By Lauren Grimaldi
If you are between the ages of 18 and 24 years old, chances are you have probably listened to, and maybe even liked Panic! at the Disco at some point in your life. Their catchy, unique songs resonate with young people everywhere and gave a whole generation a new kind of beat to dance to.
Such is not the case with their latest album, “Death of a Bachelor.”
It begins with the song “Victorious,” which will likely appear at a number of future sporting events, as it is very loud and a little obnoxious.
For some of the album, it seems like the words are being screamed at you instead of being sung in a normal tone of voice. This can result in headaches or perhaps just general annoyance at what you are listening to.
Alas, “Bachelor” is not all bad.
Lead singer Brendon Urie has always had a very memorable and likable voice that sets him apart from other artists in the same genre. What is even more notable here is that Urie himself played almost all of instruments throughout the recording process of the album, which is a pretty phenomenal achievement on its own.
The ultimate track, “Impossible Year,” slows it down a little and showcases the talents that make Urie so unique to modern and mainstream music. Its lyrics are deep and the song itself is relaxing and easy to listen to.
Take a listen to Panic!’s latest creation. They may not be as good as they used to be, but one cannot deny their distinctive, usually memorable, sound.
3 out of 5 Torches