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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the Ohio was produced and recorded remotely.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. May 21, 2021
    90
    Whether or not they decide to revive their ongoing album mythology, Scaled and Icy will remain a quick dose of TOP perfection, a lean catalog gem that is bright, effervescent, and immensely addictive.
  2. 80
    Sure, there is some inevitable fan service – the title, after all, is an anagram of ‘Clancy is dead’ – but this album sees one of the most fearless bands of their generation continue to take risks.
  3. May 24, 2021
    80
    It is hard to predict how faithful Twenty-one pilots fans will react. Regardless, given the time spent by Joseph and Dun on this record, this record is a triumph that marks a maturity that now eclipses their previous albums.
  4. May 21, 2021
    70
    Despite the few forgettable moments in the middle, ‘Scaled And Icy’ remains mostly strong in terms of sonics and lyricism throughout, and though it does end all too quickly it is an impressively cohesive production that doesn’t reveal even for a single beat that it was the product of long-distance virtual sessions.
  5. May 21, 2021
    60
    There are times on Scaled And Icy where things just feel a little safe. Overall, though, Scaled And Icy is a good record which balances out the occasional underwhelming moment with flashes of brilliance that could only come from its creators.
  6. May 21, 2021
    60
    For the uninitiated, it will seem a pleasingly buoyant, if conspicuously USP-less, soundtrack to a more universal anticipation of light at the end of a very long tunnel.
  7. May 24, 2021
    40
    Given how much effort twenty one pilots give into their presentation, it's genuinely surprising how uninteresting Scaled and Icy sounds on the surface. ... The music itself sounds so limiting and faceless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 100
  2. Negative: 11 out of 100
  1. May 21, 2021
    10
    Sem palavras, esses caras simplesmente são geniais, a cada disco novo uma nova pegada mas mantendo sua originalidade, Never take it me lembrouSem palavras, esses caras simplesmente são geniais, a cada disco novo uma nova pegada mas mantendo sua originalidade, Never take it me lembrou uma pegada de rock dos anos 80, uma obra prima. A cada musica uma vibe diferente e mantendo a qualidade, só tenho que agradecer por ter conhecido esses caras em 2016 e poder acompanha-los... Expand
  2. May 23, 2021
    10
    Awesome! While at first, the tone of this album feels much lighter than Trench, the lyrics are not light. I completely disagree with those whoAwesome! While at first, the tone of this album feels much lighter than Trench, the lyrics are not light. I completely disagree with those who say it is glossier version of their music. It’s not. The upbeat sound combined with lyrics that are a reflection of the issues and challenges the world has faced for more than a year, gives tremendous depth to this album. I believe it is some of their best work. Expand
  3. May 21, 2021
    10
    The album looks amazing. Is so good. It was worth all 3 years of waiting. Twenty One Pilots excels at each launch and it is proven, theyThe album looks amazing. Is so good. It was worth all 3 years of waiting. Twenty One Pilots excels at each launch and it is proven, they are the best. Expand
  4. May 27, 2021
    10
    O álbum está perfeito, se você não gostou vai ouvir Stressed out e Ride.
  5. May 28, 2021
    9
    I was a bit wary about this album, because I was worried it will be 'Trench 2' and I never listened to the whole Trench... I didn't evenI was a bit wary about this album, because I was worried it will be 'Trench 2' and I never listened to the whole Trench... I didn't even 'hate' it, I was just indifferent.

    This one is the exact opposite - it's really addictive. I love the bright, catchy music, sometimes juxtaposed with lyrics, I love how it makes you pay attention to the 'story'. It's not perfect, but it's very clear they had a vision, they knew what and why they wanted to do here - and imho they succeeded.
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  6. May 21, 2021
    8
    Happiness didn't fit with them, I want sad songs again. Kidding, not they best album but it's a nice one.
  7. May 22, 2021
    0
    This album is addictive.
    Top production.
    Top songwriting. Most of the songs can be released as a single. Sounds like we will be listening
    This album is addictive.
    Top production.
    Top songwriting.
    Most of the songs can be released as a single.
    Sounds like we will be listening to this for years to come.
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