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Panic at the Disco

Panic at the Disco: A Fever You Can't Sweat OutA Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005)
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Ughhh. Island Records, get your lawyers ready. The Chicago pop-punk scene is officially the most musically incestuous one in America. To anyone remotely outside of the target market, seemingly every band that gains recognition on a national scale sounds just like the one came before it. Even i.
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Ughhh.

Island Records, get your lawyers ready.

The Chicago pop-punk scene is officially the most musically incestuous one in America. To anyone remotely outside of the target market, seemingly every band that gains recognition on a national scale sounds just like the one came before it. Even inside of the demographic, pupils are surely aware of the extreme similarities. I'm convinced Las Vegas's Panic! At the Disco secretly reside from there; signed before the band had even played their first show thanks to Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, he apparently doesn't mind that the band in question is ripping them off so blatantly it's downright laughable. The lead singer does his best Patrick Stump impression the entire record; the whole course of the record I have this mental image of the dude in the studio doing his best to match Stump's inflection note for note -- succeeding no less, but an amazingly direct bite regardless with his voice consistently raped with Autotune song in and out. Most of the track titles are long and/or aggrandizing (see: "There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought of it Yet"). It lyrically sounds like it came straight from FOB's pens.

Despite some seemingly random implementation of keyboards, synthesizers, and late in the record, "vaudevillian" piano, there isn't quite the dance element the band strives for; instead, it's just an annoying theme. With the vibe they're going for, the next band in line that could be compared to the record is the Academy Is..., and, my opinions of TAI aside, doesn't say much for originality or inspiration.

Here's the most ridiculous chorus of them all:

Well we're just a wet dream for the webzines / make us it make us hip make us scene / or shrug us off your shoulders / don't approve a single word we wrote
Hey guys, aren't you supposed to sort of, you know, have a record already released before you can bitch about the critics? Or is it because you know how badly you're aping Fall Out Boy with some lame gimmick to try and cover it up that you know the surefire onslaught of shit you're bound to get? Oh, wait, I guess I answered that question. Either way, congratulations on writing either the most arrogant or self-effacing couplet in music.

Being catchy is a quality that can only be stretched so far, and Panic! At the Disco doesn't seem to mind that their obnoxious, terribly unoriginal debut only has that one quality going for it. Putting out an album at the same time as something that sounds exactly like one of, if not the most popular band(s) going is just completely integrity void. A Fever You Can't Sweat Out is one of the most soul-deprived, emotionless records I've heard in a long, long time.

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TibbsTastic (November 6, 2013)

Christ, why is there even a review for this..

thepinballwizard (November 19, 2008)

I know I'm in the minority here, but I really like this album. And their newest one as well.

C-Men (June 30, 2008)

........................

TommyPickles (March 25, 2008)

Good one Flannagin, very clever.

flannagin94 (March 25, 2008)

Thanks for the compliment Tommy Dickles I mean Pickles

TommyPickles (March 25, 2008)

Well played Faggot I mean Flannagin.

flannagin94 (March 25, 2008)

Who has two thumbs and believes this band totaly sucks dick?

THIS GUY

fueledbycait (March 10, 2008)

I agree with the part that their insanely long song titles kinda of "copy" Fall Out Boy. however, i don't think Brendon Urie sounds anything like Patrick throughout the album, Patrick;s voice is way higher than Brendon's. I actually thought that the album had a lot of originality, and was different from most of the music i had heard, i became instantly obsessed with it. Also, i don't think its "emotionless" at all. The song Camisado was written by Ryan Ross from personal experience with his father. That obviously had some depth to it, and wasn't just a "catchy" hit. This album is amazing, and i can't wait to hear their new one match 25

aaron_07 (September 18, 2007)

suicide is the best option for these lads

xdannylionx (July 22, 2007)

the people that post their love for this band are so hilarious. what message is the singer of this band trying to portray exactly? review is for the band's fans and the album.

ozmanx (March 5, 2007)

Liek OMG dis band sucks so much..... sooooooo very much.

jy (February 14, 2007)

I love panic at the disco. Brenden ury is so hot and a great vocalist. I love there lyrics to every song on there album and the best thing is that every song has a message.

Satelliteyrs (February 14, 2007)

heard a clip and hated it.
heard a song on fuse,paid attention to it, liked it
kinda fucked tho

cadavermine (February 4, 2007)

ew

Xx_SHeeBra_xX (January 5, 2007)

Panic! At The Disco are my favourite band I absolutely luv their music Brendon & Ryan are really HAWT! and the band is awesome! I would say they are the best band i have ever come across they are amazing I luv them so much!!

TheWise (December 23, 2006)

You know who suck? These Guys.

sexy_face (November 17, 2006)

i absolutly love this band. i can not live a day without turning on this c.d.
its so great.....i love love love love love it!

wojtila (November 16, 2006)

great album

weezley (November 14, 2006)

Havn't you people ever heard of closing the god damn door.

deernitsua (November 1, 2006)

as i look down below me and see the sickening number of tens that all of the top 40 brain dead morons posted, i can't help but want to puke. the FOB clones on estrogen are really the crappiest band i've heard in a long time. the fact that they are even on punknews.org is a slap in the face of all that is punk. i hated their first single, but i will admit, it was catchy. their second single makes my ears bleed with its total lack of anything musically good. i love how idiots will just eat this crap up just because they dress like they just raided their grandma's attic and have long song titles for no reason at all. but whatever all you little pop loving kiddies like listening to these days, go ahead.

Anonymous (July 25, 2006)

I love p!atd. And i think some of you ppl is some haters. Yall is n here arguing over some bullshit lyk this need to get a life. c this is y i hate the fucking internet, bc of crap lyk this. I mean so what is p!atd is selling a lot and almost evry1 of their concerts is being sold out yall just some haters.

___waltz (July 17, 2006)

Not as bad as Fall Out Boy.

thedarrien (July 3, 2006)

hmmm. I agree. They do remind me quite a bit of Fall Out Boy, and it does seem a little...unfair? i suppose, that they were signed to a major label before they even played a show. Usually bands have to work very hard to get signed to a major label, but they just get signed right off the bat just because they had some sweet connections.

but somehow, I still manage to enjoy them....they're more of a "dancing in your underwear alone in your room" type of band.

jenny_o (July 2, 2006)

i love panic! at the disco. the lyrics r so masterful. i listen to them everyday!!

Anonymous (June 23, 2006)

I love this album!! some songs are ok but over all i rate them 100% i also love brendon he's sooooooooooooooooo sexy!

kimmyjeter (June 19, 2006)

hey where did all my comments go :( that makes me muy sad-o yeah anywho...hi may :P

Anonymous (June 13, 2006)

i agree with most of the things people say they remind me of FOB and this band probly wont last long so enjoy the music now but youll forget the band ever exsisted in a couple of years but people can think what they want.

punky_monkey212 (June 9, 2006)

i love you guys

Anonymous (June 7, 2006)

omg i love this freakin album i would be goin to there concert but i ha ve summer skool all u people who sit around and complain about this band if u dont like them so much dont visit sites about them becaues ur gonna get ur ass cused out

Kursk (June 7, 2006)

Yeah, I agree with you completely, the songs that I have heard are catchy as hell but that's all they have going for them. God, what a poor excuse for a band to have been signed before even playing a show, it's just a medium for making money, so fuck them

Anonymous (June 5, 2006)

wow this person is really stupid and has noooo idea what they are talking about, because i thought this cd was pretty good. sooo, go jump off a clif.!

Anonymous (June 2, 2006)

ok this is fucking ridiculous. all of you lameasses that sit here and bitch and moan about them need to die. i think that everyone should listen to what they want to listen to. if you dont like them then thats fine, but i am fucking sick and tired of these hardcore motherfuckers that think that anything mainstream is shit. if i had a band then i would want a lot of people to hear my music too. all of you bitches need to get a fucking life and stop worrying about what other people like. everyone is different....you will like what you want and i will like what i want. and i think that PATD is awesome. every band is different........give them a fucking break. believe it or not what people say about them probably does hurt them and if you were in a band you wouldnt want people saying bad things about you. SO SHUT THE FUCK UP

Anonymous (May 29, 2006)

wow if you think this album sucks you have to be the dumbest person alive. stop looking for little things to moan about and just shutup. just because they sound like fob doesnt mean they aim to be them. people get a life....

ashli_pooh5151 (May 26, 2006)

i love PANIC! at the disco.....they rock my world!!!!

Anonymous (May 23, 2006)

u have really great music......and if u keep up at it u will be luved forever!!!!

Anonymous (May 17, 2006)

you're all assholes and just fuck off.

ilovepete (May 9, 2006)

kimmy loved larry baczzo

ilovepete (May 4, 2006)

Brendon Urie sex YAY!

ilovepete (May 4, 2006)

Pat likes it up the but becuase he is a gay fag

ilovepete (May 4, 2006)

This shit is like your face. bad
ie's are cool
Jeter isnt gay but Arod.....

ilovepete (May 4, 2006)

Ok KJ (kimmy jeter) I am not a fag but billie is. Fuxxy Slipper's is stoned

ilovepete (May 4, 2006)

yo this shit is awsome mo-fos so you can all suck it.

fuzzy slippers

Anonymous (May 2, 2006)

Ok guys i personally LOVE Panic! and they cant be that bad if there making alot of money off this so SHUT UP!!!!

Anonymous (April 17, 2006)

"panic at the disco are so unique and write incredible lyrics. yea who cares if they sound a little like fall out boy?"

1. That makes no sense - they sound identical to FOB, so clearly aren't unique. And we dont need 2 shit bands around do we?
2. If you want good lyrics, why no listen to a band like a perfect circle which run circles around pop bands lyrically?
3. If your a 12 year old girl - enjoy this pop music...

Anonymous (April 17, 2006)

Fallout boy suck, these are a clone of falloutboy, therefore they suck!

Stupid long song titles to try and sell their stuff. No musical talent, and they can't write lyrics to save their lives.

Mainstream music is getting worse and worse. I wonder how many of the fans actually read bands like FOB and PATDs lyrics and realize how stupid they are?

Anonymous (April 10, 2006)

if there were negative numbers to score this album with i would do so, FUCK panic at the disco they are generic emo regurgatation, i agree with everything this review says about patd, posing off of FOB, FOB was good, TBS was good, if you enjoy this band, you are a newb. p.s i hate MTV .....

Anonymous (April 2, 2006)

to the person 2 below me...

clearly you didnt realize that the person you commented about (mr. original) is the same person 4 below you...

and he would agree that panic! is a talent

that comment of mine was for the stain above me. not against emo/ P!ATD

lets not make this mistake again. OR MY SINS WILL BE KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR....sincerly

Panic is swell, emo rocks my face

danperrone (April 2, 2006)

nothing worse than the billions of myspace usernames modeled after this band

dan! at the disco

HeresLookinAtYou (April 2, 2006)

Score is for the following comment

(and to Mr.Anonymous two posts below mine who thinks he's original)

"sometimes talent is just something you cant escape and PATD is fucking amazing. the emo/scene has hit America and you better get with it or get out. so stop your bitching like a little girl, and get over it. you think if you continue to bitch....the emo/scene era will end? get over it lame ass"

Anonymous (March 30, 2006)

i write sins not tradgidies is definatly there best tune, panic rocks

Anonymous (March 30, 2006)

to the person below me

Jump of a bridge? creative...so insulted am i that i could only come up with something...(cough)....origianl!!!

Why don't you take that thorn in your side, and sever every tie you have with all the people in your life that fakes the fact that you matter.

And take that knife if you back, and cut off all your digits so you can never speak your mind online again.

HeresLookinAtYou (March 29, 2006)

to the person below me

jump off a bridge

BuryherwithmyRADIO (March 28, 2006)

Panic! at the disco are talent
God Forbid Pete Wentz signs a band that sounds like FOB. look at the success they're having. Wentz is a business man, if FOB is making a butt load of cash with the music they enjoy making(remember, they strived to be hardcore, i wonder why the change of style? ...oh yeah, they wouldnt suck) why not sign a band for there fans, that they'll enjoy, and make Decaydence $$$ P!ATD isn't even from Chicago, they're from Vegas. what the hell is that about?

This is just a POV, there is no debate. Listen to the music YOU enjoy listen too. or break down the walls like i have and listen to more than one genre of music.

I like Mae...I like From First to last
I like Straylight run...I like Showbread
I like HelloGoodBye...I like Demon Hunter

who cares. pop in your favorite CD, and go nuts

Just because you didnt have any friends in High School
dosent mean you still have to suck
Your Daddy still loves you. put down the knife
you cutting your wrists wrong anyways
get a life

I have friends
I have a girl friend
I don't write pathetic lyrics on napkins about a girl that only exsits in my head
I love my parents
and I am good looking
I am EMO
I'll hit you.

Anonymous (March 13, 2006)

Panic are great and the songs ALWAYS get stuck in my head!!! not a bad thing... woohooo panic!

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

panic at the disco are so unique and write incredible lyrics. yea who cares if they sound a little like fall out boy? a lot of bands sound alike and they are very original and unique. u never hear songs like theirs and i happen to love them and look at their myspace! they like 40,000 friends so your doing a pretty bad job of telling people theyre bad!! start listening to good music and appreciating it. they put lots of hard work into their music and their like 18??

olivia!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous (February 26, 2006)

You know...it's weird. I know this is crap, but for the life of me, I can't stop listening to it. I need help!!

Score is for the attention.

Anonymous (February 26, 2006)

yea a lot of people dis bands from chicago like uhmmm screeching weasel rise against 88 fingers louie and lawrence arms and alkaline trio right? stupid ...this band blows

Anonymous (February 19, 2006)

How can anyone claim this band is original? They sound EXACTLY like Fall Out Boy and FOB is a shitty pop band. Playing pop music isn't a bad thing when it's done right, but PATD is copying FOB who are awful at doing what they do. Brian's review is dead on, the PATD street team should take it elsewhere. Score is for PATD and FOB.

Anonymous (February 19, 2006)

Holy shit! Ii never heard a reviewer who complained so much!, SHUT THE FUCK UP FAGOTT! You have no idea on what your talking about. Sure the cd is mainstream and it does sound like fall out boy. but you can't say it's a bad cd. It's catchy, and up beat, Ive only heard the cd once, and it was good but not great. You probably think the same, but don't want to admit it cause it's mainstream

Anonymous (February 14, 2006)

I personally do not like Fall Out Boy... they do sound similar to Panic! At The Disco, but the lyrics are unique... and the kid can't help the fact that he sounds like the other kid from Fall Out Boy... Oh well... people have their own opinions...

Anonymous (February 10, 2006)

hey brian looks like you know absolutley nothing about music and your opinion means squat

Anonymous (February 8, 2006)

All I have to say is that while they may sound a lot like Fall Out Boy, the one big diffference is that Panic! At the disco doesnt make me want to jab sharp objects into my brain

Anonymous (February 1, 2006)

and i quote...."because they OBVIOUSLY must be AWESOME to most people , because they have sold out concerts and a lot of fans all over the fucking world"

this argument is every bit as bad as P!ATD is. Need i list off the unquestioningly horrible bands/singers that sell out shows and have fans all over the world?

Anonymous (January 31, 2006)

wow. you all need to diieee.. all of you's who came here just to say, 'oh yeah p!atd suck of shit',or..' they suck balls' or whatever the fuck you guys are saying. so what if brendon sounds like patrick.. is that so bad.. he dosent do it on purpose.. it just happens... have a problem with his voice? call the fuckking cops bitch.. because, you're seriously LOSERS.. do all you haters really think that you're changing our.. their fans, minds about liking either fob or p!atd.. i mean honestly.. get a life.. go find a hobby instead of purposly coming here to waste your time on dissing people you dont even know.. like you're making any sort of a difference for anyone else. guess what? you're not. panic! is an AMAZINGG band, because fuck yeah theyre original.. how? if you listen to their lyrics, then FOB's, theyre more different then they are the same. Fob is amazing , and so in panic!, and you know what, haters keep hating... because they OBVIOUSLY must be AWESOME to most people , because they have sold out concerts and a lot of fans all over the fucking world. so seriously, STFU and close your computer, then never get on the internet again.

have a problem with me? fuck you. too fucking bad.

ps- sorry for the spelling mistakes, i didnt re-read this.

ciao.
xo

Anonymous (January 29, 2006)

couldnt be less original

Anonymous (January 27, 2006)

Shut the fuck up!!
PATD! is original, and you
are just an asshole who disses every band from Chicago

willoughby (January 27, 2006)

Worst Power Pop album of 2005.

Absolute Shit.

People whoi listen to this:

1) Are Tone Def

2) Have never every other emo pop group from chicago ever

3) Violate all taste and decency

4) Dont realise how much this band rips off Gatsbys American DReam musically. ITs sickening.

5) Just read the lyric sheet while you blair it out your SUV and you will immediatley feel embarrasses, not to mention cause the most horrific car accident in the history of man

Anonymous (January 26, 2006)

While I don't think Panic! At the Disco is bad I do think that they sound A LOT like Fall Out Boy (which isn't a bad thing). The first thing I thought when I listened to one of their songs was Fall Out Boy. These songs, although generally pretty good, sound like they could just be songs that didn't make it off the cutting table for From Under The Cork Tree.

Anonymous (January 23, 2006)

this band is terrible. it could not be less original. its just another craze driven by teenage girls who like their music spoon fed to them. an no i am not a hardcore elitist i much prefer emo/punk music, but this stuff is just horrible.

Anonymous (January 21, 2006)

panic! at the disco has honestly become my favourite band.
they're music is different from fall out boy and i really don't think the two bands should even be compared to each other.. but both panic! and fall out boy are amazing bands. p!atd's songs always make me smile and make my day. thank you panic! at the disco for creating wonderful music.
i love you.

Anonymous (January 20, 2006)

All who agree with this review, need to go hang themselves. P!ATD is the most amazing band, no they don't try to be like FOB, so what if Brendon "sounds" like Patrick, he doesn't try to. I know when I meant him, he sounded JUST like Patrick, but if he tried to sound like Patrick on the album, do you honestly think he would keep the voice and sound like him all the time. I don't think so, so you all can go suck dick. P!ATD is the best band ever.

Byyye.

Anonymous (January 18, 2006)

i actually like panic! at the disco a lot.
their music is awesome and no they dont sound exactly like fall out boy.
even if they did, there are other bands that sound like fall out boy as well. why are you ripping on them so bad
whats the point of posting something about panic! at the disco on here just to see how many other people agree with you? their an awesome and sucessful band, and they worked hard to get to where they are. its a shame that you cant realize that.
a lot of people love them. so whats the point of telling them that they copied off of fall out boy. im guessing they could care less what you have to say cuz they love them anyway.

Anonymous (January 16, 2006)

nah, i wouldn't say so. i like panic! kthxbye.

sharksss (January 14, 2006)

oh my goodness this shit is terrible

abel (January 13, 2006)

fuck,fuck,mothermotherfuck,fuck,motherfuck,motherfuck,noich,noic h,noich
-Jay Silent bob

Anonymous (January 3, 2006)

Hey, if soul-deprived and emotionless is working for ya...why change it????

Anonymous (December 24, 2005)

You know what? You guys can go shoot me. I admitally love Panic! At The Disco and people who consider themselves P!ATD haters are full of shit. So what? There's people out there that adore these guys and Panic! is not another whiny "Oh, my girlfriend hurt me and now I'm gonna slit my wrists" kind of band. They're upbeat with a tinge of rock, techno and acoustic. They are UNIQUE and are not like Fall Out Boy, even though I'm a fan of Fall Out Boy as well. I think you "haters" need to calm down and stop thinking that you know everything about music because you obviously don't. It's okay that you don't like Panic! At The Disco, but you don't have to be such assholes about it.

Yelovinyl (December 23, 2005)

Why is it that every God damn time there's a' one of these debates, the majority of the 'pro-[insert band here] side' are always complete fools (or otherwise they're making a pretty good job pretending to be!)? Makes me wish I was on the other side! Alas, t'is not to be. P!ATD are good. Rather good indeed. They 0wn.. a lot..

cherrycolarain (December 19, 2005)

And This was, a very enjoyable post. One of the best discussions done on a review for ages. I had a ton of fun, but sadly for most here, I think the P!ATD haters won this round. Better luck next time.

Nothing is Original anymore, true. However, a band with passion for music will atleast try.

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

WOW! JEZZZ such hurtfull comments, i think that if you like bands that have catchy tunes but absolutely no depth this is the album for you. but to tell you that truth once you play this album it's kind of hard not to sing the songs in you head. I know.... Im curently a victim

Anonymous (December 17, 2005)

to the dolt below me: who the fuck is "autom to ashes"

Panic sucks shit just like your spelling. It doesn't matter who you like or what you listen to...thats a fucking stupid way to justify liking anything.

This band sucks. The dudes in the band look like tools and their music sucks.

Anonymous (December 16, 2005)

ok this is rediculous . to say that this album isn't original is bullshit . now ofcourse you're going to think it sounds like fall out boy when you know all the backgorund information but that's a bit of a placebo. that fact of tha matter is these guys DO hit the dance feel they are going for.no one can argue with that. the album has grown on me a hell of alot lately and the only thing i find unoriginal about it is the song titles.. apart from that.diso-popy rocky gold. i don't care if it's the same as liking some one who was not popular in the 90's .. i like the backstreet boys ..i like from autom to ashes...i like bjork... i like killswitch engage..WHO CARES if music was popular or not. like it if you like it. and i at first only kinda liked panic!, but now they to me are a great band with original lyrics ( YES THEY ARE TOTALLY DIFFERENT TO FOB) and a new original feel.!

abel (December 14, 2005)

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Anonymous (December 11, 2005)

i love them there so cute

Anonymous (December 8, 2005)

PATD! is awesome so all you cock suckers can go to hell.

Anonymous (December 7, 2005)

score is for the review....

i bet you could have packaged this shit up to the pompus fall out boy dick sucking fans and call it "old fall out boy" and these cock gobblers would love this shit to death...theres a reason why all you FOB dick suckers liike this stuff so much...its because it sounds exactly like FOB...which is fucking sad that they want to.

but above all please do not listen to anything by robert nanna...please stay out of my music

Anonymous (December 6, 2005)

so you won't form an argument about what i asked, instead you just blow it off? "What a waste of time."

Anonymous (December 6, 2005)

Fuck you man. PATD! is great so shut the fuck up

Anonymous (December 6, 2005)

can't give it a zero :/

to the guy below me, shut the hell up. I'm sure you've NEVER criticized something on mainstream radio that you don't like, have you? people can like something even though it's pure shit; EX: reality TV, MTV, 90% of television and the pre-packaged music market. Just because you think it's a great album doesn't mean it doesn't suck big nut

Anonymous (December 4, 2005)

Get the stick out of your ass dude.
Panic! at the Disco is great.
And stop bitching about music you dont like.
faggot.

Anonymous (December 2, 2005)

PATD! IS FUCKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

abel (November 30, 2005)

Both of you suck cock. end of story.

Anonymous (November 30, 2005)

Finally, someone with more than half a brain made a post. These bands are no better than NSYNC or 98 Degrees in the late 90's. Pretty much summed up your entire scene:

"This is one of those "If you don't think anything is wrong, you're not paying attention" moments. Don't you people ever get tired of listening to the same tired ideas repackaged and released over and over again for you consumption? The corporate whores must look at you and be grinning ear to ear: a bunch of apathetic kids without a critical thought in their heads who'll listen to whatever is given to them and buy what they are told to buy. This album doesn't have an original note or thought on it, and the only comments you can come up with are of the "PATD is awesome!!!" or "The singer is so HOT!" caliber. Then if anyone calls them out for being souless and derivative, you say he or she is a dick and say they are hating on pop-punk or acting like they're too hardcore.

What happened to art? Are we that lazy and easily amused that we don't care for music that is challenging or that forces us to think? This music is easy, accessible, fun, etc. You really enjoyed listening to this album. Everyone has their own opinion but you think Panic! is great. These are the defenses you lay out for this music. They are the same defenses used by the kids who watch TRL, and you are just as unoriginal and conformist as they are. You dress the same, act the same, have the same haircuts, listen to the same bands. You all look like the guys in PATD, and they all look like the guys from the other bands you like. Let's call a spade a spade and admit that this is nothing more than pop, scenester, bubblegum music that has nothing to contribute.

Before you call me a dick or a hater or something equally insightful, I am not trying to be mean. I am just frustrated by how stagnant music is, and it's your fault for supporting this trash and not demanding anything better. You should be just as pissed as I am, but you are not. Why should a band try and do anything new or exciting when the money is in doing what has been done and sticking to the formula? For every interesting band like Blood Brothers or Trophy Scars, there are hundreds of PATD. Our generation should be embarrassed for how lazy and fruitless we are."

Anonymous (November 29, 2005)

No shit the band would sound better if Fall Out Boy hadn't been around- at least they'd be SOMEWHAT original. I give them credit for the dance beats- I can actually see a crowd of people dancing to this, instead of awkwardly jumping up and down. However, aside from that, all we're given is the standard fare- and the standard fare is getting REALLY old. Do I have something against Pop-Punk? You bet your ass I do, and others have a right to as well, because honestly, it's getting old and repetitive, and it's a shame that all the bands are just trying to see who can get the most recognition for doing the same thing. However, focusing on Panic!, I can give them credit for the dance beats, and the horns in "But It's Better If You Do" are pretty cool. However, it's painful to see everything else staying the same.

And before I get a, "If you don't like it, you don't have to say anything" comment, I'm saying it because I want to voice my opinion. You have the same right to say it about bands you don't like. Bugger off.

Anonymous (November 28, 2005)

P!ATD is fucking awesome!!! Whoever wrote this review can go suck their dick and work on grasping the concept of quality music:-)

Anonymous (November 28, 2005)

P!ATD is fucking awesome!!! Whoever wrote this review can go suck their dick and work on grasping the concept of quality music:-)

Anonymous (November 27, 2005)

who evr the hell rote this is sum stuck up douche bag who wrote this becuase he was bord in between giving his mother sponge baths and jacking his dad off p!atd is awsome so fuck u guy who rote this

Anonymous (November 27, 2005)

i am going to have somebody rape the writer's family. P!ATD is one of the most original bands ever. I hope the staff of this sorry excuse for a punk site gets brutally murdered. fuck you all

Anonymous (November 27, 2005)

fucking losers p!atd rocks. but thats ok because u are into wats cool now, i give it a year, i'll see ya on the boards.
xoxo

Anonymous (November 27, 2005)

fucking losers p!atd rocks. but thats ok because u are into wats cool now, i give it a year, i'll see ya on the boards.
xoxo

Anonymous (November 27, 2005)

For some reason, this review seems like nonsense. The whole thing seems like you are just being a snotty, rude and arrogant. And it all leaves me wondering- have you listened to the album?

This review seems like the thousands of others I've read on the band. I have looked for quality criticism and found none. So wehn, exactly, are you bunch of big-headed, jaded, overly critical jerks gunna shut up?

I have A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. I saw them live at the Nintendo Fusion Tour. They were absolutely amazing. And Fever is one of the best albums of 2005. It's expertly written and performed. And while Urie's vocals were overly-polished, I don't think it detracts of the album at all. The record is a work of genius, and and an amazing debut from what is sure to be one the most inventive, progressive and ground breaking bands in musical history.

I can't wait until next year when people like you are gushing over how awesome they are. Just wait. Soon you'll see that I, and the rest of Panic's fanbase, are right.

Anonymous (November 27, 2005)

Who ever wrote this review
needs to go die in the hottest pits of hell

panic! at the disco is amazing
and if you think otherwise someone needs to kick you in the teeth

Anonymous (November 22, 2005)

not a perfect cd, but amazing enough. If fall out boy hadn't existed, this would have gotten 4 of 5 stars hands down. people need not get so worked up about the music they don't like, worry about the stuff you listen to. it's not worth the drama. sooner or later you'll understand. once you get all growed up, you'll get it.

timcanhit

Anonymous (November 22, 2005)

Panic! at the disco is the shit...

their cd has not left my cd player for three weeks.

Anonymous (November 20, 2005)

wow, you people are pretty fucking passionate. panics pretty good but its lame that they let outa song that doesnt really show theyre real style, kinda like verve pipe letting out bittersweet symphony, when all their other music was practically folk...you have no idea what im talking about huh?

Anonymous (November 20, 2005)

who gives a toss if he sounds like patrick stump?
the instruments and style of music doesnt sound like fall out boy, so quit ur whinging.
anyways,i reckon panic! at the disco are pretty good and deserve as much a chance as any other bands in the scene.
at least they dont have that cheap ass poor quality same sounding shit like alot of other new bands have.
fuck all you sceptics. make it there urselves then complain.
fuck you fuck you

Anonymous (November 18, 2005)

Hmmm, nope, pretty sure Panic! At the Disco is pure trash.

Anonymous (November 18, 2005)

Panic! At The Disco Is the shit. They're Album is awesome, and they are amazing live. so why don't you write a bad review next time about a band that actually HAS no talent, because P!ATD sure does have it. So why dont you stop your bitching and stop living under that rock of yours and start realizing real talent when you hear (and see) it.

BooFace (November 18, 2005)

fall out boy wanna bes
they will never even come close to fall out boy so they shoudnt even try

Anonymous (November 16, 2005)

okay, enough of the crying about how this band sounds like/doesn't sound like Fall Out Boy. THEY SOUND LIKE FALL OUT BOY!!! Lyricaly, vocally, and in the instrumental department. With that said they are very catchy. but how far does that go really? After you've listened to "The Only Difference..." and "Time to Dance" 85 times this cd is over and done with. Talented? Yes. Catchy? Very. Consistent and easy to listen to? NOT AT ALL

Anonymous (November 16, 2005)

First off

Panic! at the disco is to a certain degree unoriginal
yes they do sound like a lot of other bands right now

but then again they don't

so...
if anyone is trashing this band
while listening to their fall out boy album or any other band in the same genre

then you're a hypocrite and a moron

differences of opinion are normal
people not liking a band are fine
people liking a band is wonderful

don't force your opinions on other people

second of all
quit shitting on bands from chicago

Alkaline Trio
The Lawrence Arms

both of these bands are from chicago
both of these bands are some of the best
ever

disagree if you want but it's still true

to the reviewer...
and all reviewers alike

pull the stick out of your ass
just because you don't like a particular flavor of sound

doesn't give you the right to complete tear apart a band

believe it or not
people who play in bands are people
and they give a shit

so you hate the sound
where's your sound?
why aren't you trying to change the music people listen to instead of sitting in front of your computer screen bitching about it

those who cannot do, review

ALL music is unoriginal
everythings been done before and been listened to
even A harmonial music

but I don't expect you to know what that is

to disregard someone for unoriginality is a sham
a poor excuse at understanding

go to college
earn a degree in music

then I'll respect your musical opinion
until then

kee your goddamned mouth shut

pissed off at me?

benjamindstevens@gmail.com

there's my email address tell me I'm wrong

I dare ya

Anonymous (November 16, 2005)

Yea. I completely agree--with a majority of the people on this forum, that is.This review is a piece of shit.

I bet in reality, this reviewer really digs the sound, but they decided to tear it apart to see how the fans would react. And guess what? You got a reaction. You're review couldn't be any further from the truth.

Panic! At The Disco is awesome. The sound is different and unique. I cannot think of any band that sounds like them at all. (and contrary to popular belief, I do not see any comparisons to Fall Out Boy besides the fact that Brendan sounds like Patrick, which is true, at times. But their music couldn't be any more different.) I actually think Brendan may have more vocal capablity than Patrick, in that respect.

They're going to go far. They have great potential for only "technically" being together for a year. And the level of creativity and lyrical ability at such a young age is amazing. These guys are the real deal. They have a great future ahead of them. I'm looking forward to it. I'd love to see P!ATD do well, and I know for a fact they will.

abel (November 15, 2005)

I totally agree with whoever made that last statement.

Anonymous (November 15, 2005)

fuck you dude.
why dont you bastards get off your lame no talent asses and realize.. you can stop bitching now.
sometimes talent is just something you cant escape and PATD is fucking amazing.
the emo/scene has hit America and you better get with it or get out.
so stop your bitching like a little girl, and get over it.
you think if you continue to bitch....the emo/scene era will end?
get over it lame ass. and write a better review.

Anonymous (November 14, 2005)

review sucks ... PATD is the shit

Anonymous (November 12, 2005)

I'm not gonna lie....Panic! is absolutely awesome! I can't stop listening to the CD! Definitely good lyrics, great sound, they're different yet the same..undescribable really...

Anonymous (November 10, 2005)

Fuck you man, they're awesome.

Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

PATD is unoriginal bullshit . How people like this music I do not understand. All I know is everyone and their mother in my school likes them and it makes me puke.

abel (November 7, 2005)

PATD is the best fucking shit that I've ever heard, so all you douche bags that hate them can leave the fucking website and go listen to the pussy bands that you probably drool over every day.

abel (November 7, 2005)

Colin, and whoever hates PATD can go fuck themselves because PATD is fucking shit.

colin (November 7, 2005)

i cannot fucking believe people like this band

this is the most god awful shit on the planet

Anonymous (November 7, 2005)

You can all fuck off and Panic! at my disco, bc these guys are the shit and they are gonna be BIG once they go mainstream.

Anonymous (November 6, 2005)

This album is awesome, I don't see why anyone would hate it. The lyrics are very well written, & Brendan has an amazing voice. They're music is an entirely different sound, it's not like every single other band out these days (The Academy, Daphne Loves Derby, Say Hi To Your Mom, etc.)
Dont hate.

Anonymous (November 5, 2005)

this album rox...okay? maybe if you read invisible monsters ud get it a lil more...so yah they ARE fucking awesome...but every one else is entitled to there own opinion

Anonymous (November 5, 2005)

panic! at the disco are the best band ever ....
so stfu
to all the people who hate them
they have a more whit ,a better kiss , a hotter touch , a better fuck , then any other boys you will ever meet =p
hehe yeah basically they rock and so does there album !

abel (November 4, 2005)

Fuck all you patd haters. Go to hell and burn.

Anonymous (November 4, 2005)

fuck all of you P!ATD is fucking awesome you Whiiny bitches

Arcarsenal (November 1, 2005)

"Arcarsenal you are a stupid douchebag who likes to listen to pussy musoc like this and blood brothers"

I am in awe of your intellect and proof reading ability. Stupid douchebag. I can't even begin to fathom how you come up with this type of witty commentary. However, you are right in pointing out how I forgot to say how awful this band is.

Anonymous (October 29, 2005)

Personally, I am a fan of these guys - Fall Out Boy wouldn't of let them be the opening act if they had anything against them.

Their music is quite a lot different to FOB's, but you just have to listen deep enough to realise.

Anonymous (October 28, 2005)

Arcarsenal you are a stupid douchebag who likes to listen to pussy musoc like this and blood brothers

Anonymous (October 28, 2005)

by the way the guy that wrote this review rocks ...

Anonymous (October 28, 2005)

breaking benjamin rocks =)

Arcarsenal (October 28, 2005)

I'll assume that your complete inability to spell and lack of appreciation for Blood Brothers are both symptoms of the same problem. Do I even need to say anything about Breaking Benjamin? Do yourself a favor and read a book. (No, Jughead's Digest doesn't count)

Anonymous (October 28, 2005)

oh yah blood brothers are gay to.... they wont last long with there high pitched shity voices.

Anonymous (October 28, 2005)

gay listen to real bands this band sucks. breaking benjamin, killswitch engage.. if your into to indie .... interpol. these guys look like there 12

Anonymous (October 27, 2005)

This is one of those "If you don't think anything is wrong, you're not paying attention" moments. Don't you people ever get tired of listening to the same tired ideas repackaged and released over and over again for you consumption? The corporate whores must look at you and be grinning ear to ear: a bunch of apathetic kids without a critical thought in their heads who'll listen to whatever is given to them and buy what they are told to buy. This album doesn't have an original note or thought on it, and the only comments you can come up with are of the "PATD is awesome!!!" or "The singer is so HOT!" caliber. Then if anyone calls them out for being souless and derivative, you say he or she is a dick and say they are hating on pop-punk or acting like they're too hardcore.

What happened to art? Are we that lazy and easily amused that we don't care for music that is challenging or that forces us to think? This music is easy, accessible, fun, etc. You really enjoyed listening to this album. Everyone has their own opinion but you think Panic! is great. These are the defenses you lay out for this music. They are the same defenses used by the kids who watch TRL, and you are just as unoriginal and conformist as they are. You dress the same, act the same, have the same haircuts, listen to the same bands. You all look like the guys in PATD, and they all look like the guys from the other bands you like. Let's call a spade a spade and admit that this is nothing more than pop, scenester, bubblegum music that has nothing to contribute.

Before you call me a dick or a hater or something equally insightful, I am not trying to be mean. I am just frustrated by how stagnant music is, and it's your fault for supporting this trash and not demanding anything better. You should be just as pissed as I am, but you are not. Why should a band try and do anything new or exciting when the money is in doing what has been done and sticking to the formula? For every interesting band like Blood Brothers or Trophy Scars, there are hundreds of PATD. Our generation should be embarrassed for how lazy and fruitless we are.

Anonymous (October 27, 2005)

fuck u dude. panic is awesome. ur just jealous of brendon's dick size

Anonymous (October 27, 2005)

Goddamn... it's a brawl in here...

Down to business. It seems to me that Mr. Reviewer is out to get PATD for whatever reason. I'm not a hardcore punk-dude who's all "down" with the "scene" and all of that. I like a wide variety of music and usually don't give genre much consideration when listening to new music (except most country... especially anything with "lapsteel" ... I hate that shit.) Anyway, somebody pointed me to one of PATD's sites and I gave some of their mp3s and streams a listen... and I liked it quite a bit. The music is very good and they have a great intensity. I found myself a little annoyed at how they so frequently choose one line in each song to repeat twice in a row... but that doesn't ruin the album for me.

Everyone's entitled to an opinion and here's mine: It's good music.

Anonymous (October 27, 2005)

The scene today warrants such imitator's, but PATD's dance beats and musical variations are more akin to Franz Ferdinand and the Killers rather than FOB. Unfortunately, most reviewers *cough* seem to have a vendetta against pop-punk, you can'y please everyone. This is a great CD for a pop-punk fan, more orginal in than most in the genre. This albun; however, will cause anyone "hardcore" to spontaneously vomit. Last one was for harder rock fans. This one is for the pop-punker in me.

Anonymous (October 27, 2005)

The scene today warrantrs such imitator's, but PATD's danxe beats and musical variations are more akinto Franz Ferdinand and the Killers rather than FOB. Unfortunately, most reviewers *cough* seem to have a vendetta against pop-punk, you can'y please everyone. This is a great CD for a pop-punk fan, more orginal in than most in the genre. This albun; however, will cause anyone "hardcore" to spontaneously vomit.

Anonymous (October 26, 2005)

WOW, Huge bash to the album with that article. I think your failing to realize that the industry thrives on knock offs, but nickelback and creed and theory of a dead man seem to be pretty popular. I dont care for falloutboy but I love panic, I personally think they have a seriouse hook to their music and their lyrics are FANTASTIC! yes I said it. Anyway thats just my opinion just like that article, its just and opinion...whats the point of being in the lime light with out being bashed by critics right?

Anonymous (October 26, 2005)

For a first effort I think P!ATD did a great job. The first half of the album reminds me of FOB, but definately not the second. I love this album. Hopefully radio will pick it up and stop playing Nirvana!

Anonymous (October 26, 2005)

this cd is catchy, the piano is awesome and even though he has a similar voice it is much stronger...

nica (October 26, 2005)

great CD, good sound and uber awsome songs...give it 2 thumbs up =)

Anonymous (October 26, 2005)

Panic! at the Disco's new Cd is awesome!I loved every song on it and I havent put anything else in my CD player since I bought it.Plus the Lead Singer is HOTT!!

Anonymous (October 26, 2005)

I bought and Loved Panic! at the disco's CD. I don't believe they are raping Fall Out Boy at all.I believe this critic is basically an ass!Not to mention P!ATD is even better live.I will continue to buy their CD's.

Anonymous (October 26, 2005)

i still maintain that they make me *VOMIT* y dont they go and copy FOB more? o wait they cant..

na jk i just like to piss people off :P i rekon their great. they are like fall out boy at a disco mix, keep it up

Anonymous (October 25, 2005)

wow. everyone.
they are their own band. they are not "fall out boy"
they have a total different feel, and kind of music. the only thing different is the voice.
i love this band. hate me if you wish.

Anonymous (October 25, 2005)

apparently you havnt listened to this album because panic!'s style is so completely different then anything from the fall out boy album...panic! is amazing and you suck

Anonymous (October 25, 2005)

its like wow, can you suck anymore *vomits*

Anonymous (October 25, 2005)

You have a point its a ripp of and P!ATD suck

Anonymous (October 24, 2005)

holy fucking shit you guys fucking rock and you can actually sing. Chuck Palahniuk kicks ass and I love invisible monsters. The cd is brilliant, it was put together perfect and I love you guys.

Anonymous (October 24, 2005)

Um... I love this CD... PAnic at the Disco is the SHIT!

Anonymous (October 23, 2005)

i love panic at the disco

Anonymous (October 23, 2005)

Hmm, as much as I despise it when the reviewers on here are dicks and tear the shit out of some hard working bands, I did have to agree with this dick on a few points. When I first heard this album I actually thought the singer was the singer from Fall Out Boy, the resemblance between their voices is pretty astounding. Their musical style does resemble FOB's style aswell, though I wouldn't go as far as saying that they're copying them nor do they sound identical. I'm really not even a huge FOB fan at all, but I really really enjoed this album and I think it most definitely deserves more credit than this reviewer gave it.

Anonymous (October 22, 2005)

IT doesent matter what you guys say

this is the best album in a long time

Anonymous (October 22, 2005)

this record is the shit

fuck you guys

Anonymous (October 21, 2005)

They really were a wetdream for you guys here at punknews eh? You douche bags jump at the chance to say something controversial so you can get a bit of attention. I'm glad a band that everyone likes comes along so you can do that.

Before you ever listened to this album you knew how you would rate it, and so did I.

Anonymous (October 21, 2005)

In my opinion, Panic! At the Disco is a pretty good band. You might have your opinion and want to voice it, but don't be so mean.

Anonymous (October 20, 2005)

I love this record, I think its new, and just what we need.

Anonymous (October 19, 2005)

I knew this album would get a bad review here... Predicted it. When everyone is loving something you guys are still sitting on your non conformist pedistool and bashing it.

Stop trying to be so fucking unique.

CherryColaRain (October 16, 2005)

I thank GreenVandal for giving me the opportunity to witness this.

Thank you.

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

um they wrote about critics..wow, obviously the critics are going to praise them or bash them..they werent bitching about them they were just pointing out the 2 things that a critic would do and maybe u shouldve added another part of the song that goes a little like "Just for the record, the weather today is slightly sarcastic with a good chance of: A. Indifference or B. Disinterest in what the critics say"

Anonymous (October 15, 2005)

this album is the shit, so fuck you

Anonymous (October 14, 2005)

ducks go quack like your mother

QUACK

Testiclese (October 13, 2005)

id like to think indie is a genre of music, cus all the bands that are considered indie all tend to have an overall feel. they may play a broad type of music within the indie genre, but i may also have nowhere to go with the rest of this comment. fuck

GreenVandal (October 13, 2005)

See, I told you!

CherryColaRain (October 13, 2005)

Pop-Rock? Pop Punk? Indie? Danceble music with cathy tunes and ingeniously ryhming lyrics? hehehe Monkey Fight!!

I still hold to the fact this album isn't amazing. But it's not a nightmare either.

and now...FIGHT MONKEYS FIGHT!!!! Pop Punk or Pop Rock? let's see who gets the Banana!

GreenVandal (October 13, 2005)

"if its not a genre of music then how come when you go to purevolume.com and search by genre indie is one of them? how come if you go to the shins myspace it says "type of label: indie"? just a bit confused on that one..."

Your the type of kid who had to have his parents teach him how to breathe arent you?

Enjoy marketing, its aimed right at you!

Anonymous (October 12, 2005)

"jones the bones is a fagtard... same with all you other people here saying you hate this album so much.

If you don't like it... wow.... don't post about it 50,000 times. if you hate it so much, just ignore the review, and go off and listen to whatever music it is that makes you happy.."

how about this. if you like it, post once and state why. or dont. just post once. dont reply 50,000 times to everyone who doesnt like it and has posted once.

post your opinion and then be happy and listen to it. dont crap your pants and yell at others for not liking it.

Anonymous (October 12, 2005)

"if its not a genre of music then how come when you go to purevolume.com and search by genre indie is one of them? how come if you go to the shins myspace it says "type of label: indie"? just a bit confused on that one."

youre a moron

Anonymous (October 12, 2005)

if its not a genre of music then how come when you go to purevolume.com and search by genre indie is one of them? how come if you go to the shins myspace it says "type of label: indie"? just a bit confused on that one...

GreenVandal (October 12, 2005)

""If you don't like it... wow.... don't post about it 50,000 times. if you hate it so much, just ignore the review, and go off and listen to whatever music it is that makes you happy"

-but then we wouldn't get a rise out of you now, would we?"

Exactly!

When people label their band a "indie rock" band, then yeah its about a fashion scene. There is no such thing as indie rock, unless you mean a independent band on a independent label and that has nothing to do with how they sound anyway. Its not a genre of music. Its moronic.

Go listen to a band that is...ya know, PUNK and then listen to this. There is no similarity. At all. Pop punk is Green Day. Pop punk is Dillinger Four. Pop punk is Millencolin. Its not this.

And finally!

I could debate the song title, but thats not even worth the effort. Its stupid. The end!

Anonymous (October 12, 2005)

"If you don't like it... wow.... don't post about it 50,000 times. if you hate it so much, just ignore the review, and go off and listen to whatever music it is that makes you happy"

-but then we wouldn't get a rise out of you now, would we?

Anonymous (October 12, 2005)

yes i do know what a martyr and if you do then it should make sense because it makes sense to me...and indie is definately not a fashion sense, where the hell did you come up with that one?

localh (October 12, 2005)

indie is a fashion statement now? ha ha ha ok...
the kid below me likes thrice and coheed and this shit...
You must of jumped on the warped tour/fuse bandwagon this year huh?

Anonymous (October 12, 2005)

jones the bones is a fagtard... same with all you other people here saying you hate this album so much.

If you don't like it... wow.... don't post about it 50,000 times. if you hate it so much, just ignore the review, and go off and listen to whatever music it is that makes you happy..

I|n my opinion this is the best cd of the past few months,... better then coheed's... thrice's..... you get the picture.

Anonymous (October 12, 2005)

i'm sure you could use their music to attract some cute high school females looking to have some fun.

GreenVandal (October 12, 2005)

Its not clever at all. It doesnt even make any fucking sense. Do you even know what a Martyr is?

Also!

This isnt pop punk. There is nothing "punk" about it. Same goes for Fall Out Boy. They are pop rock. As is deathcab. As is the shins. Dont even try to tell me they are "indie" either because that isnt a genre of music, its a fashion style.

Anonymous (October 12, 2005)

fall out boy part 2!!!

Anonymous (October 12, 2005)

haha to the anonymous guy with the list..i found that amusing but in case you were referring to my comment in number 2, I wrote that I liked the shins and death cab to prove that I donâ??t only listen to bands in the â??pop-punkâ?ť genre. you can hate death cab and the shins all you want but they are simply not a part of that category..and i find the title "the only difference between martyrdom and suicide is press coverage" quite clever although it probably would offend people

poopypants (October 12, 2005)

ok i listened to it again and it does indeed suck.

paul

GreenVandal (October 11, 2005)

"The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage"

I forgot to mention that song title.

It is offensively stupid on so many levels.

jamespastepunk (October 11, 2005)

*try to do things

Oh, for an edit button.

jamespastepunk (October 11, 2005)

This is pretentious without being arty.

Most groups try to things the other way around.

GreenVandal (October 11, 2005)

This is the greatest reviews comment section ever.

I think the resistance is starting to die off guys! Lets go for the kill!

I would prefer ass cancer to listening to fall out boy. You dont even want know what kind of cancer I would prefer to have instead of listening to this...

Anonymous (October 11, 2005)

omfg rofl that wuz funny. i gotta number this

1. i listened to the songs and i must say, RESPECTFULLY, they're gosh darn freaking horrible. so all you fangirls and effeminate fanboyz claiming i'm just being too punk or elitist or my favorite-i'm too jealous, shove it straight back up tate's ass.

2. so we're supposed to like the shins and death cab to have eclectic taste in music? got it. who else should go on the list?

3. they added synth and strings. omfg they're unique! nah, they could've added some oboe and ukelele solos in there for all i care, my ears would still be bleeding. remember kids, uniqueness and quality of music are not always proportional.

4. it's official! white guys in dreads and the jerry curl used to be the worst hairstyles known to modern man. the mops on the kids these days? oy vey!

5. goddammit, they're from las vegas, not chicago!!!11!

6. any band that gets signed to a label before playing 1 show gets ZERO respect from me. yeah, i am being a punk elitist now. sorry gurlz!

7. :)

jamespastepunk (October 11, 2005)

I think we're looking at this all wrong, guys.

Its great that the first Fall Out Boy tribute band got their CD released.

poopypants (October 11, 2005)

steve jones is a funny guy! now thats better

paul

Marlon (October 11, 2005)

I don't think my song lyrics have much to do with this arguement... and I'm sort of regretting getting myself into it. If I should post them in an attempt to defend my honor remind me to do so at a later date or im me and you can be the judge.

stevejonestherealbones (October 11, 2005)

this is that FOB side project right?

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

poopypants (October 11, 2005)

hey everyone, SHUT THE FUCK UP!! make me laugh dont do gay things like this arguing back and forth shit, fuckin say the funny stuff, where are the funny guys at!?

paul

sickboi (October 11, 2005)

So, are you gonna put "helping these guys get big" on your resume'? I smell a green-eyed monster on your back, champ.

Let me guess, street-team leader? Fan club president? Or just the band ball-washer?

Get your own life dude, make something of yourself and quit trying to ride this shitty band's coattail.

Anonymous (October 11, 2005)

i saw their show,
and most people agreed they were absolutly amazing,
so who cares?
lets not be a dick because they are in the spotlight,
dont they wanna make you det up n dance a little?

inagreendase (October 11, 2005)

don't make up a bunch of shit about them

Don't make up a bunch of opinions? Do you even realize what you're saying? I never stated this review as if it was fact. It's just my observation of the record. At least I'm apparently bringing out the same ire in you that I felt upon listening to this.

GreenVandal (October 10, 2005)

"and have been in love with them back when there was a 99.999% chance if you asked someone, they wouldn't know who they are. I helped them to become what they are, and I am damn proud of it."

I wouldnt get too big of a head, I dont think that percentage has changed much.

Anonymous (October 10, 2005)

Hey, all you fuckers who agree with this shit: fuck you.

This review is fucked up. If you know NOTHING about a band, don't make up a bunch of shit about them and put it out for the world to view. It's a bad image for the band, and it's a bad image for yourself.

I myself WORK for PANIC!, and have been in love with them back when there was a 99.999% chance if you asked someone, they wouldn't know who they are. I helped them to become what they are, and I am damn proud of it.

Brendon does NOT intentionally try to be like Patrick. And sure, Ryan loves Fall Out Boy, they are his idols. But I don't think he would want to rip off his favorite band if in the first place he was complaining about people who do! Ever think of the word inspiration? Yeah, it seems to fit now doesn't it?

Next time you want to review a band- do some research. Maybe your review will have some slight truth to it.

stevejonestherealbones (October 10, 2005)

Marlon,

its called an mp3 or some such thing, just wanted to let you know. bands do it all the time. it lets you transmit your voice throught the internet

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (October 10, 2005)

Omfg......k, if you don't like Panic because you don't like the lyrics or the sound, then fine, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But if you don't like them because you think they're trying to be like fall out boy or anyone else, you're wrong. they had most of their songs written BEFORE they even signed with Pete Wentz. They aren't trying to be like anyone else. they know they aren't the first to do the kind of music they do, but they aren't modeling their songs after anyone else's. so before you bitch about them being fall out boy clones, you should get your facts straight.

Anonymous (October 10, 2005)

anyone who writes long paragraphs defending this stuff needs to chill out. this band is not out to change anything, so why even bother defending them.

Marlon (October 10, 2005)

"even though i highly doubt marlon can"

I can't exactly transmit my voice through the internet but I can very easily post song lyrics...

md40_07 (October 10, 2005)

hah, kinda weird that these guys are a combonation of the sounds of FOB and Motion City Soundtrack when they are doing the Nintendo Fusion Tour with them...coincidence? I think not...but to tell you the truth I really like FOB and MCS so these guys are pretty good in my book.

Angela (October 10, 2005)

hence the reason i said "most of you" Marlon

Marlon (October 10, 2005)

"you cant really deny that brendon CAN sing better than most of you who commented can and thats ok if you dont like it but can you recognize that he has a talent? and obviously the drummer can drum, the guitar player can play, the bass player can play. And even though Ryan's lyrics arent the most orginal i'd like to see you guys come up with lyrics"

Not to be a dick or anything Angie but I CAN sing better and write better lyrics... just thought I'd put that out there.

AlmostPunkEnough (October 10, 2005)

Angela, don't even bother arguing about the merits of any band here. it's not worth the time. especially in a battle about this band on this site.

RondoMondo (October 10, 2005)

This band is catchy, they aren't very original but pretty catchy. Anyways, who all enjoyed the new Prop cd?

GreenVandal (October 9, 2005)

"senses fail, silverstein, hawthorne heights..AND i like fob and panic!"

Umm, that shows that you are into this kind of music because you basically just listed all of its main perpetrators.

You CAN be into more then one kind of music. I like many, this just isnt one of them.

stevejonestherealbones (October 9, 2005)

fags

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (October 9, 2005)

"Using the word 'homos' as an insult is kind of lame in my opinion."

I only used "homos" so the Panic street team could play the homophobic card on me. That, and I think that calling people homos is a whole lot of fun.

Angela (October 9, 2005)

geez i write too many comments..(sry) just wanted to write this to prove that not everyone commenting is only into the current wave of pop punk even though im sure a lot are. I for one like bands such as pink floyd, the clash, the who, led zep, bad religion, pennywise, bouncing souls, the shins, death cab, the killers, kaiser chiefs, senses fail, silverstein, hawthorne heights..AND i like fob and panic!

CherryColaRain (October 9, 2005)

This band does sound terribly alot like Fall Out Boy. But I for one, Think they sound better. Deffinately not original and not deserving of a grade higher than a 7, but hey it's fun to listen to. And another thing I hold alot of respect from Brian for he has done some amazing reviews. If he just happened not to like you're new favourite album...deal with it.

GreenVandal (October 9, 2005)

It seems that the only people who like this band (here anyway) are those that either really like the current wave of pop-rock or really like Fall Out Boy.

I feel something akin to hate when I hear of those things, but whatever floats your boat.

This just seems like something that only people who are already into this style are going to like.

Also! My Fugazi review got posted only after like...a week or something. Good job Brian!

Anonymous (October 9, 2005)

I disagree with this review 100% Panic! At The Disco, is an incredibly talented band. Brendon's voice does sound similar to Patrick of Fall Out Boys, but it's not just about his voice. Both singers have amazing vocals anyways, so why is it a bad thing? As for the lyrics, I don't think P!ATD is trying to copy Petes writing, style. When people write songs, they write whats in their head/heart. Maybe, the fact that they had these great lyrics, is what drew Pete Wentz to sign them. The entire CD is absolutely fabulous, and it's in my top 3 CD's. I haven't been able to take it out of my CD player since the day it was released. Overall, I think Panic! At The Disco, is totally deserving of a better review. They have a slightly unique musical sense, that makes me go crazy. Even if you don't like their music, I think you should definately give P!ATD a little respect.

Angela (October 9, 2005)

oh and..im not a "dumb fan-girl" i am a girl..i am a fan..but i am not dumb. Also, i registered to express an opinion and it happened to be about panic! at the disco. This happened to be the first thing i read at the site and then signed up to comment..so sue me

Angela (October 9, 2005)

alright so thanks for approving of my comment (whether or not you like panic!) but as for the person who says my opinion is voided because ive seen them in concert..i didnt appreciate that..i didnt initially write that comment to back up their music or music like it because i know a lot of people dont like it, im not saying you have to either, but you can dislike their music without being rude, you know? for example i dont like rap music but i have a degree of respect for rappers because they can do something that i cant and they have a talent for it. I wrote the last comment because i believe that the guys in panic at the disco are doing what there doing for the love of music and that they are at least tryinggg to do there own thing even if they havent exactly succeeded. I also believe that they are talented musicians, you cant really deny that brendon CAN sing better than most of you who commented can and thats ok if you dont like it but can you recognize that he has a talent? and obviously the drummer can drum, the guitar player can play, the bass player can play. And even though Ryan's lyrics arent the most orginal i'd like to see you guys come up with lyrics and a band to land you a record deal and keep it real with the fans after you do. i dunno..that was supposed to be the point of my last comment

Scruffy (October 9, 2005)

Guys, an apple is not a banana.

Russe11 (October 9, 2005)

Score is for when two anonymous posters start arguing with eachother.

Anonymous (October 9, 2005)

"All of the people dissing Brian are either A) the same person or B) a bunch of homos."

Using the word 'homos' as an insult is kind of lame in my opinion

skaboom (October 9, 2005)

I give Angela a lot more credit than 98% of anonymous posters, whether for or against this band. Yes, she registered just to support a band she likes. And no, I don't even like Panic!. But she did have an actual argument in support of these guys, instead of "OMG BRIAN IS TEH FAG THEY ARE ORIGINAL AND NOT BC OF FOB U POZER.!!11"

I much prefer people who use real live functioning brain cells to support a band I don't like, than hordes of people who hide behind anonymity who will call every single regular poster a fag for not having the exact same musical tastes as them.

Anonymous (October 9, 2005)

This score is for Angela. Look at all these dumb fan-girls who registers just to post about this review. Use fucking paragraphs people. Anyway, go back to ap.net you trendy fuckers.

corpseofmymotivation (October 8, 2005)

"Take this from the person whoâ??s seen fob, panic!, and many other bands in concert."

That pretty much voids your opinion.

Angela (October 8, 2005)

Ok Brian, you probably think you're pretty hot shit dissing this band and all but first of all youâ??re wrong to group them into a "Chicago pop-punk" category and while a lot of the bands do sound similar this statement can apply to the entire pop-punk genre not just bands from Chicago. The fact that you say they're exactly like fob is ridiculous. First of all the length of their friggen song titles has absolutely nothing to do with it, brand new and a bunch of other bands also have long song titles. And does Brendon sound like Patrick? yeah he does a little but heâ??s not TRYING to sound like Patrick. That is simply the voice he was born with AND panic! was discovered in part because of this voice. Can he magically change it so all the douche bags who have nothing better to do than diss talented bands will be happy? No, and he shouldnâ??t have to. Also, for the record their MUSIC (a band isnâ??t just made up of a vocalist after all) is very different from fob and most other bands and the lyrics also have different angles. For you to say that they are THAT alike is just not true. Are they inspired by fob and others and somewhat similar? Yes, of course..there is no band that is going to be COMPLETELY original and make it in the music world Although its obvious that Panic! is truly passionate about their music and LOVES what they're performing and if you donâ??t then fine, but donâ??t go and write something as absurd and insulting as this. I'd also like to add that I saw them in concert yesterday and even spoke to 3 of the members because THEY stayed to meet fans after the concert while only Andy from fob did. In concert they have completely different stage presence and Brendon sounds exactly the same in concert as he does on the cd which is not true at all with Patrick and means that he has REAL talent. So to write this review is insulting to panic! at the disco and everyone working for them or who like them because they are down to earth guys who honestly and truly care about their fans and their music AND are really talented, despite the similarities they show to other bands. Take this from the person whoâ??s seen fob, panic!, and many other bands in concert.

corpseofmymotivation (October 8, 2005)

Goddamn, this dude nailed FOB's vocals. This is pretty horrible.

AlmostPunkEnough (October 8, 2005)

It lyrically sounds like it came straight from FOB's pens.

i coulda sworn that said penis. oh well, would have been the same garbage.

GreenVandal (October 8, 2005)

Opinions and consensus and fancy words like that work in funny ways, so no one is actually wrong!

Well, except for you because you told me I was wrong.

Funny paradox there, isnt it?

I like Black Eyes.

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

"Yup.

This band sucks."

Nope.

You're wrong.

GreenVandal (October 8, 2005)

Hey! I remember this person! They made me laugh in that Yesterday Rising review. The part where they said that the song they play on the radio "hit them real hard" was so fucking hilarious.

Oh and then they threatened me by looking at my profile and pretending they knew me.

Yup.

This band sucks.

inagreendase (October 8, 2005)

The alleged girl from or near Fort Gratiot, MI:

Is 14 posts in this thread really necessary? I'm sure one of your 9699 other friends can chime in to defend Panic's get rich quick scheme.

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

this is all thats wrong with music. musically, las vegas is a terrible place to live. the only good shows featuring local bands are metal shows.

Anchors (October 8, 2005)

You know what, Crooky, it's probably the same kid. I forgot about that douche.

Makes sense though.

Timis (October 8, 2005)

all i know is this bitches....

i am listening to propagandhi - potemkin city limits and loving life right now...you should do the same

fuck panic! at the disco

Crookedsuperhero (October 8, 2005)

Man, it's like a repeat of that Yesterdays Rising review.....

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

Touché!

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

C) a single homo or D) both A and C

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

All of the people dissing Brian are either A) the same person or B) a bunch of homos.

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

"half the people who post something about this band are so steriotypical. if any of you knew any of the members of the band. or actually listened to them. would realize you dont know wtf your talking about."

why should i have to talk to the members of the band before i like this? shouldnt i be able to judge the band from their music?

and by the way, i have judged this band by the music, its terrible

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

wow you fucking suck at reviews, you know that? you apparently have no depth in music. could you be any stupider? get yourself a job your worthy of.. like a septic system employee

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

this band sounds like hot pink, crooked trucker hats, and "popped" collars

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

Guy/Girl, makes no difference. Its the lack of intelligence that stands out.

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

"hahaha okay lets be two. your so fucking rad omg!"

What does this even mean? Man, you can always tell a fob/panic/apnet guy by their posts.

stevejonestherealbones (October 8, 2005)

"hahahaha too bad you KNOW thats not what i meant. way to be an asshole."

too bad what you meant and the truth are completely different, fag hat

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

hmmmmYEAH (October 8, 2005)

"If you want to make out with your girlfriend at the Panic! At the Disco concert, be my guest. None of us will be there to ruin your good time."

i'm a girl.
and i'm straight.
sorry.

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

things i have learned from this review...
people are douchebags.

stevejonestherealbones (October 8, 2005)

"patd and fob have really different styles.

patd has more like keyboard and synth in most of their songs.
fob... doesnt."

so basically, its like cashing in on the popularity of fob and ALSO cashing in on the latest dance synth punk whatever trend?

wow....that really helps their case out, thanks man. this review made them out to just be a fob ripoff, but now that i know they use more keyboards and synth on top of the fob sound....i know this shit must be spectacular

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

I'm not sure how you get to your understanding/conclusions of P!ATD & Fall Ot Boy. The styles are so disimilar, and the voices are different. Urie has a deeper tone resonance w/vibrato, whereas Patrick doesn't. Must have been a bad batch of eggs you ate, or something.

Anchors (October 8, 2005)

I don't even understand the rationale behind these street team/apnet anonymous posters. Like Brian's going to say;

"Hey you know what, my impressions on this CD were a bit off, they in fact aren't totally devoid of talent, creativity, and a soul. What was I thinking? I'm sure glad these anonymous posters were able to set me straight!"

Shut the fuck up.

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

This record sold 9703 copies in its first week.

Many of your favorite bands haven't sold 9703 copies of an album in their careers.

And the spoon-feeding of generic music to 15-year-olds continues...

Marlon (October 8, 2005)

"I'm glad that you know what Panic! "strives for".
This happens to be, in my opinion, a very creative and original album.
Yay for being elitist?
They are so much better than FOB. I'm sick of the comparisons. And the permanent connection with them in some people's minds b/c Pete got them signed."

If you think he's elitist then you're pretty damn lucky I didn't review this CD. He's also nicer than me...

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

It may not be album of the year material but it is a pretty good effort from them.

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

At Punktastic.com they're absolutely rimming this band, I think they're okay at what they do but are really nothing special at all. Still, they're bound to be like Fall Out Boy and become big, so we'll have to live with it...

Joe

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

Here's to Brian for the use of his favorite review word: "couplet"

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

Really, a rip off. It's one thing to sound like another lead singer, but to basically copy? Bad times.

tylerdurden8136 (October 8, 2005)

the most likely reason this review is getting such a negative backlash is because over at absolutepunk it's being called album of the year next to the new thrice. i haven't listened to it yet so i have no opinion, but thanks to this review i'm not sure if i will even bother...

kenjamin (October 8, 2005)

SINCE WHEN DO HAIRCUTS MATTER?

Haircuts don't matter. That's why I said "Aside from the music." I'm glad we could clear that up. Second, if you browse the other reviews Brian has published, you will see that he has given high scores to many bands that would automatically discredit him from being an "elitist." If you want to make out with your girlfriend at the Panic! At the Disco concert, be my guest. None of us will be there to ruin your good time.

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

they seem to be going for a head automatica thing yeah?

hmmmmYEAH (October 8, 2005)

SINCE WHEN DO HAIRCUTS MATTER?
seriously. if you hate this band, that's fine.
but if your reason is "blah blah they're gay and retarded because they write catchy songs that are better than half of that pretentious crap that i listen to so i can feel like an elitist prick and they have stupid haircuts," then PLEASE find something else to complain about.

superdude (October 8, 2005)

This review was pretty good, but here's how I would make it better:

1. Don't worry about it, Discos are alright.

2. How about Fun! At the Disco?

3. But not like, as a question, the "?" was mine, not the band's name.

4. So: Fun! At the Disco

5. I'm glad we could clear that up.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

fuck dillinger 4

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

wow, how predictable is the review. let's bash everything but lawrence arms and against me. shock

kenjamin (October 7, 2005)

Aside from the music itself, look at their haircuts. I can't wait till that goes out of style. Score is for that.

heartfailure (October 7, 2005)

Every song on this CD is compelled solely by the hook. The cynical nature, the sarcasm - it's self-evident the singer is more talented than FOB's singer, but this band simply came too late, for they sound dreadfully alike, despite the slight truth that they might be a better band.

However, the one thing that pisses me off is the fact that just went ahead and followed through with their decision to release a record that they should have known in advance would be criticized as exploiting FOB's success, of which they did. This band is completely capable of producing novel material which could take the scene kiddies by storm, and so on.

but no. Hence, no respect, and I agree with the reviewer 100%.

Songs are poppy forgettable and addictive simply to reach the high of the hook. Occasionally I just found myself fast-fowarding to it.

/rant off

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

I love the people people who keep poining out that "they're from Las Vegas not Chicago dumbass", I mean come on people read the fuckin review before you comment.

anyway, fuck this band.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

Everything that's wrong with music today.

Timis (October 7, 2005)

we can all thank the less then junk drummer for brining more shitty music into this world.

Scruffy (October 7, 2005)

Excuse me if these comments repeat something else from this thread. I'm not gonna read it all.
If this is the type of music that you love, and you think this is the most creative thing you've heard all year, then you need to check out Volcano by Gatsby's American Dream. Honestly, I don't think comparing this band to Fallout Boy is nearly as apt as saying they're a much, much more simple version of GAD. His voice sounds a lot closer to that than FOB.
I guess maybe I think that because I would prefer listening to this band to Fallout Boy, and I really thought I'd hate them.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

I'm glad that you know what Panic! "strives for".
This happens to be, in my opinion, a very creative and original album.
Yay for being elitist?
They are so much better than FOB. I'm sick of the comparisons. And the permanent connection with them in some people's minds b/c Pete got them signed.

stevejonestherealbones (October 7, 2005)

good review

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

skaboom (October 7, 2005)

You can almost pinpoint the exact moment that someone posts on the P!ATD message board about the bad review. All of a sudden we are flooded with anonymous posters calling the reviewer a fag and vehemently defending how unique and un-FOB this band is.

Timis (October 7, 2005)

i really did try to like this cd....after a few listens->

it's utter garbage

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

Has this joke been made?

Aubin: "Brian, I'm afraid I'm gonna have to let you go, I won't tolerate bad reviews on this site. Especially from labels/bands that pay us to support them."

kenjamin (October 7, 2005)

Enough with the Anonymous posting. This site would be 100x better (and more postive) if random kids couldn't post 20 fucking times about how much the reviewer is a fucking moron.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

one of the most CREATIVE cds i've heard all year. fuck this review, any band that uses cabaret pianos AND sythesizers gets my vote. and can we please stop with the fall out boy comparisons? jesus christ, we get it already. "blah blah HE SOUNDS LIKE PATRICK blah OMGZ PETE WENTZ

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

Hey, now. Don't be mean. :[

Personally, I like them. Though, I respect others' opinions.

But hell, don't be so mean about it.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

panic! at the disco is cooler than youll ever be.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

bitch

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

bitch

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

what on earth is wrong with you
this cd is amazing.
and you just wish you could be as talented as them
whatever. that was really not called for.

kenjamin (October 7, 2005)

hey paul, isn't it true that Mark Trombino played drums on the new Starting Line cd? Does he just dumb down the playing because he's pretty awesome in Drive Like Jehu.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

your seriously all stupid, he said they were from vegas.

poopypants (October 7, 2005)

yea Scott, I'm a drummer so I noticed his lack of skill the first time i saw them. hell even on cd he's not very good. his fills are really sad, when he rarely busts one out.

paul

maverick (October 7, 2005)

"ll agree that the starting line are very boring live...they play their music at a even slower tempo than they do on cd, in part cuz their drummer is terrible"

Holy shit, I completely agree. I just saw the Nintendo Fusion Tour last weekend and actually watched from the side of the stage, and I couldn't believe how absolutely unable TSL's drummer was able to keep the simplest of time. Dude slowed down EVERY SINGLE SONG. How has that band gotten this far without giving him the boot? They would be so much tighter if they dropped that dude.

-Scott

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

I completely disagree with your review.

How is dividing an album into one half futuristic, one half piano, accordian, cello unoriginal?

I'm sure Panic!'s singer is quite aware that he sounds like Patrick of FOB, however I highly doubt that in any way he was attempting to imitate him. After listening to the album a few times, I realized that the way he sings really isn't a whole lot like the way Patrick does.

I think this band has made a blatant attempt to set themselves apart from Fall Out Boy, and in doing so become the better band of the two.

Anchors (October 7, 2005)

The PATD street team has assualted this forum.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

Broken social scene, my morning jacket, franz ferdinand, the new lows, the hold steady, wolf parade. Stop the shit reviews please.

poopypants (October 7, 2005)

i'll agree that the starting line are very boring live...they play their music at a even slower tempo than they do on cd, in part cuz their drummer is terrible and secondly their new album was a hideous attempt at being 'mature and experimental' ...they were better when they were new found glory minus skilled riffs and less balls

paul

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

"yeah thats right i liked em BEFORE they were signed what a badass i know that whats youre thinking but back then i gave em blowjobs"

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

"oh waah, i'm an idiot kill me pleeeaase"

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

This cd is amazing. I am not kidding. You just wish you could admit it.

PS - I can't wait til your friends buy this record and ask you to go to their show at some Arena.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

I always thought it'd be cool if a band used a Chuck Palahniuk quote from something other than Fight Club, since every third band seems to have a Fight Club homage in one of their songs. But then these guys ape a song title from a line in Survivor, and I now realize that anyone quoting anything by Chuck Palahniuk in a song or song title is a pretentious knob who needs to get to the fucking library and widen their frame of referrence.

colin (October 7, 2005)

fuck

this

band

poopypants (October 7, 2005)

"dear paul

i've been around this site, in one form or another for 5 years or so as well

normally you make sense, but if fall out boy's live show sucked, then why did you buy their cd?

-the other scott"

ah, i did not clarify. i missed their set at the ltj show (pittsburgh @ laga (rip) 12/03) but my friend caught it and said it was 'great and their cd is only 5 bucks' or maybe it was 10 bucks and we went in on it 50/50...anyway i was like 'oh ok' and had one less beer in the bar. i ended up REALLY liking 'take this to your grave' and did not actually see them live until this march. so i basically loved fall out boy's first album for a year and a half before seeing them live...i was let down but i still dig the cd. i got the new one too and think its great, but the certainly do not duplicate it live but oh well. they arent the first band to stink it up live as compared to their cd and not the last

on the contrary, new found glory is probably better live than on cd...sounds more natural and less produced and they play spot on...all of them. jordans voice is solid.

i will say that the drummer to FOB is VERY good live, hes a great drummer. its the rest who suck.

paul

fattony (October 7, 2005)

Funny thing is that I agree with this review overall, yet I love this album. Definitely falls into the Guilty Pleasure category.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

dear paul

i've been around this site, in one form or another for 5 years or so as well

normally you make sense, but if fall out boy's live show sucked, then why did you buy their cd?

-the other scott

RondoMondo (October 7, 2005)

More tolerable than Fall Out Boy, that's for sure.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

this band is actually from vegas...if youre going to diss the band, atleast get your facts straight

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

What a horrible band name. Johnny Marr needs to stab these dudes.

icecreamwiththeenemy (October 7, 2005)

I finally had a listen to this band a few days and it's nothing new.

If I see more myspace names with:

[insert person's name]! at the disco

..I'm killing someone.

mr_ian (October 7, 2005)

I pretty much completely disagree with this review, save for the comment about how ridiculously autotuned the singers voice is - his voice was FINE on the demos but for some reason the producer felt the need to polish it up to a ludicrous degree. I think the album is really quite good, save for the stupid song titles and a little bit of casual misogny in the lyrics (which for the most part are pretty good.) It DOES however sound like the first in a wave of an American bastardization of the Franz Ferdinand (or Gang of Four for those of you who are nit-picky) type of dance-punk.Although as American remakes go i'd say it's up there with 'The Office.' God, I am so not cool for kind of liking this band and mentioning Franz Ferdinand aren't I?

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

Am I the only one who thinks "Juliana Theory" when I listen to this band?

Oh, and GET SOME FUCKING DIFFERENT HAIRCUTS!!!!

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

This album is decent. It's not nearly as bad as the reviewer makes it out to be. As for the singer being a FOB clone, I think that people should be perceptive enough to see that a lot of singers in pop punk bands sound very similar to that today. What's sad is that this album is much better than anything that Fall Out Boy or The Academy Is has put out.

TheMarc (October 7, 2005)

Dead-on review.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

Score is for Ryan's Hope.

Chicago pop-punk but with, you know, balls

Marlon (October 7, 2005)

Punch Out! At The Disco

sickboi (October 7, 2005)

I've never heard this band, but that cover art makes me want to punch them for some reason. The name isn't helping either.

poopypants (October 7, 2005)

as for 'the other scott' claiming that no one that frequents this site is familiar w/ fall out boy you are wrong. i've been coming to this site for 5 years now and I am a big fall out boy fan. i think their live show sucks and its annoying that they are hte flavor of the month, but i saw them nearly 2 years ago opening for less than jake, picked up their debut for 5 bucks and thought it was a fantastic pop punk album...i still listen to it fairly reguarly and its been almost 2 years (come december). i listen to a wide variety of music, including 'shitty pop punk'.

paul

poopypants (October 7, 2005)

ya know whats funny? I agree w/ this entire review. Hell, I even described them as sounding like 'fall out boy meets the academy is...w/ some dance/techno/keyboard/synth nudisco stuff thrown in'

but I like it. its catchy, its fun, the lyrics, though written in the vein of the aforementioned bands are good too...at least they are clever and sarcastic.

fuck, i like pully and lagwagon and they sound very similar.

to me its no big deal. they arent reinventing shit but who cares? I mean i loved taking back sunday's first record but I thought right away 'wow, this just sounds like thursday meets saves the day' or the movielife sounding like new found glory. i dig these bands. i'm not going to hold them in the esteem of my favorite bands who do stand alone and have a unique sound (311, afi, rancid and thursday for example) but not EVERY band i listen to has to be original. if its fun and catchy sometimes thats all i need and this is both.

paul

skankin_in_the_pit (October 7, 2005)

Change "every" to "all the" and that comment below makes a little more sense.

skankin_in_the_pit (October 7, 2005)

"All the stupid pop punk comes from the surburbs from all the spoiled kids. Please do not identify this band with Chicago, bands ACTUALY from Chicago yields much different bands that are much better than this bullshit. Theres a HUGE difference between the suburbs and the city itself."

That's pretty funny, because just about every interviews/bios I've seen about them have started with "from the suburbs of Las Vegas."

I never thought I'd ever see a local band worse than the Killers or September Star/The Higher, but these dudes somehow pulled it off. I think I accidentally caught one of their sets at the Rock 'n' Java or some other coffeehouse about 8 or 9 months ago and I'm still not the same.

Marlon (October 7, 2005)

All the stupid pop punk comes from the surburbs from all the spoiled kids. Please do not identify this band with Chicago, bands ACTUALY from Chicago yields much different bands that are much better than this bullshit. Theres a HUGE difference between the suburbs and the city itself.

So at what point will the Kinsella family get tired and beat Pete Wrentz over the head with a cello?

BlAquaCadetZstyles (October 7, 2005)

Wow, typomania.

BlAquaCadetZstyles (October 7, 2005)

This was kinda fun the first time through, even tough it's pretty much From Under Cork Tree: II, Revenge Of The Synthesizers (Good Apollo I'm Burning Blah Blah.) After that...I couldn't bare to hear any but one of the songs.

ghostmonkey (October 7, 2005)

Only Naked Raygun & Effigies are great bands from Chicago -

Hello? Big Black anyone?

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

Only Naked Raygun & Effigies are great bands from Chicago
(the bomb might be good)

thirtyseconds (October 7, 2005)

Jeez. If you're going to have long song titles, make sure they're funny at least. Otherwise they just look... shit.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

1. i didn't think anybody on this site was familiar enough with fall out boy to recognize a fall out boy rip off sound

2. any band that rips off fall out boy is probably really, really, really bad

3. thank god for the bronx

-the other scott

localh (October 7, 2005)

good work reviewer..
I almost went to see this crap....

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

Being from Chicago I must let people on this site and the reviewer know:

All the stupid pop punk comes from the surburbs from all the spoiled kids. Please do not identify this band with Chicago, bands ACTUALY from Chicago yields much different bands that are much better than this bullshit. Theres a HUGE difference between the suburbs and the city itself.

etwiels88 (October 7, 2005)

Bad review. Decent album.

Some of the demos were bette than the actual finals though.

inagreendase (October 7, 2005)

they're from las vegas, not chicago.

Good call, I keep reading that everywhere and don't know why I kept forgetting to change that part.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

im listening to trophy scars right now. score is for them

skaboom (October 7, 2005)

I wish sometimes you'd just come out and say it if you didn't like a band.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

i actually thought this record was pretty freaking awesome.
Does it sound like FOB? Yes
Does it have quality writing? Yes

Who cares who the band acts/sings/looks like. Just judge the band on the basis of their cd.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

Shit likes this makes me pine for the days of New Found Glory and Sum 41 being the fad of the day.

abusedcat (October 7, 2005)

this album is actually pretty good. and, they're from las vegas, not chicago.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

with a name like that, i was expecting a q and not u clone. don't ask me why.

was i ever wrong.

TheOneTrueBill (October 7, 2005)

This shit sucks. They need to jump off a bridge.

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