ALBUM TITLE                        :        DEATH OF A BACHELOR

ARTIST                                   :        PANIC AT THE DISCO

GENRE                                    :        ALTERNATIVE ROCK                     

DATE RELEASED                   :        2015


A death of a bachelor can only mean one thing.  It means the death of fun.  This is probably the message the band is trying to say in this record.  It seems to them that music is no longer fun  but rather a juxtaposed of emotions, seriousness, and technology.  Artists are trying to produce hit records instead of pushing for artistry which is a result of doing and having fun. The mere fact that the band sampled B52’s hit “Rock Lobster” is an indication that they are indeed serious of recapturing the fun side of music.

The whole album can be described with the song “Don’t Threaten Me With Good Times.”  Musical artists nowadays are no longer musicians but a product of record label executives or a result of being so full of themselves.  Thus, you have rap and hip hop artists, still exploiting their own demons and angst and trying to shove it to their fans and listeners.  Rock is no longer about sounds and originality but an imitation of rock legends or a cut and paste of what is popular at the moment.

In this album, you will not find the obligatory head bang moments most alternative rock music have but rather a fusion of sounds and styles.  It is like listening to metal imbibed with disco ambience or rock music ala “Queen.”  Or listening to current evolution of Deep Purple.  Panic At The Disco showed what rock music should be thus it is a misnomer to categorized them as alternative rock after this record as the band has proved that they can perform pure rock.

With that I rate this record 4.0 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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