Formats and Editions
More Info:For Panic At The Disco's sophomore follow-up to their Decaydance/FueledBy Ramen break-through debut 2005 s A Fever You Can t Sweat Out, the band holed up in a Las Vegas studio with renowned producer Rob Mathes. What they created is nothing short of a masterpiece, the 60 s pop-inspired Pretty Odd.This time around, the band opted for real instruments and live trackingover Pro Tools software, citing influences as The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles. Says guitarist Ryan Ross in an interview with Billboard, We want to make music [that is] simple and timeless and not too pretentious.
So the first thing you need to know about the second Panic at the Disco album is that they traded one superfluous piece of punctuation (the exclamation point between "Panic" and "and") for two possibly meaningful pieces of punctuation (those periods in the title). To quote Blink-182, well, I guess this is growing up. To avoid ever quoting Blink-182 again, let's get into the nitty-gritty of Pretty. The willfully effete Las Vegas quartet have evidently ditched principal influence Fall Out Boy in favor of the Beatles ("Nine in the Afternoon"). That would have to qualify as an enormous plus. Vocalist Brendon Urie darts between themes of love, lust and loss while guitarist Ryan Ross and friends craft operatic cabaret pieces. Except this time there's far more maturity and restraint in the accompaniment, as well as deeper artistic breadth. Nothing to panic about here'"these Sin City kids should be around for awhile.