Why So Little <em>Amour</em> For Paramore?

Ed. note: As everyone knows, music blogs are the most powerful force in the industry, if not the world. You might think that you’re getting new music from radio or TV, but in fact, you’re only hearing it because a blogger once wrote about it. They have so much power! Seriously, have you even tried to fathom how many albums Malajube and David Vandervelde have sold? Those guys must own mansions!!

Occasionally, though, an artist manages to find success without being noticed by the bloggers. We’ll chart such musicians’ unlikely ascent to fame with a new feature called Unbloggable.

ARTIST: Paramore
HOMETOWN: Franklin, Tennessee
MOST RECENT ALBUM Riot!, released June 12th; 42,000 copies sold within first week
TOTAL NUMBER OF HYPE MACHINE MENTIONS: Four
WHAT ARE THEY LIKE? Unapologetic pop-punk, courtesy of Pete Wentz-affiliated Fueled By Ramen records
WHY WON’T ANYONE BLOG ABOUT THEM? Unapologetic pop-punk, courtesy of Pete Wentz-affiliated Fueled By Ramen records
ARE THEY BLOGGABLE? Yes. Despite certain reservations about just about anything aimed at the Alternative Press set, both Idolators whole-heartedly endorse Riot!, especially “That’s What You Get,” which so far only one blog has deemed good enough to post.

NEXT WEEK ON UNBLOGGABLE: Enrique Iglesias, the man not even the most die-hard popist will defend.

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  • gregcoff

    That Josie and The Pusscats soundtrack is more influential than I thought.

  • Lax Danja House

    Wow, I didn’t know they had no fans in blogging world. I suppose their tunes don’t lend themselves well to Timbaland mash-ups, then?

  • joe bananas

    Joe Bananas is bananas for Paramore. They are also a whole lot of fun live.

  • the rich girls are weeping

    Kelefa Sanneh is in love with Paramore, isn’t that good enough?

  • MJ

    …courtesy of Pete Wentz-affiliated Fueled By Ramen records.

    No kidding. I’m glad he’s found himself the perfect mix of Avril Lavigne, Pink and Kelly Clarkson to promote.

  • capn_guthrie

    The video: why is that dude’s mom making out with him and why does she not have a visitors pass?

  • capn_guthrie

    This video is full of holes: why is that dude’s mom making out with him and why does she not have a visitors pass in the first place?

  • din

    reminds me a little of sarge, only, you know, not good.

  • We Don’t Live in the 60s

    I really like the album. Didn’t expect to, but yeah. it’s much better than I would have guessed.

  • We Don’t Live in the 60s

    I really like the album. Didn’t expect to, but yeah. it’s much better than I would have guessed.

  • Schaefer

    THANK YOU! Finally my occasional on-stage interpretive dance to Paramore music has been validated! I wish I was joking.

  • antistar

    I thought I would like it, but it really didn’t do anything for me.