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  • Summary: The seventh full-length release for Brendon Urie's solo music project Panic! At the Disco was recorded live to tape with Jake Sinclair and Mike Viola.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 19, 2022
    90
    Viva Las Vengeance is Urie's amorous declaration to everything sumptuously mythic, exultant, tragic, and yes, even silly about loving and aspiring to be a part of the rock'n'roll world. That Urie is completely self-aware about his place in that world makes Viva Las Vengeance all the more delicious.
  2. Aug 19, 2022
    85
    For those of us who love both power pop and musical theater, though, and haven’t been as much enamored of their previous emo, this is Panic!’s best album. The paradox is that this may be one-man-band Urie’s hardest-rocking collection, as well as his most stagy.
  3. 80
    Yes, ‘Viva Las Vengeance’ is a very different Panic! At The Disco album, but it stays true to their devil-may-care attitude.
  4. Aug 19, 2022
    80
    The album is like a wild ride in a muscle car where someone’s constantly fiddling with the radio, forever chasing the high that comes with hearing the perfect riff at the perfect moment. ... Viva Las Vengeance sounds great, its piston-like licks and soaring solos acting like time machines to a rose-colored-glasses-refracted era.
  5. Aug 24, 2022
    80
    It absolutely borrows plenty from all of Brendon’s influences – but that’s not a bad thing. Viva Las Vengeance is both consistently catchy and classic-sounding, and another fine addition to Panic!’s remarkably varied discography.
  6. Aug 19, 2022
    60
    A fun, enjoyable vessel that spotlights a magnetic talent. The music might not entirely be Panic! at the Disco’s own – but like fellow Vegas bigwig Elvis, that’s clearly no barrier.
  7. Aug 19, 2022
    50
    While it does knock out some definite singalongs, sprinkling in some fun hooks and catchy structures, there is something missing beneath the veneer of theatricality. This is an album that hints at complexity, but it is inevitably overshadowed by Urie’s one-man-show.
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  1. Positive: 77 out of 117
  2. Negative: 33 out of 117
  1. Aug 25, 2022
    10
    Viva Las Vengeance is about healing your inner child. It's about returning to your roots, re-exploring your old haunts. It's the spark foundViva Las Vengeance is about healing your inner child. It's about returning to your roots, re-exploring your old haunts. It's the spark found only in familiar sounds & fading places.
    It's about how, sometimes, it CAN hurt to try.
    And how you have to.
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  2. Aug 24, 2022
    10
    i love the album so much. it has a classic rock sound that i am very much enjoying. Brendon's voice is so amazing! he is the best vocalist outi love the album so much. it has a classic rock sound that i am very much enjoying. Brendon's voice is so amazing! he is the best vocalist out right now. I love all the songs, they all bring a great energy! the theatrical element of the album is very Panic at the disco which i love it. This is definitely my favorite album. Brendon is a special artist who can give a different sound to each album and that is why Panic at the disco is my favorite band. i don't get bored. Expand
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    Aug 20, 2022
    10
    People keep going on about how this isn’t how Panic! used to be… Ryan Ross this and Ryan Ross that… just accept the fact that bands change andPeople keep going on about how this isn’t how Panic! used to be… Ryan Ross this and Ryan Ross that… just accept the fact that bands change and evolve, and members come and go. Brendon is and always has been the voice of Panic! at the Disco, and he always makes sure that every album sounds different than the last. This is definitely his most unique album and I’m all here for it. Not only does he call back to the bands of the 70s and 80s that inspired him, but he does it with a musical theatre flare unlike anything we’ve ever heard before. The instrumentals are some of the most creative and beautiful that we’ve heard from him, and really add to the depth of the album. Overall, this album is a breath of fresh air coming from the mainstream pop sound of Pray for the Wicked, and will surely go down as one of Panic!’s most diverse, creative, and all-around enjoyable albums. Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2022
    9
    This album is a beautiful mess, and I love it for that reason. The songs are all over the place, and for some reason people can't realize it'sThis album is a beautiful mess, and I love it for that reason. The songs are all over the place, and for some reason people can't realize it's not meant to be "musically sound." Brendon Urie wants to make fun music that can make someone smile, and I think he achieved that in this album. Expand
  5. Aug 31, 2022
    8
    Brendon hits some nostalgia points with vintage sound and a return to some rock. Fun spin, but some odd lyrics here and there. Nothing isBrendon hits some nostalgia points with vintage sound and a return to some rock. Fun spin, but some odd lyrics here and there. Nothing is really under the surface, but the return to form, in the form of Panic!’s signature switch-ups keep this record heavy in my current rotation. Massive talent showcase, if nothing else. Expand
  6. Sep 24, 2022
    3
    Boring. Just boring. Panic At The Disco hasn’t been good since ten years ago.
  7. Aug 21, 2022
    0
    uninspired, generic, and boring to say the very least. as brendon urie has progressed his one man band career he only continues to stoopuninspired, generic, and boring to say the very least. as brendon urie has progressed his one man band career he only continues to stoop further and further down this predictable spiral and pop out one of the worst albums you’ll ever hear every few years. it’s a shame to associate such amazing classics with these new set of ‘songs’ that has been put out Expand

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