Over the course of four albums, Panic! At the Disco has experienced numerous shifts in genre and line-up. However, Brendon Urie and his taste for the theatrical has never changed and on their 2013 release, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, the baroque pop king returned with his own hip-hop inspired restructuring of the punchy dramatics that made them famous. From jumping, beat-fueled lead single “Miss Jackson” to the slithering and sexy “Girls/Girls/Boys,” with a video inspired by an equally racy D’Angelo clip, P!ATD took a turn for the even catchier and showed there are no limits to the directions their eras can take. Hope that leaves room for Urie to bring his Vine-famous series “Positive Hardcore Thursday” to fruition on their next release.
Tue., Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 22, 2014