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The 80 Best Albums of 2015

Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.

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The 10 Best Debut Albums of 2009

Continuing our celebration of PopMatters' 20th anniversary, we revisit our 10 picks for the best debut albums of 2009. It turns out our selections were prescient as many of these artists have gone on to storied careers. Travel back to 2009 and see them again for the first time.

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Titus Andronicus Excel With a Stripped-Down Approach on 'An Obelisk'

On their sixth studio album, New Jersey punk rockers Titus Andronicus, normally associated with big, ambitious gestures, get back to basics.

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"I Am the Electric Man, After All:" An Interview with Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus

"I don't like being told what to do," Stickles says. "I don't like to delegate too many of the duties related to this rock business of mine."

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez
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Titus Andronicus Channels Classic Springsteen and Dylan on 'A Productive Cough'

A Productive Cough is remarkably authentic and engrossing, and there's no questioning the level of dedication and skill behind its many bursts of dense boisterousness.

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Titus Andronicus Is Triumphant in Tragedy

“It would be downright unbearable weeping into a guitar for 90 minutes,” Patrick Stickles says.

Greg Kot
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The Value of Exploitation: Of Puppies and Pornography, Violence and Vixens

Guess which two characters appeared in the half hour trailer featured at E3 for Metal Gear Solid V? Diamond Dog and the Quiet. Guess why? You shouldn't have to guess.

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The Enemy Is Everywhere: The Top 10 Titus Andronicus Songs

The definitive ranking of the 10 best songs from the first decade of New Jersey's own Post-Modern Lovers, Titus Andronicus.

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Hilly Eye: Reasons to Live

The former Titus Andronicus guitarist sets off on her own. But does her new band's debut offer enough to keep us interested?

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Titus Andronicus vs. The Absurd Universe: An Interview with Patrick Stickles

"After their critically acclaimed The Monitor helped break them into the mainstream, Titus Andronicus are back with a new disc that slightly alters course, and in his interview with PopMatters, Patrick Stickles talks about what he expects the reaction to the disc to be, whether punk is "anti-intellectual" music, and what he really thinks about Jersey Shore ..."

Dan Mistich
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Titus Andronicus - "In a Big City" (video)

“In a Big City” finds troubling anonymity in moving to the city. “Now I’m a drop in a deluge of hipsters,” Stickles claims, and you can hear the disappointment in his voice. -- Matt Fiander

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Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for October

October’s release schedule may not appear to be the embarrassment of riches that September’s was, but there’s a real depth and breadth to the offerings in a wide array of genres.

Matthew Fiander and Arnold Pan
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SXSW Music Day 3: Purity Ring, Titus Andronicus + Chad Valley

Anticipating a strong debut from Purity Ring from the quality of their live show.

Ryan Lester
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Okkervil River + Titus Andronicus + Future Islands: 8 June 2011 - Boston

At first listen, the melancholy “post-wave” of Future Islands, the aggressive thrashing of Titus Andronicus and the pop-bombast of Okkervil River could not be more contrasting.

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Titus Andronicus: 27 April 2011 - Washington, D.C.

The band’s unbridled enthusiasm and energy and their boundless belief in what they’re doing is contagious.

Corey Beasley
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Titus Andronicus: 16.April.10 - Washington D.C.

Anthemic Jersey punks rally the troops in the nation's capitol.

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Titus Andronicus: The Monitor

The Monitor finds Titus Andronicus following the lead that some of their more fearlessly ambitious peers took in crafting their sophomore albums: making The Great American Rock Album.

Jer Fairall
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Vampire Weekend + Titus Andronicus: 17.Jan.2010 - NYC

Words and Pictures by David Reyneke

David Reyneke
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Titus Andronicus: The Airing of Grievances

Truth be told, grievances are rarely aired as exhilaratingly as this.


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