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Fake happy | Paramore

Hayley Williams is the 21st Century’s pop-punk prophet

Anyway that’s what npr music‘s Jenn Pelly declares. There is no precedent for the Grammy-winning, chart-busting, Hot Topic-surviving Hayley Williams: the brightest pop-punk star, like the Beyoncé of Warped Tour.

Paramore managed to remain in the conversation, also with help of the band’s LiveJournal to reach critical mass and be heard by a broader audience. Slapstick and parody helped along the way.

Ryan Dombal at Pitchfork is right on when he observes that, “Fake Happy” and “Caught in the Middle” come off like the basic complaints of a high schooler.