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Emo dudes channel Sinatra (really!) with non-awful results

Panic at the Disco; New Album 2016Panic at the Disco; New Album 2016

Shervin Lainez

Ten years after getting their start as pointy-haired emo-glam show ponies, Panic! at the Disco are now a vehicle for frontman Brendon Urie, who describes their fifth LP as "a mix between Sinatra and Queen." That means a little more glitzy polish and loads of gloppy decadence ("I lost a bet to a guy in a chiffon skirt/But I make these high heels work," Urie sings on the B-52s-sampling "Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time"). And he's deadly serious about the Sinatra- thing – check "Impossible Year," which brazenly imagines Ol' Blue Eyes reborn as a pooched party-goth and pulls it off through sheer force of will.

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