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on 5/12/2013

if there's one thing I've always loved it's when everything you here in a song is done by real instruments. That's just what Panic here did, everything was authentic. Brilliant touch. In short, the album sounds nothing like their first, but I'm madly in love with this one too.

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Product Overview


Label Cbuj Entertainment
SKU 207324218
UPC 075678995088
UPC 14 00075678995088
Format CD
Release Date 3/25/2008
Author Panic! At The Disco
Associated Artist/Work Fun.
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Technical Info
Engineer Alex Venguer; Claudius Mittendorfer; Jonathan Allen; Wayne Warnecke
Producer Hearth Rob Mathes; Rob Mathes
CatalogID 430524
Lable Name DecayDance/Fueled by Ramen
Released 03/24/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 51m : 8s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075678995088
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Rob Mathes (guitar, mandolin, piano, keyboards); Warren Zielinski, Perry Montague-Mason (violin); Peter Lale (viola); Tony Pleeth (cello); David Andrew Mann (clarinet, alto saxophone); Andy Snitzer (tenor saxophone); Roger Rosenberg (baritone saxophone); Jeff Kievit (trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn); Tony Kadleck (trumpet); Michael Davis (trombone); Rick Romick (Wurlitzer organ); Chris Laurence (double bass).
Audio Mixer: Peter Cobbin.
Recording information: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Legacy Recording Studio, New York, NY; Peaceful Waters Music, Pound Ridge, NY; Studio At The Palms, Las Vegas, NV.
Illustrators: Alex Kirzhner; Connie Makita; Tanapan "Bang" Puangpakdee.
Photographer: Jennifer Tzar.
Panic At the Disco subverted the potential for a sophomore slump by taking a sharp left turn from the emo-fused pop-punk of their debut, A FEVER YOU CAN'T SWEAT OUT. Rather than retracing the footsteps that brought them popularity, Panic At the Disco made PRETTY. ODD., a headlong dive into pure 1960s pop psychedelia. From the floral print cover-art (framed by a vintage photo album-style border) to the artfully constructed retro symphonic pop inside, PRETTY. ODD. will surprise fans and stump naysayers.
Both the self-referential opener, "We're So Starving," and the lead single, "Nine in the Afternoon," with its soaring chorus and echoing horn lines, channel SGT. PEPPERS-era Beatles. The drowsy, lovely "Northern Downpour" and the music hall send-up (complete with added vinyl crackle), "I Have Friends in Holy Spaces," suggest the band has also been listening to the Beatles' WHITE ALBUM. But although PRETTY. ODD. is indebted to the Fab Four, it also has a contemporary feel, and no shortage of guitar-charged rock. Most surprising is that this unlikely experiment succeeds on the merit of its ambition, wit, and fine melodic songwriting.
Artist Overview
A discovery of pop-punk superstars Fall Out Boy, the Las Vegas emo band Panic! At the Disco (named for a Smiths song), stormed the charts in 2005 while its members were barely old enough to vote. Offering a highly danceable take on the emo formula of pop melodies, punk guitars, and heart-on-sleeve lyrics, Panic! are as much a symbol of the power of new digital media -- download sites, blogs, D.I.Y. Internet outlets like MySpace -- as they are of the state of music in the early 2000s. Seemingly coming out of nowhere, the band's debut album, Fever You Can't Sweat Out, sold almost 10,000 copies the first week of its release.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.64) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The tunes are often beautiful, especially 'Northern Downpour' and 'She's a Handsome Woman,' while 'Mad as Rabbits' has a horn section beamed in from the Beatles' 'Savory Truffle.'"
Spin (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] big-budget Beatles love letter right down to its Abbey Road orchestra....Ross and crew have stepped up their songwriting skills..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.64) - "[A] dense, largely enjoyable layer cakes of ideas and instrumentation..." -- Grade: B
Uncut (p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir second finds them channeling SGT. PEPPER...down a nightmarish rabbit hole of hyper-reality, '60s pop, '20s swing, banjos and horns."
Alternative Press (p.147) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Drummer Spencer Smith keeps things solid for Ross and producer Rob Mathes' sonic flights of fancy..."
CMJ - "[They replace] their previously slick emo with simple melodies, a full orchestra, over-looping vocals and psychedelic, circus-like accoutrements."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.46) - "It's a record that sounds wonderful, bold and excitiy....Panic's ear for cheery melody is unabashed and perhaps stronger than ever."
Q (Magazine) (p.134) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Lead single 'Nine In The Afternoon' is a beautifully proportioned pop song....Similarly, 'Do You Know What I'm Seeing?''s meandering melody betrays a sharp intelligence."
Blender (Magazine) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Here, they've relaxed, shed their grandiosity and learned how to goof around."
Paste (magazine) (p.72) - "[T]he new record reaffirms the basic premise that quality rock songs transcend fashion....PRETTY.ODD. will likely sustain much of the band's existing fanbase."
Disc 1
1 We're So Starving
2 Nine In The Afternoon
3 She's A Handsome Woman
4 Do You Know What I'm Seeing?
5 That Green Gentleman
6 I Have Friends In Holy Spaces
7 Northern Downpour
8 When The Day Met The Night
9 Pas De Cheval
10 Piano Knows Something I Don't Know, The
11 Behind the Sea
12 Folkin' Around
13 She Had the World
14 From A Mountain In The Middle Of The Cabins
15 Mad As Rabbits
Product Attributes
Artist Panic! At The Disco
Label Atlantic/q Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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