The Panic! at the Disco Discography Rate: Eliminations Resume!

Which album's their worst?

  • A Fever You Can't Sweat Out

    Votes: 2 8.7%
  • Pretty. Odd.

    Votes: 17 73.9%
  • Vices & Virtues

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Death of a Bachelor

    Votes: 4 17.4%

  • Total voters
    23
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(Plan A was to stylise the entire title like an MSN Messenger screenname, circa 2005, complete with ridiculous double letters and decorative punctuation. Luckily, I respect you all enough to recognise that some trends are best left dead and buried. Plan B was to call this "Rating is the Most Fun a Gay Can Have Without Taking Its Clothes Off," but that exceeded the character limit. You're welcome on both accounts.)

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So, here we are: a (mostly) adult subset of an Internet pop music forum, congregating to rank over a decade’s worth of music from a band whose earliest photoshoots looked like this:

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… good grief.

Naturally, this begs the question: how did we get here? As it turns out, just about every rate host on this forum uses their introductory post to answer this question in one of two ways. (I know this to be true because I’ve spent the better part of the last month scouring these threads for ideas to copy, since I pretty much have no clue what I’m doing here. There, good, we’ve acknowledged that fact before I spend the coming weeks making a mockery of myself.)

The first is an overview of the artist’s history, and while I respect the effort that goes into establishing a reverent tone, I also tend to skim these bits (if not skipping them outright). After all, my energies are better spent trying to determine how long I can procrastinate before submitting my scores at the eleventh hour – but don’t any of you dare try any such messery here, or God knows we’ll be lucky to make it through the first ten eliminations.

Anyways, as far as Panic! is concerned, they went from emo to the Beatles back to emo (but with half the group gone) to… whatever Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! was meant to be to finally acknowledging that Brendon Urie was the only thing anyone really came for in the first place. There’s your history; Wikipedia has the rest.

The other tactic employed to attract attention is a personal anecdote about early exposure to the artist in question. I actually quite like reading these, as they lend a nice personal touch to proceedings. I’m also fairly certain that none of you care to hear about the first time I heard ‘But It’s Better If You Do’ on my then-friend’s MP3 player on the school bus and how it led this sheltered eighth-grader to discover that music existed apart from my mother’s beloved Lite 95.9. Suffice it to say that I likely never would have found my way to this forum were it not for Panic!’s early influence on my budding music tastes.

There. Personal anecdote: check. Let’s move onto the rules, shall we?
  • Rate every song on a scale of 0-10, with half-marks allowed
  • One song across the entire rate may be awarded an 11
  • Commentary is, as always, strongly encouraged; basically, don’t leave me alone to pad an entire write-up about ‘Folkin’ Around’
  • RJF had it right: you may rescore a single song after submitting by PMing me before the voting deadline
  • Voting closes at midnight Mountain Time on Tuesday, MARCH 7, 2017
I’m sure most of you know how this works by this point, so I won’t bother going into further detail; if any clarification is required, feel free to ask in the thread or PM me.

A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out

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1. Introduction (don't rate this)
2. The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage
3. London Beckoned Songs About Money Written by Machines
4. Nails for Breakfast, Tacks for Snacks
5. Camisado
6. Time to Dance
7. Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off
8. Intermission
9. But It’s Better If You Do
10. I Write Sins Not Tragedies
11. I Constantly Thank God for Esteban
12. There’s a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven’t Thought of It Yet
13. Build God, Then We’ll Talk

Pretty. Odd.

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1. We’re So Starving
2. Nine in the Afternoon
3. She’s a Handsome Woman
4. Do You Know What I’m Seeing?
5. That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)
6. I Have Friends in Holy Spaces
7. Northern Downpour
8. When the Day Met the Night
9. Pas de Cheval
10. The Piano Knows Something I Don’t Know
11. Behind the Sea
12. Folkin’ Around
13. She Had the World
14. From a Mountain in the Middle of the Cabins
15. Mad as Rabbits

Vices & Virtues

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1. The Ballad of Mona Lisa
2. Let’s Kill Tonight
3. Hurricane
4. Memories
5. Trade Mistakes
6. Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)
7. Always
8. The Calendar
9. Sarah Smiles
10. Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met…)
11. Kaleidoscope Eyes
12. Stall Me
13. Oh Glory (Demo)
14. I Wanna Be Free
15. Turn Off the Lights
16. Bittersweet

Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!

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1. This Is Gospel
2. Miss Jackson (feat. Lolo)
3. Vegas Lights
4. Girl That You Love
5. Nicotine
6. Girls / Girls / Boys
7. Casual Affair
8. Far Too Young to Die
9. Collar Full
10. The End of All Things
11. Can’t Fight Against the Youth
12. All the Boys

Death of a Bachelor

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1. Victorious
2. Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time
3. Hallelujah
4. Emperor’s New Clothes
5. Death of a Bachelor
6. Crazy=Genius
7. LA Devotee
8. Golden Days
9. The Good, the Bad and the Dirty
10. House of Memories
11. Impossible Year

Extras

1. This is Halloween
2. New Perspective
3. C’mon (with Fun.)
4. Mercenary
5. Keep On Keeping On (Travie McCoy feat. Brendon Urie)
6. Love in the Middle of a Firefight (Dillon Francis feat. Brendon Urie)
7. Bohemian Rhapsody
8. Molly (Lil Dicky feat. Brendon Urie)

OK GLHF!
 
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The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage
London Beckoned Songs About Money Written by Machines
Nails for Breakfast, Tacks for Snacks
Camisado
Time to Dance
Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off
Intermission
But It’s Better If You Do
I Write Sins Not Tragedies
I Constantly Thank God for Esteban
There’s a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven’t Thought of It Yet
Build God, Then We’ll Talk

We’re So Starving
Nine in the Afternoon
She’s a Handsome Woman
Do You Know What I’m Seeing?
That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)
I Have Friends in Holy Spaces
Northern Downpour
When the Day Met the Night
Pas de Cheval
The Piano Knows Something I Don’t Know
Behind the Sea
Folkin’ Around
She Had the World
From a Mountain in the Middle of the Cabins
Mad as Rabbits

The Ballad of Mona Lisa
Let’s Kill Tonight
Hurricane
Memories
Trade Mistakes
Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)
Always
The Calendar
Sarah Smiles
Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met…)
Kaleidoscope Eyes
Stall Me
Oh Glory (Demo)
I Wanna Be Free
Turn Off the Lights
Bittersweet

This Is Gospel
Miss Jackson (feat. Lolo)
Vegas Lights
Girl That You Love
Nicotine
Girls / Girls / Boys
Casual Affair
Far Too Young to Die
Collar Full
The End of All Things
Can’t Fight Against the Youth
All the Boys

Victorious
Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time
Hallelujah
Emperor’s New Clothes
Death of a Bachelor
Crazy=Genius
LA Devotee
Golden Days
The Good, the Bad and the Dirty
House of Memories
Impossible Year

This Is Halloween
New Perspective
C’mon (with Fun.)
Mercenary
Keep On Keeping On (Travie McCoy feat. Brendon Urie)
Love in the Middle of a Firefight (Dillon Francis feat. Brendon Urie)
Bohemian Rhapsody
Molly (Lil Dicky feat. Brendon Urie)
 
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Results

74. Behind the Sea - 3.96

73. Molly (Lil Dicky feat. Brendon Urie) - 4.04
72. She Had the World - 4.75
71. She's a Handsome Woman - 4.96

70. C'mon (with Fun.) - 5.13
68. From a Mountain in the Middle of the Cabins - 5.38 (TIE)
68. Mad as Rabbits - 5.38 (TIE)
67. We're So Starving - 5.50
66. Intermission - 5.71
65. This Is Halloween - 5.79
64. Bohemian Rhapsody - 5.88
63. Keep On Keeping On (Travie McCoy feat. Brendon Urie) - 5.92
62. I Have Friends in Holy Spaces - 5.96

60. The Piano Knows Something I Don't Know - 6.25
60. Folkin' Around - 6.25
59. Do You Know What I'm Seeing? - 6.46

58. Camisado - 6.50
55. Always - 6.54
55. I Wanna Be Free - 6.54
55. Kaleidoscope Eyes - 6.54
51. Nails for Breakfast, Tacks for Snacks - 6.71
51. There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey... - 6.71
51. Pas de Cheval - 6.71
51. Sarah Smiles - 6.71

50. The Good, the Bad and the Dirty - 6.75
48. Mercenary - 6.92
48. That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed) - 6.92
47. Build God, Then We'll Talk - 6.96

46. Love in the Middle of a Firefight (Dillon Francis feat. Brendon Urie) - 7.04
45. New Perspective - 7.17
43. When the Day Met the Night - 7.21
43. All the Boys - 7.21

41. Oh Glory (Demo) - 7.25
41. I Constantly Thank God for Esteban - 7.25
40. Girl That You Love - 7.33
39. Bittersweet - 7.38
36. The Calendar - 7.42
36. London Beckoned Songs About Money Written By Machines - 7.42
36. Crazy=Genius - 7.42

32. Turn Off the Lights - 7.50
32. Stall Me - 7.50
32. Golden Days - 7.50
32. Emperor's New Clothes - 7.50
31. Northern Downpour - 7.54
30. But It's Better If You Do - 7.58
29. Far Too Young to Die - 7.63

27. Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met) - 7.75
27. Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time - 7.75
25. Let's Kill Tonight - 7.79
25. Can't Fight Against the Youth - 7.79
23. Impossible Year - 7.83
23. House of Memories - 7.83
22. Time to Dance - 7.88
20. Hurricane - 7.96
20. Hallelujah - 7.96

17. Vegas Lights - 8.21
17. Trade Mistakes - 8.21
17. Collar Full - 8.21
15. The End of All Things - 8.29
15. Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off - 8.29
14. Nine in the Afternoon - 8.38

13. Miss Jackson (feat. Lolo) - 8.50
12. Casual Affair - 8.58
9. The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage - 8.63
9. Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind) - 8.63
9. Girls/Girls/Boys - 8.63
8. Memories - 8.67
7. LA Devotee - 8.71
6. Nicotine - 8.75
5. This is Gospel - 8.96

4. The Ballad of Mona Lisa - 9.08
3. Death of a Bachelor - 9.17
2. Victorious - 9.25
1. I Write Sins Not Tragedies - 9.38
 
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I...may do this. I loved their debut but they lost me with Pretty Odd, though Vices & Virtues did win me back a little. Not checked out their last 2 albums so this rate could be the perfect opportunity!
 
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I...may do this. I loved their debut but they lost me with Pretty Odd, though Vices & Virtues did win me back a little. Not checked out their last 2 albums so this rate could be the perfect opportunity!
Maybe I'm being a bad host by showing my hand 7 posts in, but Pretty. Odd. is their worst. Their latest two are far more in keeping with Fever and Vices, so even if you can't get your vote in, I'd recommend listening!
 
Yesssss. I'm SO excited for this. Though I likely won't be sliding into your PMs until the day of the deadline, sry pal xx
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Yay, I'm excited although I've only heard the debut album and some recent stuff so this will be eye opening to me. I adored the debut album though so it'll be worth it.
 
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Yesssss. I'm SO excited for this. Though I likely won't be sliding into your PMs until the day of the deadline, sry pal xx
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Eh, with my work ethic, this is going to be an uphill battle regardless, so I can't really complain.
 
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Yes. I was prelistening all month already (because releases were dry anyway). Not started scoring yet, but will come to that soon.

I wouldnot necessarily include Razia's Shadow, but I am also not strongly opposing. So that doesnot help you, but at least you have my opinion.

And I love the original title you wanted for this rate. Amazing.
 
Never checked out the two recent ones but I was obsessed with the debut, never gave Pretty Odd a chance, and enjoyed a couple of bangers from Vices...

Would I ruin the results though?
 

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I might do this, but it's gonna be a big might because I've only listened to the first two albums in full so I'm going to need some time with the other three.
 
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Those of you who are considering voting but aren't familiar with their discography, would more time help incentivise you? Normally a strict deadline helps get things moving, but since several of you have noted a lot of this material being new to you, perhaps it'd make sense to allow a bit more time.

Of course, it'd only make sense if y'all think it'll improve your chances of getting votes in; otherwise, I might as well stick with the original date. Let me know!
 

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