Reviews Of Regional At Best By Twenty One Pilots Album, Indie Pop
With the addition of Josh, twenty one pilots’ drumming increased exponentially, enhancing the complexity as well as groove exhibited throughout the album. Rhythm and speed are often the main adjectives for such drumming, utilizing quick hi-hat bursts with just enough creativity involved to greatly enhance the experience. Dun’s ability to hit things is quite impressive, showing off his skill in “Guns for Hands” and “Holding onto You,” showcasing experimentation in using tom driven beats as well as fitting fills.
Any playlist you want, you can create a playlist specifically for RaB if you want. The cover of twenty one pilots’ second album, Regional at Best, depicts Tyler Joseph’s little brother, Zach, at a Little League baseball game. An indie-pop anthem with a positive mental health message, “Guns For Hands” is one of TOP’s most oddly happy-sounding songs. Singer Tyler Joseph doesn’t shy away from the topic of suicide, and instead turns to a hopeful note by the end of the song.
Regional at Best is a rough sophomore release by Twenty One Pilots, and it shows. From tracks like “Car Radio” and “Lovely” to tracks like “Trees,” it’s hard to catch a break of solidarity with the album. Glimmers of hopes, such as the track “Glowing Eyes” and “Be Concerned” with a guest appearance from Jocef, leave you wanting more, but can’t.
He has said that the song and symbol both represent something only he understands and urges us to find purpose in something the way he did. With that thing only he understands he has purpose to stay alive because, without him no one will ever know what that thing means. As for the lyrics to the song, and what a kitchen sink actually is, I believe should be personal to you, something that you make up by listening to the song.
On July 16, 2019, the song “The Hype” was sent to US alternative radio as the sixth single from the album Trench. On March 4, 2019, the band revealed to NME that they were already starting the writing process for their sixth studio album, mentioning a character that has not appeared in any Twenty One Pilots-related material yet. Joseph, Dun, and Salih participated in musical efforts of a Columbus, Ohio, church Five14. “Car Radio” is the song that put Twenty One Pilots on the map. Sure, “Stressed Out” helped them reach platinum status and win a Grammy. But “Car Radio” earned the band a performance slot at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards when the show was still worth a damn.
Most of the time, the synths provide harmony in the background with an underlying bass groove backing up the melodies. When analyzing their sound, Regional at Best actually shows an ironically “happy” sound. Songs like “Glowing Eyes” and “Forest” apply the use of higher keys and layered vocals, giving an upbeat note to rather melancholy lyrics.