Saturday, April 30, 2011

Panic! At The Disco - Vices & Virtues: An entertaining Sunday afternoon

Panic! At The Disco has been something that few bands are recovered. Two of its constituents, Ryan Ross and Jon Walker, left the band in 2009 to start a new band, the Veins, leaving Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith with the difficult decision to continue or separate ways. Given that Ross, in addition to guitar and vocals, was the principal songwriter for the group, the most logical path would have been taken for good achievements and life have been sought by different ways, but the duo decided to go ahead with lanterns, and the result is this new album.

Vices & Virtues is true to the statements made Urie few months ago, which claimed that his band was what he liked pop music and carefree. Of course, this is one of the most basic premises that must be taken into account if you want to move in the trade picture, which usually rejects the depth in any of its possible applications.

In this sense, Panic! At The Disco offer what they promise, and the result is an entertaining album, with occasional fill-topic but one that can save many others. Instead of staying planted in a bygone era and continue to milk the cow udders of gold - or was it a chicken? - Urie and Smith have decided to move forward looking for ways to differentiate themselves from what they had done previously while retaining the essence rather baroque of his first albums.

One of the main betting has been the question of instrumentation, for which they wanted to use other sounds and relied primarily on the synthesizer and other more traditional instruments like the marimba or xylophone. This, combined with the variety of styles found in the album, all with a common thread as a subtext, Vices & Virtues makes becomes quite enjoyable.

The most important is the busiest courts, such as 'Hurricane' and 'Let's Kill Tonight', which in large part to remember what they did in Pretty. Odd, but with a new point of view of style, especially the second, with an indirect influence of the synth pop of the early eighties, where the synth takes all the weight of the instrumentation.

Video | Panic! At The Disco - Hurricane (Youtube) Video | Panic! At The Disco - Let's Kill Tonight (Youtube) The variety without inconsistency is the strongest point of this disc, with two singles - 'The Ballad Of Mona Lisa' and next 'Ready To Go' to be released next week - very successful as far as promotion is concerned and we hint at where they are going to go the shots in total tracklist.

Quite unlike what usually happens with a number of groups of commercial break, if you have fallen in grace the two singles, rare is that the rest of the album will be boring. Perhaps the most alien to the rest cut is the best-sounding, and is quite curious. 'Sarah Smiles' deserves a place among the best songs of the group and if the band continues on the path that seems to peer into it, producing the next album will be much more interesting than how they have done to date.

Video | Panic! At The Disco - Sarah Smiles (Youtube) The main problem you can find Vices & Virtues loose what he has written letters Brendan Urie, leaning on the shoulders work previously performed by Ross with a little more ease - a Despite the deplorable state of the length of the titles of their songs.

Video | Panic! At The Disco - Memories (Youtube) This, together with the topics that rate alight impossible to follow without feeble head hit the neck and plunging into the proper time to shamelessly poke ballads makes paying too much tracklist care becomes counterproductive. But once again have the excuse, so to speak, that at no time are trying to sell depth, poetry or atmosphere.

So in the bad, they are without excuse.

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