Vices & Virtues (2011) Down two members — but up one exclamation point — Panic! at the Disco return to the surging electro-emo sound that first made them Hot… 2011-03-22 Panic! At the Disco Rock Decaydance
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Vices & Virtues (2011)

Panic! At the Disco, Vices & Virtues | DON'T PANIC Panic! at the Disco
DON'T PANIC Panic! at the Disco
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Mar 22, 2011; Lead Performance: Panic! At the Disco; Genre: Rock; Production: Decaydance

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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Originally posted Mar 23, 2011 Published in issue #1148 Apr 01, 2011 Order article reprints