Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro. Williams and Farro are founding members of the group, while York, a high school friend of the original lineup, joined in 2007. Williams is the only member listed on the band’s recording contract with Warner Music Group’s Fueled by Ramen sublabel and the only member to appear on all five of Paramore’s studio albums. The group released its debut album All We Know Is Falling in 2005, with the album reaching number four on the UK Rock Chart in 2009 and number thirty on Billboard‘s Heatseekers Chart in 2006.
Following the departure of Josh and Zac Farro in 2010, the band released their self-titled fourth album in 2013. It gave the band their first career number one on the US Billboard 200 and was also the number one album in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico. It included the singles “Still Into You” and “Ain’t It Fun”, with the latter winning the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song for Hayley Williams and Taylor York as songwriters, making it Paramore’s first Grammy win. The band’s lineup changed once again after this album cycle with bassist Jeremy Davis leaving the band near the end of 2015 and former drummer Zac Farro rejoining the band in 2017. Their fifth studio album After Laughter was released later that year. Here are all of Paramore’s albums ranked.
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6. The Final Riot! (2008)
“It’s so rare for a band to sound better live than on a studio recording; but this one does. I had heard a few of the live cuts on pandora and saw a few of the clips from this DVD on youtube so I bought it. I was not disappointed. Each member of the band is a talented musician and Hayley, wow. If you like modern rock/alt rock bands, get this. This “CD” includes the concert DVD on a separate disc; a fact not patently clear from the Amazon description (at least when I bought it).”
5. All We Know Is Falling (2005)
“Excellent. From start to finish each and every song is listen worthy and shouldnt really be skipped at all. I found myself humming along in no time and loving each minute of it. It took me more than awhile to get this cd because i hadnt really heard of them. If i hadnt checked the FBR site. I might have missed them altogether. Just goes show perservance kinda pays off. No real favorites here because All We Know is Falling flows from song to song and before you know it the cd is done. But thats beauty of it because you just start it all over again like a new experience. Hot debut from a band on its way up and have nothing but talent to carry them there.”
4. After Laughter (2017)
“After Laughter is a mixture of old and new. Its a new place for paramore, but its what they excel at. The album has the standard tone, themes and pacing of a regular paramore, in an 80s style. The old paramore style may be dead, but the new one thrives in this mixture of songs that show the real feelings behind the past 4 years that paramore have been away for. Highly Recommend”
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3. Brand New Eyes (2009)
“Some of the biggest hits off of this album (“Ignorance,” “Playing God”) are some of the angriest, while others (“The Only Exception”) are all about putting past failures aside and learning to love. This one goes in all kinds of directions. It chronicles the lives of a group of people in a band about to fall apart, as we learned later. It’s a very naked, emotional album. It’s also a group of people growing as artists and experimenting with sounds and writing their most versatile album ever.”
2. Paramore (2013)
“I really good album from Paramore. Although it’s not like their old sound, I still love their music. I love them just as much as I did when they first started (: The only complaint I have is on the actual vinyl itself. On side B, there appear to be scratches/indentations on the grooves. It doesn’t affect the music at all, it still plays quite normally. There’s just a slight “flit” or soft static kind of noise in the background whenever it passes under the needle. It’s not too noticeable until I inspected the actual vinyl. Just a bit irritating. I’ve bought a couple other vinyl records from here in perfect condition, and this is the first album I’ve had a complaint about. Despite this however, I’m happy I picked this up”
1. Riot! (2007)
“The album itself showcases a youthful, energetic band with a hint of optimism that’s a welcome change from most other bands in the same vein. Songs like “When It Rains” and “Hallelujah” are thoughtful with tight hooks, while the singles like “Misery Business” and “That’s What You Get” are definite Warped Tour material. The band is solid and shows a lot of potential. Hayley’s vocals are amazing and bassist Jeremy Davis, though perhaps underrated, is excellent on the instrument and should get a special mention.”