(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.) 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: … 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 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. 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 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! 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 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!