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The Airing of Grievances [Vinyl]

Titus AndronicusVinyl
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Local Business is the third album by Titus Andronicus.

While the first two albums were elaborate concoctions, Local Business is of the earth. Titus Andronicus the studious recording project and Titus Andronicus the raucous touring machine are no longer two distinct beings; there is only Titus Andronicus, rock and roll band.

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  • Vinyl (January 20, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Xl Recordings
  • ASIN: B001MDH5WK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #210,094 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Shakepeare's favorite bar band June 26, 2008
Format:MP3 Music
("The Airing of Grievances" by Titus Andronicus)

Taking their name from Shakepeare's bloodiest, most violent tragedy, New Jersey's Titus Andronicus could be the American response to Arctic Monkeys. While the two bands sonically have little in common, adulation from the blogosphere and Pitchfork Media have focused white hot attention to their debut album. With a rowdy bar band attitude and sweeping choruses, not to mention the occasional blast of horns, they could be called a punk rock version of Springsteen's E Street Band. Okay, that's sadly inevitable for a New Jersey band, but this time the comparison holds water. Filled with working class ennui and rage, but also with brains to match, not to mention the ability to write catchy indie-punk songs, TA will get you sweaty and drunk just by listening to them.

The album opens with their all-purpose anthem, "Fear and Loathing in Mahwah, NJ," a song that starts out soft and hushed but comes alive with a hoarse shout of "F**K You!" What follows throughout the rest of the album is all breakneck speed, go-for-broke rock n' roll excess, the very example of a band with too many ideas let loose in the studio for the first time. It's all a little exausting, but one supposes it was meant to be. To extend the Boss comparison, imagine a show that was all "Born To Run" and "Thunder Road" but no "I'm On Fire." Even the relatively slow "No Future, Part One" leads into the faster tempo of the cheekily-titled "No Future, Part Two: The Day After No Future." They're not stopping to catch a breath, so why should you?

Some random notes: the album's name is taken from an episode of "Seinfeld" (you know, the one about "Festivus").
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loud, Angry and Worthy April 12, 2009
Format:Audio CD
It's nice that bands like Titus Andronicus can squeeze fresh songs out of the very simple medium that is punk rock. This album has a lot of classic punk but also a lot of distortion, maybe somewhere between Black Flag and Sonic Youth. The music is loud, proud, and worthy. I don't really know anything about this band, but their lyrics seem to mine the classic theme of youthful alienation, with a post-punk artistic and literary sensibility. Their music is rough and edgy while their lyrics reveal some erudition. If Thurston Moore and Paul Westerberg had somehow teamed up when they were in their early 20's, you might get something like the sound of Titus Andronicus. This is one of my favorite albums released so far in 2009.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it April 6, 2009
Format:MP3 Music
An exhilerating album that sacrifices none its blistering energy to mix in a little bit of pathos. Full of sweeping hooks, machine gun drumming and earnest singing. The reviewer above compares it to Springsteen and he's right-it has all of the honest, hardworking effort and energy of the Boss, but with the speed cranked up to ten and a little less polish and keyboard for a little more crunching guitar. Much better and more real than a lot of the other hyped "indie" stuff to come out lately, and God would I love to see these guys live.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I thought they were Irish June 3, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Loud. Distorted. Melodic. This is the post-punk album I needed at this point in my life. It makes me want to pick up the guitar again and change the world, using three chords and lots of literature references.

Hopefully these folks with survive long enough to give us a few more. Truly inspirational.
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