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After Laughter by Paramore

Ellie - AV July 07, 2017

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With Paramore’s newest album, the pop punk band that embodied all of our middle school angst changes up their sound. After Laughter pulls heavily from the 80s and early 90s, evoking all the neon and windbreakers your heart could desire by pairing the synth and electronica of those bygone eras with lyrics of classic emo Paramore. “Rose-Colored Boy” is a great example of the contrasting tempos and themes, and it also happens to be one of my favorite songs on the whole album; Haley Williams sings about her loss of idealism in the face of recent events while backed by a springy snare drum and keyboard to cancel out the morose tone. Similarly, “Hard Times” strikes the listener as a feisty anthem about the difficulties in life juxtaposed with a tropical track of marimba and maracas. This change is a welcome one, which, in my opinion, breathes new life into a tired genre. With two hit songs already released from this record, it seems Paramore has just hit their stride; After Laughter is sure to become a fan favorite in no time. Overall Rating: A-

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