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Panic! At The Disco Lacks Creativity With “Death of a Bachelor”

I am cringing, what happened to creativity?

Panic! At The Disco released their newest album “Death Of A Bachelor” Jan. 15 and I highly advise you not to listen to this, it’ll be a waste of your time.

The band starts off with a sound similar to their 2013 album “Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!” with the song “Victorious.” The initial reaction I got was, “Wow, they really want to be 2005 Fall Out Boy!”It is basically a slowed down version of “Dance, Dance” off of Fall Out Boy’s album “From Under The Cork Tree.” Whatever happened to original content? It’s as if after their 2013 album they thought, “okay, we have enough fans now, we can create crappy content now.”

Panic! At the Disco! releases their new album "Death of a Bachelor" with a soon to be scheduled tour (Courtesy of
Panic! At the Disco! releases their new album “Death of a Bachelor” with a soon to be scheduled tour (Courtesy of

The next track is one of the only decent tracks, and one I actually thoroughly enjoy called “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time.” It is a blend of angst by a deep bass and their well known voice overed harmonies of the lead singer, Brendon Urie. It’s the only track on this album that doesn’t scream copycat, besides “Emperor’s New Clothes.” However, “Emperor’s New Clothes” sounds very similar to “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time.”

The band originally got their fame from the 2013 song “Miss Jackson” and the 2005 track “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies.” Both those songs show the band’s overall creative process, and how they’ve evolved since “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out.” They stuck with a pop rock beat, and some insane vocals.

Panic! At The Disco tried a sound completely different from anything they’ve put out in the past, but failed. They steered clear of anything with a pop sound, but that’s what got them their fame in the first place. “Miss Jackson” screams gentle power, not “I’m going to destroy you!!” like the singles off this newer album does.  This album meshes together way too easily with a popular rock song on the radio, which is quite disappointing considering how well they’ve done in the past. They have the same label as Fall Out Boy, Twenty One Pilots, Paramore, and Maroon 5. All these bands have similar sounds, yet they all have found a way to stand out. Come on Panic! At The Disco! Step your game up before you are left in the dust behind all these newer artists. I overall wouldn’t recommend this be the first album you listen to by these guys, because they sure have a lot more to offer in their previous work.

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