The Week In Pop: Ain’t Paramore Fun?

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The question is not so much “How did Paramore end up on American Idol?” as “Why did it take them so long to get there?” As I explained at length last month, the Warped Tour scene that carried Hayley Williams and company to stardom was very much a pop star delivery system, and if anyone from that scene exuded star power, it was Williams. But loud guitars and violent drums like the ones that helped “Careful” blast off have a way of scaring off the Ryan Seacrests of the world, so Paramore never quite made a splash in the top 40 sphere despite Williams’ powerful voice, melodic gift, and abundant charisma.


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