I’ve talked about them at the very least 3 times because I started this blog a year ago, consisting of last week as soon as I witnessed them live for the sixth time.

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As dramatic together it sounds, i don’t think it’s a stretch to say the they’ve changed my life – in terms of what music i listen to, which, consequently has additionally helped form me right into who ns am.

This weekend, after seven years of no hope wanting come (permanently) present my love because that them, I acquired a tattoo.

It’s a bag watch set to ripe o’clock, or together I describe it, “nine in the afternoon”. This is the track that motivated it:


Now, because this is Music Monday and also not Tattoo Tuesday (although I’m considering make “Tattoo Tuesday” a thing, if only so that I have the right to talk about all the tattoos i have/want), let’s bring this post earlier to music.

Pretty.Odd. was Panic!’s second album. It came out in march 2008, 3 years after 2005’s A fever You Can’t Sweat Out, and it was a dramatic shift in sound.

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At the time, I had actually been a fan for about a year and was committed to all things Panic! (um, ns still kinda am). So I basically memorized the leaked version prior to the actual album came out and also for month (years?) after, I would sing the (largely nonsensical) lyrics as if my life depended on it.

There’s an oft-told story that one time when we to be driving come Quebec, and it was raining yes, really hard, and everyone else in the auto was favor “we’re going to drown, this is terrible!” but I to be sitting in the back seat blithely singing follow me to “That environment-friendly Gentleman”.


Pretty.Odd. to be an album that largely separated fans. Some civilization preferred the mellow, hippie-like quality of most of the songs, while rather missed the theatrical, vaguely vaudevillian sound that made Panic! stand the end in the first place. I loved this album in ~ the time, but now, after six years, a break-up within the tape (it’s tho too shortly to talk about when Ryan Ross and also Jon walker left), two albums, and also multiple tours, i realize that ns barely hear to it anymore. Castle usually only play “Nine in the Afternoon” live, though i think their an initial album tour post-split (for 2011’s Vices & Virtues, i m sorry is my favourite P!ATD album), they played “That green Gentleman”.

There are songs that ns think still hold up: “NITA”, “TGG”, even “Northern Downpour” (if you have the right to listen to it without wanting come cry).


“Mad together Rabbits”, for every its nonsensical lyrics, is additionally pretty solid, yet songs prefer “Behind the Sea” (the just song fully sung by Ryan Ross) or “She’s a Handsome Woman” (which was never ever my favourite to start with) tend to loss flat, even after a long time there is no listening come them.


What walk this song even mean?!

Although, I just looked at the track perform again for the very first time in forever, and I actually rather like most of the songs. Ns think you should be in a particular mood to hear to Pretty.Odd.

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; when I generally throw on Panic! at any time the an intricate strikes, this certain era calls for a more mellow structure of mind.