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Local Business
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Titus Andronicus

Local Business by Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus - Local Business
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on 15 reviews
2012 Rank: #220 / 753
USER SCORE
74
Based on
18 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Paste

This collection is the band’s tightest and most cohesive, and they do so without losing any of the grit. 

90
No Ripcord

By removing much of their signature distant-sounding vocal filters, grand historical speeches, spacey drones, and tightly knit arrangements, Titus Andronicus has successfully eliminated any sonic barriers that once stood in between the band and their listeners. 

83
A.V. Club

Three guitars, a sense of humor in the face of despair, and an unwavering commitment to the underrated art of the rock ’n’ roll sing-along are what define Local Business.

80
Consequence of Sound

Local Business gathers Tim-era Replacements road-rock, Thin Lizzy power-riffing, and a few selections from the Pinkerton playbook to create a relatively modest musical palette.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes

Local Business is an uneven record in comparison to the two that preceded it, owing to a slight loss of momentum in its back third, but the material that shines does so with an effulgent intensity that’s become par for the course with this group. 

70
Pitchfork

Local Business also marks the first time the band seems like it's holding something back-- like there is a Plan B.

70
Under The Radar

It just seems, well, minor compared to Titus Andronicus' previous efforts.

60
PopMatters

The trouble with Local Business, though, is that, for an album so focused on control, the songs themselves have a surprising lack of it.

59
Beats Per Minute

It’s all well and good, well-tread but fairly timeless material, except that we know Stickles is capable of getting it across in ways that are so much more interesting.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: October 23, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: XL
GENRE: Indie Rock
WEBSITE: www.titusandronicus.net
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 8 - A.V. Club
# 3 - Paste
# 38 - Rolling Stone
# 37 - Spinner
MISC LISTS
# 48 - Pitchfork Readers
Track List
  1. Ecce Homo 
  2. Still Life With Hot Deuce and Silver Platter 
  3. Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape With the Flood of Detritus 
  4. Food Fight! 
  5. My Eating Disorder 
  6. Titus Andronicus VS. the Absurd Universe (3rd Round KO) 
  7. In a Big City 
  8. In a Small Body 
  9. (I Am the) Electric Man 
  10. Tried to Quit Smoking
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Added on: August 10, 2012