twenty one pilots - Trench
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2018 Ratings: #188 / 889
User Score
2018 Ratings: #33
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

Although Trench requires a few spins to really register, it's ultimately rewarding and fully immersive, delivering a depth and gravity at which Twenty One Pilots only hinted on Blurryface.

90
Sputnikmusic

Trench takes a mellow, darker tone compared to its predecessors, expanding more into the realms of ambiance, brass instrumentation, and even some dark trip hop influence.

80
NME

A concept album about a fictional destination, the duo’s fourth album is rich but accessible record that plays fast and loose with genre.

80
The Needle Drop

Twenty One Pilots take their catchy songwriting, genre blending, and emotional lyricism up a few notches on Trench.

80
Kerrang!
Twenty One Pilots return with their most ambitious work to date.
80
Spill Magazine
This whole album compared to their earlier one is darker in content, maturer in sound, and will please listeners old and new. The production and dynamic sound are outstanding. They are reinventing genres to make one we’ll finally have a name for some day.
79
GIGsoup
Everyone will find at least one song they enjoy on this album. Everyone should listen to this album once. It is an album for the ages, and definitely one of the greatest releases of the year.
70
PopMatters

On Trench, arena-pop duo Twenty One Pilots shift to a more tasteful, sensitive approach to mixed but mostly positive results.

70
Rolling Stone

Maybe TOP have grown as songwriters and arrangers, maybe some thanks to co-writer and co-producer Paul Meany (leader of psych-rocktronica band Mutemath), maybe it’s the healthy coating of dubby, post-industrial reverb clouding up the record – but instead of emotive kids turning the radio dials, Trench has more of a cohesive sound and feel.

70
The Young Folks
Some of the album tracks, while full of interesting lyrical wordplay, blur into each other sonically; overall, there’s a general lack of hooks. Yet the singles are cohesive and surprising in all the right ways, suggesting that Twenty One Pilots are only going to get stronger if they stay savvy and self-aware.
BradTasteMusic
92

Edit: I finally listened lol... WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAHHHHH

Their only “Great” album. Certainly not for everyone, but I think for what they try to do with this album, they manage to succeed while simultaneously not being cringe or repetitive. Rather it is catchy, wholesome, sweet, yet dark.

It works UNBELIEVABLY well as a complete experience from front to back with very little holding it back. It’s truly an amazing listen and it only is growing as I keep listening

There ... read more

halbery
87

twenty one pilots stans are so fucking stupid ive never seen a more stupid fucking motherfucker-cluster of a fanbase in my life one time i was at a twenty one pilots concert and these hoefucks were screaming at the stage for the band to play old songs like an hour before the band even walked on stage also they screamed it at the opening act who were called bear hands and the lead singer lectured all of us on space lizard gods which makes sense because he said he liked twenty one pilot too also ... read more

Beeyyaahh
90

For awhile now, I’ve been really wanting to get thoughts out on this record. Trench, as some people who follow me know (and can relate to in some way) has...a large amount of sentimental value in its existence. It’s also just an extremely good pop record in my eyes. It covers all bases for a record that has a profound impact on me.

When I initially heard it, I can say I definitely wasn’t a big fan. I’ve never really said how much I liked TØP, I used to have a ... read more

bradybear12
89

This is a great album. Top to bottom, it’s very consistent. The production, the vocals, they are fantastic.

ThatDarnMatt
89

I did not like this album on the first listen. I decided to give it another try before rating it, and on the second listen everything clicked. The appeal of TOP has always seemed to be their unique blend of pop/rock/electronic/rap, and on this album, it feels like they perfected it. The album has a dark atmosphere, and the melancholy is well-balanced by an air of hopefulness. TOP has their fair share of naysayers, but there's a good reason this album is well loved, even by their critics.

Best: ... read more

TanTanThom34
78

finally some good fucking juiwse

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Track List

1Jumpsuit
3:58
94
2Levitate
2:25
92
3Morph
4:18
90
4My Blood
3:49
90
5Chlorine
5:24
93
6Smithereens
2:57
80
7Neon Gravestones
4:00
88
8The Hype
4:25
88
9Nico And The Niners
3:45
90
10Cut My Lip
4:42
86
11Bandito
5:30
87
12Pet Cheetah
3:18
88
13Legend
2:52
85
14Leave the City
4:40
88
Total Length: 56 minutes

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Added on: July 12, 2018