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DennisReynoIds t1_j5or8de wrote

Didn’t they break up like a long long time ago? I thought P!atd was just Brendan at this point?


thisguyrob t1_j5orcfp wrote

I thought Brandon Urie was the only band member left…


thexsunshine t1_j5otgls wrote

At least I'm not the only one who thought they broke up a long time ago, like the one guy has written music for others for over a decade now.


mpaproth t1_j5ov7rx wrote

I had high hopes this was coming after that last album


sufferwryst101 t1_j5oz2gj wrote

The journey might be over but at least the songs will still stay with us.


error521 t1_j5oz4rv wrote

This is like if Trent Reznor announced Nine Inch Nails was splitting up.


bignasty9898 t1_j5p0tmo wrote

Good. The newest song on the radio is hot garbage.


SweetCosmicPope t1_j5p3nf3 wrote

Let's be honest, these guys haven't been any good since AFYCSO. It was beyond time to go.


valentja2021 t1_j5p9cy5 wrote

I would maybe be upset if I knew who they were….


EfficientSlime t1_j5ph92q wrote

I'm not really shocked honestly. Panic hasn't been a band since like 2013, and after that, it's essentially just been Brendon Urie's solo project.


notspoon t1_j5pnf60 wrote

two great albums, and then a ton of shit.

some of the shit i'm nostalgic over (vices, twtltrtd)

some of the shit is the worst music i've ever heard (everything else)

once ryan ross wasn't creatively directing the band the ship sunk hard


Kahless01 t1_j5pnzg2 wrote

well fuck. glad i caught the first show of the tour in austin.


Scrpn17w t1_j5pxu4c wrote

Now it's just gonna be: a little bit of anxiety! all over the place


andcircuit t1_j5q0yml wrote

nine inch nails may be and has been a band at times but it has always been Reznors vehicle so no I don’t think this is like that at all. secondly…well, I won’t say the second part but you all know.


JulPollitt t1_j5q5w16 wrote

Split with who it’s just Brendan lol


rockitabnormal t1_j5qg480 wrote

As far as I’m concerned, it hasn’t been PATD since the departure of Ryan Ross


rolling_soul t1_j5qnggo wrote

Isn't it just one guy? Isn't that a retirement?


AlanMorlock t1_j5qnr3j wrote

"The evil is defeated"

I swear Panic and Fall Out Boy are like musical herpes that never seem to go away. The worst bands from a terrible era of music that have somehow persisted.


Sidneysnewhusband t1_j5qp07i wrote

Well this last album for me personally was steaming hot garbage compared to anything they’ve done previous so maybe it’s time although I thought it was just Brendon also


SpiralSuitcase t1_j5qptmc wrote

It is really sad that NIN never released anything after Hesitation Marks. Nothing. At all. Very sad.

I hear that Trent pokes around with movie soundtracks here and there though, so that's nice for him.


TelegraphRoadWarrior t1_j5qrv1u wrote

It’s like the “In Memoriam” montage at the Academy Awards when you see an actor’s picture on the screen and say, I thought they were already dead?


Asplashofwater t1_j5qtpjw wrote

NIN did at one point lol. Brendon has not said they are “breakup up” or that they are splitting. Those terms keep being thrown around. He’s saying the projects is ending and he’s seemingly going into retirement from music.


SpontyMadness t1_j5r2aa6 wrote

Once it stopped being a collaboration and started being a Brendon Urie solo project it went downhill. Vices and Too Weird at least had Dallon putting his own spin on things, but that didn’t last either.

Not even saying that the albums after twtltrtd don’t have their standouts, but none of it really hit the same for me.


taffyowner t1_j5r43xw wrote

It’s not a split if you’re the only person in the band


BowlbasaurKiefachu t1_j5rcfgm wrote

I feel like bands may be open to more splits and different projects nowadays with the notoriety of reunions headlining festivals


426763 t1_j5rklcm wrote

I've always thought of Panic as two different "music groups". Of course there's Panic the band, and everything else is Brendon's Panic.

I still remember getting Pretty Odd because I thought that was the album where I Write Sins was. I still remember blasting that CD on the way home from the store. Honestly the best last hurrah from "the band." New Perspective was the preview of what Panic would become.


Phoenixrage187 t1_j5rll26 wrote

No shade, but I had no idea they were still a band 🤷🏽‍♂️


Palpablevt t1_j5rm7h1 wrote

100%. Hell, I think it's likely it'll be under the P!ATD name - he's already been using the name for essentially his solo material for many years. But a breakup announcement like this gets headlines, and sets up his "reunion" tour in five years lol


undressvestido t1_j5rmjmm wrote

Didn’t know there was more members than Brandon, Brandon, Brandon and of course Brandon


Soulpower_ t1_j5rmylq wrote

About time. Pray for the Wicked and Viva Las Vengeance are hot garbage. Maybe 2 or 3 decent songs in Death of a Bachelor and Too weird to live.

First 2 albums are amazing. Ryan Ross was the heart and soul of the band


[deleted] t1_j5s6vn1 wrote

The lead singer does this all the time, nothing new


krimpee2934 t1_j5s7228 wrote

Thanks Variety for the oldest news in years..


AlanMorlock t1_j5sblvn wrote

NIN made a trilogy of EPs from 2016- 2018

Not the Actual Events, Add Violence, and Bad Witch

I'm less into Add Violence overall myself but Bad Witch and NtAE rule.

If you weren't just being snarky in saying they didn't release anything after Hesitattion Marks, you might be quite pleased with these 3 releases. Some real strong material accompanied by some of their best touring performances.

Also hell, they released more Ghosts volumes at the start of the pandemic, though I suspect they might be connected to some film score gigs they bailed on.

Bottom line, there's been a shitton of NIN after Hesitation Marks.


SpiralSuitcase t1_j5tuq3o wrote

I was in fact being snarky. I've been really disappointed in the output of NIN since...about the time that Atticus was made an "official" member I guess. But I think that's just a coincidence. I think they've gotten into the moody film score mentality, and honestly even with that I think their best stuff was in the early Fincher movies. The soundtrack to The Social Network was great and I think it's been diminishing returns since. To put it another way, I used to seek out movies specifically because Trent/Atticus were scoring them, and I no longer do.

I've also always been really partial to the Book of Eli soundtrack as well, which is only credited to Atticus.

The new EP stuff as well as the Ghosts releases seem really hindered by their resemblance to the film score stuff they were doing. I was not impressed. There has been a lot more focus on meandering techno-industrial soundscapes and noise rock. The newer EP/Album output feels like at most 1 song that would have been one of the lesser known, buried tracks on Hesitation Marks surrounded by rejected soundtrack cuts. And I thought it would be comedically effective to pretend that they didn't exist. I think the official term for this is "Crystal Skulling."

Honestly, I didn't even really like Hesitation Marks THAT much but the tour they did in support was just obscenely good, which made me appreciate those songs a bit better. But that's the last time I really enjoyed what they were doing. I also don't think that album is particularly well known, so it's extra funny to me to think that I'd be the kind of person who knows (or googled) that album, but is somehow completely unaware of everything they've done since.


SpiralSuitcase t1_j5tvoln wrote

I thought that was a Health song with a guest appearance and I don't remember being struck by it on release. Seems like that's what the entire album was based on my cursory Spotify search.

I did listen to that song this morning and I can't explain exactly why but it feels more like How to Destroy Angels than NIN. But I'm willing to admit that I could be splitting hairs there.


50bucksback t1_j5twg7n wrote

They sure did know how to write a chorus. I swear their 5 biggest hits are just the hook on repeat with very little in between in terms of verses.