Paramore's Brand New Eyes ReviewVery few music artists are skilled enough to put out an album that has equally impressive melodies, lyrics, and lead vocals. In 2009, Paramore released their third studio album, which is their most popular and critically acclaimed album to date. Since its release, it has been certified gold in the United States and platinum in the UK. Its blend of catchy tunes, brutally honest lyrics, and the dynamic vocals of lead singer Hayley Williams has raised it to the tops of the charts of rock music over the past couple years. This is definitely an album worth your time and money.
One of the reasons this album and band is looked up to by many musicians, is the emotional and deep lyrics that Williams has written since the band's inception in 2004. The fourth song, Brick By Boring Brick, tells the story of a girl, who seems to be too caught up in her own fantasy world. The lyrics, "Well you built up a world of magic, because your real life is tragic " hints that the real evil might not be the mon
fun.'s Some Nights ReviewFun. sure has been getting a major spotlight in the media lately, after their new single "We Are Young", was covered by the cast of Glee and climbed to #1 in the Billboard Hot 100. It's surprising how an indie band made it to the top of the charts, surpassing major mainstream artists like Adele, One Direction, and Katy Perry. It definitely takes a dynamic track to make it up that high, which is exactly what fun. has delivered in their sophomore album, Some Nights.
Fun. was formed by Nate Ruess, (The Format) Jack Antonoff, (Steel Train) and Andrew Dost (Anathallo) after the Format's disbandment in 2008. They released their debut album, Aim and Ignite in 2009, which was packed with Queen-esque quirky indie pop hooks. The album didn't receive much attention from the world, but fun. toured with artists, like Paramore through late 2009 and 2010.
In 2011, fun. started writing their next album, Some Nights, which was later released in February of 2012. The album is packed with ener
The Parakeet and the CrowHer eyes didn't use to notice what I was becoming.
She never noticed the way I would preen her feather ruff with my fingers, as if everyone could see them,
Or the way that I would talk to her birds,
not in words, but with melodies she had taught them to sing.
Maybe she started to see when I would follow her into the woods.
She pretended to not hear me, but she would glance back once in a while.
She would climb the trees and stretch her wings,
While I sat on the ground, picking at my cast
From when I was so drunk on happiness
That I was beyond positive that I could fly
She laughed when I came back from the hospital
And so did the birds, although they chortled at my senselessness.
She was beyond thankful that I was alright
But I could see in her eyes, that she was disappointed that she may never make it off the ground.
But I knew she could see my feathers as soon as I returned from the tattoo parlor,
And on my skin was the image of two birds
Frolicking in the air, radiantly in love.