Back in my teens I absolutely loved Panic at the Disco’s A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out album. I remember me and my friends going crazy for I Write Sins Not Tragedies but after the first album I’ve only really heard bits and bobs from them and not really sought them out until the “Death of a Bachelor” Album which I really loved.
A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out – 3 Stars
Back in my teens this would have been a 5 star album, I would put this on when I needed to dance or sing and get rid of some of the angsty tension I had built up. Re-listening now though about 10 years later (man that makes me feel old) I feel grateful I had this back then, I did enjoy listening but it just didn’t resonate with me as much now.
Pretty Odd – 2 Stars
Back in the day when Nine in the Afternoon was first released I didn’t really have any interest in this back then I thought it was too different from the first album and wouldn’t really appeal to me. I will say that I enjoyed it more than I thought it would and I liked that many of the songs had a jazzy/swing dancey tone to them which I’m a sucker for but again I think I’m just not in a place where this music resonates with me. Some of the songs were brilliant but for the most part it was only “meh”
Vices and Virtues – 2 Star
The first few notes of the first song really gave me hope but with only one or two more standouts than Pretty Odd this one was also pretty middle of the road.
Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die – 3 Stars
This is the album I knew the least about but up to this point was the one I enjoyed the most. The sound of the music seemed cleaner like the beats and guitar had been tightened up and the lyrics were the most powerful of the 4 albums up to this point.
Death of a Bachelor – 4 Stars
I adore this album and Emperor’s New Clothes is the song that inspired my current novel idea. In fact the beats, tones and general feel of the lyrics really match certain plot points and characters in my book so I think this is possibly one of the reason I love the album so much. I kind of feel like if it hadn’t sparked this idea I’d think it was a little generic but as it stands it makes me feel incredible every time I listen to it.
I thought I would enjoy this more than I did, I didn’t dislike it completely and I’ve come across some really great songs but overall I just wonder if I’ve maybe outgrown them over the years for the most part.
Dance List: The only difference between martyrdom and suicide is press coverage / Time to Dance / Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off / I write sins not tragedies / I constantly thank god for Esteban / There’s a good reason these tables are numbered honey…. / I have friends in holy spaces / From a mountain in the middle of the cabins / Hurricane / Miss Jackson / Victorious / Don’t Threaten me with a good time / Emperor’s New Clothes / Crazy = Genius / LA Devotee / The Good, The Bad & the Dirty
Driving List: Time to Dance / Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off / But it’s better if you do / There’s a good reason these tables are numbered honey…. / Pas De Cheval / Let’s Kill Tonight / Hurricane / Nearly Witches / This is Gospel / Miss Jackson / Vegas Lights / Victorious / Don’t Threaten me with a good time / Emperor’s New Clothes / Crazy = Genius / LA Devotee / The Good, The Bad & the Dirty
Lyrical List: Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off / There’s a good reason these tables are numbered honey…. / Do you know what I’m seeing? / Northern Downpour** / This is Gospel / Emperor’s new clothes / The Good, The Bad & the Dirty
Were PATD! A big part of your teens?
Which Album is your favourite?
Have you got any recommendations for me?
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Rating System: 1 Star = 1 or less songs I enjoyed, would not listen to again / 2 Stars = 2-4 songs I enjoyed, would not listen to the album again / 3 Stars = Up to half the songs enjoyed, would listen again but not something I’d think to reach out to first / 4 Stars = Love it! Will probably listen to quite often / 5 Stars = Utter genius