Panic! is a very good band with a very unique sound. People say they sound just like fall out boy and all i can say is "nay!". While yes some of the songs may sound like they could have been done by FOB, P!ATD does not limit thereself to just that pop punk sound like FOB. If you listen to the entire cd(not just what they play on the radio like most people), then you can hear that P!ATD incorporates pop-punk(The Only Difference...), techno(It's Time to Dance), emo(Lying Is The Most Fun...), ska(There's A Good Reason These Tables...), they even use some piano in one of their songs(But It's Better If You Do). The rest of the songs i really can't classify because they are all unique in their own ways.
Even though they are a mainstream band that all the little 13 year old girls love now, P!ATD should not be listened to until you can really understand the lyrics(Lying Is The Most... is a good example of what i mean). It seems that a lot of songs are based on growing up and the things a person goes through from about 15-16 until marriage and even after that. Like i just turned 18 so It's Better If You Do and Lying... both fit me perfectly at this point in my life. All i can say is P!ATD is a breath of fresh air compared to pretty much everything that is popular right now.
13 year old girl 1: have u heard the panic! at the disco cd yet?
13 year old girl 2: yeah, its so awesome. they sound just like FOB and i love the lyrics.
13 year old girl 1: yeah i love the lyrics too.
Me: Are you fuckin kidding me? They do not sound just like FOB and what the hell do you two know about break-ups, finally turning 18, spending time in the hospital, and do you even know what martyrdom is? FUCK MYSPACE AND MTV!!!