Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Panic at the Disco - "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out"

Panic at the Disco - A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
2005, Decaydance

1. Introduction
2. The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage
3. London Beckoned Songs About Money Written By Machines
4. Nails for Breakfast, Tacks for Snacks
5. Camisado
6. Time to Dance
7. Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off
8. Intermission
9. But It's Better if You Do
10. I Write Sins, Not Tragedies
11. I Constantly Thank God For Esteban
12. There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought of It Yet
13. Build God, Then We'll Talk

Good heavens, here we go with the song titles again. Pretentious lyrics? Check! Long song titles that have nothing to do with the song? Check! Effeminate men with emo haircuts? Check! Yeah... at first Panic at the Disco seems like the latest in the cookie-cutter Hot Topic crap to come out...and they are. But you know what? I like it. I think there's a little more variety than the average emo band and their look is obviously influenced by burlesque and they have an interesting retro vibe going on. This grew on me when my wife and I listened to it on our honeymoon. The songs are catchy and full of hooks and I find myself going back to it more than a self-proclaimed metal head should.

Useless Fact: Singer Brandon Urie is absolute crap live.


  1. You clearly have not seen (or heard) them perform live recently -- Brendon's voice has improved greatly since they first started performing 4 years ago, and I don't think your final statement is anywhere near true anymore.

  2. Good! Glad to hear it! I'm actually getting one of their DVDs on Netflix soon so I hope to hear for myself. He sounds great in the studio. I've always liked his voice on the albums.

    But when they first came out... whew, boy did he suck out loud.

  3. Simplicity is the fastest way to beauty, no doubt about it. Maybe you need some idea on cool hairstyles

  4. Ideas for hairstyles do me no good Mary, because I don't have enough hair to actually style! :-)

  5. "But when they first came out... whew, boy did he suck out loud."

    I actually think he would agree with you on that! I guess he was pretty self-conscious about it, and worked hard to get better. He has a lot more vocal control these days.

    Hope you enjoy the DVD! "Live in Chicago," perhaps?