Mikael Wood
March 23, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Vices & Virtues

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
music label
85579
genre
Rock

We gave it an B-

Down two members — but up one exclamation point — Panic! at the Disco return to the surging electro-emo sound that first made them Hot Topic heartthrobs on Vices & Virtues. The choruses are catchier than they were on 2008’s overblown Pretty. Odd. (Good luck forgetting ”Memories.”) But it’s easy to miss ex-guitarist Ryan Ross’ acid-wit lyrics; minus his touch, frontman Brendon Urie comes off like just another whiner with impressive guyliner. B?

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