Review: Panic at the Disco – “Too weird to live, too rare to die”

“Too weird to live, too rare to die” is the fourth studio album by american rock band Panic at the Disco, released on October 8, 2013 on Decaydance and Fueled by Ramen. Recorded as a three-piece, the album was produced by Butch Walker, and is the first to feature bass guitarist Dallon Weekes, who initially joined the band in 2009 as its touring bassist.

Described as a “party record, this LP was preceded by the singles, “Miss Jackson”, “This is gospel” and “Girls/girls/boys”. The album’s overall aesthetic is influenced by dance music, electronica and hip-hop.

Panic at the Disco - Too weird to live, too rare to die

TTM opinion

The secret is inside. That’s the leit-motiv of “Too weird to live, too rare to die”. Non-singles songs are better than singles. Very good for the band, but too bad on marketing and promotion.

Panic at the Disco tries to separate this pop-rock style of rock & punk they delivered on other albums. For puritans, bad move; for new listeners, good move. Million dollar question!

TTM recommends…

  • “This is gospel” (track 1)
  • “Vegas lights” (track 3)
  • “Nicotine” (track 5)
  • “Casual affair” (track 7)
  • “Collar full” (track 9)
  • “The end of all things” (track 10)
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