The Airing of Grievances Not since the Replacements raised a pint glass in the name of punk has a gang of hood rats so rousingly resurrected the legend of… The Airing of Grievances Not since the Replacements raised a pint glass in the name of punk has a gang of hood rats so rousingly resurrected the legend of… 2009-01-20 Titus Andronicus Indie Rock
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The Airing of Grievances (2009)

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Details Release Date: Jan 20, 2009; Lead Performance: Titus Andronicus; Genre: Indie Rock

Not since the Replacements raised a pint glass in the name of punk has a gang of hood rats so rousingly resurrected the legend of the American bar band. With thrash-and-burn riffs, shout-along rants, E Street Band-style blue-collar blues, and tin-can acoustics, these Jersey boys' debut album The Airing of Grievances burns all the way down from its big mouth to its black liver. And singer Patrick Stickles' message is both simple and wrenching: ''We only want what we are not allowed.'' Here's hoping that this young band sticks around long enough to get it. A

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Originally posted Feb 04, 2009 Published in issue #1034 Feb 13, 2009 Order article reprints
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