Every year, I usually post my favorite songs of 2011 playlist to my Facebook page. Now that I am a writer for HST, I decided to make it a bit more public. [Read more...]
If you watched MTV during the middle of the last decade, then you have probably heard of Panic! at the Disco. Debuting with probably one of the catchiest songs of the past ten years “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” Panic! was poised to be everyone’s “I knew them first” band. That one song catapulted the Vegas quartet into super-stardom, headlining their own carnival themed tour. Each song off of their debut, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, felt fresh and new, giving the scene a much needed kick in the pants.
And then Pretty. Odd. came out. Now, just to clarify, I’m not calling the album bad, but it certainly wasn’t what fans thought it was going to be, or in this case, wanted. I do appreciate the throwback to an older time, where instruments were key and vocals didn’t need any effects. The album did in fact put out my favorite Panic (notice the exclamation point is gone) songs “Northern Downpour,” but the album as a whole was considered by most a disappointment. [Read more...]