Many of the bands that I listen to stem from already familiar bands, and I believe that this has broadened my horizons when exploring different genres of music. Alternative Rock has been a favorite of mine since my discovery of the band My Chemical Romance, so it is safe to say that when I get to choose the next song to be played, I am playing something by an Alternative Rock artist. Panic! at the Disco have left an impressionable mark on my life because I listened to them during times of my life that I would not have gotten through without the aid of music, so these individuals hold a special place in my heart. Not to mention, I would kill to have Brendon Urie’s voice any day of the week.
Music Suggestion of the Week: Panic! at the Disco
“I Write Sins Not Tragedies” popularized this well known American rock band consisting of Brendon Urie (vocalist), who remains the only member still in the band, Ryan Ross (lead guitar), Spencer Smith (drums), and Brent Wilson (bass guitar). These members would all later be replaced with Jon Walker and Dallon Weekes who would perform a variety of different roles for the band while both recording and on tour. In December of 2017, Dallon Weekes officially announced his departure from the band leaving Brendon Urie a stand alone act after Walker had left years previous due to a drug addiction.
Panic! at the Disco has released five albums throughout the thirteen years they have existed as a band and have been nominated for awards such as the Grammy’s and People’s Choice Awards, taking home the MTV Award for Best Music Video one year and numerous American Press Music Awards for Best Vocalist, Best Music Video, and Song of the Year. A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (2005), Pretty. Odd. (2008), Vices & Virtues (2011), Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (2011), and Death of a Bachelor (2016) comprise the band’s discography and have brought them to the fame they currently possess today.
I have been a fan of Panic! since my initial discovery in 2013 of their work. Their music was heavily associated with acts such as Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance, so it was only right to give them a chance. This upbeat, alternative rock band house the power vocals of lead vocalist Brendon Urie, an artist that I admire heavily, and have the ability to quench anyone’s thirst for something new and exciting. Urie has even found himself stumbling upon Broadway in the show Kinky Boots during a run of the show in the summer of 2017.
This band has ultimately inspired me to not only find my prefered genre of music but to not worry so heavily about what others may think of my actions, assuming they aren’t harmful to myself or others. Urie celebrates the many different aspects of life that make us who we are, and I believe that is important to any young individual trying to find their identity in their early years of life.
Here’s my favorite:
Another good one:
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Take a listen to a song from each album, and you’ll find out exactly how this band can change your taste in music. With each individual sound, I assure you that you will find at least one song that will make you fall in love.