Panic At The DiscoAdapt or die, they say. Of the golden-voiced teen-angst A-Team, the only ones left have traded power chords for stadium pomp.

Panic!’s Brendon Urie comes to it as naturally as Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, the result likewise being an incredible showcase of vocals that draw emotion out of every syllable. Soaring over scattered samples and what sounds like a four-million-piece orchestra, Pray For The Wicked is deluxe, maximalist pop. Take a nap before you go in – there’s no time for rest here. While other megastars turn inwards and therefore more intimate for their introspection, Urie is pulling out his insides and tossing them over the audience like streamers.

Pray For The Wicked is out June 22 via Warner.

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