Panic! At The Disco - Over The Years
Panic! At The Disco was signed to Decaydance in 2004 with their first album being released on September 27, 2005. The original line-up for Panic! At The Disco was Brendon Urie, Spencer Smith, Brent Wilson, and Ryan Ross. Later on May 17, 2006 in was announced that Brent had left the band. The band later got Jon Walker to replace Brent. On July 6, 2009 it was announced that Ryan Ross and Jon Walker had left the band. Spencer and Brendon have continued on together as Panic! At The Disco.
A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out is the debut album from this band. The album is split into two. The first seven songs feature instruments such as a synthesizer and drum machines whole songs nine to thirteen use instruments like the accordion and the organ. Track eight, called Intermission, serves as the split between the two sides of A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out was well received by many people having sold 2.2 million copies worldwide. A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out contains a dance type of sound and combines that with nostalgic lyrics mainly referring to subjects like sanctity of marriage, adultery, alcoholism, prostitution, and religion.
The lyrics of the album were written by former guitarist Ryan Ross while the rest of the band helped write the rhythm and beats to the songs. Ryan was the original singer of the band before he passed his position onto Brendon shortly before they were signed to Decaydance. A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out has a nostalgic sound to it due to the lyrics that were written for the album. The beats to the album are catchy beats and fit well with the lyrics. Even though the boys were still so young when the album was created, they managed to make a hit album received very well by many people.
Two songs on the album are very personal songs to Ryan. The songs include Nails For Breakfast, Tacks For Snacks and Camisado. The songs refer to Ryan’s life growing up with an alcoholic father. The other songs on the album are inspired by events Ryan or the rest of Panic! At The Disco went through in their lives or saw. With songs like I Write Sins Not Tragedies and The Only Difference Between Martyrdom And Suicide Is Press Coverage, this album is impossible not to like. All of the songs are catchy and unique. You’ll fall in love with the band.
Panic! At The Disco’s second album is entitled Pretty. Odd.. The band had announced they were going into the studio to write the album but it was later announced that they were throwing away the songs they had written and starting over again. The band went into “hibernation” in a camp located in Mount Charleston, Nevada to finish writing the album. Nearly three years after A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out was released, they released their second album Pretty. Odd. on March 21, 2008.
Pretty. Odd. contains a much different sound than A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out did. The sound is happier and less nostalgic with more slower beats than A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. Panic! At The Disco promised a different sounding album and they gave us just that. Comparing the two albums there is almost no comparison in how the albums sound. Pretty. Odd. opens with a song called We’re So Starving that is assuring fans that they’re still the same band and haven’t changed.
A difference in the two albums other than the sound is the song titles. The titles from A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out came from books and movies whereas the titles from Pretty. Odd. came directly from the lyrics of the songs.
On the album, Brendon and Ryan share vocals on quite a number of songs off of this album with one dedicated to just Ryan singing. The song Behind The Sea is the select song on the album where Ryan sings throughout the entire songs. The duets between Brendon and Ryan include such songs as She Had The World and Mad As Rabbits.
Pretty. Odd. got a lot of negative reviews from people at first but the more people listened to the album, the more they found themselves liking it. Pretty. Odd. had such a different sound to it that people weren’t giving it a chance at first but listening to it they found out how amazing the lyrics and the beats to the songs are. Pretty. Odd. did create some trouble for the band. With it being heavily influenced by bands like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and The Byrds, they were often compared to The Beatles which lead to them being called Beatles rip-offs for the album. The term and harsh comments didn’t bother the members of Panic! At The Disco however.
Shortly after the split Panic! At The Disco released a song called New Perspective. The single was released on July 28, 2009. Many people loved the song and are looking forward to the third album of Panic! At The Disco. While other people are not fond of the sound they’re taking up. New Perspective has the sound of A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out but the happier lyrics of Pretty. Odd. New Perspective is like a combination of both albums. It gives you the best of both albums.