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Paramore on YouTube (but save your views for something else).

Rating: 1 out of 4.

What a boring cover. Gross. I hate Talking Heads—has any band other than Pavement or Deftones inspired such horrible music—but this cover makes me want to go back to the original, which at least feels like a novelty. I don’t hate Paramore (I was literally there when “Misery Business” took over MTV2) but they’re not dynamic enough musicians to get “funky.” Take out the lead singer and you are left with a profoundly just-OK group of musicians who can barely play their instruments and, worse, and trying to replicate the original song note-by-note. Like looking at a Met exhibit of edgy subway graffiti and thinking, “Wow, this is edgy.” When did A24 start sucking this much?

-Brady Gerber

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