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A Fever You Can't Sweat Out is the debut studio album from American rock band Panic! At The Disco. It was recorded for the most part at SOMD! Studios in College Park, Maryland with producer Matt Squire. The album was released September 27, 2005 on Decaydence Records and Fueled by Ramen.

The album was written and produced during and shortly after the band graduated from high school. The lyrics for the album were written by former guitarist Ryan Ross. Social issues such as marriage, adultery, alcoholism, and prostitution are mentioned throughout the album.

The songs I Write Sins Not Tragedies and The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage quickly rose to fame and the album peaked at No. 13 on the US Billboard 200. It was Panic! At The Disco's most successful release, having sold over 2.2 million copies worldwide, until the release of High Hopes, which peaked at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, as well as No. 1 on the U.S. Mainstream Top 40.


Tracks

  1. Introduction
  2. The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage
  3. London Beckoned Songs About Money Written by Machines
  4. Nails for Breakfast, Tacks for Snacks
  5. Camisado
  6. Time to Dance
  7. Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off
  8. Intermission
  9. But It's Better If You Do
  10. I Write Sins Not Tragedies
  11. I Constantly Thank God for Esteban
  12. There's A Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought Of It Yet
  13. Build God, Then We'll Talk

Band Participation

All lyrics on the album were written by Ross, Urie, and Smith, while composition largely involved all 4 members.

The album was the result of the creative direction of band founder Ryan Ross, who performed the lead guitar, backing vocals, organ, and accordion on the album. Aside from that he also contributed synthesizers and programming for refined sound.

Brendon Urie performed the album's lead vocals, while also contributing the rhythm guitar, bass, keyboards, piano, and synthesizers to the album.

Spencer Smith performed all drums and percussion on the album.

A Fever You Can't Sweat Out was the only album with Brent Wilson, who was credited as the bassist for the album and performed on some following tours. However, following his exit on May 17, 2006, Spencer Smith alleged that Wilson did not perform any bass on the Fever album, with all bass recordings made solely by Urie. Wilson has since denied this and as said he was the one who taught Urie how to play bass to begin with. Wilson later filed a lawsuit against the band after royalties for Fever were held from him, but later dropped the charges. Since then however, Wilson has been given the credit of "composer" on recent prints of the album.
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