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This was a good year to be a Titus Andronicus fan. Their new album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, wound up being something of a masterpiece: an epic listening experience that has weird detours and excessive flourishes that somehow cohere into the overall mood of the album, achieving frontman Patrick Stickles’ goal of creating a massive… More »

One of music’s finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing consensus, in appreciating the work that resonates with a broad swath of humanity, so every year the Stereogum staff teams up to generate a list of the year’s best albums. More »

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going to be a fool’s errand. And it’s true. We always agonize over our year-end lists, but we agonized harder over this one than we usually do. There are albums that… More »

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Nice job this week, video directors! There were definitely too many good videos this week. I don't know how I didn't manage to find room…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2012 - 3:43 pm
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Titus Andronicus – “In A Big City” Video

The video for "In A Big City," the rousing lead single from Titus Andronicus's not-The Monitor-but-still-great new album Local Business, depicts frontman Patrick Stickles as…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2012 - 12:49 pm
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Stream Titus Andronicus Local Business

Local Business, the third album from conceptual and ambitious Jersey punks Titus Andronicus, might not quite reach the dizzy heights of The Monitor, their last…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2012 - 9:44 am
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Titus Andronicus – “Still Life With Hot Deuce And Silver Platter”

We've already heard first single "In A Big City," and now Titus Andronicus are letting us hear another song from their pretty great album Local
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2012 - 11:29 am
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Premature Evaluation: Titus Andronicus Local Business

Titus Andronicus could really give a fuck about degree of difficulty. Here's how we know that Titus are one of our finest working bands: They…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2012 - 12:58 pm
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Ceremony – “Everything Burns”

Cali punks Ceremony already made a ridiculously fun album this year with Zoo, and now they're teaming up with Titus Andronicus for a massive fall…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2012 - 4:30 pm
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Titus Andronicus – “In A Big City”

Last month, the great Jersey punkers Titus Andronicus announced the impending release of Local Business, their third album. And this morning, they're hitting us with…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2012 - 10:52 am
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Titus Andronicus Local Business Details

Hard to believe we've been listening to Titus Andronicus's outstanding The Monitor for more than two years now. And yeah, the band has kept us…
Michael Nelson | August 10, 2012 - 11:58 am
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Dinowalrus – “Happy” (Feat. Patrick Stickles) (Rolling Stones Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

For no particular reason, the Brooklyn trio Dinowalrus have corralled a buddy of theirs, Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles, into helping them out on a…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2012 - 2:54 pm
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Titus Andronicus – “Oh Bondage! Up Yours!” (X-Ray Spex Cover)

Permanent Wave is a new benefit tribute compilation dedicated to the legendarily unhinged first-wave British punk band X-Ray Spex. On the compilation, Titus Andronicus reunite…
Tom Breihan | April 17, 2012 - 1:54 pm
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Download Titus Andronicus LLC Mixtape Vol 1

When they played SXSW last week, Titus Andronicus announced that they'd brought something extra with them: A CDR mixtape, limited to 200 copies, that collected…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2012 - 9:28 am
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Titus Andronicus – “Ecce Homo” & “Still Life with Hot Deuce AND Silver Platter”

Titus Andronicus seems to be back in the swing, debuting some new songs on WFMU and on the road. Titus's Twitter pointed to a live…
Corban Goble | March 9, 2012 - 10:32 am
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Titus Andronicus – “Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape With The Flood Of Detritus”

Last night, Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles appeared on Tom Scharpling's The Best Show marathon on WFMU to premiere the band's new single allegedly called…
Corban Goble | February 29, 2012 - 10:40 am
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20 Songs Named After The Bands That Played Them

Self-titled albums are one thing. But when a band names one of its songs after itself -- or, alternately, when a band names itself after…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2012 - 11:46 am
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Patrick Stickles Covers “Video Games”

The latest aboard the "Video Games" cover bandwagon is Titus Andronicus' now-beardless (!!!) Patrick Stickles, who recorded the cover in his parent's living room earlier…
Corban Goble | December 26, 2011 - 5:50 pm
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Titus Andronicus Cover Coldplay

A couple of months ago, we posted a list of the 10 best Coldplay covers. That list is safe. New Jersey punk rock champions Titus…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2011 - 3:13 pm
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Titus, Ted Leo Playing OWS Benefit Tonight

A few days after the NYPD evicted the Occupy Wall Street camp from Zuccotti Park, and a couple of days after this scandalous bullshit went…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2011 - 10:07 am
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Watch Patrick Stickles, Craig Finn, Tommy Ramone Cover “Bastards Of Young”

The all-star tandem of Titus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles, The Hold Steady's Craig Finn, and Tommy Ramone (along with Jesse Malin and Dave Hause) got together…
Corban Goble | November 18, 2011 - 9:00 am

A Trip Through The Kurt Vile/Bank Of America Controversy

This isn't the '90s, and these days no indie bands are getting cards pulled for licensing songs to advertisers. In fact, it's generally accepted that…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2011 - 5:15 pm
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CMJ 2011: Class Superlatives & Our Finest Photos

We're on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers'
Amrit Singh | October 24, 2011 - 6:19 pm
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