Release Date: Oct. 8
Label: Fueled by Ramen
Eight years after it stormed the "Total Request Live" countdown with mascara-gunked pop-punk and capricious punctuation, Panic! at the Disco demonstrates life after hype with an ambitious fourth album. "Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die" takes its name from a Hunter S. Thompson quote and its concepts from that writer's great muse and lead singer Brendon Urie's hometown. "Las Vegas is a big character in this album," he says. "I came back to the city that I grew up in and for some reason made me so bitter when I was 17. It was cathartic."