REVIEW: Panic! AT The Disco’s Pray For The Wicked Is Refreshingly Unique

Pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco dropped Pray For The Wicked on June 22. The record is the follow up release to the band’s 2016 album, Death Of A Bachelor.

Pray For The Wicked is the second record where lead vocalist, Brendon Urie is the sole member.

Panic! At The Disco is known for pushing the limits between rock and pop. Every P!ATD album is different from the last, keeping fans intrigued while drawing new listeners in, with each new record.

Although the band keeps it fresh and unique, there’s always elements from previous records, comforting fans in knowing that the old P!ATD is still there, just matured in the best way. Pray For The Wicked feels refreshing as it hits your ear drums, as if it’s exactly what you need in that moment.

Single, “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” is catchy using a poppier sound and an addicting chorus. The song mixes brass instruments alongside group vocals and an alternative melody. This track is a clear highlight on this record.

“Hey Look Ma, I Made It” is track a that reflects on how dark and twisted the music industry can be. The music starts off tranquil with a violin playing softly in the background, while the chorus picks up into a full dance track. This song is a wild card on the album, you’ll be singing along to in no time.

Personal favorite “Roaring 20s” is a mixture of pop, rock and big-band. Lyrics such as, “roll me like a blunt cause I wanna go home,” is enough to get latched into your brain. The song has a distinct A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out aura. Old-school P!ATD fans are sure to love this track.

Another noticeable track on the record is “Dancing’s Not A Crime,” from beginning to end this track makes you want to dance. It’s upbeat and hooky, a certain favorite to anyone listening.

The album closes out on “Dying In LA.” The track is a piano ballad, where Urie showcases his vocal talents and leaves listeners with chills throughout their bodies. The perfect way to end such an impactful album.

Be sure to pick up a copy of Pray For The Wicked and let us know what your favorite track is!