Really, you should be listening to music every day, but thanks to Twitter, Monday has become the best day of the week to discover new songs, show some love to the tune currently dominating your iPod playlist and quietly judge the listening habits of your closest friends. Yes, it’s #MusicMonday, one of Twitter’s most enduring trending topics. Hence “MTV News’ #MusicMonday,” a weekly look at the songs we are currently crushing on.
This week, Panic! at the Disco revel in their virtues and vices.
The arc of the career of Panic! at the Disco has been a wild ride. Over five years, the band went from underground darlings to massive headliners on the strength of their debut A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. Then came the difficult second album (2008’s Pretty. Odd.), the loss of the exclamation point and the splintering of the group. But now the band is back (and so is the exclamation point) with Virtues & Vices, which hits stores on Tuesday (March 22).
Vices & Virtues is being considered a return to form for the band, as it taps back into the energy and perspective of the debut. It’s full of big riffs, rugged rhythms and frontman Brendon Urie’s signature vocals and hyper-literate lyrics. But it’s not a step backwards by any means, as Urie and drummer Spencer Smith explained to MTV News.
The first single from Vices & Virtues is “The Ballad of Mona Lisa,” a lively jam with a larger-than-life chorus that taps into Panic! at the Disco’s greatest strengths.
What’s your #MusicMonday jam? Let us know in the comments!