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Titus Andronicus: The Most Lamentable Tragedy
Buy! - (Merge)
This New Jersey band isn’t known for lacking in ambition, but their fourth album is epic even by their own standards. A 29-song, 94+-minute rock opera inspired by frontman Patrick Stickles’ struggle with manic depression, The Most Lamentable Tragedy features a full, grand sound to match with strings (courtesy of Owen Pallett), piano, horns, organ and more fleshing out a fierce, on-point rock band blending anthemic Springsteen rock with blazing hardcore punk, reckless Replacements abandon, stomping Pogues Celtic punk, Stones swagger, choral majesty and more on an impressive variety of literate, live-wire songs that add up to one of the year’s best albums. 7/24/2015 - Don Yates
Other Titus Andronicus album reviews:

Local Business - 10/19/2012
The Monitor - 2/26/2010
The Airing of Grievances - 1/13/2009