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5 Takeaways from Panic! at the Disco's "Death of A Bachelor": Review

Here are the must-know moments from Brendon Urie and crew's phenomenal new album

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The Frank Sinatra influence is real

Brendon Urie loves Frank Sinatra--and that love truly comes across in Death of a Bachelor. The title track is all crooning, and the album closer, "Impossible Year," is so close to the American icon we thought it was a cover!

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The Queen influence, too

Freddie Mercury has also been a huge influence on Urie personally and on Panic! as a whole, and that tradition continues on the new LP. There are moments that feel pretty absurdist and yes, there's even some "Bohemian Rhapsody"-esque operatic movements. We are blessed.

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It's an album about love and Los Angeles

Those two themes come full-circle on "L.A. Devotee," but the entire release stings of Southern California. It's an album about partying and having a good time in the golden state--but with none of the tacky Walk of Fame stuff you might be envisioning. It's all about Urie's new home.

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"Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time" starts with a sample of "Rock Lobster"

Urie just loves The B-52's, and this sample is just weird enough to work. It's also one of the best songs on the record (the whole thing is excellent, but we gotta pick some favorites, right?)

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The record is all about Urie's life as a married man

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: Lead vocalist of "Panic! at the Disco" Brendon Urie discusses his upcoming album, "Death of a Bach
Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Brendon tied the knot about three years ago, so his life has dramatically changed--there's more romance, for sure, and a wee bit more responsibility. Much of the record is about his party life, but it's also about moderation.

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