Sound — 9
Contrary to popular belief, Panic at The Disco did not move away from what it was before as they came out with the new album. They are still the same people and the same band, they just brought a bit more folk music into their songs. They built up to the album fairly well but when it came out, fans seemed to be dissapointed. I ask them why? They just started singing less about sex and drugs and more about the aspects of life. Like in the song When The Day Met The Night, they talk about the love of a man and a woman through the clever metaphor of teh Moon(being the woman) and the sun(being the man). They also portray a more simple and carefree side to life in the song That Green Gentleman(Things Have Changed). Though the last album had many hits such as But It's Better if you do, I Write Sins Not Tragedies, and Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off, this album is still in bloom. It currently has the two hits Nine In The Afternoon and That Green Gentleman (mentioned above). The new album also has songs that are exactly as the title of the album states. Like the song The Piano Know Something I don't Know. Listen to the song and you will know exactly what I mean. But Overall I give this album a big 9 outta 10. Rock on Panic At The Disco and keep the albums comin!
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics are amazingly accurate to the song titles on this album such as the lyrics to Nine In The Afternoon.
Overall Impression — 10
It is in my opinion just as good as the first album and it should be treated with the respect that it deserves. I firmly believe that it is one of the best albums of 2008 so far this year up in the top ten with Simple Plan. It has a certain appeal that reaches out to not only dance, rock, and electronica but also to lovers of folk.