One of the biggest acts to emerge out of the emo movement of the mid-2000s, Panic! At the Disco transcended their early fame, transforming into a vehicle for singer Brendon Urie's charismatic, cross-pollinated brand of pop. Championed from the start by fellow emo-pop favorites Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco found success on MTV and on the charts with the wordy, hyperkinetic anthem "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" from their 2005 debut, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. However, their follow-up, the '60s psychedelia-influenced Pretty. Odd., split fans and critics, and found them beginning a creative journey that would also bring lineup changes. Urie and co-founding drummer Spencer Smith pushed the band's sound toward synthy, '80s-style new wave and dance-punk on 2011's Vices & Virtues, and expanded into a swaggering blend of electronic pop, hip-hop, and R&B on 2013's Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! With the departure of Smith in 2015, Urie took the helm as the sole original member and mastermind behind the band's sound. Despite the changes and ever-evolving music scene, Panic! At the Disco have retained a loyal following and remain creatively engaged, scoring chart-topping albums with 2016's Frank Sinatra-influenced Death of a Bachelor and 2018's Pray for the Wicked.
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