Panic at the Disco (formerly Panic! at the Disco) is a rock band from Las Vegas. Due to unfortunate circumstances, 80% of their fanbase is synonymous with screaming fangirls who only know their hit single, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies."
The other 20% are cool, intelligent people who appreciate good music and want MTV to die, and don't listen to the radio either. They know all of Panic's songs (from both their amazing yet extremely different albums, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out and Pretty. Odd.) and know all the lyrics as well as their meaning. They don't listen to Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance unless their genuinely like them, which would be because of their (good) older material.
Panic at the Disco blend techno and rock with theatrical touches in their first album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. Contrary to popular belief, this was something that had never been done before. At the September 2005 release of this album, it did not get much attention from the media or really any commercial recognition at all. In early 2006, the video for their second single, I Write Sins Not Tragedies, was played on MTV's Total Requests.
Is this enough proof that this band was NOT originally meant to be "liked" by ignorant "fans" who like one song?
In March 2008 they released their Beatles-esque second album, Pretty. Odd. This experimental and risky album did lose some of the original fans, but true fans ignored the fact that it was very different from the first album and gave it a chance.
Overall, PATD are an extremely original band whose less popular songs (NOT I WRITE SINS NOT TRAGEDIES) need to be considered.
Common "fan": OMG I love Panic at the Disco!
Real fan: Really? What's your favorite song by them?
Common "fan": Well... everyone knows THAT... I Write Sins Not Tragedies!
Real fan: And do you know anything ELSE?
Common "fan": No. No one does. Do they even have other songs?
Real fan: *shoots*
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An indie-rock group from the US that debuted in 2005 with their album A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. They often use rather long song titles (Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes; The Only difference betwwen martyrdom and suicide is press coverage; etc).
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A band from Las Vegas. Original lineup:
Brendon Urie - (Vocals/Guitar)
Ryan Ross - (Guitar/Backing Vocals)
Spencer Smith - (Drums)
Jon Walker - (Bass)

The first album they made was ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’, an album that had pop culture influences. The most popular song from this was ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’

The second album they made was ‘Pretty. Odd.’, a beatles-esque album. The most popular song from this was ‘Nine In The Afternoon’.

After this album, Ryan Ross and Jon Walker left the band to form The Young Veins.

The third album they made was called ‘Vices & Virtues’ which was described as being upbeat & focused. The most popular song from this was ‘The Ballad Of Mona Lisa’

When Vices & Virtues was made, Dallon Weekes from (The Brobecks) joined as a touring member.

Before the fourth album, Spencer Smith had to leave the band due to personal issues.

The fourth album they made was ‘Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die’ which was highly synth & dance influenced. The most popular song in this album was ‘This is Gospel’.

At this point Brendon became an LGBT+ role-model to some due to him coming out as bisexual and his song ‘Girls/Girls/Boys’.

The fifth album he made was ‘Death of a Bachelor’ which was influenced by alternative genres and pop. The most popular song from this was ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’

This year, Brendon Urie starred on broadway musical kinky boots and at the moment is said to be writing a new album.
Panic! At the Disco fan: do you like Panic! at the disco?
Person: Yeah aren’t they the one that has ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies
Panic! At the Disco fan: yeah! it’s just Brendon now though.. ryanrosswhydidyouleave
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Probably a fire. Because if I were at the disco and there were a fire I would most likely panic(!), though they say not to. Panicking at the disco usually leads to people getting trampled, so be careful.
Sally (breathless): Panic! at the Disco.
John (Aghast): Yeah, I saw you trample that old lady on the news.
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A pop-rock band hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada that infuses a rather wide array of other elements into their songs.

They currently have one album out, entitled "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" which is split down the middle(this split marked by track 8, "Intermission") with the first containing very electronica-influenced futuristic sounding songs, and the second containing songs that sound older by means of use of vaudeville piano and accordion

The current line-up of Panic(as they are often abbreviated to) consists of:

Brendon Urie-Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Accordian, and organ
Ryan Ross-Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Accordian, Organ
Brent Wilson-Bass
Spencer Smith-Drums and Percussion

The lyrics are written by guitarist Ryan Ross and are often more reminiscent of prose than traditional lyics or poetry, and contain many allusions to various facets of pop culture, in particular the writings of Portland satirical author Chuck Palahniuk. These allusions include:

-The second track of their album is called "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage" which is a line taken from Palahniuk's novel "Survivor"

-The sixth track on the album, entitled "Time To Dance", is said to be one big reference to Palahniuk's "Invisible Monsters"

-The song "London Beckoned Songs about Money Written By Machines" contains lyrics that start with "Just For the record, the weather today is...", this is verbiage very often used by the narrator of Palahniuk's novel "Diary"

Currently(2006-07) they've developed a large following, due in large part to the success of their single "I Write Sins Not Tragedies". This following is primarily composed of adolescents in the age brackets of 14-17, often the type of people which have widely been given the somewhat-derogatory nickname of "scene" or "emo". And as with most bands associated with, through their own doing or not, "Emo" or "Scene", the band experiences very much criticism and hatred, even if for the fact that these self-proclaimed critics really dislike them for the mere sake of rebellion.
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A band reciently popular due to mtv videos and
word of mouth.

Panic at the Disco!

Is a completely orignial creation
a little bit of techno,
with half a cup of emotion
a gallon of sex talk
just a hint of foul language
and the hottest and most beautifuly sounding
lead singer.

Blend well for 2 full cd listenings.
Serve to all your friends who listen
to fall out boy, switchfoot, hellogoodbye, dashboard confessionals, and watch strongbad.
And wha BAMB!
Instand liking.

Although there way famous now, they are still cool
young and totally awesome...
Panic at the disco =
Only like one of the best freakin bands ever.
Yes I know Im un-orignial.
But its the truth.
<3 Always Angela~
by Panic at the disco lover~ October 28, 2006
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a band that has strangeness to them. the "long title names" they are known for, are actual quotes from books, movies, etc. they are known for their strange sound. they have been reduced to brendon urie and spencer smith as of 2009. if you don't like them, its pretty obvious you don't know good music. and this is not coming from a crazy fan girl. or a girl at all. i believe they are or use to be a good band. but adding originality to their music is what makes them a good band. and of course brendons good singing. try getting music like this from your lady gaga kesha justin bieber etc.
Panic(!) at the discos albums are a fever you can't sweat out, pretty odd, and vices and virtues.
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