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Paramore @ Comerica Theatre

Paramore is looking lighter these days. Since the band released its most recent album almost four years ago, it lost founding members Josh and Zac Farro. The experience is documented on Paramore's newly released self-titled disc, which contains several songs about singer Hayley Williams' feelings about a split the brothers blamed on her. "I could be angry, but you're not worth a fight," she sings in "Moving On." Later, in "I'm Not Angry Anymore," she admits, "I don't think badly of you — well, sometimes I do." Now a trio, the band's sound has expanded to include everything from country-tinged twang on "Hate to See Your Heart Break" to gospel on "Ain't It Fun." Sure, it's evident in some songs that the new Paramore is still finding its way, but it's nice to see the group experiment musically while keeping one foot in signature pop-rock tracks like "Anklebiters." In Paramore's new video, "Still into You," Williams is practically giddy to proclaim her love for her partner. The new album already has hit number one. But back on tour after the Farros' departure, Paramore will learn if their fans are still into them.

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