Review 003: Pretty. Odd.

Written on March 23, 2008 at 3:01 pm
Filed under: Reviews

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To those who are curious as to how I’ve already listened to the second studio album by Panic At The Disco, it was on MTV’s The Leak. You too can listen the entire album (each song has part of ‘Nine In The Afternoon’ in the beginning) on MTV.ca or MTV.com. If you like it, the album comes out March 24 in UK and NZ, March 25 in the US, March 29 in Australia. It’s pretty easy listening. The lyrics are still as random as they were in A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. Overall, the songs are little more mellow in terms of sound of the music. The songs are also more positive than some of the tracks that PATD had in their first album. There is more of a positive outlook in the lyrics and overall the songs made me smile when I first listened through them.

My personal favourites from this album are “Northern Downpour” and “When The Day Met The Night”. Both are smile inducing and I generally don’t smile when I first hear songs unless there’s just that little something about it. However, some of the songs just kind of made me go ‘huh?’ throughout it and I had to go and look up the lyrics in order to figure out what they were saying. And it’s like ‘Oh… So that’s what they were trying to say!’

I give Pretty. Odd. 3.5/5

Tracklist:

  1. We’re So Starving
  2. Nine in the Afternoon
  3. She’s a Handsome Woman
  4. Do You Know What I’m Seeing?
  5. That Green Gentlemen
  6. I Have Friends in Holy Spaces
  7. Northern Downpour
  8. When the Day Met the Night
  9. Pas de Cheval
  10. The Piano Knows Something I Don’t Know
  11. Behind the Sea
  12. Folkin’ Around
  13. She Had the World
  14. From a Mountain in the Middle of the Cabins
  15. Mad as Rabbits

2 Responses to “Review 003: Pretty. Odd.”

  1. Serena says:

    Hey… so… this comment is for your last couple posts that I didn’t comment on. XD

    First off… thanks for writing a blog on both of the topics. I went to Europe too… probably a couple years older than you when you went, but I still don’t remember much from it. =( I found it interesting to see what you live for. But in a way, I get it. It’s like… when someone tells you that you can’t do something, it makes you more determine to prove them wrong. My mom says I’m stubborn because I do that too. But, there’s something satisfying about doing something people think you can’t do.

    And about your cornflake post… at first, I read “snowflake” .. so I got really confused how the snowflake didn’t melt and everything… but then when I re-read your entry… I went… “ooohhhh…” haha…

    So… I have been blogging since I entered high school… and when I read back on those things… I found it interesting to see what I wrote about and who I was friends with back then… also my stupidity back then (and still now) never cease to amaze me. =D

  2. Jenna says:

    LOL @ Serena’s snowflake. I haven’t listened to it yet. I’ll have to hunt around for it