All We Know Is Falling

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All We Know Is Falling
Studio album by Paramore
Released July 26, 2005 (2005-07-26)
Recorded 2005
Genre
Length 35:47
Label Fueled by Ramen
Producer
  • James Wisner
  • Mike Green[2]
Paramore chronology
All We Know Is Falling
(2005)
The Summer Tic EP
(2006)
Singles from All We Know Is Falling
  1. "Pressure"
    Released: July 31, 2005
  2. "Emergency"
    Released: October 21, 2005
  3. "All We Know"
    Released: February 26, 2007

All We Know Is Falling is the debut studio album by the American rock band Paramore, released on July 26, 2005. The album reached No. 8 on the UK Rock Chart. In the USA, it reached No. 30 on Billboard '​s Heatseekers Chart, but failed to chart on the Billboard 200.

According to Paramore's A&R at Atlantic Records, Steve Robertson, instead of giving the debut album a major radio promotional push, he believed the band should start small and slowly build through word of mouth. In his own words, Robertson "wanted kids to discover the band without it being shoved down their throats."[3]

In September 2005, a special Japanese edition containing the previously unreleased "Oh, Star" was made available.[4] On May 26, 2009, a deluxe edition of the album was released exclusively on iTunes with 2 live tracks and 3 music videos.[5] In July 2014, nearly nine years after its release, All We Know Is Falling received Gold certification from the RIAA.[6]

Packaging and title[edit]

As stated by singer Hayley Williams, the shadow on the sofa on the album art is meant to represent current bassist Jeremy Davis leaving the band. Davis temporarily left the band shortly after arriving in Orlando, Florida to record the album. Davis stated that he immediately regretted leaving and was overjoyed when the band asked him back shortly after the album's release. His departure had a large impact on the band, inspiring the song "All We Know", and thus the title of the album, "All We Know Is Falling".[7]

The album is also dedicated to the memory of the sixteen year old student Lanie Kealhofer, who died on May 2005.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[9]
Kerrang! 2/5 stars
The Trades A-[10]

Alternative Press gave All We Know Is Falling 4 out of 5 stars, stating "On their incredibly polished debut, it's obvious that someone has done Williams wrong ... but the well-trained boys in her band seem to realize that these vaguely emo, but mostly mall-punk tracks are better off recalling what you might've heard had you just dropped the attitude and accepted the fact that the last Avril Lavigne disc totally ruled."[9] The Trades gave the album an A-, saying "Hayley Williams has a rich, powerful voice that rarely makes a mistake on this stunning debut. If you enjoy scintillating vocals with carefully crafted rhythm parts, Paramore deserves to be one of the next CDs you purchase. All We Know Is Falling is just that good."[10]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Hayley Williams, except when noted, all music composed by Williams & Josh Farro, except when noted.

No. Title Length
1. "All We Know"   3:13
2. "Pressure"   3:05
3. "Emergency" (lyrics: Williams, Farro) 4:00
4. "Brighter" (lyrics: Williams, Farro) 3:43
5. "Here We Go Again"   3:46
6. "Never Let This Go"   3:40
7. "Whoa" (lyrics: Williams, Farro) 3:21
8. "Conspiracy" (music: Williams, Farro, Taylor York) 3:42
9. "Franklin"   3:18
10. "My Heart" (lyrics: Williams, Farro) 3:59
iTunes Deluxe Edition
No. Title Length
11. "Pressure" (live) (originally released on The Final Riot!) 3:01
12. "Here We Go Again" (live) (originally released on Riot FYE Release) 3:24
13. "Pressure" (music video) 3:06
14. "Emergency" (music video) 3:58
15. "All We Know" (music video) 3:14

Commercial performance[edit]

Commercially, All We Know Is Falling was a sleeper success. With the success of their second album Riot!, the album sales started growing, although it never charted on Billboard 200. All We Know Is Falling was certified Gold in Australia for 35,000 copies sold. It was also certified Gold in the United Kingdom for over 100,000 copies sold.

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States July 26, 2005 (2005-07-26)
United Kingdom April 24, 2006 (2006-04-24)
Canada May 1, 2007 (2007-05-01)
Brazil June 25, 2009 (2009-06-25)
Argentina May 19, 2011 (2011-05-19)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Billboard Comprehensive Albums 2
Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums 13
Billboard Top Heatseekers[11] 30
Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[12] 51
Chart (2009) Peak
position
UK Rock Chart 8

Certifications[edit]

Country Certifications Sales
Australia Gold[13] 35,000+
UK Gold[14] 100,000+
United States Gold[15] 500,000+

Personnel[edit]

Paramore
Additional musicians
Production
  • James Paul Wisner – producer on "All We Know", "Never Let This Go", and "My Heart"
  • Mike Green – producer on "Pressure", "Emergency", "Brighter", "Whoa", "Conspiracy", and "Franklin"; mixer, except on "Here We Go Again"
  • Roger Alan Nichols and Nick Trevisick – producers and mixers on "Here We Go Again"
  • Tom Baker – mastering engineer
  • Dave Buchanan - engineer
  • John Janich - executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "All We Know Is Falling - Paramore : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. 2005-07-26. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Paramore Biography". Sing365. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  3. ^ "Interview With Paramore A&R Steve Robertson", HitQuarters, 9 November 2009.
  4. ^ "All We Know Is Falling by Paramore" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  5. ^ "Myspace". Blogs.myspace.com. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  6. ^ "RIAA – Searchable Database: Paramore". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Paramore". Top40.about.com. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  8. ^ Liner notes on the booklet of the CD version of All We Know Is Falling
  9. ^ a b "Paramore - All We Know - Alternative Press". Altpress.com. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  10. ^ a b "Music Review: Paramore, "All We Know Is Falling"". The Trades. 2005-07-20. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  11. ^ "Paramore - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  12. ^ "PARAMORE | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  13. ^ "Australian Record Industry Association". Ariacharts.com.au. Retrieved 2012-04-03. 
  14. ^ "All We Know Is Gold Records - Photo Detail". Paramore.net. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  15. ^ "RIAA – Searchable Database: Paramore". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 24 July 2014.