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  • Artist(s): Josh Dun, Tyler Joseph
  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the Ohio duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun was co-produced by Paul Meany.
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Nico and the Niners
East is up I'm fearless when I hear this on the low East is up I'm careless when I wear my rebel clothes East is up When Bishops come together they... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Oct 8, 2018
    90
    Although Trench requires a few spins to really register, it's ultimately rewarding and fully immersive, delivering a depth and gravity at which Twenty One Pilots only hinted on Blurryface.
  2. Trench is the sound of a band ratcheting up the ambition without ever being pulled down by an undertow of pretentiousness. It’s more low-key than ‘Blurryface’, but ultimately more rewarding.
  3. Kerrang!
    Oct 11, 2018
    80
    Some of the year's catchiest most accessible alt. pop tunes of the year speaks volumes of the level upon which they're operating here. [13 Oct 2018, p.54]
  4. Oct 8, 2018
    70
    Instead of emotive kids turning the radio dials, Trench has more of a cohesive sound and feel.
  5. Oct 12, 2018
    70
    The album hangs together thanks to an increased maturity in the thematic content and production.
  6. Oct 9, 2018
    70
    Take my recommendation and forget about the most deeply conceptual parts of this concept album--which just seems like a lot of work--and enjoy the many parts of Trench that don’t require a thirst for symbolic origin stories. There are plenty of these, like “Morph” and “My Blood,” which sport falsetto R&B hooks, somewhat in the tradition of the previous album’s best track, “Heavydirtysoul.”
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  1. Positive: 77 out of 81
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  1. Oct 10, 2018
    10
    Their best album so far, a cohesive, introspective and beautiful album with a really cool concept and story.
  2. Jun 13, 2021
    10
    Possibly my favourite album of all time. The concept is so cool, every song sounds unique but ties together perfectly and the lyrics arePossibly my favourite album of all time. The concept is so cool, every song sounds unique but ties together perfectly and the lyrics are amazing, often emotional and beautiful. Together with some of the best production I’ve heard this album is near perfect. Expand
  3. Dec 26, 2018
    10
    Perfect. Great atmosphere, nice lyrics, amazing sound. Trench is the 2018 best album
  4. Aug 15, 2020
    10
    Really good music here on this album I love TØP so much they are so good!!!
  5. Aug 28, 2020
    9
    Es muy especial por lo que trató de implementar Tyler pero pecó un poco de pretencioso al no haber mucha coherencia en algunas canciones queEs muy especial por lo que trató de implementar Tyler pero pecó un poco de pretencioso al no haber mucha coherencia en algunas canciones que hacen parte del album con la historia de DEMA. Si el álbum se ve sin ese contexto hay piezas que por sí solas son hermosas, chlorine con las variaciones en el piano, jumpsuit con ese riff tan heavy, neon grave stones con esas letras tan profundas que no sorprenden al conocer el nivel de líricas al que nos tienen acostumbrados. Expand
  6. Oct 10, 2018
    9
    Favorite tracks from this album would probably be My Blood, Chlorine, and Legend. Better than Blurryface but not as catchy as Vessel in my opinion.
  7. Mar 4, 2019
    0
    A mess. Their first album is so much better, sorry not sorry. I couldn't even get through 5 songs because they all sounded bad!

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