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  • Artist(s): Josh Dun, Tyler Joseph
  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the Ohio duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun was co-produced by Paul Meany.
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Nico and the Niners
East is up I'm fearless when I hear this on the low East is up I'm careless when I wear my rebel clothes East is up When Bishops come together they... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. Oct 8, 2018
    90
    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.
  2. Trench is the sound of a band ratcheting up the ambition without ever being pulled down by an undertow of pretentiousness. It’s more low-key than ‘Blurryface’, but ultimately more rewarding.
  3. Kerrang!
    Oct 11, 2018
    80
    Some of the year's catchiest most accessible alt. pop tunes of the year speaks volumes of the level upon which they're operating here. [13 Oct 2018, p.54]
  4. Oct 8, 2018
    70
    Instead of emotive kids turning the radio dials, Trench has more of a cohesive sound and feel.
  5. Oct 12, 2018
    70
    The album hangs together thanks to an increased maturity in the thematic content and production.
  6. Oct 9, 2018
    70
    Take my recommendation and forget about the most deeply conceptual parts of this concept album--which just seems like a lot of work--and enjoy the many parts of Trench that don’t require a thirst for symbolic origin stories. There are plenty of these, like “Morph” and “My Blood,” which sport falsetto R&B hooks, somewhat in the tradition of the previous album’s best track, “Heavydirtysoul.”
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. Oct 10, 2018
    10
    Their best album so far, a cohesive, introspective and beautiful album with a really cool concept and story.
  2. Jan 6, 2019
    10
    Like Blurryface, Trench has a lot of genres in it, which makes the duo standout in creatively combining them into an in-sync track. TrenchLike Blurryface, Trench has a lot of genres in it, which makes the duo standout in creatively combining them into an in-sync track. Trench features rock elements, like Jumpsuit, slow piano from Neon Gravestones, My Blood has elements of indie pop and Smithereens, a catchy and playful pop track to name a few. I felt no track was repetitive and I could indulge more into the album. A couple of listens later, the chorus and beats linger in your mind and makes one to appreciate the song more. Overall, a very happy vibe can be observed and definitely has some of the year's best pop tunes. Expand
  3. Oct 10, 2018
    10
    This is a strong and meaningful album with great sound, great lyrics, great music. Some people think it's boring album with no catchy songsThis is a strong and meaningful album with great sound, great lyrics, great music. Some people think it's boring album with no catchy songs (well what about Chlorine and The Hype?), but that's not the point of twenty one pilots music, the meaning is important. Expand
  4. Dec 23, 2018
    9
    Música original y diferente a lo de siempre. Puede no convencer de primeras pero tras escuchar un par de veces te das cuenta de que es bueno.Música original y diferente a lo de siempre. Puede no convencer de primeras pero tras escuchar un par de veces te das cuenta de que es bueno.
    Son canciones, algunas muy psicodélicas, otras un poco tristes y, en general, con un ritmo no muy rápido o directamente lento.
    En este disco hay mucha variedad de canciones, todas muy diferentes unas de otras, y lo normal es que no te gusten todas. Al haber tanta variedad, todas las canciones son buenas pero algunas parecen fuera de contexto con las demás.
    Líricamente hablando Trench supera, en mi opinión, a su antecesor "Blurfyface". Además algo que mencionar es la historia que hay detrás de este y como la conecta con la historia que nadie comprendía y algunos ni veían de el anterior disco. Por esta historia el disco coge ese papel y la hace bien en la mayoría de casos.

    Recomendado y aún más interesarte por la historia que esconde tras sus vídeos.
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  5. Oct 9, 2018
    9
    Trench is a new approach on this multi-genre style that Twenty one pilots has, with new, more mature lyrics, and melodies we never seenTrench is a new approach on this multi-genre style that Twenty one pilots has, with new, more mature lyrics, and melodies we never seen before. This time it looks like Tyler and Josh wasn't aiming for just radio hits, but to really express themselves on this album. That's why i really like it. This is a lot more closer to what twenty one pilots really is than blurryface. For me this is their best work so far, and made me a even bigger fan. 9/10

    Best songs: Jumpsuit, Morph, My blood, chlorine, Nico and the niners, Pet cheetah
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  6. Oct 10, 2018
    9
    Favorite tracks from this album would probably be My Blood, Chlorine, and Legend. Better than Blurryface but not as catchy as Vessel in my opinion.
  7. Mar 4, 2019
    0
    A mess. Their first album is so much better, sorry not sorry. I couldn't even get through 5 songs because they all sounded bad!

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