12 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following 2013’s Paramore, Hayley Williams became “tired of self-doubt and losing friends” and considered decommissioning the band. It makes this rich, vibrant, defiantly poppy return as surprising as it is satisfying. On an album indebted to the ’80s, there are echoes of Talking Heads (“Hard Times”) and Blondie’s forays into reggae (“Caught in the Middle”), while guitarist Taylor York’s love of Afro-pop informs “Told You So.” Darker moods sit beneath the shiny surface though, and Williams’ lyrics offer compelling studies of frustration and self-sabotage.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Following 2013’s Paramore, Hayley Williams became “tired of self-doubt and losing friends” and considered decommissioning the band. It makes this rich, vibrant, defiantly poppy return as surprising as it is satisfying. On an album indebted to the ’80s, there are echoes of Talking Heads (“Hard Times”) and Blondie’s forays into reggae (“Caught in the Middle”), while guitarist Taylor York’s love of Afro-pop informs “Told You So.” Darker moods sit beneath the shiny surface though, and Williams’ lyrics offer compelling studies of frustration and self-sabotage.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.4K Ratings
1.4K Ratings
Zoeycat9 ,

FAVORITE PMORE ALBUM

Most relatable album! I love their new style of music. Sorry if you hate it, but they can’t stick with what they wrote when they were in their late teens, early 20s. It’s called EVOLVING! ♥️💙💛

G Landers ,

Over studio production

Love Hayley's voice but the over produced studio songs aren't my favorite by far. I much prefer the actual band songs of the prior albums

Stringpull ,

Uh.....seriously?

Apparently actual rock music just can't exist these days. I guess its easier to just sound like everyone else (pop music) instead so you can keep making money and not have to play real instruments. All my favorite rock bands are turning into just another run of the mill synthesized pop group. I was completely shocked listening to this. Literally lifeless pop garbage.

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