Celebrating 25 years of Fueled By Ramen, the label is releasing a special silver vinyl reissue of Paramore's 3x Platinum-selling second album, Riot!. The 2007 album features "Misery Business", "Crushcrushcrush" and "That's What You Get".
Filled with crossover potential, the songs are consistant and zippy with catchy hooks in the vein of Boys Like Girls fronted by a young Shirley Manson. Meanwhile, the production is sparkling and heavily compressed due to the golden hands of David Bendeth, but these ultra-clean sonics also tend to cramp up the band - clouding the dynamics and turning the listening experience into a relatively risk-free one. When the group breaks away from the chugging guitar Fall Out Boy formula, they're at their best. Mid-song breakdowns and cathartic power ballads showcase the band's maturity as musicians. More importantly, Williams shines through in these openings. In the last track, 'Born for This,' she takes a break from her love confessions and commands everyone to sing like it's the last song they will ever sing, making for a sentimental finale and a perfect closer for the live shows.
- Fueled By Ramen 25th Anniversary Release
- Silver Vinyl
- For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic
- That's What You Get
- Misery Business
- When It Rains
- Let The Flames Begin
- We Are Broken
- Born for This