I hate it when people are like, “If you really love (insert something or someone here), then you should love (insert the stuff they did)”.
I just watched the latest Panic! At The Disco MV (their new song, Miss Jackson), and I’ve never been so disappointed in P!ATD. And I really hate it when someone tells me that this song should appeal to me if I do love P!ATD. No, I don’t love the P!ATD now. I loved the old P!ATD when everything wasn’t all pop. I think if you were a fan of P!ATD’s music style before, then you’re the true fan. Because you liked their old style. Because things weren’t so pop before. Because the songs were more meaningful in the first and second albums.
I must admit: the third album was poppy, but I loved how emotional Brendon was there, so I let it slide. But if the fourth album contains similar tunes to Miss Jackson, that’s where I draw the line. I can’t even bring myself to finish half of the video.
It’s like, when it comes to people, I’m comparing two different persons: the old P!ATD and the new P!ATD that has just completely stepped into the light. I’m disappointed because in spite of all the pop shit that was coming out of the radio, there was still good music to look forward to. Heck, I loved P!ATD because of the first and second albums. Songs like Northern Downpour, Mad as Rabbits cheered me up. Well, the first album rocked too. It was my favorite album from them, but my favorite songs from them came from Pretty. Odd. But now that Brendon’s trying to become pop as well, I’m very disappointed. I expected something more or even for them to at least sound like their first albums. Although people would say that it’s merely because Ryan and Jon aren’t there and I have to face it, NO. I’m fucking aware of the fact that Ryan and Jon aren’t there anymore, henceforth the music will never sound the same. But I’m not asking for that. Heck, even when Ryan and Jon were still there, they shifted from punk rock to folk rock. But it made a difference in my life because these songs meant something, and the feel to it is way different from the songs P!ATD makes now.
So if you’re saying that I’m not a true P!ATD fan, screw you because for years, P!ATD has been my favorite band and a true P!ATD fan would share my sentiments. I guess I’ll just stick to 70’s rock for now until a good band surfaces.