- The Monitor

Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 25 reviews
2010 Rank: #56 / 833
USER SCORE
84
Based on
99 ratings

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Jul 17, 2017
Felindie
80
Fav Tracks:
Four Score and Seven
A More Perfect Union
No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future
May 1, 2017
pouls
75
I do appreciate the concept in Titus Andronicus' The Monitor, and I do feel like there are some fantastic songs here. The instrumentation in The Monitor makes the album much more grand and exciting, and I appreciate it, for sure. However, I don't find this album to be all that great. I like it, for sure, but I don't love it. The album doesn't read off to me as being all that memorable, and it gets exhausting towards its half; however, there are still some exciting and fantastic moments in The ... read more
Apr 21, 2017
NR
This album hits all the marks for me and finishes with one of the most powerful punk songs I've ever heard.
Mar 13, 2017
98
One of the greatest albums of the decade so far. This album is absolutely incredible. From "A More Perfect Union" to "The Battle of Hampton Roads" this album encompasses heart-pounding aggression to astounding beauty and sadness. With tracks such as "Richard II" and "A Pot in which to Piss" you can see the emotion, passion, and ambition that was put into making this album. I hope this album will be remembered for years to come.
Aug 25, 2015
EMR
81
This album illustrates Titus Andronicus' proposal really well, showing all the sides of the band, from their highly ambitious conceptual ideas to the glorious, triumphant sonority that Stickles and co. usually bring to the table. The Monitor will probably stand as their definite, essential work, as the band manages to incorporate any rock element they desire to this magnanimous piece of punk manifesto. The tribute to the American Civil War actually sounds relevant and touching, in oposite to ... read more
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Track List
  1. A More Perfect Union
  2. Titus Andronicus Forever
  3. No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future
  4. Richard II
  5. A Pot in Which to Piss
  6. Four Score and Seven
  7. Theme From "Cheers"
  8. To Old Friends and New
  9. ...And Ever
  10. The Battle of Hampton Roads