Twenty One Pilots Not Good

KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,411
edited May 2013 in Other Music
I have been hearing a lot about Twenty One Pilots and apparantly they have a pretty strong folllowing. I have friends in Florida who have seen them live about 10 times. I had some free time at lunch so I checked them out on you tube. Not good at all in my opinion. I have heard them being compared to the Black Keys because they are a duo and I find that insulting to the Black Keys. Maybe it's just me. Thoughts?
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  • evsgjammevsgjamm Posts: 1,836
    edited July 2014
    I just found out about them tonight after catching their performance on Late Night / Seth Meyer's.

    I was blown away by the teenage angst they pour out. I thought it was fucking AWESOME! Went straight to their site and bought the album. Been watching their videos all night long (they sure put the energy into their debut album "Vessels" I tell ya) and I have nothing but good things to say. (BUUUUUUUUUUUUUT part of my brain thinks they will develop / have developed a crazy schizophrenic following and there will be murders of young people (and suicides) and their music will be blamed and it'll be a huge gong show and the whole world will go up in flames and Metalocalypse will take over the airwaves; long live Dethklok yay.)
    But other than that - great band great band. haha. They're going to be huge in my opinion. The eminem comparisons, the hate, the risky looking videos and the screaming... ya it'll secure a fan base of dedicated hardcores for sure. It's certainly not for everyone, but what is these days. Some people suffocate themselves to death; so don't tell me "oxygen" cuz that's bullshit.

    haha

    Glad I searched for "Twenty One Pilots" instead of creating a new thread. - but I shouldn't be too thrilled, because after all, I just sat here and praised them, and the title of this thread is sacrilegious. haha.
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  • Treyert14Treyert14 LouisianaPosts: 924
    edited July 2014
    Going see them live. After that I'll let you know ;)
  • jonsey30jonsey30 Rochester Hills, MIPosts: 900
    Checked them out after hearing Car Radio on the car radio. They have a concert that played on Palladia, and it was awesome. So got the album, and I really like it
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  • DocChicagoDocChicago Posts: 653
    They have a totally different style than Black Keys. Whoever compared them to that band is basing it only on the number of band members. Terrible comparison.

    I bought "Vessels" and love it. It's generally pop music but varied in style. "House of Gold" sounds nothing like "Semi-Automatic." They're not the most charismatic duo, and I'm not sure I understand the ski masks, but the live shows look pretty intense and the songs have great hooks.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 41,037
    I haven't heard them, but if they are so bad that it's an insult to compare them to The Black Keys, they must be pretty awful indeed. :D
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    Completely different sound than Black keys, not sure what that comparison was about.
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  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 6,586
    I like them
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  • EarlWelshEarlWelsh Buffalo, NYPosts: 809
    Yeah, they're pretty bad. Or, to not offend, they're not my cup of tea. Aside from being a 2-piece, that's about all they have in common with the Black Keys.
  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 6,586
    They have a pretty big following with College students. I just found out about them at the record store. After I heard them at the store, I went home and checked them out on youtube. I like them, something different about them, may be the lyrics or presentation. I'm actually going to buy some of their music now.

  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 6,586
    Gotta respect a group that has songs built around the ukulele.
  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,280
    I agree with you, OP. To each their own, but I think they're one of the most overrated bands right now. Totally don't get the appeal.

    I've even seen a couple songs live at Lolla, while waiting for Lord Huron to begin....did nothing for me either, thought it was pretty terrible. But they have a huge following and that crowd was massive for them, so says a lot. Again, to each their own!
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  • Weston1283Weston1283 Cleveland, OHPosts: 2,316
    A Columbus band, they're HUGE here in Ohio. All of my roommates and most if my friends are big fans. The comment about college kids is 100% true.
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  • clayton12clayton12 Athens, GAPosts: 224
    No thanks.
  • KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,411
    MedozK said:

    I like them

    That is awful!
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  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 6,586
    edited December 2015
    That is whats great about art, specifically music. Some really like something, while others think its garbage.

    Whats really funny is reading through threads on other music related forums, and how Beatles fans think 'modern' music is horrendous and awful. Or how there hasn't been a good band since Led Zeppelin.

    To each their own.
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  • InHiding80InHiding80 Upland,CAPosts: 7,623
    MedozK said:

    That is whats great about art, specifically music. Some really like something, while others think its garbage.

    Whats really funny is reading through threads on other music related forums, and how Beatles fans think 'modern' music is horrendous and awful. Or how there hasn't been a good band since Led Zeppelin.

    To each their own.

    What's really funny is the hyperbolic stereotype in your post. Unlike today's Radio Disney pop, top 50 had SOME substance to it to appeal to more than just swagtards and teen girls like Prince, MJ and George Michael.
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  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 6,586

    MedozK said:

    That is whats great about art, specifically music. Some really like something, while others think its garbage.

    Whats really funny is reading through threads on other music related forums, and how Beatles fans think 'modern' music is horrendous and awful. Or how there hasn't been a good band since Led Zeppelin.

    To each their own.

    What's really funny is the hyperbolic stereotype in your post. Unlike today's Radio Disney pop, top 50 had SOME substance to it to appeal to more than just swagtards and teen girls like Prince, MJ and George Michael.
    Like I said, to each their own. Enjoy they music you like. I just don't understand why people enjoy hating on music they don't enjoy... I just wouldn't listen to it.
  • MedozK said:

    MedozK said:

    That is whats great about art, specifically music. Some really like something, while others think its garbage.

    Whats really funny is reading through threads on other music related forums, and how Beatles fans think 'modern' music is horrendous and awful. Or how there hasn't been a good band since Led Zeppelin.

    To each their own.

    What's really funny is the hyperbolic stereotype in your post. Unlike today's Radio Disney pop, top 50 had SOME substance to it to appeal to more than just swagtards and teen girls like Prince, MJ and George Michael.
    Like I said, to each their own. Enjoy they music you like. I just don't understand why people enjoy hating on music they don't enjoy... I just wouldn't listen to it.
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  • MedozK said:

    MedozK said:

    That is whats great about art, specifically music. Some really like something, while others think its garbage.

    Whats really funny is reading through threads on other music related forums, and how Beatles fans think 'modern' music is horrendous and awful. Or how there hasn't been a good band since Led Zeppelin.

    To each their own.

    What's really funny is the hyperbolic stereotype in your post. Unlike today's Radio Disney pop, top 50 had SOME substance to it to appeal to more than just swagtards and teen girls like Prince, MJ and George Michael.
    Like I said, to each their own. Enjoy they music you like. I just don't understand why people enjoy hating on music they don't enjoy... I just wouldn't listen to it.
    He speaks the truth!
    and for what it's worth, I'd like to apologize to Bruce Springsteen, The Grateful Dead and Rush. I don't hate you, really. I just don't listen to you.
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  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 6,586

    MedozK said:

    MedozK said:

    That is whats great about art, specifically music. Some really like something, while others think its garbage.

    Whats really funny is reading through threads on other music related forums, and how Beatles fans think 'modern' music is horrendous and awful. Or how there hasn't been a good band since Led Zeppelin.

    To each their own.

    What's really funny is the hyperbolic stereotype in your post. Unlike today's Radio Disney pop, top 50 had SOME substance to it to appeal to more than just swagtards and teen girls like Prince, MJ and George Michael.
    Like I said, to each their own. Enjoy they music you like. I just don't understand why people enjoy hating on music they don't enjoy... I just wouldn't listen to it.
    He speaks the truth!
    and for what it's worth, I'd like to apologize to Bruce Springsteen, The Grateful Dead and Rush. I don't hate you, really. I just don't listen to you.
    :lol:
  • JTHJTH ChicagoPosts: 3,211
    samjam said:


    I've even seen a couple songs live at Lolla, while waiting for Lord Huron to begin....did nothing for me either, thought it was pretty terrible. But they have a huge following and that crowd was massive for them, so says a lot. Again, to each their own!

    Interesting. I basically did the same thing -- got separated from my group, decided to check out a little bit of 21P before heading over to Lord Huron. I ended up staying for their entire set because I enjoyed it so much. Turns out the other 3 guys I was with did the same thing and 2 out of the 3 dug 21P as well. I just turned 45 so I'm definitely not in their target demographic.

    You know who else totally killed it unexpectedly at Lolla (at like 12:30 in the afternoon)? BLACK TIGER SEX MACHINE!

  • KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,411
    JTH said:

    samjam said:


    I've even seen a couple songs live at Lolla, while waiting for Lord Huron to begin....did nothing for me either, thought it was pretty terrible. But they have a huge following and that crowd was massive for them, so says a lot. Again, to each their own!

    Interesting. I basically did the same thing -- got separated from my group, decided to check out a little bit of 21P before heading over to Lord Huron. I ended up staying for their entire set because I enjoyed it so much. Turns out the other 3 guys I was with did the same thing and 2 out of the 3 dug 21P as well. I just turned 45 so I'm definitely not in their target demographic.

    You know who else totally killed it unexpectedly at Lolla (at like 12:30 in the afternoon)? BLACK TIGER SEX MACHINE!

    I will never understand the appeal of house music. In fact I don't even consider it music. IMO its just video game sounds looped together on a computer.
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  • JTHJTH ChicagoPosts: 3,211
    It's already been sung but it can't be said enough:

    It takes diff'rent strokes to move the world.

  • KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,411
    edited December 2015
    JTH said:

    It's already been sung but it can't be said enough:

    It takes diff'rent strokes to move the world.

    Haha so true

    Thanks Mr Drummond!!!! ;)
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  • silent bob is right
    move on if you don't like it and get over yourself when you think your opinion really matters...cause it doesn't :)
    there is no right and wrong answer when it comes to appreciating art
  • InHiding80InHiding80 Upland,CAPosts: 7,623

    MedozK said:

    MedozK said:

    That is whats great about art, specifically music. Some really like something, while others think its garbage.

    Whats really funny is reading through threads on other music related forums, and how Beatles fans think 'modern' music is horrendous and awful. Or how there hasn't been a good band since Led Zeppelin.

    To each their own.

    What's really funny is the hyperbolic stereotype in your post. Unlike today's Radio Disney pop, top 50 had SOME substance to it to appeal to more than just swagtards and teen girls like Prince, MJ and George Michael.
    Like I said, to each their own. Enjoy they music you like. I just don't understand why people enjoy hating on music they don't enjoy... I just wouldn't listen to it.
    He speaks the truth!
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  • KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,411

    silent bob is right
    move on if you don't like it and get over yourself when you think your opinion really matters...cause it doesn't :)
    there is no right and wrong answer when it comes to appreciating art

    This entire forum is built on everyone's different opinions and having hopefully respectful conversations on those opinions. If you read my first post you will see that I expressed my opinion and opened the discussion for others to post theirs. If you like 21p, house music, Celine Dion or whatever well good for you. Enjoy it!
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  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 6,586

    You are to truth what Charlize Theron is to ugly.

    So, your saying he is correct?
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