Album Review: This Is Gospel

Album Review             :           This Is Gospel

Artist                           :           Panic At The Disco

Genre                         :           Rock

Date of Released       ;           2014

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Pop rock is not dead; this is what this group is trying to say with this album.  The first song “This Is Gospel” proudly proclaims that this is the truth.  The group suggest that there is indeed a thin line dividing between pop and rock; it is only a matter of instrumentation.  All of their songs are basically pop if you take out the wailing of guitars in the background.  It is pure pop when you consider that there are lots of drum programming in some of their songs. Here are some notable songs in this record. 

Vegas Lights – starts like a kindergarten song and progress like a pop song like the ones performed by Katy Perry or Demi Lovato, that proves they are a force to reckon with should the group decide to venture into pop genre.

Nicotine – abuses the drum programs often heard in dance music thus song is more like a dance record instead of a rock.  It is rock because of the song title.

Casual Affair – is an attempt to create a full rock song.  However, with the use of EDM sounds and synthesizers, the song sounded like a regular pop song, nonetheless, the infusion of different styles and melody distracts the listener from treating the song as pop song.

Far Too Young Too Die and Collar Full – sounds like an 80’s song; the ones produced by synth New Wave groups during that decade.  The good thing is that it sounds not dated at all. 

All The Boys – this song tries to be a male anthem song.  But, with tired old lyrics, it is just an upbeat rock song; still this is one is good to listen while trying to remain awake during long travels.

With this album, fans will rediscover just how good this band is.  I rate this record 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.   

Ratings Description:

1 star = Ignore it

2 stars= risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 = buy, keep, and treasure it

 

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