Sunday, April 13, 2008
The Beatles Go Emo ? Does Panic at the Disco's New Album Sound Beatle-Ish ?
Emo band Panic at the Disco's new album ‘Pretty Odd’ (released March 25) is said to be influenced by the Beatles sound.
Parts of the the album were recorded at Abbey studios but thats not the only parrallel: according to Washington Post the songs sound like "neo-psychedelic pocket symphonies", with "baroque instrumentation (fluegelhorn!), songwriting (less wordy, more obtuse) and vocal phrasing (streamlined) to the Beatlesque chord progressions, melodies, hooks and stacked vocal harmonies".
"You don't know if they're comparing you in a good way to The Beatles, or if they are trying to accuse you of ripping off something." says vocalist Brendan Urie......"They are an inspiration to all of us but not in the way of a melody which we'd wanna steal but more in the way of being inspired to do something creative."
Image: Courtesy Decaydance Records