The Monitor (studio album) by Titus Andronicus

The Monitor
The Monitor by Titus Andronicus
Year: 2010
Release date: 2010-03-09
Overall rank: 985th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 271 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2010 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (144th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (985th)
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-The MonitorThe Airing Of Grievances

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 271 votes)
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10/02/2020 20:46 EyeKanFly  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,26966/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.9/100, a mean average of 76.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.5.

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From 01/16/2020 04:49
Revisiting this years later, I don't know what I was thinking, because this is a goddamned masterpiece. Who knew Civil War reenactment could slap this hard?
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From 12/22/2019 15:13
Epic first half with some of the best tunes of "folk punk" ever made since Against Me! debut album. The album loses some of its power in the second half that turns too long but still a remarkable record overall. Should be ranked higher.
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From 09/08/2017 16:34
Best Tracks: A More Perfect Union, To Old Friends and New
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From 10/22/2016 09:06
you know it's a real punk band when they've got a hundred songs with "no future" in the title. think they like the sex pistols a little bit?

fun fact: I got their enormous "the most lamentable tragedy" to fit in a standard Vinyl Styl brand protective record sleeve! half an inch is hanging out the poor stretched thing but w/e.
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From 06/20/2016 08:42
Best album by Titus Andronicus so far. An instant classic.
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75/100
From 10/30/2015 21:58
After five listens, this officially isn't my cup of tea. But after every listen it sounds as fresh as the first time. Also this is really enjoyable to listen on a road with clouds above
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80/100
From 09/21/2015 19:05
How many albums did you write "wow" on? I got emails for 5. Very insightful.
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From 04/12/2014 20:00
This is one of those albums which at first listen seems like nothing much, but on repeated listens grows better and better.
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From 04/19/2013 16:59
Patrick Stickles merges reality with fantasy in this album. The Civil War serves as a backdrop for something larger. The Monitor is constantly referencing "the enemy" as the Confederates of the Civil War, as well as the conformists of modern society. Listen to this album hard. Move all distractions out of the way. This album is instantly relatable and it is very intense.
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