Sound Bytes


Moriah-Taylor Rutherford

Sound Bytes

By Moriah Taylor Rutherford

This week it’s a trip into a time machine, with  Panic! At the Disco’s, Death of a Bachelor


First Listen

The first song on the album is called Victorious, which fits the beginning of the song.From the first lyrics it feels like taking over the world and flying  to the moon without ever taking a break is possible . Brendon Urie’s musical talents are showcased throughout the entire song. His vocals, along with his bass, guitar and drum playing skills are all on display. Multilayered vocals and the lyrics are reminiscent of the earliest Panic albums, full of metaphors and catchy lyrics that get stuck in your head for the rest of the day.  

The rest of the album was very psychotropic, like someone put you in a time machine and transported you into a kaleidoscopic  1990’s wonderland. Emperor’s New Clothes“ was like something that was on the first album, I Write Sins not Tragedies, It was full of teenage angst, double entendres and political statements. It’s a fun, wild ride that doesn’t stop until the albums over. But the songs are repetitive after a while they all have the same glitzy sound reminiscent of Queen, with all of the glitzy polish ad decadence that is expected a good Panic album(“I lost a bet to a guy in a chiffon skirt/But I make these high heels work,” Urie sings on the B-52s-sampling “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time”)


I personally give the album 4.8/5 stars overall.