Twenty One Pilots - Blurryface
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2015 Ratings: #729 / 925
User Score
2015 Ratings: #404
Liked by 43 people
May 19, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fueled by Ramen / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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Alternative Press

For the follow-up to 2013’s Vessel, multi-directional pop princes twenty one pilots ramped up everything, from new influences to the number of producers (four) to the metric ton of uncertainties and fears multiplying in frontman/songwriter Tyler Joseph’s cranium. And it’s wonderful.


In addition to the hit singles "Ride" and "Stressed Out" -- which tackle millennial angst and relatable life struggles -- Blurryface is packed with self-aware lyrics, clever observations, and deep introspection.

Although they may not have invented the concept of fusing rock and hip-hop, it’s a refreshing change of pace for a mainstream environment that isn’t accustomed to such eclecticism.

An album that doesn't quite reach the heights of Vessel, but nevertheless serves as evidence that one of pop's most daring duos isn't about to slow down -- even if that means running into a few walls.

Spectrum Culture

When it’s over, you’re likely to be left feeling conflicted, Blurryface’s highs and lows being so diametrically apart.

The Needle Drop

Ohio pop/rap/rock/electronic music duo Twenty One Pilots chases 2013's breakout Vessel with a series of radio pop and reggae-infused tunes on Blurryface.

"Hey let's make an album about how bad pop music is, and how we struggle to express ourselves as musicians!"

"Ok, what genre/style should we make it?"

"Top 40s"

"Sounds good bro"
they literally tell you they suck on the second track
i'm gonna be honest with you all. let it all come out. this entire time, my entire adult life, i've been a dirty, filthy, disgusting clikkie. a fuckin bandito, this whole goddamn time. and you all were fooled! fooled into thinking i was MORE than some hot-topic season pass holder with depression! well jokes on you now. i've always enjoyed the Pilot boys - they were one of my first consistent music loves. ever since hearing some Blurryface tracks in when my then minecraft girlfriend ... read more
Really not as bad as y’all make it out to be. Nothing worth praise but the people dropping single digit scores are just circle jerking
straight up formula pop SHIT. i can't believe i let my ears go through the torture that is blurryface. the members of the group annoy me as people, and the songs are like mad libs. plug in a few words that make it seem trendy, add in pronouns like "her, she" to make them about a girl, and then layer it over a repetitive beat that has no creativity. i'm gonna go tear my heart (yeah i know) so i don't have to hear this band again
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Track List

  1. Heavydirtysoul
  2. Stressed Out
  3. Ride
  4. Fairly Local
  5. Tear In My Heart
  6. Lane Boy
  7. The Judge
  8. Doubt
  9. Polarize
  10. We Don't Believe What's On TV
  11. Message Man
  12. Hometown
  13. Not Today
  14. Goner
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Added on: March 26, 2015