Sound — 4
Their sound is not unlike any other emo band out there today. They, however, are the worst. The only band they are better than that I can think of off the top of my head is Relient K. I compare those two because both lead singers have terrible annoying whiny voices. None of the musicians in the band are very talented and the music is very simple and fairly catchy.
Lyrics — 3
In my opinion, whoever wrote the songs sort of let the lyrics go, meaning that they know they have a cliche sound that will get stuck in your head easily whether the lyrics are good or not. And that frankly is unacceptable in the world of music because your lyrics have to at least make sense in order to attract major attention. Another reason they let the lyrics go is because their name is "Panic! At The Disco" which I hate to say is a very cool name. And the only reason people say they are fans of them is cause they think it sounds cool.
Overall Impression — 3
One thing I would like to state is that some critic with his head up his ass compared this group to Depeche Mode and The Killers. Just because they have the word disco in their name shouldn't compare them to the likes of Depeche Mode. This is a terrible album. If someone stole it from me, I would dance with joy. And if no one stole it or would take it for free, I would pay them to get it away from me. Panic! At The Disco is a cool name but won't get them anywhere musically.