Editors’ Notes Thank goodness for Paramore: With their second album, they continue to combine the giddy thrash of Fall Out Boy with the sophisticated emo of their label, Fueled by Ramen, sparked by the firecracker presence of frontwoman Hayley Williams. Until Paramore appeared, emo had been almost entirely dominated by male perspectives. Here, Williams brings a much-needed female outlook to the genre—and some serious nerve, in the case of boyfriend-stealing anthem “Misery Business”—along with the ability to sing like a demon (“Miracle”) and an angel (ballad “When It Rains”).

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For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic
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3:48
 
That's What You Get
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3:40
 
Hallelujah
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3:23
 
Misery Business
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3:31
 
When It Rains
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3:35
 
Let the Flames Begin
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3:18
 
Miracle
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3:29
 
Crushcrushcrush
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3:09
 
We Are Broken
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3:38
 
Fences
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3:18
 
Born For This
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3:59
 

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