A Fever You Can't Sweat Out

Panic! at the Disco - A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2005 Ratings: #404 / 477
User Score
Based on 915 ratings
2005 Ratings: #259
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
musicOMH
The rest of the world has been chuckling at emo for far too long, but this album is sure to silence a lot of those laughs. It’s ambitious, exciting and energetic.
75
Entertainment Weekly

Panic! At The Disco combines above-average emo-boy yelping with freaky techno tweaks and new-wave synths to make A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out perfect for dancing and moping.

70
Sputnikmusic
Gimmicky, whiny, repetitious & pretentious, this album is easy to dislike. Yet it succeeds as catchy pop music with something just a little bit different and very little filler.
70
Rolling Stone
What makes Panic different (and excellent) is their use of dance-floor synths and roboto drums, which redeems the album's whininess.
60
Drowned in Sound

Without delving too deeply into vocalist Brendon Urie’s wholly muddled lyrics ... Panic! At The Disco’s strengths lie in their frantic compositions, unrelenting in their relative invention, however successful the results.

60
The Skinny
There's something endearingly infectious about this album, like that friend of a friend you're a bit ambivalent about, but the more they hang around, the more you like them.
40
AllMusic
This is a band in love with making a record -- making a statement -- but there's nothing unique inside, neither in their formula nor the vaunted and sticky production.
40
PopMatters
What we have here is a record that is desperately reaching for an emo zenith by cramming so many typical emo quirks and tricks into itself that it is bursting with emo-ness. It's an embodiment of a genre instead of an artistic achievement.
15
Pitchfork
Emo barrel-scrapers make Rites of Spring seem two decades old. Oh, wait.
Docky
100

It's time to do it right.

Back in 2004, Panic! was just getting started and trying to figure out what they were going to be, at the time the members included Brendon, Ryan, Spencer and Brent Wilson (who didn't actually do much as the original bassist, Brendon and Ryan were the ones to play bass on the album from what I understand, he was fired during the tour for that album). Things were different back then, Fall Out Boy had yet to explode and introduce the mainstream to this new era of emo ... read more

Flamingooooo
30

How ARTV gave this album 5/5 lol

BradTasteMusic
36

I had high hopes... cause I actually like "I Write Sins Not Tragedies..." This Album's songs range from pretty good... to actually having the ability to make my stomach turn inside out. I feel gross...

ThEggMcWaffle
51

Dated and Grading at times

Favorite Tracks: The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage, Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off, But It's Better If You Do, I Write Sins Not Tragedies, There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought of It Yet, Build God, Then We'll Talk (Best Song)

Least Favorite Track: Nails for Breakfast, Tacks for Snacks

laskltn
65

urgh why

Wwilliams23
70

For a bunch of kids, having this kind of debut is admirable and honestly, quite insane. It is one of the best emo albums in existence. It has some cliche and even silly moments, but it still stands as a truly unique experience.

My favorite tracks are Camisado, Build God, The Only Difference and London Beckoned. There’s not really a bad song here, but some would argue Nails is pretty bad because of auto-tune. Time to Dance is a fan favorite, along with BIBIYD.

This album has a unique ... read more

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Added on: July 6, 2013