WRITER Jason Buhrmester
When a young band like Paramore explodes out of nowhere (Franklin, TN?) there are always repercussions. On their third album, the group’s pint-sized singer with the giant voice, Hayley Williams, outlines the trail of mistrust and broken relationships. Fame has taught her that you “can’t be too careful anymore” (“Careful”), and later, on “Feeling Sorry,” she looks back at her small-town roots, firing, “I got out … and this could be you.” The music recalls early Fall Out Boy, but breaks come on tracks like “Misguided Ghosts,” an acoustic song that feels like a lost Jewel track. Later, Williams’s voice hits glass-shattering levels on closer “All I Wanted,” a sure Warped Tour hit. This only means one thing: More emo, more problems.