Paramore is a wonderful band, but in my humble opinion, it wasn't until "Riot!" that the group really started to gain their much deserved popularity. Rock bands with female vocalists are too few and too far between if you ask me.
Riot! Is fun because it has it's fair dosage of angsty songs, (like "For a Pessimist I'm Pretty Optimistic" or "That's What you Get") but at the same time, It doesn't prove to be an overall angry album.
The Angst in the album is balanced by the more hopeful songs "Miracle" and "When it Rains"
If you're looking for the best of Paramore, make sure you listen to their older stuff. since the Farro Brothers' Departure in 2011, the band hasn't quite been the same.
This is my favorite album of any I've ever heard! Literally. Not just of Paramore. I highly recommend it to anyone. Paramore is my favorite band. My favorite songs on the album are Born fot This, For a Pessimist I'm Pretty Optimistic, Misery Business, CruchCrushCrush, and Fences. They're all great. This album is definitely a must.
This is my favorite Paramore Album and the only one that I never skip tracks on when I'm listening. It also includes live tracks and demos. My favorite song is "That's What You Get" and I also love "Crushcrushcrush", "When it Rains", "Decoy", "Misery Business", and "For a Pessimist I'm Pretty Optimistic". There is a good mix of up-beat songs and balads and a few good angsty songs for those times when you're mad at the world (or maybe just mad at the one you love).