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All We Know Is Falling
All We Know Is Falling
Price: £3.99

36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wow, a review that doesn't just say "It's great, buy it" with no qualification, 25 Feb. 2007
This review is from: All We Know Is Falling (Audio CD)
Paramore are good at what they do. You can tell from their record label what kind of music they're going to produce, and it doesn't dissapoint. This is both a positive and negative thing...if we overlook, for now at least, the fact that the lead singer is female, then they don't really add anything new to the pop-punk/emo/power-pop/whatever the hell it's called now genre as it is now.

Having said this, there is still a lot to like here. Hayley really does have a beautiful voice and it's a refreshing change to hear this kind of music coming from a different kind of vocalist. The songs are also of a good quality, especially the first three, "Pressure" being my personal favourite. I do however, prefer the EP version of lead single "Emergency", mostly because the screaming on it really fits and sounds good. The songs drop off a little in quality but if you like the rest of Fuelled By Ramen's selection then you'll find lot's to like. Personally I think there are better examples out there, most notably the Academy Is..., but that doesn't diminsh the fact that this is a quality album, especially considering most of the band are just 17. With this in mind, perhaps I expect too much from such a young band, and there is definitely a lot of potential here. 2 or 3 albums down the line Paramore could be something very special. I certainly hope they do. As a debut album, "All We Know Is Falling" is a solid effort which bodes well for the future.
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Walking Wounded [Us Import]
Walking Wounded [Us Import]
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £9.39

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty damn good, 25 Feb. 2007
I've had this album for a few weeks, and I have to say I like it. I liked their first two albums as well, and the Acoustic EP was also a nice tribute following the death of their drummer.

This album is much less of an instant hit than their first two. They've clearly attempted to evolve past their original sound and at first it seems like they've done it at the expense of their catchy hooks. However, on repeated listen the songs appeal more and more. Although the songs might not be as instantly accessible as the new Fall Out Boy album (I brought it on the same day so is good for comparison) they certainly grow. My personal favourite is "I and I", but "The Walking Wounded", "They're NOT Horses, They're Unicorns" and "Dear Your Holiness" also stand out as excellent tracks. The music is a lot heavier than the previous albums, although again this is something that you don't notice straight away, offset as they are by the lead singer's soft voice. The skill of the lead guitarist is also on display more in this album than previously with more complex riffs and solos. Lyrically the album is a lot more positive than previously (but if one of your old lyrics is "I hate myself more than I ever let on" that's not gonna be hard) and again "I and I" is an excellent example of this, as is the song about his marriage to an ex-porn star, "Thankfully".

All in all this is a very good record. Give it time to work its way into your head and you'll find it gets stuck there. However, don't show up expecting a 40 minute pop-punk record that you'll love straight away and forget just as quickly. Bayside are growing out of their original scene, and should be congratulated for doing so. Well done Bayside.

Stand out tracks: "I and I", "The Walking Wounded", "They're NOT Horses, They're Unicorns"

For fans of: Alkaline Trio & Brand New

Warmness on the Soul
Warmness on the Soul
Offered by Books-and-Sounds
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but just buy the 7th Trumpet, 27 April 2005
This review is from: Warmness on the Soul (Audio CD)
This is good quality music. An enjoyable example of metalcore and an excellent example of the quality of A7X before they went on to the dizzy heights of "Waking The Fallen". All the songs are of a consistently high quality. However, the monickers "Single Version" and "Heavy Metal Version" mean nothing as these songs are almost identical to their namesakes on "Sounding The Seventh Trumpet". Go there for value for money.
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Where You Want To Be
Where You Want To Be
Offered by westworld-
Price: £7.22

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album., 15 April 2005
This review is from: Where You Want To Be (Audio CD)
If this review sounds slightly biased I apologise but please bear in mind that TBS are my favourite band and this is their best album.
I LOVE this album. I've owned the album for a few months now and can't remember a time when I didn't know all the words. There is not a bum note on the whole album. Both the singles, "The Photograph Is Proof" and "A Decade Under The Influence" are strong examples of the quality present on this album and if you've seen them on Scuzz or Kerrang you'll know what to expect.
The quality of the singles is high but there is not a single track of filler on this album. "New American Classic" is amazingly heartfelt and has much more meaning now I've seen their live show in Nottingham in which lead singer Adam Lazzara mimics removing a ring from his finger (read into that what you will). "Bonus Mosh Part: 2" was very well done at the Reading festival in 2004 and proudly sits atop of my Media Player with most plays. All in all this album confirms TBS' status as one of the future heavyweights of this form of rock along with other bands like Lostprophets and Finch. Can't wait for album number 3.

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