Editors’ Notes The debut from Ohio’s twenty one pilots is a genre-melding album that nods to their theatrical leanings (Arthur Miller’s play All My Sons inspired their name). Splashy, defiant songs fuse piano-bar pop sensibilities with 21st-century beats and grand exhibitions of emotion, as in the soaring chorus of the Bowie-echoing “Air Catcher” and the doo-wop-backed bravado of “Friend, Please.” Tyler Joseph’s knotty depictions of millennial angst on tracks like the ruminative “Taxi Cab” and the gritty “Isle of Flightless Birds” are forthright and poetic.

SONG
Implicit Demand for Proof
1
4:51
 
Fall Away
2
3:01
 
The Pantaloon
3
3:33
 
Addict With a Pen
4
4:46
 
Friend, Please
5
4:12
 
March to the Sea
6
5:31
 
Johnny Boy
7
4:39
 
Oh Ms. Believer
8
3:36
 
Air Catcher
9
4:13
 
Trapdoor
10
4:36
 
A Car, a Torch, a Death
11
4:33
 
Taxi Cab
12
4:45
 
Before You Start Your Day
13
3:52
 
Isle of Flightless Birds
14
5:45