Sound — 9
The sound was a lot better than "All We Know... " in my opinion. "All we Know... " was o.k., but RIOT! totally beats it to a pulp. The guitars are much better riffs, and it's more 'rockin' if you will. With songs like "For a Pessimist... " and "That's What You Get" not to mention "Crushcrushcrush", this album is a must.
Lyrics — 10
Hayley Williams is an awesome singer. She doesn't have too much of a girly voice, but then again not too much of a man's voice (like Bloodline Calligraphy). She has excellent lyrics that all have a message that almost anyone can relate too. She also gets Kudos because she is so amazingly hot.
Overall Impression — 9
When I heard "All We Know... " I thought Paramore was an o.k. band. Now I think they are great. I listen to RIOT! all the time on my iPod and it doesn't get old. Paramore is one of the best Christian Alternative Rock bands out there (though I don't think there is just one that's the ultimate best). If this album was lost, I would buy 2 just in cas something happened to the other one so I could listen to it right then and there.