Like it or not, twenty one pilots have undeniably had one hell of a decade, and now they get to celebrate that fact with the official credentials that their album Blurryface is the No. 1 rock album of the decade.
We just wish we could turn back time to the good old days, to that first time we ever heard Blurryface. How good would it be to relive that time? Little did we know back then that the album would have an incredibly successful run throughout the 2010s. According to Billboard’s end of the decade Rock Albums Chart, Blurryface was one of this decade’s greatest masterpieces. We can’t really disagree with them there.
The chart-based publication has revealed that Twenty One Pilots album Blurryface is the No. 1 title of the decade, having spent nine weeks atop the Billboard Rock Albums Chart and a total of 234 weeks on the chart overall.
According to Billboard, they arrived at Blurryface being the top rock album using an inverse point system with the weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and the weeks at lower positions earning the least. The charting period examined began Dec. 5, 2009, and concluded on Sept. 28, 2019.
In terms of longevity on the charts themselves, Blurryface was surpassed by Lana Del Rey’s debut album Born to Die, which spent 262 weeks on the charts and Imagine Dragons’ Night Visions, which spent 259 weeks. Blurryface, however, had a better run towards the top of the charts than either of these records did.
Let’s not forget the album was boosted by a pair of incredibly popular singles, with ‘Stressed Out’ topping the Hot Rock Songs chart for 23 weeks, while ‘Ride’ spent eight weeks at No. 1.
Billboard also revealed the rest of the Top 5, with Mumford & Sons’ Sigh No More at No. 2 for the decade, followed by Imagine Dragons’ Night Visions, the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack and Imagine Dragons’ Evolve album.