This Is Why (studio album) by Paramore

This Is Why by Paramore
Year: 2023
Release date: 2023-02-10
Overall rank: 3,598th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 176 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2023 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 2020s (116th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,598th)
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Paramore bestography

This Is Why is ranked 5th best out of 8 albums by Paramore on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Paramore is Riot! which is ranked number 1654 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,033.

Paramore album bestography « Higher ranked (2,036th) This album (3,598th) Lower ranked (5,748th) »
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This Is Why track list

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 176 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.7/100, a mean average of 75.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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80/100
From 05/20/2023 04:46
Heralded by the antagonistically funky title track this album feels like Paramore is bending time, merging the emo-punk of their youth with the hard-won pop craftsmanship they've embraced as adults.
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From 04/12/2023 13:36
83/100

Since the eponymous album, Paramore never makes the same album sonically. This one explores a post-punk vision to support their overall emotions and political messages. "This Is Why" is certainly not the band's peak project but it is formidable and successful, especially when you follow the successful "After Laughter"

Key songs : The News / This Is Why / Running Out Time / You First

Other ratings:
- After Laugher (2017) 84
- Brand New Eyes (2009) 80
- Paramore (2013) 76
- Riot! (2007) 69
- All We Know Is Falling (2005) 60
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70/100
From 04/07/2023 20:05
“This Is Why” really nails combining Paramore’s flare for the dramatic and early 2000’s post-punk revival instrumentation. It has the feeling of alternative but is extremely digestible from a pop angle. Williams gives a respectable vocal performance. The way she draws out her notes on “This is Why” gives the effect as if she is actually falling. Despite these positives, the album doesn’t rise from good to great with the exception of “Figure 8”. The latter half also turns to slower tracks that drag a little. Its competent and fun but not crying out for re-listens.
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From 02/28/2023 19:21
I thought 'This Is Why' was pretty honest. I thought it was pretty upfront. And I thought it was the sound of a band continually progressing and challenging expectations. Only time will tell if it ends up being hailed as a modern classic...
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From 02/18/2023 18:35
This is why i'm such a big fan of this band.
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80/100
From 02/18/2023 18:34
This is why i'm such a big fan of this band.
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From 02/14/2023 20:38
In 14/02 best album in 2023 by far...
Masterpiece
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95/100
From 02/13/2023 18:16
Paramore going full on post punk is an absolute treat
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From 02/11/2023 17:26
I knew this album was going to be good after the singles were certified modern rock classics. What I wasn't expecting was the extremely intimate, and moving closing moments.
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From 02/10/2023 19:09
Really enjoyed this album, catchy throughout and overall an enjoyable listen. ‘This is why’ and ‘the news’ stand out as my two favourite tracks off of the album but ‘thick skull’ and ‘you first’ were two more personal highlights for me outside of the singles.

I would say this album relies pretty heavily on its influences though, but certainly not so much that it isn’t true to the band and if I’m being picky I think it can seem a little one dimensional instrumentally at points, but the lyrics are interesting enough and it’s still more than catchy enough to make it worth the listen.

If I had to sum it up I’d say punchy, catchy and concise. 80/100
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