Vices & Virtues

Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
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  1. Apr 1, 2011
    30
    Vices & Virtues bucks that somewhat healthy trend in entirely the wrong manner, and represents exactly the kind of the uninspired drudgery of Americana indie rock that has emerged in the wake of the likes of My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy.
  2. Mar 22, 2011
    30
    If you were expecting some kind of creative transformation from the shakeup, this new album may be something of a disappointment, as Urie and drummer Spencer Smith return to the skittish, bombastic pop-rock of their debut.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Feb 22, 2012
    8
    Losing half of their members due to musical differences, Panic!'s Brendon Urie took up the mantle of songwriter which would have copiousLosing half of their members due to musical differences, Panic!'s Brendon Urie took up the mantle of songwriter which would have copious amounts of pressure placed upon someone who had always co-wrote songs. Nevertheless this third effort from the duo/band, a reversion similar to "Fever" days, sees Urie comfortably navigating his lyrics through the album, bringing up great highlights such as the rollicking trio of "Memories", "Trade Mistakes" and "Ready To Go", and demonstrating that they haven't lost they melodic orchestral sound from the "Pretty. Odd." era on "Sarah Smiles" towards the end. Criticism may be directed at the simple song structure, however few can deny that Panic! is definitely back. Full Review »
  2. Jun 14, 2014
    10
    This album by Panic! At the Disco is simply stunning. Whilst it sounds different to both its predecessors, this album's new sound isThis album by Panic! At the Disco is simply stunning. Whilst it sounds different to both its predecessors, this album's new sound is excellent. Trade Mistakes and Memories being the stand-out tracks, this album has NO letdowns. An easy 10 out of 10, the best album this year and possibly this decade. Full Review »
  3. Mar 19, 2014
    7
    Probably my second fave P!atD album. Loved the band's style in this album, the compositions are unique, the delivery is okay, but the lyricsProbably my second fave P!atD album. Loved the band's style in this album, the compositions are unique, the delivery is okay, but the lyrics are not that good to be honest. It's too wordy. Full Review »