- Record Label: Fueled by Ramen Records
- Release Date: Mar 22, 2011
- Summary: After the loss of two members, the Las Vegas-based rock duo returns with its third studio album of rough-edged emo pop.
- Record Label: Fueled by Ramen Records
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Emo-Pop, Punk-Pop
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|The Ballad of Mona Lisa|
|She paints her fingers with a close precision He starts to notice empty bottles of gin And takes a moment to assess the sin she's paid for A lonely...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Nov 10, 2011One of the best albums I've ever heard. Every song seems to be an instant hit. It's by far one of the best albums ever made, and is probablyOne of the best albums I've ever heard. Every song seems to be an instant hit. It's by far one of the best albums ever made, and is probably my favorite album of the year. Go Panic!… Expand
May 21, 2013Let me start by saying that this is not emo. "Emo" isn't even a genre! And that doesn't matter. "Vices & Virtues" is one of the mostLet me start by saying that this is not emo. "Emo" isn't even a genre! And that doesn't matter. "Vices & Virtues" is one of the most incredible (instruments-mix) albums of the year! From calm and easy-listen songs like "Always" to (a little-bit weird) songs with (exaggerated) use of instruments. Exaggerated? Yes, but that is nothing (NOTHING) compared to the incredible way that it tastes. "The Ballad Of Mona Lisa", when released as a single, may have took you to a "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" feeling, but that is not what we have here. While we can listen to a estrange alternative rock with pop signs and not-that-much-understandably lyrics, on Vices & Virtues we have alternative rock (yet) with good electro-pop beats, lyrics with more relation to romance (instead of weddings and hospices from "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" and beautiful lyrics about seas, flowers and hair from "Pretty. Odd.". "Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)" is, although its chorus repeated many times (makes it kind of boring), a great (happy) song that does not have a lyric that good.
We also have "Hurricane" that's an incredible dance thing. Its chorus can't get out of your mind and has like a south-american or spanish feeling that it's enjoyable too. "The Calendar" may be the neutral song. I'm not saying that it's just another song, no. It's a great song that might make "AFYCSO" Fans, "Pretty. Odd." fans and "Vices & Virtues" fans to like it, because it feels like a mix between "AFYCSO" and the rest of "V&V".
Perfect? No. Nothing is perfect. The lyrics are pretty good. There are some fails and some repetitive chorus like in "Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)" and "Let's Kill Tonight". Also, we have "Sarah Smiles". More romance? Just because Urie made it for his girlfriend, it doesn't mean that it would be like a romantic, calm and lovely song. Okay, it has a romance thing (it has to) but it also has a good "shake" and all the song is good, not just the chorus. What can we expect from an album that even the songs that are "just another song" are amazing from beginning to end? An album that is Incredible from beginning to end.
Okay, we have some exceptions. "Trade Mistakes" is good, but not thaaat good. "Sarah Smiles" seems to lose its initial charm after half the song. "Ready to Go" is lyrically weak and repetitive. But...
Everything ends with "Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met)" that gave me a headache. That's not bad, it's just confusing. Starting with a dialogue, then going to french choir, then starts the music with lots of special sounds (polluting it) and then starts the chorus that is different from the rest of the song. And the chorus is much better than the rest of the song, what would make me sad, but instead of it, makes sing because has a great lyric to sing.
So, we have a great "alternative rock with electro-pop beats" album. Not emo. Amazing songs. Good lyrics. Defects? Of course. Worth your time? Oh Yeah!!!… Expand
Nov 30, 2017I will never understand how this album is considered only mediocre by so many people. Sure, it's definitely not their best work, and it isI will never understand how this album is considered only mediocre by so many people. Sure, it's definitely not their best work, and it is repetitive. It's so great still, the songs that shine the brightest shine so BRIGHT!!! Such as, "The Ballad of Mona Lisa", "Hurricane", "Trade Mistakes", "The Calendar", and of course "Nearly Witches [Ever Since We Met...]" It's so great and so underrated. A-… Expand
Apr 2, 2011First of all we need to remember who we are dealing with here, a band that went from being the epitome of emo culture to self confessed beatleFirst of all we need to remember who we are dealing with here, a band that went from being the epitome of emo culture to self confessed beatle wannabeâ… Expand
Mar 27, 2011really nice album. Panic at the disco is a very talented band. Very nice songs on this band. If you a Panic at the Disco fan you will lovereally nice album. Panic at the disco is a very talented band. Very nice songs on this band. If you a Panic at the Disco fan you will love this album. Not they best album but they did a good job with the album. Only two member in this band. I like the album alot,… Expand
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