Titus Andronicus / An Obelisk
Album: An Obelisk   Collection:General
Artist:Titus Andronicus   Added:Jun 2019
Label:Merge Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-07-08 Pull Date: 2019-09-09
Week Ending: Aug 11 Aug 4 Jul 21
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 15, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Sep 14, 2019)
Tumult Around The World
4. Sep 14, 2019: Music Casserole
Tumult Around The World
2. Feb 24, 2020: good boy sweater
Tumult Around The World
5. Aug 07, 2019: Brownian Motion
Just Like Ringing A Bell
3. Sep 15, 2019: Audio Ambrosia
On The Street
6. Aug 03, 2019: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Tumult Around The World

Album Review
Reviewed 2019-06-28
Complete with shouting vocals, manageably paced punk-like riffs, and guitar solos, “An Obelisk” is the 6th album by this New Jersey band. They recorded it in only 6 days. With enraged lyrics grieving our sociopolitical regime under D. Trump-- in songs like tracks 3, 7, 8, & 10-- vocalist Patrick Stickles is there with us in feeling helpless. Brace yourself for these indie anarcho-punk ballads.
-DJ Yamster

All FCC clean!
Try 3, 4, 7, 10
RIYL: Dead Kennedys, Buzzcocks, Black Flag, The Ramones

1. Just Like Ringing a Bell – 3:30 – Fun punk-y track, with a guitar solo and some well-placed “ooh yeahs” in the middle. Abstract political lyrics.
2. Troubleman Unlimited – 4:28 – Snarling vocals throughout with anti-heroic vibes. Colorful guitar solo accompanied by nodding drums.
3. **(I Blame) Society – 3:20 – Angsty, self-explanatory message in this song. Catchy chorus, fiercely upbeat guitar.
4. **My Body and Me – 3:50 – Slow, badass blues riff; this track is not in a rush. But it’s still an entertaining thrill, guitar solo and all. So you have more time to digest it while it’s playing.
5. Hey Ma – 5:30 – Also sounds like blues, but didn’t keep my attention the way “My Body and Me” did. The last 2.5 mins are a drum and guitar solo.
6. Beneath the Boot – 1:27 – Short and sweet, shouting ode to rebellion.
7. **On the Street – 1:07 – Hell yes, a song against police brutality! Plus, the vocals swim really nicely with the loud chords of guitar.
8. Within the Gravitron – 5:34 – Poppy jingle with a relatively wholesome vibe, but still with grimy vocals. The only song on the album with a drastically quieter guitar-drum solo. Lyrics allude to “Troubleman” again (see track 2).
9. The Lion Inside – 4:26 – Smooth, predictable guitar and drums, not very dynamic in volume. This track is lackluster compared to the others.
10. **Tumult Around the World – 5:08 – Indie rock verve with punk vocals makes for a fun and unexpected closing here!

Track Listing
1. Just Like Ringing A Bell   6. Beneath The Boot
2. Troubleman Unlimited   7. On The Street
3. (I Blame) Society   8. Within The Gravitron
4. My Body And Me   9. The Lion Inside
5. Hey Ma   10. Tumult Around The World