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
Buy On
  1. 60
    Vices & Virtues combines the best and most memorable elements of Panic! at the Disco's previous two full-length releases, and the end result is their catchiest and most accessible effort to date.
  2. Mar 30, 2011
    50
    Vices & Virtues is quite some distance from the triumphs of that remarkable record.
  3. Kerrang!
    Apr 4, 2011
    40
    With Vice & Virtues Panic At The Disco sound like the kind of people your grandparents would like. That doesn't mean that they are people who make bad music, but it does mean that they are creators of an album that does not rock. [26 Mar 2011, p.50]
  4. Mar 22, 2011
    60
    These songs are missing some of the hyper mall-rat poetry that made Panic's first two albums such daffy fun. But the arrangements are tight, even when the songs get baroque.
  5. Mar 21, 2011
    60
    The competition is tough for Emo's Most-Avowed Dramatist -- Gerard Way? Jared Leto?! -- but Panic! at the Disco singer Brendon Urie might take the golden compact.
  6. Mar 24, 2011
    40
    The songs sound forced and formulaic, with Ross's tales of alcoholic parents and identity confusion replaced by more straightforward lyrics about youngish love that have the difficult task of winning back fans who are now six years older.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 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 »