Paramore - All We Know Is Falling (Cover Artwork)


Paramore: All We Know Is FallingAll We Know Is Falling (2005)
Fueled By Ramen Records

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Hayley Williams has got to be living the dream. Sixteen years old, and at the helm of a rising band with a record deal. How many 16-year-olds can you name who've got those credentials? As far as I'm concerned, that's pretty damn impressive. Fueled by Ramen's Paramore are definitely a band on the.
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Hayley Williams has got to be living the dream. Sixteen years old, and at the helm of a rising band with a record deal. How many 16-year-olds can you name who've got those credentials?

As far as I'm concerned, that's pretty damn impressive. Fueled by Ramen's Paramore are definitely a band on the rise, thanks in large part to Williams, who may be only 16, but has the range of a seasoned music business veteran. Fronting this four-piece band, the young singer belts out at quite the impressive range, one that drives the songs, and the album as a whole just the same. The music backing her may not be the most inventive, but they're already a few steps ahead on no basis other than those vocals. "All We Know" opens the album in fine fashion, with some pretty basic riffing, and Haley's vocals, though relatively quiet, immediately impressing, and she will continue to do so for the rest of the album. But the more the album goes on, the more it unravels.

The problem here is the structure of the songs, they're just too flat, too linear. A voice like that needs some real dynamic musicianship behind it, and it's sorely lacking on All We Know Is Falling. Even by the standards of similar pop-rock bands, the guitar seems a bit uninspired, the drumming a bit lazy, and the bass is barely existent, if existent at all. It gets to be a problem, when the band's lack of ability and diversity drag Williams down. Take "Never Let This Go," a relatively slow song, where the vocals sound like a complete afterthought, just because there's nothing driving them underneath. There's only so much that one person can do themselves in a band; there's got to be some chemistry, and I'm having a real hard time finding any. And as the album goes on, any momentum from the beginning really seems to be fleeting. "My Heart" is an extremely poor note to end things on, as what could have been a beautiful track was really disrupted by some awful, awful background growling at the end of the song. Williams just never gets that real chance to let her vocals expand, without being pulled back down by her bandmates.

At only 16 years old, Hayley Williams has an absolutely incredible voice.

At only 16 years old, Hayley Williams does not have the band to match, and it's that poor song construction that leads to this record's early demise.


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drbino (April 3, 2008)

Terrible album from a terrible band. My ears hurt...

D00M3D (February 14, 2007)

deffinately a great album! these guys are real hard workers and dedicated. not just for their music, but for their fans as well. this deserved more than a one.

crazytoledo (December 18, 2006)

Hayley Williams makes this band. Both with her vocals and her extreme cuteness.

This album is pretty good too.

Anonymous (May 24, 2006)

ok this review sucks. the whole band is amazing! i love them so much.theyre my fave band. so get a pair of ears, cuz paramore rocks this world.

Anonymous (January 11, 2006)

I think Paramore is a awsome band there songs are so good and Hayley she is a really good singer. And it's awsome that the lead singer is a girl because there should have more girls as lead singers. THEY'RE ROCKING

Marlon (January 9, 2006)

Old enough for me to not feel at all guilty if I were to put it in her.

Anonymous (January 9, 2006)

I think I read somewhere that she was 16. Not sure where though.

Anonymous (January 9, 2006)

How old is the lead singer again?

Anchors (January 9, 2006)

Some guys on ESPN are predicting this DE from NC State, he looks to be a beast, and would be a tremendous asset on the pass rush. So we'll see how that goes.

I watched Losman a lot when he played at Tulane, and I have faith in him. He needs a lot of development, but for better or worse he's the future of the franchise. And McGahee can absolutely rush for 2,000. Lets not forget, had he not been hurt, he was absolutely going first in the draft that year. Last year he rushed for 1,200 yards. Catch is, that was only in 11 games. So you have to figure that's 100 ypg, add 5 onto that, you're at 1,700, all of this on a shaky offensive line. You put Denver's O-line in front of that guy, and he plays every game, I have not a doubt in my mind he could make 2,000.

Marlon (January 9, 2006)

I like to think the Giants will get to the Super Bowl when Eli finishes his learning curve. I'm sure Coughlin will figure something out.

AlmostPunkEnough (January 9, 2006)

Spikes going down was really bad. but although i penciled you in at 8-8 and 3rd place in the east, i never had faith in Losman, at least not for this year. we'll see if he can develop, and you're right about your offensive weapons.

McGahee is gonna be the man, 2000 is wishful thinking, but yea, the talent is there. as far as a D-Tackle, it's you guys and the rest of the leauge. the Jets desperatley need one too, along with an O-Tackle. a Nose Tackle wouldn't hurt us either. or a Corner... etc.

all in all, i think we're equally far from being true contenders. i mean we both have the possible talent at certain positions, but there's a lot of question marks.

who do you want in the first round? you guys draft 8th, so personally i have no idea where you should go.

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/sub/mockdraft.html that is retarded. there's no way the Titans are taking Young. i sure as hell hope they do, cause then we can have McNair or Volek, but it ain't gonna happen.

oh, and if the Jets hire Haslett, i'm gonna cry.

Anchors (January 9, 2006)

Well what worries me is the defense. We had the second ranked defense in the league in 2004, we lost Pat Washington to free agency and Takeo Spikes to injury and the wheels fell of the train. If we can get a solid defensive tackle to bolster the run defense, we'll be fine, because as far as pass protection we were still top 5 this year.

Offensively, Losman needs to develop. I don't know if Moulds is staying, but with Lee Evans blossoming and Roscoe Parrish set to have a breakout year, he's got some weapons to use with that strong arm of his. Plus he's one of the NFL's most mobile QB's, all that needs to happen is for us to get some strong veterans on the offensive line. If that happens, McGahee has the talent to run for 2,000, and even our backup RB is good enough to be a starter somewhere else.

We'll see I suppose.

AlmostPunkEnough (January 9, 2006)

Anchors. i worry about the Bills a little for the next few years, but not as much as the Dolphins, not yet at least. Levy is gonna do a good job, i have a lot of respect for him, and i wish the Jets could get their hands on someone with his instincts.

Marlon, do you think Eli is gonna eventually lead the Giants to a Super Bowl, and also, do you think Coughlin is gonna hold him back? i mean, the man has never won a big playoff game, and that includes to trips to the AFC Champ game iwth two 14-2 teams.

donkeysdrive (January 9, 2006)

This is a good review. Somethings are right on in the opinion aspect. But also this is a new upcoming band, being very young, they are far away from maturing as a band, the chemistry will come. Not a bad album.

Fuck you.

Marlon (January 9, 2006)

This might be the most testosterone driven PN review discussion ever. I mean... given we're talking about banging 16 year old chicks and football.

Marlon (January 9, 2006)

Never said he was. The only thing simalir about them is that they both audible all the fucking time.

Anonymous (January 9, 2006)

Why even bother reviewing this piece of shit. Fuck Punknews.org. Please review good albums. I like listening to good music*

Anchors (January 9, 2006)

Well, we got Marv Levy back, and the team was the winningnest team of the entire NFL in the 90's under his tenure, so I'm hoping that they will return to form, and Chris Berman will at long last be allowed to say again "Nobody circles the wagon like the Buffalo Bills!"

AlmostPunkEnough (January 9, 2006)

Anchors, i feel for you man. i have no hatred for the Bills, even though they beat the Jets at least oce a year. they're just kinda... as pitiful as us, just not as recognized for it.

and Marlon, Eli isn't awful, but he certainly ain't gonna be Peyton........ except in the playoffs, of course.

Marlon (January 9, 2006)

I'm a Giants fan and I think Eli did pretty well this season. He's a fucking second year qb dude... you gotta be patient. I didn't even think we'd in six games this season. Winning the NFC East was the best we could have hoped for.

Anchors (January 8, 2006)

I'm a Bills fan, we haven't been to the playoffs in six years, you bitches don't even know how bad January sucks.

Anonymous (January 8, 2006)

"sorry dude, you seem like a real fan. but that was a nice slow destruction of a team that didn't show up."

True, I am a Giants fan and still am. But yeah, I never fucking liked Eli and if there's any truth that he will be the venom for this organization, now there's proof.

Oh well, Panthers was the better team.

(Panthers was the only team there)

Anonymous (January 8, 2006)

Unfortunately for all of us, this band is going to be huge...probably gigantic because of their pop punk/emo style and that chick singer...

Anonymous (January 8, 2006)

Island gives FBR dough in case a band takes off. dibs

Anonymous (January 8, 2006)

Best band on FBR ever by far: Supaflies!
There was a band called Funsize that was pretty good too.

AlmostPunkEnough (January 8, 2006)


sorry dude, you seem like a real fan. but that was a nice slow destruction of a team that didn't show up.

mcgregor107 (January 8, 2006)

not a lot of good scores from Anchors.. well they're aren't a lot of good cd's out now too. who has a huge release coming out soon?

thoroughbred (January 8, 2006)

She's pretty hot, I'll give her that.

Marlon (January 8, 2006)

I turned 18 in November. Not yucky.

Dante3000 (January 8, 2006)

A) Marlon, yucky dude. She's 16. Of course I'm 23 so that may be why it's gross. If you're 19, not so much.

B) So basically Island keeps an eye on FBR artists and gets first crack at em. But other than that there's no clear connection...Still sounds really dumb, but I guess it's working out for FBR.

Marlon (January 8, 2006)

"A few months ago they had to cancel some dates because Hayley got grounded and sent home.

True story"

Did she get caught going down on a guy in the back of a venue or something?

ramo (January 8, 2006)

Don't forget Cadillac Blindside and Frodus. Fueled By Ramen use to be a nice label. Not the greatest but still had some kick ass music.

As for Dante's question, click here for the FBR incubator question.

(Giants vs. Panthers...soon)

thoroughbred (January 8, 2006)

I think these people are from where I live (Nashville). So, ah, sorry?

Anonymous (January 8, 2006)

A few months ago they had to cancel some dates because Hayley got grounded and sent home.

True story

danperrone (January 8, 2006)

and also, i cannot stand girls like hayley

it's like, just from looking at her, you know what she's all (or was all) about

myspace mirror pictures, taking back sunday, and pretending you are cool when you "roll with your homies, gangsta!" when you're actually just looking gay and uncool with your other scenester friends who actually think dyed black hair looks cool

this girl is probably so hardcore annoying

danperrone (January 8, 2006)

"here we go again" is pretty catchy, but the rest of this shit sucks

Anonymous (January 8, 2006)

I liked this cd and I liked the Valencia one too. I like reading Anchors' reviews beacuase he's at least articulate with his snobbery, thus entertaining to read - unlike most people on this site.

Anonymous (January 8, 2006)

from blueline medic and frodus to....well, who the fuck is on FBR now?


AlmostPunkEnough (January 8, 2006)

another on point review Anchors. now go listen to Valencia again... kidding, i know it makes you itch.

Dante, FBR was never great, but they were certainly never this bad until recently. The Stereo was underrated. The AKA's, Teen Idols and Whippersnapper for an album, etc.

Steveman (January 8, 2006)

Anchor Is A Machine Of Destructon!

Seriously...FBR used to be amazing.

Also...Hayley... I'd go to j-j-j-j-jail for f-f-f-f-fucking you.

Anonymous (January 8, 2006)

Seriously, how many more album covers are gonna have random pieces of furniture out in the middle of nowhere?


Dante3000 (January 8, 2006)

Also (I forgot) is FBR an incubator label? Because that could mean really bad news for music if these guys move on up the way FOB did.

Dante3000 (January 8, 2006)

I think that's two reviews this week where you mention the singer being stronger than the band...Someone has a singer fad going.
Seriously though, what the fuck happened to Fueled by Ramen? Were they always this bad and I just didn't notice til now?
In addition, a better label that still puts out good music is Asian Man Records. I love them...all two of the people who run it (Well, one if you don't include Mike Park).

SalsaShark (January 8, 2006)

I have to be pretty tired or something, because when I first read that, I saw it as Harland Williams. Wow, me.

Anonymous (January 8, 2006)

needs more cowbells

ramo (January 8, 2006)

FBR...man have they fallen.


Marlon (January 8, 2006)

I'd do her... but if she tried to make me listen to her band I'd leave.

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