March 21, 2011

Vices & Virtues (Panic! At The Disco)

After all the wait, it's finally here! After numbers of rumors about the band splitting up and getting back together I don't think anyone knows the whole story. But here it is; Panic! At The Disco's new album "Vices And Virtues".

I, myself wasn't a fan of the "Pretty. Odd."-album. For me it sounded a little lifeless and it was way over my head. Of course the album included a couple of amazing songs, but it didn't feel whole. "Vices And Virtues" is the complete opposite of "Pretty. Odd." The album has a rhythm that rides you like a roller coster with its uptempo music, dance flavored songs and of course the amazing ability to smash the most unexpected instruments together with techno beats.

The album starts with the fast grown mega hit "The Ballad of Mona Lisa" introducing the album as a  very close resemblence to the first album "The Fever You Can't Sweat Out" compared to  "Pretty. Odd." Of course with the help of known producers, such as John Feldman and Butch Walker, their well known sounds are brought to the table and given more radio friendly material for this album.

Panic! At The Disco has been told to say that they would like to be called a rock band, but this album is going much closer to pop melodies. It's almost like easy listening rock with a slice of indie background and a drop of synths and drum machines.

The lyrics on the album are clever and quick as expected from the mad mind of Brendon Urie, the catchy and original ways to make you sing along with the crazy lines that make you wonder the meaning of the acts of Brendon's quick tongue.

This album has all the right pieces to be one of the most successful albums of the year, and the top of the music charts can clearly be seen in the horizon. 8/10

Text: Ida Kokko & Joanna Tzortzis & Nelly Tatti