Published: Sunday November 24, 2013 MYT 7:30:00 AM
Updated: Sunday November 24, 2013 MYT 8:21:11 AM

Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!

  • Artist : Panic! at the Disco
  • Genre : Rock


Party in the USA

ON The End Of All Things, the ethereal last track of Panic! at the Disco’s fourth studio album, it sounds as if the Las Vegas rock outfit has taken a leaf out of Imogen Heap’s discography.

It’s an awfully peculiar melancholia-tinged song that meanders between folktronica and alt rock. The End Of All Things is easily the best cut in an album that’s filled with psychedelic, but often unfocused, electronic rock tracks. Not that it’s all bad, really.

Opening track This Is Gospel, in which frontman Brendon Urie sings: “Their gnashing teeth and criminal tongues/ Conspire against the odds,” before declaring “they haven’t seen the best of us yet” gives listeners a glimpse of that emo-glam band which rocked the house down with I Write Sins Not Tragedies over seven years ago.

And on Collar Full, the band delivers a potential radio hit whose inherent appeal could be attributed to the simplistic and repetitive lyrics.

But on tracks such as Nicotine, Girls/Girls/Boys and Casual Affair, it does feel as if the boys of Panic! at the Disco have mistaken brilliance for rave, choosing to deliver one passable dance number after another.

That being said, Too Weird To Live ... was meant to be, in Urie’s words, a “party record” that’s inspired by the band’s home city of Las Vegas. To that extent, the band was on track with the album’s inspiration. It’s just too bad what works in Vegas, doesn’t necessarily work elsewhere.

Tags / Keywords: Panic! at the Disco, Too Weird To Live Too Rare To Die, Sound Check, music review


  1. Looking for the 1984 pop rewind? Music from the 1980s rocks!
  2. Couple married 70 years, held hands every breakfast, dies 15 hours apart
  3. The Obama double in Malaysia
  4. TV series 'Indian Summers' to be shot in Penang
  5. X marks the spot: 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' cast ready to take over the globe
  6. Prequel alert: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in New Zealand
  7. Shakespeare goes to Hollywood: 7 modern movies based on the Bard
  8. Who art thou, William? 4 Shakespearean mysteries unsolved after 450 years
  9. Back for more: Brian McKnight returns to Malaysia for a concert
  10. Cured

Top 10 Songs

  1. 1The Monster - Eminem featuring Rihanna
  2. 2Timber - Pitbull featuring Kesha
  3. 3Counting Stars - OneRepublic
  4. 4Say Something - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
  5. 5Royals - Lorde
  6. 6Demons - Imagine Dragons
  7. 7Let Her Go - Passenger
  8. 8Wake Me Up! - Avicii
  9. 9Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
  10. 10Story Of My Life -- One Direction