Sound — 8
Panic! At The Disco have a very unique sound. They use accordions, organs, and keyboards to sustain their sound. Some people compare them to Fall Out Boy, and I can see why. Their singing sounds a bit similar from each other but I can definitely tell from the uniqueness in P!ATD Urie's voice. The genre might be classified as emo/punk, but P!ATD doesn't even sound that emo. They're more like the techno/dance genre than the emo genre. I really like the drum beats to most of the songs.
Lyrics — 9
To be honest, they're not even writing about cutting their wrists or anything like that. Their lyrics are very well written and they tell a story. Some songs have some weird lyrics but that gives them that "uniqueness" factor. For example, It's these substandard motels on the/ lalalalala/ corner of 4th and Fremont Street. It's very odd how they add the "lalalalala" part in the middle of that line, it's very odd.
Overall Impression — 8
At first I really hated Panic! especially maybe because of the "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" song. I would hear it on the radio and I'll be like "ugh, I don't like emo music". I was ignorant and I didn't even give them a chance. A couple of months later, I was talking to a friend who loves Panic! and she would go on and on about Panic! So I thought I would give it a listen because I liked this one song "The Only Difference" and then it led to another song after another. Eventually all the songs would grow on me. So it about a month to actually like Panic! I just gave it some time and I was satisfied was their sound. Their notable ones include, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" (this song grew on me quite a bit), my favorite one is "Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off", "The Only Difference", "I Constantly Thank God For Esteban", "Build God Then We'll Talk", "But It's Better If You Do". This is pretty much half of the CD, the other ones are OK, but they might take time to grow on me. I'm not really satisfied with the track "Camisado", it sounds like Motion City Soundtrack's "The Future Freaks Me Out". After giving time to listen to their tracks, I wouldn't mind buying it again.