Blurryface – twenty one pilots Album Review

Blurryface is twenty one pilot’s fourth studio album that was set to be released on May 19, 2015 but was leaked by the band themselves two days earlier. This Ohio-based duo became widely known in the alternative community when their previous record “Vessel” was released in 2013. Tyler Joseph (vocalist) and Josh Dun (drummer) combine a unique sound that interweaves hip hop, alternative, ukulele, and electropop into their songs, leaving the listener confused as to in which genre this band should be placed. The singles from this album include Fairly Local, Tear in My Heart, Stressed Out, Lane Boy, and Ride.

The album opens with the song “Heavydirtysoul” which starts with a long instrumental verse that gets the listener’s heart racing as it leads into a fast-pace  rap. The song continues to the chorus that makes you want to clap along and sing your heart out.

The hype from “Vessel” left fans wondering how twenty one pilots could rise to the challenge of creating another amazing and creative album as before. When Fairly Local was released, honestly I did not like it that much. It seemed very different from Vessel and I was concerned as to where twenty one pilots was heading with this new sound. But the more I listened to the following singles, the more I enjoyed it. I began to stop comparing it to Vessel and started to appreciate it for its own and independent record. Twenty one pilots, once again, beautifully laces together upbeat sounds with meaningful lyrics that leaves you speechless.

Twenty one pilots has delivered what the people have demanded – a powerful and impactful record that stays true to the band’s roots but can stand on its own.

~Stay Punk Rock~

Rating: 4/5

Favorite songs: Ride and Heavydirtysoul

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