I never thought it'd be possible to me enjoy any Paramore record. And I never did, until this one. Review and album are ace.
I'm an old Brand New fanboy. I love this band. But I won't love a record because it's Brand New. I didn't love The Devil And God at first hand; but I really like it. I loved Deja at my first hearing though. And I was all about YFW way back then. All they're doing here have been done before, exactly like the reviewer said; and it's been done way way better. The biggest strenght this band has is exactly their lyrics, most of the songs here are down right laughable lyric wise. And then there's Jesse's screams. Jesse can scream, but not like Daryl's. If this is what they think it's a great evolution of their sound, good for them. But this just doesn't work for me. Bigger failure of the decade.
You have captured very well the feelings I have about this record. Very well written review. People will go insane mad against you, but I guess the biggest problem is truth hurts. It's disheartening to me listen to this record. It's disheartening to acknowledge this record has more hype than content. But oh well, they've a masterpiece on Deja and a really great record on The Devil and God.