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An Obelisk

Titus Andronicus

An Obelisk

Sixth album from Patrick Stickles' New Jersey punk band

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  1. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The record seethes with a defiant rage against the structures that contain us, searching for the true meaning of punk and some semblance of truth within the capitalist façade
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  2. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    An Obelisk is fast, rugged fun
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  3. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Patrick Stickles wraps himself in the hopelessness, fear, and confusion of modern life
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  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    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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  5. 8.0 |   Punk News

    It's a working-class celebration of the fact that we’re all in this dog-fuck together. It works on its own as a rousing party song, but it works even better as a rally point for the weary at the end of the record
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  6. 7.5 |   The 405

    Titus Andronicus have pulled from both their back catalogue and their influences and there’s a decidedly classic feel on An Obelisk
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  7. 7.1 |   Earbuddy

    Stickles sings about dealing with his own humanity in a world that wants to push him to the brink. But really, he could be anyone of us as we stomach the daily news cycle of absurdity
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  8. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    Where Titus Andronicus once made great statements out of bloat, on their sixth album they do it with refreshing brevity
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  9. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    For those looking for the vintage punk Titus Andronicus, this record will do just fine, even if it doesn't quite match the high points of their best work
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  10. 6.0 |   DIY

    If you’re partial to a bit of blue-collar punk, this is likely to be right up your street
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  11. 6.0 |   Q

    A fast, furious record that sounds startlingly vital in these worrisome times. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Titus Andronicus go back to basics on their new album An Obelisk
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  13. 4.0 |   Slant Magazine

    On a superficial level, the ostensibly back-to-basics album could charitably be described as workmanlike
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  14. 3.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Apparently, “‘An Obelisk’ is built for the stage”; based on the studio version, you have to hope, for their sake, that Titus Andronicus are still good live
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