Twenty One Pilots bring a hot mess (in a good way).

The great thing about being a pop duo that treats genres like a toddler treats Legos is that even your ­mistakes are fascinating. Such is the case with Twenty One Pilots' Blurryface, the fourth album by Ohioan road ­warriors Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, and the follow-up to their 2013 ­breakout, Vessel. In a pop ­landscape where the term "hot mess" has gone from ­pejorative to prerequisite, Twenty One Pilots stand out. Blurryface is about as hot as a mess can get without becoming a toxic spill - even its ­missteps are a gas.

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