Vices & Virtues

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Reduced to a duo of Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith, neither of whom were primary songwriters during the band's early years, Panic at the Disco pick up the thread they started with their skewed Beatlesque sophomore set, Pretty. Odd., and turn Vices & Virtues into a curious little nesting doll of an album. Elements of the band's energetic emo are here, but it's only one bit on a record that follows the kitchen sink aesthetic of Pretty. Odd., one where the production is too restless to sit still for more than a couple of bars. The keystone here isn't so much the '60s as it is '80s new wave with synths and echoed guitars uncannily recalling the glory days of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Reduced to a duo of Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith, neither of whom were primary songwriters during the band's early years, Panic at the Disco pick up the thread they started with their skewed Beatlesque sophomore set, Pretty. Odd., and turn Vices & Virtues into a curious little nesting doll of an album. Elements of the band's energetic emo are here, but it's only one bit on a record that follows the kitchen sink aesthetic of Pretty. Odd., one where the production is too restless to sit still for more than a couple of bars. The keystone here isn't so much the '60s as it is '80s new wave with synths and echoed guitars uncannily recalling the glory days of 1983, but Panic at the Disco's approach is distinctly modern, letting the past intermingle with the present so it all creates a Day-Glo digital collage. Often, the individual pieces of this patchwork pop are more captivating than the overall image, yet there's still an undeniable appeal to Urie and Smith's crazed earnest energy; they may not know where they're going but they know all the different routes to get there.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2011
  • Label: Fueled By Ramen
  • UPC: 075678892417
  • Catalog Number: 526550
  • Sales rank: 5,944

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Panic! At the Disco Primary Artist
Rob Mathes Conductor
Butch Walker Guitar, Background Vocals
Brendon Urie Group Member
Spencer Smith Group Member
The West Los Angeles Children's Choir Vocals
Plasticines Vocals
Mike Bolger Trumpet, Accordion
Technical Credits
Isobel Griffiths String Contractor
Rob Mathes String Arrangements
Butch Walker Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
John Feldmann Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Pete Lyman Mastering
Colette Barber Studio Manager
Panic! At the Disco Composer
Ryan Ross Composer
Erik Ron Engineer
Brian Ranney Package Production
Jake Sinclair Engineer
Brandon Paddock Engineer
Matt Appleton Engineer
Fred Archembaunt Engineer
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