Album Review: Twenty One Pilots – Trench (Fueled by Ramen)

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By: Jesse Striewski

By now many of you have likely already heard the majority of singles from this latest effort (fifth overall) from Twenty One Pilots (and you probably don’t need to be told how effective they each are in their own ways). Whether it’s the grunge-infused riffs of “Jumpsuit,” the dance-influenced “My Blood,” or the laid-back, reggae-tinged vibes of “Nico and the Niners,” Trench has something for just about everyone.

But it’s not only the radio “hits” that stand out; album tracks like “Bandito” and “Chlorine” are equally interesting. Very few modern mainstream acts emerge these days worth much of a damn, and not since The Killers has a band made such an impression. These youngsters from Ohio obviously still have a lot to offer, and a long, solid future ahead of them.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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