No Phun Intended is an album by Tyler Joseph. The album was available on his PureVolume account until 2015. The album was recorded in Joseph's senior year of high school, from 2007–2008, in his basement. The album was mainly a solo project, with some accompaniment by friends such as Nick Thomas.
The album was never formally released, and was instead handed out on CD to Tyler's friends and family, as well as those who attended some performances in the early years of Twenty One Pilots. Many copies contained just a few songs from the album, and not the full track list. Due to both the obscure nature of the album and the limited availability of copies, some songs would not surface online for many years. The most recent track to be found is Going Down, which surfaced on July 2nd, 2018.
The track listing is a subject of much debate, as misinformation is often spread about both the existence of songs and their placement on the album. The following is the currently accepted track listing.
|3.||Hole in the Ground||Joseph||3:53|
|5.||Taken by Sleep||Joseph||4:12|
|6.||I Want to Know||Joseph||3:18|
|7.||Just Like Yesterday||Joseph||3:29|
|9.||Prove Me Wrong||Joseph||3:39|
|10.||Realize That It's Gone||Joseph||3:24|
|17.||Where Did We Go||Joseph||3:24|
|18.||Hear Me Now||Joseph||3:30|
*Fun fact - This song is actually based off of the song Canon in D by Pachelbel. The melody of this song is prominent at the end of Going Down.
One of the songs from the release, Save, was rerecorded and released temporarily as a free download on Twenty One Pilots' official website before it was later pulled.
Much misinformation about the album is commonly spread around the internet. Notable examples include versions of Trees and Goner (supposedly titled I'm a Goner or The One Goner) being on the album, as well as the existence of a track called Words.
In regards to the supposed I'm a Goner, this song in face is certain to be a rumor. The song I'm a Goner never existed and we know this as there was a song uploaded by the Twenty One Pilots YouTube channel entitled ‘Goner’ in 2012. It showcased them showing a sample of Goner that sounds exactly like I'm a Goner. The link is here.
In regards to Trees, the authenticity of this song being on No Phun Intended has not yet been confirmed. The song Trees that is said to be on this album sounds very similar to the version of Trees on Regional At Best, so it could be false, but this is not currently known.
And finally, there are two discrepancies concerning the song Chords. One such discrepancy is that it is also (falsely) known as ‘Words’. This confusion stems from the fact that some original CDs (discussed under Release) have a track named 'Words' listed. For reasons not currently known, some people thought Chords and the non-existent 'Words' may in fact be the same track. In fact, Words may very well be an alternate title for Hear Me Now.
The other discrepancy of Chords is the existence of a track known as Track 07. Once thought to be part of No Phun Intended and even thought to be the conformation of the existence of Chords, this mysterious track is “... rather a 2010-2012 era demo with the likes of I Need Something, House of Gold (RAB-era Version), and the RAB Web Series demos.” (Reddit)