Panic at the Disco - Death of a Bachelor: time to turn off the lights and lock the doors behind them

Fri, Jan 15, 2016, 00:00

   
 

Album:
Death of a Bachelor

Artist:
Panic at the Disco

Label:
Warner

Genre:
Rock

Over the past year or two, Panic at the Disco have found themselves in a state of flux.

The departure of every member except its frontman meant that the Las Vegas act’s fifth album was composed, played and written almost entirely by Brandon Urie.

Still, these songs aren’t a huge departure from the extravagant electro-pop- punk-laced back catalogue, with Victorious evoking Duran Duran and Emperor’s New Clothes’s zippy, angsty groove.

Yet there’s not much to distinguish Urie’s theatrical yelp from one song to another, and two “Frank Sinatra-influenced” numbers – the title track and Impossible Year – sound clumsily shoehorned in.

Perhaps its time for Panic at the Disco to turn off the lights and lock the doors behind them.

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