ATP! Album Review: twenty | one | pilots - Vessel
The standout track on "Vessel" is 'Car Radio', which was reworked from their 2011 release for the album. Starting out bare-boned with Tyler Joseph’s raps and synth and Josh Don’s drums, it crescendos until Joseph is screaming and then drops off again tinging the track with a fire that a lot of current releases are missing. This song is literally the musical personification of how badly this duo wants it, and will leave listeners inspired to be just as passionate as them.
Their label, Fueled By Ramen, is known for having well known acts, most recently making it big with fun., but twenty | one | pilots may very well be the label’s greatest find. Bridging the gaps between multiple genres, this group can be marketed to just about every audience. (Save for the country audience, but I’m sure if they tried hard enough, they could work that out.) It’s refreshing, especially given the fact so many artists seem to be cranking out the same ol’, same ol’ lately and sticking with the stringent genre confines given to them by the industry. This band not only serves up a beautiful stylistic blend, but they do it so well that genres that shouldn’t really work together, do. Ultimately, there’s only one thing you really need to know about this album: That you should go out and buy it, ASAP.
"Vessel" is out now via Fueled by Ramen Records.