Released: January 15, 2016
Brendon Urie is the only remaining member of Panic! at the Disco and he’s changing up the style that we’ve come to know from the band.
Death of a Bachelor feels part punk rock and part crooner with Urie’s vocals at the forefront, which is probably exactly what Urie was going for, as he’s a co-writer on every single song.
“Crazy=Genius” feels as if it was plucked straight out of the 1930s or 1940s and should be performed with bandleader leading a full team behind him. But, as the song gets to the chorus, it’s brought back into the 21st century with the rock element shining through. The same goes for the title song in which part of the time Urie sounds as if he’s channeling Frank Sinatra.
Final say: This album is everything I didn’t know I needed. ★★★★☆