Three years after their breakout album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, Panic At The Disco has released a new cd titled Pretty.Odd, and it is in fact odd. After ditching their exclamation point, it seems as though they have also ditched their former teeny punk music, and adopted a new 70's rock style.
After listening to the entire cd through I can't help but be reminded of the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Borrowing bits from the famous band, songs like "We're So Starving" and "Mad As Rabbits" feature horn sections that seem to have been directly copied and pasted from other famous Beatles songs.
The majority of the songs on the CD are beautiful ballads such as "Northern Downpour" and "She's A Handsome Women" and "When The Day Met The Night". Contrary to their last album, Pretty.Odd leaves you feeling content with life and cheerful. And how could you not with lyrics like "If the clouds were singing a song, I'd sing along, wouldn't you too"?
The albums first single "Nine In The Afternoon" is proving to be competition, in popularity, to their previous single "I Write Sins Not Tragedies". The only tragedy about this CD is that by the end of it you find yourself wanting to playing it through again.