Paramore - After Laughter (May 12th, 2017) Album • Page 165

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by ramres, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    It's worse than all of their openers though.
     
  2. RobJGolde

    Wrecked 'em? Damn near killed 'em!

    How does one ignore that stretch from Pressure to Here We Go Again though?
     
  3. RobJGolde

    Wrecked 'em? Damn near killed 'em!

    Also, this performance of Future though...there’s this scream Hayley does in the middle that gives me chills every time I hear it because you can feel she’d been holding it in for a while. So good.
     
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  4. JM95

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    I was joking.
     
  5. RobJGolde

    Wrecked 'em? Damn near killed 'em!

    Oh haha I was gonna say that is one of the hottest takes I’ve heard in a while
     
  6. Aregala

    Blistering Guitar Lead

    I always thought of "Fast in My Car" as their approximation of a Yeah Yeah Yeahs song

    it fuckin rules
     
  7. K0ta

    dismantle.repair.

    Fast in My Car is a fuggin jam, the moment that bass and snare starts popping I am here for it. Sounds like windows down, warm weather.
     
  8. unbornwhiskey

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    none of their openers are weak
     
  9. unbornwhiskey Dec 28, 2018
    (Last edited: Dec 28, 2018)
    unbornwhiskey

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    the “filler” is part of the experience, the s/t is an expansive album with a lot of tangents. think of the interludes as breaks in the action that are also kind of a song suite about the band itself. they remind me of how fragments of “and that’s how i choose to remember it” keep surfacing on rilo kiley’s the execution of all things
     
  10. unbornwhiskey

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    also “crazy girls” is a fun power pop song with a great melody and an amazing hayley performance
     
  11. ImAMetaphor

    so much I think Prestigious

    Yeah I don’t skip anything on S/T
     
  12. Aregala

    Blistering Guitar Lead

    "grow up" is still one of my favorite songs they've ever done and easily my favorite tour opener

    those m83 synth flourishes at the end of the track >>>>>
     
  13. K0ta

    dismantle.repair.

    S/T is an adventure from start to finish, it really feels like a journey. The rough aggressiveness ebbs and flows, dipping in and out of softness, highlighting struggles with faith, pain, and hope. It's chaotic in a way that is reminiscent of healing from trauma. To me, it's a pretty cathartic album but even at the end feels like a story that is still writing itself.
     
  14. jordalsh

    never let them see the scales Prestigious

    Now is a great song srry
     
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  15. Aregala

    Blistering Guitar Lead

    "now" is MASSIVE

    bless JMJ
     
  16. TEGCRocco

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    Now is one of the very few bad Paramore songs sorry
     
  17. RobJGolde

    Wrecked 'em? Damn near killed 'em!

    THIS! The last 40 seconds of that song are amazing
     
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  18. RobJGolde

    Wrecked 'em? Damn near killed 'em!

    I loved “Now” when it came out, but over time i’ve come to not like it lyrically. That being said, I agree that it sounds massive. I still listen to that song for how sonically brilliant it is.
     
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  19. contra11mundum

    I hate spoilers. Supporter

    I like Now ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  20. personalmaps

    guppy Supporter

    Crazy Girls is their Rilo Kiley song imo!!

    Also I love the interludes because when I saw them on the arena tour, I was on the barricade and they performed one of them right in front of me and Hayley laughed and pointed at me during it. So the interludes were all worth it for that interaction.
     
  21. RobJGolde

    Wrecked 'em? Damn near killed 'em!

    Update: finished After Laughter just now, and yeah, I’d be amazed if the band manages to top this record. I’m sure they will find a way to do it, but this record feels so complete musically, sonically and lyrically. I love how Hayley hardly explores her upper register on this album, allowing her lower register to be more up front and showing a certain vulnerability that we hadn’t seen before. That aspect of her performance on this record really caught me the first time i heard it last year and it still feels the same way a year and a half later. This fucking band, man.
     
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  22. Lucas27

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    Now is awesome. DON’T TRY TO TAKE THIS FROM ME.

    (this is a funny comment because I’m quoting the song but I’m also being serious)
     
  23. Aregala

    Blistering Guitar Lead

    Dead on!!!!!
     
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  24. personalmaps

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    I also cannot tolerate any Now slander bc it came out just as I was getting out of my worst relationship and I still get choked up thinking about the lyric “now I never have to wonder what it’s like to sleep a year away.”
     
  25. RobJGolde

    Wrecked 'em? Damn near killed 'em!

    I’vvvvvve never listened to Rilo Kiley...

    (Ducks)

    But for real, where’s a good place to start?