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Panic! At The Disco

Vices and Virtues

Third album from former emo posterboys, who have shed a couple of members since their sophomore creative detour

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  1. 8.5 |   BBC

    Seemingly, emo is no longer a moody sub-culture, as one can’t help but smile when a record is this brilliantly bombastic
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  2. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith go back to first principles on the Las Vegas band's third album
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  3. 7.0 |   FasterLouder

    If pleasing a crowd is their main objective over musical integrity, then Panic! At The Disco could classify their latest album as a success
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  4. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    A convincing, uplifting, and entertaining voyage
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  5. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The closest emo has come to the sound of old-school pop and rock
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  6. 6.0 |   Spin

    The equivalent of raising the emo-for-life flag...a pledge of allegiance
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  7. 5.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Not all that great
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  8. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The sound of a band venturing down a number of relative dead ends; the sound of songwriters mining seams less rich than those they had previously explored
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  9. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    Minus principal songwriter Ryan Ross, the songs sound forced and formulaic
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  10. 3.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Arena music at its most inane
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  11. 3.0 |   No Ripcord

    The record as a whole makes for such concerningly disposable music it provides a dispiriting indictment of what passes for pop material these days
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  12. 3.0 |   AU Review

    Produced to within an inch of its life, but no amount of over-dubs can compensate for the complete absence of worthwhile material.
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