Paramore - After Laughter— Si Sharp -
More evidence of my popcentric midlife crisis. Paramore have become a bonafide pop band rather than a gateway rock band for tweenies. Their masterstroke here is that the lyrics are still angsty but against a backdrop of catchy hooks, and slick production they don’t sound too self-regarding. I guess this is how they always sounded to my daughter who I took to see them 9 years ago but I’m a sucker for upbeat melodies and downbeat words.
Albums of 2017 #12