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All We Know Is Falling is Paramore's debut album released July 6, 2005. The album reached #8 on the UK Rock Chart. In the USA, it reached #30 on the Billboard's Heatseekers Chart but failed to chart on the Billboard 200. As of April 2009, the album managed to sell 405,010 copies in the United States, though prior to Riot! being released the album had only sold 50,000 copies. In September 2005, a special Japanese release containing the previously unreleased "Oh, Star" was made available for purchase. On May 26, 2009, a deluxe edition of the album was released exclusively on iTunes with 2 live tracks and 3 music videos. On October 20, 2009, the album went gold. The album spawned three singles in total: "Pressure," "Emergency" & "All We Know".

Background[]

All We Know is Falling came to be when Atlantic Records signed on 15-year-old Hayley Williams to be a solo pop artist. However, Hayley claimed she didn't want to be "the next Madonna" so she formed Paramore with Josh Farro, Zac Farro, and Jeremy Davis. They would record some demos (Most of which are included on the bootleg album The B-Sides) but the label was not impressed until they showcased two songs "Here We Go Again" and "Hallelujah" which saved them from being fired and allowed Paramore to continue and create their first studio album.

Most of the album was recorded in Orlando, Florida. A few days after arriving, Jeremy Davis left the band for unknown reasons which heavily impacted the making of the album. The album was recorded in three weeks with Josh Farro calling the sessions rushed.

The main theme of All We Know is Falling is about the departure of Jeremy Davis as well as the divorce of Hayley's parents.

Hayley claimed while making All We Know is Falling that she was influenced by Underoath, Failure and The Academy Is...

According to Jeremy Davis, the band was inspired by Slipknot.

Album Cover[]

As stated by singer Hayley Williams, the shadow on the sofa on the album art is meant to represent 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. During this departure of Davis, John Hembree took over as bass guitarist while Jason Bynum was the rhythm guitarist.

Tracklisting[]

# Title Length
1. "All We Know" 3:13
2. "Pressure" 3:05
3. "Emergency" 4:00
4. "Brighter" 3:43
5. "Here We Go Again" 3:46
6. "Never Let This Go" 3:40
7. "Whoa" 3:21
8. "Conspiracy" 3:42
9. "Franklin" 3:18
10. "My Heart" 3:59
iTunes Deluxe Edition
# 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)
10th-anniversary edition bonus tracks
# Title Length
11. "Oh Star" 3:01
12. "This Circle" 3:24

Japanese edition

# Title Length
8. "Franklin" 3:18
9. "Conspiracy" 3:42
10. "My Heart" 3:59
11. "Oh Star" 3:01

Personnel[]

Paramore

Additional Musicians

  • Lucio Rubino - Bass (except on Here We Go Again)
  • Jeremy Caldwell - Bass (Here We Go Again)

Production

  • James Paul Wisner – producer and recording (tracks 1, 6 and 10)
  • Mike Green – producer and recording (tracks 2–4 and 7–9); mixing (except on track 5)
  • Roger Alan Nichols and Nick Trevisick – producers, recording and mixing (track 5)
  • Nathan Warshowsky – studio drum technician (except on track 5)
  • Tom Baker – mastering engineer
  • Dave Buchanan – engineer (track 5)
  • John Janich – executive producer

Artwork

  • John Deeb – photography
  • Electric Heat – album artwork

Releases[]

Singles[]

Critical Reception[]

Most critics liked the album while others critics where not impressed. All We Know is Falling has gained a reputation with fans as being underrated and overlooked in comparison to Paramore's later work.

Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5
Alternate Press 4/5
Click Music 4.5/5
Gigwise 5/10
Punknews.org 1/5
The Trades A-

Release History[]

Region Date Label(s) Formats Edition
United States July 26, 2005 Fueled By Ramen CD, digital download, LP Standard
May 19, 2009 Fueled By Ramen iTunes Deluxe
December 4, 2015 Fueled By Ramen LP 10th anniversary
United Kingdom April 24, 2006 Fueled By Ramen CD Standard
March 6, 2013 Fueled By Ramen digital download Standard
Australia May 16, 2007 Warner Music Australia CD Standard
March 6, 2013 Warner Music Australia digital download Standard
Japan June 24, 2009 Warner Music Japan CD, digital download, LP Standard

Certifications[]

Region Certification Certified units
United States Gold 500,000
United Kingdom Gold 100,000
Australia Gold 35,000

Chart Performance[]

Chart (2005) Peak

position

Billboard Comprehensive Albums 2
Billboard Top Pop Catalog 13
Billboard Top Heatseekers 3
Chart (2009) Peak

position

UK Rock Albums Chart 8
Chart (2010) Peak

position

UK Albums Chart 5

Trivia[]

  • The Japanese edition is the only foreign version of a Paramore album to switch song order, that being the songs "Conspiracy" and "Franklin" being in a different order.
  • The only album to feature Paramore member Jason Bynum.
  • The only Paramore LP to feature a song with that shares the name of the album it's on that being "All We Know".

Streaming[]


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All We Know is Falling

Paramore

Songs All We KnowPressureEmergencyBrighterHere We Go AgainNever Let This GoWhoaConspiracyFranklinMy Heart
Bonus Tracks Oh StarThis Circle
Members Hayley WilliamsJosh FarroJason BynumZac Farro
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Studio Albums
All We Know is FallingRiot!Brand New Eyes
ParamoreAfter Laughter
EP's
The Summer Tic EPThe Only Exception EPSingles Club
The Holiday SessionsAin't It Fun RemixesThe B-Sides
Live Albums
Live in the UK 2008The Final Riot!MTV Unplugged
2010 Summer Tour EPAlive In Europe
Solo
Hayley Williams: Petals for ArmorPetals for Armor IPetals for Armor IIPetals for Armor IIIPetals for Armor: Self-SerenadesFLOWERS for VASES / descansos
Zac Farro: HalfNoise EPVolcano CroweSudden FeelingThe Velvet Face EPFlowerss EPNatural DisguiseZafari EP
Josh Farro: Walkways
Others
Song ListList of Paramore's SongsFueled By Ramen (Label)
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