Panic! at the Disco rose during the early 2000s during the prime time of emo pop-punk music. Since their debut with iconic eyeliner in 2004, Panic! at the Disco has released a total of 6 albums. Here they are, ranked:
6. Pretty. Odd (2008)
At number six is Panic’s second album and the last album with Ryan Ross and Jon Walker. Much like the album’s title the album as a whole was…pretty odd. The music deviated from their previous albums which is why I forgot this album even existed until this list. Not many memorable songs aside from “Nine in the Afternoon.” The main problem with this album was that it did not show off Brendon Urie’s insane vocal range. This album should have been a push forward in music quality as a band, but in reality, it was just a push back.
Best Song: Nine in the Afternoon
Worst Song: Folkin’ Around
5. Vice and Virtues (2011)
The fifth is Vice and Virtues, the band’s third album. This album demonstrated a complete 360 from Pretty. Odd and returned back to the sound they established in their first album. Honestly, it saved the band from dying and becoming another could have been. However, it did not have the same power their original album had. Vice and Virtues had a few good songs, but overall the album was meh.
Best Song: The Ballad of Mona Lisa
Worst Song: Stall Me
4. Pray for the Wicked (2018)
In Fourth is the most recent album, and the second that Urie was the sole remaining member of the original. Pray for the Wicked did have several good songs; however, the good songs were abusively played on the radio that I felt myself cringing every time the first note blared from any speakers. Don’t take me wrong this album was fun and showcased Urie’s astounding vocal range, but it was just too much. Like they say anything in excess is bad for you.
Best Song: Hey Look Ma, I Made It
Worst Song: Dancing’s Not a Crime
3. Too Weird to Live Too Young to Die (2013)
In third place, with its unusual but pleasant techno sound was unexpected. It was a fun album with “Miss Jackson,” “This Is Gospel,” and “Girls/Girls/Boys”. It is certainly more exciting and not over-exerted than the previous albums. This also the album the featured Spencer Smith on the drums before he formally left the band. This album gave me back my love for music produced by this band. It went from being meh with a single decent record to a whoa I am going to listen to these this album obsessively because it was perfect for my solo dance parties in the comfort of my room.
Best Song: This is Gospel
Worst Song: Collar Full
2. Death of the Bachelor (2016)
This first album under Urie’s complete control was pretty close to being the best album from Panic’s discography. It was hard to place this one in second because this album defined Brendon Urie. Where his vocals are in full display and in this album, he is the last remaining member of the original band. What can I say, this album is crazy=genuis because it threatens you with a good time. This album shows how victorious Panic! at the Disco is and even after 10+ years, it is here to stay and not going anywhere.
Best Song: Death of a Bachelor
Worst Song: No. Bad. Song.
1. Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (2005)
In the top spot is the album that brought the Panic! at the Disco into the limelight. It truly is a creative masterpiece that shows what music could be and fundamentally shaped my whole teenage hood! Every song in the album in the album is memorable, Urie’s vocals give you shivers down your spine, the long song titles are a mouthful, and every song is a 2000s music scene classic. If you ever want to introduce anyone to Panic this is the album to start them with, especially since everyone knows “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” which taught us to close the goddamn door!
Best Song: The classic, I Write Sins Not Tragedies
Worst Song: Intermission? But not really.