Album Review: "This is Why" by Paramore (7/10)

Atlantic Records

Producer: Carlos de la Garza

It’s not lost on me that Paramore front-person Hayley Williams would prefer I keep my opinion(s) to myself, but alas what’s an album review without unchallenged reaction? On this, Paramore’s sixth studio release, the band brings maturity and sophistication through grooving bass lines and head bopping melodies. Standouts include hip-shaking title track, “This is Why,” “C’est Comme Ca,” and the melancholy “Thick Skull.” While this release starts strong and ends well, there’s also a few fillers in between.