Stripped back and emotionally direct, it’s difficult not to see the bar-room rock leanings of ‘An Obelisk’ as an over-correction in reaction to last year’s ‘A Productive Cough’.
A confusing mess of bar-room blues, electrified country and traditional rock, ‘A Productive Cough’ sees Patrick Stickles and Titus Andronicus throw a significant curveball.
2015 has been our first year of operation under our new name The Student Playlist, and it’s been a year of steady expansion. There are now five of us, with a view to adding yet more talented, passionate writers in the new year as we continue in our quest to point out the best new music, rediscover old albums, both stone-cold classics and hidden treasures, and cause lively debate with
by Ed Biggs New Jersey punk rock four-piece Titus Andronicus made one of the most celebrated underground albums of the decade so far with their second effort, 2010’s The Monitor, an audacious concept album about the American Civil War that scraped the depths of the national psyche and came up with treasures aplenty. Their troubled lead singer, Patrick Stickles, won plenty of fans for his cuttingly incisive lyrics and his songs’