Panic! at the Disco is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 by childhood friends Brendon Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson. Since 2015, vocalist Urie has been the only official member of the band, with drummer Dan Pawlovich and bassist Nicole Row accompanying him on tour. Panic! at the Disco recorded its first demos while its members were in high school. Shortly after, the band recorded and released its debut studio album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005). Popularized by the second single, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," the album was certified double platinum in the US. In 2006, founding bassist Brent Wilson was fired from the band during an extensive world tour and subsequently replaced by Jon Walker.
Panic! at the Disco have been known to change their sound each album. Musically, they have mainly been described as pop rock, pop, pop punk, baroque pop, electropop, synth-pop, dance-punk, power pop, alternative rock, emo pop, vaudeville, and emo. Panic! at the Disco went on record many times saying that the group's second album would be completely different from A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, as Rolling Stone wrote in an article: "The group cemented its next direction with their first single, called "Nine in the Afternoon." "It's influenced by the music our parents listened to: the Beach Boys, the Kinks, the Beatles," says Ross. "Our new songs are more like classic rock than modern rock. We got older and started listening to different music – and this seems like the natural thing to do right now." Pretty. Odd. has been described as being like "[Panic] dropping the entire Beatles catalog into a blender, adding some modern alternative ice and the horn section from Sonia Dada, then churning out a new-millennium Liverpool smoothie. In his review of the band's live album, Stephen Thomas Erlewine noted, "...Pretty. Odd. suggests that they're becoming that rare thing in 2008: a pop-oriented rock band. They might not be doing this knowingly, but the results are entertaining all the same Urie has cited bands/artists such as Frank Sinatra, Queen, David Bowie, Weezer, Green Day and My Chemical Romance as his biggest influences.
Musical style and influences
Personal opinion: a burlesque type of music, really sensual and with deep meaning. The theme is really vintage and th majority of the songs are up beat and cathcy.
The most known song: I write sins not tragedies
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005)
Personal opinion: The Beattles style, actually a really sunny and catchy record, good to listen in the summer, kinda folky but full of sentiments
The most known song: Nine In The Afternoon
Pretty. Odd. (2009)
Personal opinion: If i could give this album an era in time, i would say victorian. Such a great theme and change of sound, really good and enjoyable songs, and the bonus tracks are gold
The most known song: The Ballad Of Mona Lisa
Vices & Virtues (2011)
Personal opinion: One of my favourites. I simply love the aesthetic, the theme "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas". It aproaches a poppier style, but stays at the same Panic! roots we know and we love, this album has one of the best lyrics, thanks to the new bassist, Dallon Weekes .
The most known song: This Is Gospel
Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! (2013)
Personal opinion: Asthe fist album written by Brendon all by himself, it's a really good one. i can say that the theme is partying until the sunrise and having a good time. This is the albu that actually got me into yhis band and contains the biggest bop ever.
The most know song: Emperor's New Clothes (and one of my ultimate favourites!)
Death of a Bachelor (2015)
Personal opinion: Such a good album. Such a good vibe and all the song are energizing and the cover is one of the best yet! Brendon is so confident and he sees it. It is the most recent album and i think the band couldn't have grown better.