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  • Summary: The follow-up to their platinum debut album finds the band dropping the exclamation point from their name.

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Nine In The Afternoon
Back to the street where we began Feeling as good as lovers can, you know Yeah, we're feeling so good Pickin' up things we shouldn't read Looks like... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. An admirably ambitious musical bonanza. [28 Mar 2008, p.64]
  2. It may not be an album to die for, but it is a rare album of note, as much for its context as its content.
  3. 15 tracks of welcomed live drum sounds, symphonies and stacked harmonies.
  4. The fact remains, even if this batch of songs is a little clumsy and without nuance at times, most are memorable and enjoyable.
  5. This is a remarkably solid album that stands as one of the best album made by a pop-punk band this decade, although this music can hardly be considered 'pop-punk' anymore.
  6. For all its craftsmanship, Pretty. Odd. comes across as mannered and overbearing, more studied than exuberant, the magnum opus of a talented band charging wholeheartedly down a blind alley.
  7. Mojo
    40
    Frontman Brendan Urie has a knack for jaunty pop but Pretty Odd is too clinical and calculated for one so young. [May 2008, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 74
  2. Negative: 20 out of 74
  1. AlexP.
    Apr 5, 2008
    10
    I just love their new album they took a chance on doing something completly different from their last album and I think they deserve a slap I just love their new album they took a chance on doing something completly different from their last album and I think they deserve a slap on the back. Expand
  2. JeffreyD.
    Mar 29, 2008
    10
    Amazing album. This album is meant to be listened to in a dimly lit room, played on vinyl, possibly with headphones on, and definitely Amazing album. This album is meant to be listened to in a dimly lit room, played on vinyl, possibly with headphones on, and definitely smoking something. Its beautiful, daring, and clever. Making a switch from 'Fever' to an album more like this is not something to take timid swings at, they charged at 'Pretty. Odd.' full bore. The album as a whole, from start to finish paints a very fun and addicting picture. Notable psychedelic songs: The Piano Knows, When the Day, and Behind the Sea. Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2014
    9
    I loved how random it all felt at first yet listening to it clarified the lyrics a little bit every time. Even now, 6 years and 200 listensI loved how random it all felt at first yet listening to it clarified the lyrics a little bit every time. Even now, 6 years and 200 listens later, it's still so catchy and in my opinion Panic's best album to date. Expand
  4. SeanP.
    Apr 5, 2008
    8
    At first I thought it was awful but I really like it now. Each song has slowly got better, one at a time and now it's very nice. Most of At first I thought it was awful but I really like it now. Each song has slowly got better, one at a time and now it's very nice. Most of the negative reviews from users are probably the 15 year old girls. If you were looking for mopey lyrics behind an intense electronic landscape, look elsewhere (Metro Station). The album does not seem completely genuine but it is unlike anything else in modern music. Any band that intentionally risks their entire fanbase earns a lot of respect. Lots and lots of layers to most songs. Must've taken a while to arrange most of the strings/brass. Solid Expand
  5. Steve
    Mar 28, 2008
    6
    Have you ever heard of the Beatles? Panic at the Disco acts like they just heard them for the first time and now they want to do anything to Have you ever heard of the Beatles? Panic at the Disco acts like they just heard them for the first time and now they want to do anything to be just like them. The songs on the album are good, I won't lie. But they are not Panic songs. Expand
  6. Mar 14, 2011
    3
    Panic! At the Disco are perhaps my favourite band- none of my opinion is based on this albubm. A terrible, terrible follow up to their firstPanic! At the Disco are perhaps my favourite band- none of my opinion is based on this albubm. A terrible, terrible follow up to their first album. THis song contains two good tracks, 'Nine in the Afternoon' and 'Things have Changed'. I am disappointed in this album. Not only is it too far from what Panic! At the Disco are known for, but their 'new' sound is whiny and boring. Expand
  7. JeffM.
    Mar 26, 2008
    0
    Why is this band still around? Seriously. They're horrible.

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