One-man band brings an oddly charming album


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The song “Hallelujah” on the album debuted as No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer

Brendon Urie as Panic! at the Disco comes back strong with the album “Death Of A Bachelor.”

The first song on the album, “Victorious,” sets an entirely justified celebratory scene for the rest of “Death Of A Bachelor.”

It’s unsurprising that “Death Of A Bachelor” has large amount of variety, because Panic! at the Disco has shown a wide range of musical talent in every album they’ve released. The variety on this album seems to have been the product of a lot of different influences.

There are songs that are reminiscent of Frank Sinatra’s style of music, such as “Death Of A Bachelor” and “Impossible Year.” The song “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time” has a repeating bass line that sounds almost identical to the intro in the song Rock Lobster by The B-52’s which was released in 1978.

“LA Devotee” has more of a pop sound, and the lyrics paint a wonderfully vivid picture of life in Los Angeles.

One song that went in an entirely different direction is “Emperor’s New Clothes.” It has a completely original sound created by a lot of clashing parts that can be seen as odd or disturbing, but yet oddly catchy.

The band Panic! at the Disco was founded by Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith, and Brent Wilson. However, Wilson was removed from the band after their first studio album, “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out.” After Panic! at the Disco’s second studio album, “Pretty. Odd.,” Ross and the new bassist Jon Walker left the band to go in a different direction with their music.

Recently, Smith left the band, leaving Urie to carry on by himself.

Even though Urie is working on his own, “Death Of A Bachelor” has turned out to be a stunning album that throws in a little bit of everything from class to clash.