Sound — 10
A little over a year after the release of the critically acclaimed 2007 album 'RIOT! ', Franklin, TN's Paramore has, as their hit single 'Misery Business' predicted, watched their wildest dreams come true. Since the release of 'RIOT! ', Paramore have been nominated for a Grammy, an MTV VMA, won the Woodie of the Year award, been on the cover of Rock Bible Alternative Press twice (being heralded band of the year by editor's and readers alike), headlined two national tours and four warped Vans tours, and received their first RIAA Platinum Certification as sales for 'RIOT! ' still continue to build each week. Summer 2008 marked the end of the 'RIOT! ' era for Paramore as the band embarked on The Final RIOT! Summer Tour 2008, and director Brandon Chesbro was along for the ride, filming every second of the tour for the 'The Final RIOT! ' Live CD/DVD, in stores now on Fueled By Ramen. 'The Final RIOT! ' is a Live CD/DVD that documents the band in their most intimate moments on tour, with exclusive interviews with the band, full access behind the scenes and on the bus, at soundcheck, at rehearsals and more. On top of all that extra footage is an entire 15 song live set that was filmed at the Chicago stop of The Final RIOT! Tour, for what the band has called their 'Best Show ever! ' Join millions of fans around the world as they experience The Final RIOT!
Content — 9
01.Intro: nice little intro of the band just as their about to go on stage. Then Josh appears on stage playing a little intro he created, then Taylor joins in, as does Jeremy and Zac and then Hayley appears and they burst into... 02.Born For This: great song to start off the show as Hayley does some moshing and jumping around the stage and the band not missing a note of the song, with the crowd singing loudly back to the band. 03.That's What You Get: the band start off this song and the crowd go wild. Another great song 04.Here We Go Again: nice little song. Once again the crowd go wild. 05.Fences: haven't heard the band play this live in a while. Nice to hear it again. 06.Crushcrushcrush: the crowd sing at their possible loudest for this song. 07.Let The Flames Begin: do a nice little guitar intro for this song. One of the band's best song's. 08.When It Rains: nice soft song with the crowd singing along. 09.My Heart: the band perform an acoustic version that's quite good. Unfortunately no Screamo from Josh. 10.Decoy: a B-side on some versions of RIOT! A great song all aroun with Hayley hitting all notes. 11.Pressure: the crowd go crazy with this song. 12.For A Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic: one of the band's best song's and the band not missing a note. 13.We Are Broken: one of the soft song's but a brilliant one. 14.Emergency: the crowd go wild... yet again. Hallelujah: Great version of this song with Hayley singing a verse from Jeff Buckley's 'Hallelujah.' 15.Misery Business: great song, with Hayley hitting every note and doing a lot of moshing.
Production Quality — 9
Great camera views. With amazing view's of the crowd and the band and occasionally freeze-framing for the best parts of the show. Great production quality. Camera quality is amazing. Nice Sound. Can't complain about one thing on this DVD/CD it's simply amazing and it shortens the distance between the band's next album.
Overall Impression — 10
All around a good live DVD with the inclusion of the CD making it that much more better. Although Hayley missed a few notes during some part's of the show. If it were stolen I would hunt that person and torture them to death. I just love this DVD/CD I've listened or watched it at least once every day I just can't put it down!