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Album Review: Paramore - Brand New Eyes

Paramore

The style

For anyone who is bit bored of Avril Lavigne or thinks that Kelly Clarkson just doesn't rock hard enough, Paramore's third album Brand New Eyes is definitely for you.

Since forming in 2004, the American band have been doing really well back in their home country. This album looks set to be the one that gets them the massive success they deserve in the UK.

Lead singer Hayley certainly throws everything she's got into the vocals- belting out her lyrics on the louder numbers and packing emotion into the slower ones.

It's quite an angry album, but that doesn't stop it being really exciting and full of catchy tracks.

The hits

First single Ignorance must be one of the best rock tunes of the year, and it's difficult not to start jumping around when it comes on.

Brick by Boring Brick is another highlight and you'll definitely be singing along with it by the end.

If you prefer slower songs, Misguided Ghosts is ace, and shows Hayley is a much better singer than most of the pop acts in the charts.

The misses

The verse of Turn It Off is the closest you'll get to Paramore being boring, but they manage to make it into a great track with a powerful chorus.

Will you still be humming it next week?

If rock is your thing, this album will definitely be stuck in your head, as well as on your MP3 player.

Will it make the charts?

Paramore have a big enough following in the UK now to make it a massive hit. And it's likely to get them loads of new fans.

NR rating:
Five out of five

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Your Comments

"I am a huge fan. I have lots of posters on my walls and all their CDs!"

Megan, 8, Devon, England

"It has to be the best album around at the moment!!"

Jessica, 13, Bristol, England

"I love Paramore. They are an amazing band and Hayley Williams has a stunning voice. The album is well worth buying."

Amelia, 13, Birmingham, England

"I love Paramore and I really love all their albums! They just keep giving us what we want from them!! I really want to see them live, but my mum won't let me!"

Vinny, 11, Somerset, England

"I love them, they are the best band EVER!"

Alison, 11, Leeds, England

"Personally, I love the band, all the songs and all the albums. I was going to go to a concert but all the tickets were sold out."

Kendra, 13, Hamilton, Scotland

"Paramore are truly awesome! I love them. I haven't got this album, but they have produced some truly great songs!"

Rebecca, 11, Lancashire, England

"THIS ALBUM IS AMAZING!! My personal favourites are Ignorance and the Only Exception. By the way, Paramore are also BRILLIANT live."

Issy, 11, London, England

"I love the album, I bought it for my sister for her birthday and it ROCKS!! GO PARAMORE!!"

Kirsten, 10, East Midlands, England

"Wow! I love Paramore and Brand New Eyes will be great. Their music is just expressing themselves, but in a very cool way. Can't wait to get it. I would recommend it to everyone!!"

Milly, 13, Essex, England

"The album is great, I just got it. There are a lot of great songs in there such as Brick by Boring Brick, Only Exception and Ignorance. Paramore are a great band and they make fantastic music."

Simi, 14, London, England

"I love Paramore and their new album!! My favourite songs from it are Brick by Boring Brick and Ignorance."

Cleo, 12, Nottingham, England

"They are awesome and they deserve to be top of the charts!"

Ceri, 10, Glamorgan, Wales

"I don't have the album but Paramore is the best band on earth!"

Jess, 9, County Antrim, N. Ireland

"I never listened to Paramore until my brother started blasting out the music from his room and now I cannot stop listening to them! My fave album is RIOT!"

Natalia, 10, Sunderland, England

"I think Paramore are a good rock band, but their debut songs were the best."

Kurt, 12, Burnley, England

"Where the Lines Overlap is my favourite song. The album is not as good as Riot, but it's better than All We Know Is Fallen."

Lucy, 12, Wigan, England

"WOW! Paramore are wonderful, you can't beat them. I especially love their song Ignorance, it's so good. I can relate to nearly all the words, it is such an emotional song. I LOVE YOU PARAMORE!"

Jessica, 11, Derby, England

"This is good but it still doesn't beat the previous albums, especially Riot. The best song on it is probably Ignorance."

Karly, 14, Lanarkshire, Scotland

"I hate Paramore. I don't know why people like them, they are boring and loud."

Olivia, 7, Leeds, England

"I got this CD! I LOVE IT. My favourite track is Decode and Brick By Boring Brick! Hayley Williams is well cool and I love her flaming red hair! Her and the rest of the band all ROCK!!"

Devon, 12, Dorset, England

"I think that this is an incredible album. Definitely a must buy. My fave songs are Brick by Boring Brick, The Only Exception and Misguided Ghosts. Definitely five stars!!"

Marie, 13, Buckinghamshire, England

"Great!! It has all the songs people know and love. I was singing and dancing in my room all night listening to it. If you love Paramore you will love their album, it's a must have."

Molly, 13, Portsmouth, England

"It's not as good as the others, but there are some good tracks on there!"

Kate, 14, Flintshire, Wales

"I've listened to the album and I like it, but I don't think it beats their previous albums. It just doesn't have the effect it used to."

Shanzeff, 14, Plymouth, England

"I love Paramore! I was going to go and see them in concert with my friend, but tickets sold out! She managed to get tickets and had loads of fun!"

Lauren, 12, Cumbria, England

"I LOVE Paramore. They are amazing and my favourite song is Brick By Boring Brick."

Alice, 12, Swindon, England

"I love Paramore! I am going to their concert, I cannot wait!"

Celine, 11, England

"I have been a fan of Paramore since they started in 2004. I will always love them and go to any show I can get tickets for."

Katie, 13, Newcastle, England

"I love the album! It's the best album of all time!"

Sophie, 13, Oxford, England

"Paramore are an amazing band. You would regret not listening to them. Their songs have awesome tunes, rhythms and beats. Also, they include lots of striking guitar solos!"

Caoimhe, 12, Northern Ireland

"I can't decide what it sounds like, it sounds OK."

Katy, 9, Luton, England

"Brand New Eyes is an amazing album. It's so catchy and Hayley Williams is an awesome singer. I love the songs Only Exception and Ignorance. Paramore rock!"

Minaal, 13, Luton, England

"I have been a fan of Paramore ever since their first album, and I have been looking forward to Brand New Eyes ever since it was announced. The first day it was released I bought it and cannot stop listening to it. All of the songs are brilliant. I would recommend listening to Ignorance and Playing God, to name just a few. Paramore are absolutely brilliant and Hayley Williams has a brilliant voice."

Bethan, 12, Yorkshire, England

"I LOVE the album- it's AWESOME, I have been a fan for a while and I LOVE the band SO much. The album is a bit different from Riot but it's still very good."

Alice, 12, Yorkshire, England

"I love Paramore and their new album Brand New Eyes. My favourite song is Ignorance. It's worth buying."

Daisy, 11, London, England

"WOW! I have had Paramore's last album RIOT! But this is better by a long shot- it's definitely worth buying!"

Jacob, 11, Weston-Super-Mare, England

"It's really good- I love the bass lines in the songs. I am one of Paramore's biggest fans. I liked Riot more because it's more punky but this one is still awesome!"

Amy, 12, Wellington, England

"I think this is their best album to be honest. All We Know is Falling and Riot are obviously great as well, but Brand New Eyes has more meaning to it I think and I can relate to a few of the songs on this album like the other two albums. Its just such an amazing album and all the lyrics in every song just make me think, wow. I love it!"

Cesca, 13, Northamptonshire, England

"Until now I have been a pop fan, but since listening to Paramore's Brand New Eyes when a friend got it for me on my birthday, I have fallen in love with rock!! Its a really awesome!!! GO PARAMORE!!!"

Celia, 11, London, England

"This album is fantastic. Its just truly amazing, they are my favourite band and will be for a very long time to come. Definitely better than RIOT but they've never made a bad song."

Ella, 13, Southampton, England

"Paramore ROCK!! Their new album has to be the best one yet! Go Haley Williams she is the best vocalist in history of ROCK!!"

Helen, 12, Perth, Scotland

"How has no one at my school heard of Paramore!!! They're my fave band ever!!!! Ignorance is the best or maybe Brick By Boring Brick."

Holly, 10, London, England

"Paramore are AMAZING! I love all of their songs so much!"

Chloe, 12, Bristol, England

"Paramore's new album is definitely a hit, especially Ignorance is great. I loved it! Rock on Paramore!!"

Nundita, 12, Dubai

"I absolutely love Paramore's new album!! My fave songs are Brick By Boring Brick and The Only Exception- they rock!!! I also love love love Ignorance!!!!!!"

Maryam, 12, Derbyshire, England

"I love Paramore and they are so COOL! I have been a fan since secondary school and know all their songs! You don't have to be a rocker to love them! Go Paramore, GO!"

Saamiya, 13, London, England

"This is one of the best albums of the year and Paramore have definitely matured. It has a lot more acoustics than previous albums and the hit single, 'Ignorance'."

Ollie, 13, Lancashire, England

"Brand New Eyes is DEFINITELY a hit in the USA. This third album has been long awaited, and it doesn't disappoint! Demi Lovato's music is inspired by this band, so you can see the connection of style! Definitely check it out!"

Mariam, 14, USA

"Brand New Eyes is a great album and it's great to see that they are getting more well known over here, and that people are finally starting to listen to good music!!!"

Laura, 13, London, England

"Paramore are the best band ever, I advise anyone to listen to them."

Mollie, 11, Liverpool, England

"I've already brought the new album. It's pretty AMAZING! I love it. I'd give it 10 out of 10. Ignorance is pretty awesome."

Elizabeth, 14, Somerset, England

"I love Paramore and this album is really good"

Bobby, 14, Newcastle, England

"I love their new CD! Brick by Boring Brick's the best!"

Mhairi, 13, Glasgow, Scotland

"I got the album the day it came out and was pretty impressed. It's a lot different than the riot album but still just as good. I love it."

Collette, 13, Scotland

"I love Paramore and they are by far my favourite band!! I love the new album."

Jodie, 11, UK

"The new Paramore album is amazing! I love all of the songs and know them off by heart."

Bethany, 13, UK