MOS Album Review: Panic! at the Disco’s “Death of a Bachelor”

patdSince the release of their first album, Las Vegas born band Panic! at the Disco have been breaking down music genre barriers for the last ten years. They are generally labeled by most as a rock band, but the term “rock” being used very loosely, because they have mixed styles, such as components of classic rock and classical music in their debut album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out while their third studio album Vices & Virtues has more of an alternative pop and electropunk sound. Their fifth and latest album, Death of a Bachelor (released January 15th through DCD2/Fueled by Ramen) definitely sticks to the pattern of not confining itself into one style.

You can read Jacie’s review below.

Death of a Bachelor comes in as Panic’s fifth studio album and was released on January 15 of this year. The album is composed of eleven songs, each one slightly varying in their style and sound. In the title track, “Death of a Bachelor,” and in tracks “Crazy=Genius” and “Impossible Year” you can hear the jazz-infused, “big band” era influence, with lead singer, Brendon Urie, channeling his inner Frank Sinatra.

Before the official album release, Panic released five songs, “Hallelujah,” “Victorious,” “Emperor’s New Clothes,” “LA Devotee,” and “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time,” as singles and promotionals for the album. Just from these songs, which were all unique, but equally as catchy, I could tell that they were going to hit it out of the park with this album and they did. As of right now, two days after the release, the album is number one on the iTunes charts.

The remaining three tracks are “Golden Days” which offers us a bit bittersweet nostalgia with a look back over life, “House of Memories” which is more like the reminiscence of an ex-lover song and “The Good, The Bad, And The Dirty” which has a mix of the sounds and aspects from the band’s previous albums (particularly Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die)  It’s a great example of everything that is a Panic! at the Disco song.

Along with the release of this new album, Panic! at the Disco have also announced that they will be doing a co-headline tour this summer across North America with Weezer (whom have also announced the release of a new album coming out in April) and will also be joined by Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness.

You can pick up Death of a Bachelor on iTunes here and see the dates for the Summer 2016 tour below.

 

SUMMER  TOUR 2016

06-10 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

06-11 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater

06-12 New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square

06-14 Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater

06-15 Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater

06-16 Atlanta, GA – Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood

06-19 Charleston, SC – Volvo Cars Stadium

06-20 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

06-21 Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater

06-22 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

06-24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

06-25 Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center

06-26 Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain

06-28 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook

06-30 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

07-01 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center

07-02 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

07-05 Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion

07-06 Toronto, Ontario – Molson Canadian Amphitheater

07-08 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater

07-09 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest – Marcus Amphitheater

07-10 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

07-12 Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center

07-13 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater

07-15 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

07-16 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheater

07-17 Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion

07-19 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

07-20 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theater

07-22 Brandon, SD – Badlands Motor Speedway

07-23 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Council Bluffs – Stir Cove

07-24 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater

07-26 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater

07-28 Burnaby, British Columbia – Deer Lake Park

07-29 Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park

07-30 Portland, OR – Edgefield

07-31 San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater

08-02 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion

08-03 San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater

08-05 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl

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