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Regional at Best
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studio album by Twenty One Pilots
Released 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop
Rock
Electronic
Length 63:09
Label Self-released
Producer Tyler Joseph
Album chronology
Twenty One Pilots
(2009)
Regional at Best
(2011)
Vessel
(2013)

Regional at Best is the second studio album by American musical duo Twenty One Pilots released independently on July 8, 2011. This album is the first to include drummer Josh Dun after original drummer Chris Salih and bassist Nick Thomas left the group earlier that year.

Background

The album features Joseph's brother Zack on the track "Kitchen Sink" and Joseph's college acquaintance Jocef on the track "Be Concerned". Shortly after the album's release, the group started to expand their following through online videos posted by their friend Mark Eshelman, which was able to capture the attention of many record labels. Eventually, the group signed a deal with Fueled by Ramen. Five songs on the album—"Guns for Hands", "Holding on to You", "Ode to Sleep", "Car Radio" and "House of Gold"—would later be re-recorded and used on the group's following album, Vessel. Right after they were signed to Fueled by Ramen, production and releases for the Regional at Best were stopped altogether, which is why findings are now rare.

Personnel

  • Tyler Joseph – vocals, piano, keyboards, ukelele, synthesizers, bass, guitar, percussion
  • Josh Dun – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Track listing

All tracks written by Tyler Joseph, except for "Holding on to You", written by Tyler Joseph, Maurice Gleaton, Charles Hammond, Robert Hill, Deangelo Hunt, Bernard Leverette, Gerald Tiller and Jamall Willingham.

No. Title Length
1. "Guns for Hands" 4:37
2. "Holding on to You" 4:26
3. "Ode to Sleep" 5:14
4. "Slowtown" 4:57
5. "Car Radio" 4:49
6. "Forest" 4:11
7. "Glowing Eyes" 4:26
8. "Kitchen Sink" 5:34
9. "Anathema" 3:59
10. "Lovely" 4:20
11. "Ruby" 4:30
12. "Trees" 4:30
13. "Be Concerned" 4:08
14. "Clear" 3:38

Newsletter bonus edition tracks

No. Title Length
15. "House of Gold" 2:54
16. "Two" 3:05


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