Pretty. Odd. [CD]

  • Artist: Panic! At the Disco
  • SKU: 8730411
  • Release Date: 03/25/2008
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89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (24 out of 27)

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disapointed (What the !, wheres the !)

    Posted
    Alphascorp

    Disappointed. What can I say. The youthful exuberance is gone. The energy is gone. The Dance element is gone. Everything that made Panic! At The Disco unique is gone. I should have gotten the hint when a Press review said "Forget everything you know about PATD." Then I was confused, didnt' their name have an ! in it before? I don't blame the band, (hence the 5 star rating and I haven't even gotten to the music yet), I blame the Producer. I have seen this before; that what made the band special stripped away, sanitized by the Producer's vision (agenda) for the band (Remember the Simpson's Poochie episode, "We need to Rastify it 25(?)% .."). A band has every right to do what they desire with their sound and take on a new direction. However, it is a betrayal of the fans to take such a 180 degree turn from the sound that raised them to near Rock Star status in such a short amount of time. This should have been their 5th album, not their second. In reading the other reviews, I see that I am not alone. This band created such a special place in each of their fans hearts that no one dare be very harsh, but the disappointment is palpable. I too, am a fan, but not the fan I was before Pretty. Odd. came out. The album is not bad, just not exciting or engaging. It reminds me of a Monkeys cover album or "A Very Brady.." rock album. It is clear that they were striving to emulate a 60's retro sound (think the Beatles quirkiness as you can sense from the other reviews). However, given that it was PATD, I would expect the most quirkiness of all time, lathered in clever lyrics, which it is not. To be honest, had I known that this album sounded like a Beatles knock-off (among others), I simply would not have bought it, because we already have the Beatles. I buy PATD because I like (the old) P!ATD, I like Dance music, I like the poppy punk element and I like their clever lyrics. THAT IS ALL GONE, DADDY GONE, THE LOVE IS ALL GONE! I hope that the band listens to their fans, and listens to their hearts and decides which direction that they want to go. Who knows, maybe I will buy another P!ATD album again, but for now, I'm already selling Pretty. Odd.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it.

    Posted
    Archie81

    I personally love this CD. First listen through the album I didn't like it so much, maybe partially because of my expectations of what I thought it would be like. I listened to it a couple more times, and by the fourth listen or so I started to really like it and get into it. It's a different direction for Panic, but at the same time I don't think it's too much of a departure from their old music. Some fans will say it sounds too much like the Beatles. To me, it does sound influenced by the Beatles and other bands of that type of music, but it still has a very different feel than Beatles music; it is "Beatlesy" but not too much or not too copycat in my opinion. Two or three of the songs on the CD are decent but not great. Otherwise I really like the album. I think some Panic fans will dislike the album because it is in a new direction. But if you liked Panic and also like Beatlesy kind of music, then hopefully you'll like this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What terrific talent!

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Pretty. Odd. may be to "precious" a title for PATD's newest CD, but they're just college kids so give 'em a break. Their music certainly isn't precious--its clever, intelligent, just a tad edgy, yet quite captivating. The tracks vary from one another, so you're never quite sure what you're going to hear. Yes, there is more emphasis on melody and there are unexpected full orchestrations, which surprised me--but delighted me as well. Their previous CD did not quite prepare me for what I found here...I'm anxious to find out what they will come up with next! Listen to a few tracks and I think you'll appreciate what these guys are trying to do with their music!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This CD is what it is

    Posted
    Anonymous

    This CD is called Pretty.Odd. It is, when I say that I mean, Panic's first release was very dancy and was techno but this one... isn't. It is like, the biggest diffirence ever. The CD is still very great, you will appreiciate this CD and it is safe to listen to in the car with your family. The CD also comes with a very nice booklet with all the lyrics and pictures of the band. If you are unsure what you think of purchasing this CD, go listen to their single "Nine In The Afternoon" or maybe some Beatle records. That is basically what this CD sounds like. I enjoy this CD, but I do miss the techno sounds. It was still a great buy at Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A decline

    Posted
    Jennyisamama

    I could not wait for this album to come out. I was actually suprised by how different it is than the first one. It's weird how their first album seems more recent than this one. Nonetheless, I still love Panic at the Disco's MUSIC! For the album itself, I believe it starts out very strong and then slowly declines. The last song makes me think "Hey everybody we were in drama class in high school!" which is a bit lame compared to their last album. I think the best part about this album is that they took a complete risk by doing something completely different.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Beatles Wannbees.

    Posted
    MinorCatasrophe

    I miss the OLD PANIC! What happened? They went from "dead skin on the lenolium floor" to "Because I see sinshine in her eyes." They've become wannabee Beatles. Where'd the creepy "I-wanna-go-watch-a-horror-movie" vibe? Where's the techno-y sound? Maybe it left with their exclamation point. Sorry, Panic. This album just went down and exploded. I don't see how people say this is amazing. It's all been done before. Seriously, Panic has dissapointed me, a fan of a few years.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    camisado

    This album is certainly not what you would expect from Panic At The Disco but, that doesn't mean it's not good! Change is a good thing. The lyrics are way less depressing compared to A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. Though I find some of the lyrics make no sense at all... But the songs easily get stuck in you head and are just so enjoyable. If I'm feeling sad, the songs are a great pick-me-up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Than The First Album

    Posted
    ablt92

    I will admit that I hated this album when I first listened to it, but then I listened to it a few more times and I realized that is is much better than the first album. The music is very different. There are no more techno-cabaret songs. A lot of the songs sound like Beatles songs. It was a good CD, and I'd reccomend it to anyone that wants to try something new.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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