Enjoyable blur

Blurryface, Twenty One Pilots' latest, is genuinely enjoyable, but it's no Vessel.

Heavydirtysoul and Fairly Local may be more musically refined than anything on their previous album, but nothing packs that instant punch of Car Radio*, the emotion of Guns For Hands nor the wonderful disharmony of Ode to Sleep. Vessel fused poppy, bubbly hooks and crescendos with dark lyrics, sombre drops and sinister sub-layers. It was amazing.

Blurryface lacks the lyricism, the depth and the intrigue. They may have a tighter, more successful album, but they lost something in the process.

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*If you haven't already, watch it now.

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