Thursday, October 10

Twenty One Pilots "Vessel"

  1. Ode To Sleep
  2. Holding On To You
  3. Migraine
  4. House Of Gold
  5. Car Radio
  6. Semi-Automatic
  7. Screen
  8. The Run and Go
  9. Fake You Out
  10. Guns For Hands
  11. Trees
  12. Truce

So, I have been hearing talk about a band named Twenty One Pilots. I didn't have the slightest idea of what genre they were or what they sound like. After looking up their music videos on Youtube, I decided, I HAVE to buy and review this album!

I discovered that there's only 2 members of Twenty One Pilots, Tyler Joseph (vocals, synths, piano, and ukulele) and Josh Dun (drums). They are pretty different than anything I've heard. Considering now-a days, you can't just label one specific genre to a band or artist. But man are these guys creative. They managed to mix pop-rock, hip-hop, and dance music together. They transition so well to pop-rock to hip-hop and back again. So much so that they were signed to Fueled By Ramen in 2012. The same label that has the bands, Fun., Paramore, and Panic! At The Disco. Then this wondrous album I have listened to was created in early 2013, they call it "Vessel".

I've come to realize that Tyler has a great voice and it's very melodic and there's also meaning behind his lyrics. Each track is different in it's own way. The tracks with the great dance beats make you want to jump up and down, especially when there is a build up leading to it. Not every track on the album has some crazy raps in them, some songs are dance songs with rap in the middle, and others are pop-rock songs with rap in the beginning and end, and the other OTHER songs are just melodic vocals with piano, ukulele, and drums. But my favorite tracks were however, Holding On To You, Car Radio, Semi-Automatic, and Guns For Hands.

Listening to every part of this album makes me have some mad respect for the duo. The way the songs are put together and Tyler's lyrics make me think that this just isn't a band, that it's more than that. This album is different than anything I've listened to. Okay, so some of the pop-rock parts in the songs remind me of some other pop bands, but the band itself, as a whole is original. I think I found an album and a band that I'm going to be listening to for a while.