Vessel (Twenty One Pilots album)

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Vessel
Studio album by Twenty One Pilots
Released January 8, 2013 (2013-01-08)
Genre
Length 45:37
Label Fueled by Ramen
Producer Greg Wells[1]
Twenty One Pilots chronology
Regional at Best
(2011)
Vessel
(2013)
Blurryface
(2015)
Singles from Vessel
  1. "Guns for Hands"
    Released: December 26, 2012
  2. "Lovely"
    Released: April 17, 2013
  3. "Holding on to You"
    Released: June 11, 2013
  4. "House of Gold"
    Released: August 6, 2013
  5. "Fake You Out"
    Released: September 15, 2013[2][3]
  6. "Car Radio"
    Released: March 18, 2014[4]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
AMH Network 4/5 stars[6]

Vessel is the third studio album from American duo Twenty One Pilots which was released on January 8, 2013 through Fueled by Ramen. It is their first full-length release since being signed in 2012.[1][7]

In a fan-based interview, lead singer Tyler Joseph spoke on the meaning behind the album's name, saying that a vessel (our body) is an object carrying something far more important than the outer shell, and when we die, that is set free and lives on.[8]

Notes[edit]

  • "Ode to Sleep", "Holding on to You", "Car Radio", "Guns for Hands", and "Trees" were originally released on their self-released album Regional at Best, with slight differences in production.
  • "House of Gold" was released as a bonus track on "Regional at Best". The original version, like others, has slight differences throughout the song compared to the version found on "Vessel."
  • Although all tracks on "Vessel" that were originally on "Regional at Best" have minor enhancements and alterations, the songs "Ode to Sleep", "Car Radio", and "Trees" contain the most noticeable differences (different vocal recording and various sounds throughout the song "Ode to Sleep", different style of speech in "Car Radio", and a lack of Vocoder in "Trees").

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Tyler Joseph[7] except "Holding on to You" (which was written with numerous co-writers).

The album is a mix of new tracks and tracks found on their previous self-released album, Regional at Best, as well as all of the Three Songs EP that preceded this release.

  1. "Ode to Sleep" – 5:08
  2. "Holding on to You" – 4:23
  3. "Migraine" – 3:59
  4. "House of Gold" – 2:43
  5. "Car Radio" – 4:27
  6. "Semi-Automatic" – 4:14
  7. "Screen" – 3:49
  8. "The Run and Go" – 3:49
  9. "Fake You Out" – 3:51
  10. "Guns for Hands" – 4:32
  11. "Trees" – 4:27
  12. "Truce" – 2:22
Bonus tracks

Personnel[edit]

Twenty One Pilots


Additional personnel
  • Greg Wells: keyboards, synthesizers, additional keyboard, synth programming
Production

Chart performance[edit]

As of May 2015, the album has sold 261,000 copies in the United States.[9]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[10] 62
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[11] 97
South Korean Albums (GAON)[12] 83
South Korean International Albums (GAON)[13] 7
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 90
US Billboard 200[15] 58
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[16] 15

Music videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Twenty One Pilots Music, Biography, Credits and Discography". Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  2. ^ "UK: Download 'Fake You Out'!". Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  3. ^ "Fake You Out - Single by twenty one pilots". Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  4. ^ "Future Releases on Alternative Radio Stations". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 2014-03-16. 
  5. ^ "Vessel - Twenty One Pilots: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards: AllMusic". Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  6. ^ "AMH Network Twenty One Pilots - Vessel". Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  7. ^ a b "iTunes Music Vessel by Twenty One Pilots". Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  8. ^ "Twenty One Pilots on Genre Fusion, Mortality & The Lines in Their Name". YouTube. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Twenty One Pilots Flying Toward No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/572235/products/
  11. ^ "Twenty One Pilots – Vessel" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  12. ^ "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Gaon International Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 14.09.2013 (wk36)". zobbel.de. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Twenty One Pilots Chart History Billboard 200". Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  16. ^ "Twenty One Pilots Chart History Rock Albums". Retrieved 2013-02-01.