I am a colossal Fall Out Boy fan, so it was only a matter of time before I discovered the genius that is Panic! At the Disco. I listened to Pretty. Odd. before A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (big mistake; Fever is so much better.) I'm not sure what was being reviewed, 'cuz it sure wasn't this. "Over-processed and monotonous vocals, tedious special effects, songs that don't really work thematically or musically"? I think not! Yeah, they touched it up. No, it's not over-bearing or unpleasant! Brendon Urie's vocals are astounding and alluring. Most (not all) of the songs are strangely appealing. Here's a song by song breakdown:
Introduction- 1/5: Useless.
The Only Difference- 4/5 Pretty good. Had to grow on me, but
London Beckoned Songs- 3/5 The s-bomb gets dropped twice; weird lyrics, even for Panic!, but not bad.
Nails for Breakfast- 3/5 It has an infectious beat, but I often skip this one...
Camisado- 2/5 Eh. -shrugs-
Time to Dance- 5/5 AWESOME song, one of my favorites. -Shotgun: wedding! Shotgun: wedding!!-
Lying is the Most Fun- 2/5 The f-bomb gets dropped, definitely the most, erm, sexually inappropriate song on the album. I don't care for it.
Intermission- 1/5 Again: useless.
But It's Better If You Do- 2/5 Eh. -shrugs-
I Write Sins Not Tragedies- 4/5 Yes! If you don't mind the swearing.
I Constantly Thank God- 2/5 Eh. -shrugs-
There's a Good Reason- 5/5 One of my favorites, it has irresistible flair and drama. The chorus is odd (Haven't you heard that I'm the new cancer, I've never looked better and you can't stand it) but the rest of it is EPIC!
Build God, Then We'll Talk- 4/5 No, I don't like the sexual part of it either, but it could be worse.
I'd recommend this album to anyone who has a good enough head on their shoulders not to take the lyrics seriously. Enjoy!