Twenty One Pilots



by Tyler White STAFF
October 3rd, 2018 | 3 replies

Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Renewing the old

There’s not much to it. TOPxMM is essentially a reworking of their hits (Blurryface and beyond) with new tweaks and changes. With the addition of MUTEMATH, the songs contain a more vibrant, lively alternative pop tone to them. Impressively, the entire EP was performed and produced all in one, progressive take. So, what’s new here? Well, first and foremost, the added features of the guitars and synths of MUTEMATH give an entirely different atmosphere to the original twenty one pilots renditions. Utilizing the ability to contort a guitar’s tonality to conform to a deep, fuzzy distortion, the six-stringed instrument continually clashes with the immersive atmosphere brought forth by the keys. Following suit with the harmonies, Tyler Joseph’s voice soars with roaring melodies, throaty shouts, and flowing raps, providing an enhanced vocal performance compared to the originals. Complimenting the melodic side of the music, the dual drumming from MUTEMATH with Josh Dun allows multiple avenues to journey through with technicality and groove. Often improvising, the drumming often remains sporadic and unpredictable with the two following each other in perfect unison, superbly portrayed by the conclusion of “Lane Boy.” Although not much has changed, as the theme, lyrics, and general structures of the songs have remained, TOPxMM allots a great, new exposure for fans of either band. No new music, yet completely new music; confusing, right?

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Staff Reviewer
October 3rd 2018


Album Rating: 4.0

Another really short review, but not really much to say. No new lyrics and no new, original music, so not much depth to it. Anyway, here is the final entry before Trench, hope you enjoy. Depending on when Trench drops, I'll try and have that review up within the day if I can.

October 3rd 2018


Album Rating: 3.5

you can change formerly famous to original, it just looks weird and doesnt make much sense. also the sentence after that seems wordy for the sake of being wordy, but if thats the style you wanna go with, its all good.

Staff Reviewer
October 3rd 2018


Album Rating: 4.0

thanks for the feedback, and yeah, I was going for a bit more wordy statements because I already knew my review would be short so.. make it as extravagant as you can to keep it from being overly short I guess

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