Local Business

  • Record Label: XL
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2012
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  1. Oct 22, 2012
    60
    Local Business has lots of fascinating things to say about control but sometimes it gets lost in its own unruly order.
  2. Oct 22, 2012
    60
    [Local Business] is full of tracks that might seem less silly were they more hot-blooded and more akin to the raging storms kicked up on The Monitor and The Airing of Grievances.
  3. 60
    Some of his best observations get lost in the full-throttle approach of songs like "Ecce Homo" and "Still Life With A Hot Deuce And Silver Platter." It isn't until the album's second half that pace slows, some open spaces appear in the music, and Stickles' rants come into clearer focus.
  4. Local Business isn't a bad album, but it doesn't completely pull itself off either.
  5. Nov 8, 2012
    40
    Local Business represents a new chapter in the band's saga, but it's one you're better off skimming.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 29, 2012
    9
    Titus Andronicus are a fantastic punk band. They incorporate bluesy/garage/punk/indie so perfectly, especially with this record, LocalTitus Andronicus are a fantastic punk band. They incorporate bluesy/garage/punk/indie so perfectly, especially with this record, Local Business. This is their most tight-knit record yet. Patrick Stickles sings the truth on this album, especially on the track "My Eating Disorder", which is one of the best tracks on this album. All In All, Local Business caught me by surprise and I'm glad it did, it's Titus Andronicus' best record yet. A- Full Review »