Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! by Panic! at the Disco

Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! by Panic! at the Disco

 

Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! is studio release #4 from the Panic! at the Disco stables. Usually after a key change in a line-up, everybody expects bands to be floating in all directions and their music to be chaotic and directionless but Panic! never exhibited that setback and with this album they are out there to confirm it.

 

Pop-rock and beyond. This album is more of a recording of Urie’s growing musical virtuoso. Las Vegas being his inspiration for this album of course, so the listener already has a bit of a tip-off of what the album will shape up to be, more so when this record is laden with music that just keeps getting every bit more rip-roaring with each song.

 

TRACKLIST:
#1. This Is Gospel 3:07
#2. Miss Jackson (feat. Lolo) 3:12
#3. Vegas Lights 3:10
#4. Girl That You Love 3:12
#5. Nicotine 3:06
#6. Girls/Girls/Boys 3:26
#7. Casual Affair 3:17
#8. Far Too Young to Die TimeΒ 3:17
#9. Collar Full 3:18
#10. The End of All Things 3:32
Target Exclusive Tracks:
#11. Can’t Fight Against The Youth 2:45
#12. All the Boys 3:12

 

PERSONNEL:
Brendon Urie: Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard, Piano
Spencer Smith: Drums, Percussion
Dallon Weekes: Bass Guitar, Synth, Vocals

 

PRODUCER:
Butch Walker

 

DATE OF RELEASE:
8th October, 2013

 

SINGLES:
Miss Jackson
This is Gospel

 

The songs are mostly erratic but still end up being too much of an average blend. Vegas Lights is an electro-rock mix, but the fact of the matter is that we’ve heard such songs way too many times. Far Too Young to Die has a likeable electric buzz to it, to which you can’t but help move yourself along with every bit of the song. Though it can’t be denied that it must’ve have been tough for the band to come out with an album given Spencer Smith’s alcohol abuse, for which he had to take some time off. So we’ll give them that. Casual Affair is an explicit autobiographical description of Urie’s and only Urie’s sexual encounters. Phew. Couldn’t take more of that.

 

True, this album is filled with their theatrical overtones and over-the-board sensational music. But that’s what everybody loves them for. This is Gospel has Smith as a percussion-al delight; move away Urie this is Spencer’s track all the way through and he owns it. Even Weekes is a good fit in most of the tracks, though he remains behind the curtains throughout the show as Urie plays under the spotlight.

 

The End of All Things has, as opposed to the rest of the album, a very subtle electro-pop feel. But then it just fails to make an impression on the listener. Girls/ Girls/ Boys is as you all know by now, or must have witnessed as a scandalous video, but does the shock element overpower the song? Nope. The song has a lot of appeal and ends up becoming the one you listen to all the time. It’s going to be hard to not groove to this song when it’ll play at the clubs.

 

But the song that will probably be their selling point is Nicotine; it’s every bit as enslaving as nicotine must be for a smoker. It has a vivid sound to it in between every verse and it’s honest, and most fans dig honest.

 

All in all a great album, except a few songs that probably needed more inspiration, and Urie just couldn’t push himself enough. You sense a need throughout the album, for the other band mates to hop on to the spotlight; probably they will be more impressive in the next one, where they get another chance to show themselves off together.

 

 

 

 

Responses (4)

  1. Rose Black says:

    Of course you found the album just okay since you obviously know nothing about music. Just saying.

  2. Atalya De Cock says:

    the end of all things is a great song! The lyrics are so honest and beautiful, I think it's one of the best songs of the album along with girls/girls boys and This is gospel.

  3. Haha true… πŸ™‚
    Brendon!!
    You can write better! πŸ™‚
    Just like your third record! πŸ™‚
    <3 panic! At the disco

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