I’m mad at you, Brendon Urie. All of your tickets got sold out before I could get any in ANY city that I would be able to drive to. And resales are $500 FUCKING DOLLARS. But this new album you put out is next to your first album up on a shiny pedestal in my heart, so I’m gonna go ahead and talk about you. I still love you, but I’m definitely mad.
Okay, so I’ve neglected this blog a little bit (Like I tend to do with most blogs tbh). But, I’m ready for another post. The teething baby is asleep early and boyfriend isn’t home, so NOW IS THE TIME! And today, kids, we’re talking about Panic! At The Disco.
For those of you who were unsure before this point, this is NOT a well educated blog. I do not spend countless hours scouring the internet for interviews and articles and twitter feeds for band info. Never have I done this, for ANY musical artist (okay, except Emilie Autumn) and I’ll probably never do it for anyone else. I listen to your music, I love your lyrics and your vocals and your overall sound, and I probably love your stage presence. But I don’t really care what high school you went to or who all your ex girlfriends are.So if you want that kind of shit, go find it on another blog. This is a pure fangirl blog. We just love here <3.
So let’s get started with the love fest. Once upon a time, a long time ago, a group of guys came together and put out a little song called I Write Sings Not Tragedies. And it blew. The. Fuck. Up. And that’s where the obsession started, to be honest. That whole album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, was pure GOLD for me. My mom hated it because it said “god damn”, but then again, she also threw away my Decemberunderground CD (the first CD I ever bought with my own money) because it had songs that talked about suicide. But, I digress. Of course, I didn’t usually have time for the instrumental songs on the album, unless I was playing the CD on repeat while I went to sleep.There is not a song on that album I do not love and I know every lyric by heart to this day and until the day I die.
Next we had Pretty. Odd. I have never been super into this album. Of course, I liked Nine In The Afternoon because it still felt like the stuff from the first album, but everything else was just… lacking for me. Be it lyrically or just in the general feel of the song, but this album mostly missed for me. I can go back and listen to it now when I’m super chilled out and be okay with just about the entire album except the first song, We’re So Starving. And also Behind The Sea. And The Piano Knows Something I Don’t Know.
Fast forward a few years and we were gifted Vices & Virtues. Another album that had nothing but winners for me, just like the other albums that followed it.The link I’ve gifted you with goes to a playlist that has a couple songs that weren’t released on the album. Still good. You’re welcome. Honorable music video mention goes to The Ballad of Mona Lisa that gave it’s regards to I Write Sins Not Tragedies and got everyone super pumped for the album release.
We’re moving up a little in time, and Panic has graced us with something new, something… different. This, to me, showed was when the tides shifted for Panic. Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (And another link to a playlist with a few songs not actually released on the album). It sounded less like the first album, but was new and exciting and still made you wanna sing along and dance and do hand dolphins out the car window driving down the freeway.
And here we are, folks. The album we have been impatiently awaiting through every single release and music video. The nod to Frank Sinatra, the catchy tunes and lyrics we’ve come to love from Panic!, the vocal range showcase. In the ranking of best Panic! At The Disco albums, this one ties for first with Fever. I’m talking about Death of a Bachelor, of course!! Brendon’s first solo album, and a heavy hitter right our of the gate. There is no such thing as a bad song on this album. Seriously, go pick it up at Walmart right mother fuckin’ now.
OTHER SONGS THAT DESERVE MENTIONING THAT YOU CAN’T ALREADY GET TO FROM ONE OF THE LINKS TO ANY OF THE PLAYLISTS:
So, what is your favorite Panic! song or album?