06 October 2009

BLOGTOBER 2009: Music Reviews (04 of 22) Paramore, brand new eyes

Paramore's new album brand new eyes is a solid bit of harder edged melodic power pop. Hayley Williams packs a big voice in her tiny little package, and the band puts together a bunch of tunes that showcases her talents (and their own, all the musicians in this band are pretty talented).

Ignorance, the first single (above) is pretty indicative of what you can find on this album.

All the songs are well executed, not all that original, propulsive, catchy, and easily forgotten.

There are two ballads on this album, too, and they are the most intriguing songs on the album. The Only Exception is a sweetly done sad little love song. The other ballad, Misguided Ghosts, is another surprise (when compared to the crunchy chorded, power pop of the rest of the album).

Paramore are good at what they do, and if you like that sort of thing, you'll love this album, but the two ballads suggest that if Hayley Williams wanted to do a solo side project of an entire album of ballads, she could do so quite successfully.

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