Panic! At the Disco – Death of a Bachelor

Jenn Ducett, Assistant Editor

Panic! At the Disco’s newest album, “Death of a Bachelor,” is satisfactory but lacks the element that makes you want to listen to the album over and over again.

The album came out in January 2016 and was the first of their 6 albums to be put on the Billboard Top 200. According to Clash Magazine this album was meant to reflect Frank Sinatra’s sounds and feel of his music. The top songs from this album include “Victorious”, “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time”, and “Hallelujah.”.

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Do I look lonely? I see shadows on my face.”

— Brendon Urie

The lyrics of the albums tend to have very deep meanings about death, love, and heartbreak. Panic! at The Disco did seem to really hit the mark on expressing feeling and emotion. They had me thinking about the deeper meanings of the songs. In their song, “Death of a Bachelor,” the lead singer Brendon Urie sings, “Do I look lonely? I see shadows on my face.” The lyric indicates great loneliness, which contrasts the energy and upbeat nature of not only this song, but the rest of the album.

The album itself has a very repetitive sound if you were to listen to it all the way through. As an example “Victorious” and “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time” have a similar instrumental sound which are hard to differentiate.  While the songs are enjoyable individually, there wasn’t much diversity between the each song and the next.

Overall, I feel that the album is something that I would listen to on the radio and could easily recognize, although I would not buy the album for myself (with the exception of those two songs that I did enjoy a lot).

You can find the entire album on YouTube, Spotify or on iTunes for $6.99 or $1.29 per song.

I give this a 3 out of 5