bass guitar); Justin Meldal-Johnsen (keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, programming); Carlos de la Garza (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Ken Andrews.
Recording information: Chez JMJ; Music Friends; Sunset Sound Studio.
Photographer: Pamela Littky.
Easily the band's most adventurous, experimental, and accomplished release to date, Paramore's fourth studio album, 2013's eponymously titled Paramore, is a landmark, a genre-breaking masterwork that, like Madonna's Like a Prayer or U2's Achtung Baby, finds Paramore crystallized into the seminal, cogent rock band we always knew they'd grow up to be. For this release, Paramore worked with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen, whose previous production credits include artists like Neon Trees and M83. Perhaps not the most obvious choice for a band that developed alongside labelmates like Fall Out Boy, but the first-time pairing explodes with chemistry, coalescing the group's grand emotionality and ridiculously tight hooks with ever new and genius musical avenues, like electronica and even orchestral flourishes. The idea that your songs should only include instrumentation that you can pack into your tour van is a practical limitation that for plenty of bands, especially those of the punk ethos, can become a downright philosophical limitation. But when original guitarist and drummer Zac and Josh Farro left the band in 2010, Paramore were forced to allow vital roles in their sound to be filled with hired professionals rather than actual bandmembers -- after all, they needed somebody to play drums. This clearly opened the band up to exploring all other manner of possibilities in the studio that they could not reasonably fit into a van or reproduce in a garage, like a board full of subtly perfect synth intonations or, in the case of one song (the immediate classic "Ain't It Fun"), a gospel choir. The change represents more than just growth; it's transcendence. Paramore have made the album of their career.
The record's collaborative foundation crackles on every track, but Hayley Williams, a ballsy, extroverted frontwoman with a voice big enough to stop time, proves unequivocally to be the cunning talent of the band, no matter how vital York and Davis may be. Whether she is belting out a do-or-die alt-rock anthem like "Now" or cooing coyly on three ukulele-backed "Interludes," Williams imbues each song with a robust charisma and relentlessly positive attitude. While longtime Paramore fans will recognize the driving, no-holds-barred attack of cuts like "Daydreaming," "Anklebiters," and "Part II," the album also soars on the band's newfound use of keyboards, programming, and York's often thickly layered, heavily effected guitar. Without a doubt, even a newcomer to Paramore's music is in rapturous danger of being up all night after listening to this disc, possessed by each track's driving, perfect hook. But knowing about the drama that precipitated the album only adds further dimension, not to mention a sense of vicarious satisfaction for Paramore's glorious triumph over inter-band adversity. After all, the Farros didn't just leave, they also caused a big stink the day after announcing their departure, posting a mean-spirited diatribe about their former bandmates on the Internet. The fact that Paramore went on to not just put themselves back together, but create the best work of their entire musical tenure -- a work lyrically inspired by the Farros leaving, and unimaginable as having been stylistically possible with them still in the band -- is a revenge fantasy that would seem too sweet to be true if it weren't laid out for us all to hear. Paramore is a veritable pop opera about a band reborn, phoenix-like from the ashes of a broken lineup, better and stronger than any previous incarnation. ~ Matt Collar
Artist Overview
Paramore's sweet melodies and earnest charisma caught the attention of Florida's Fueled by Ramen label, which signed the band in 2005. Working with James Wisner (Dashboard Confessional, Underoath) and Mike Green (Yellowcard, the Black Maria), Paramore recorded their full-length debut, All We Know Is Falling. The album was issued in late 2005. During the spring of 2007, they recorded their sophomore album, Riot!, with producer David Bendeth and signed a major-label deal with Atlantic. ~ Corey Apar
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Paramore 2.0 maintain their signature post-emo pop-metal gusto..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.111) - "Paramore are making evolutionary leaps into something both refreshingly well-adjusted and genuinely new." -- Grade: A-
Billboard (p.45) - "It bounces from the glam of 'Fast in My Car' to the soul tinge of 'Ain't It Fun'..."
Q (Magazine) (p.111) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[F]erociously assured....[T]his bullishly self-titled album hits the target..."
Disc 1
1 Fast In My Car
2 Now
3 Grow Up
4 Daydreaming
5 Interlude: Moving On
6 Ain't It Fun
7 Part II
8 Last Hope
9 Still into You
10 Anklebiters
11 Interlude: Holiday
12 Proof
13 Hate to See Your Heart Break
14 (One of Those) Crazy Girls
15 Interlude: I'm Not Angry Anymore
16 Be Alone
17 Future
Product Attributes
Artist Paramore
Label Fueled By Ramen Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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