Wednesday, May 19, 2010

mini review of Titus Andronicus' the Monitor

The Monitor by Titus Andronicus- The year’s best album is what sneering punk rock sounds like when marching through the Civil War as metaphor for the desolation of modern America as seen through the eyes of disaffected youth in the Aughts. These young men sound like Conor Oberst fronting The Replacements with J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr on guitar as they sneak through New Jersey backyards (of Mr. Springsteen, of course) with an American Idiot (if you get even a fraction of the references, you will love this).

Best appropriation of a classic song lyric in quite a while, "tramps like us, baby we were born to die."

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