Local Business - Titus Andronicus
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Oct 25, 2012
    90
    By removing much of their signature distant-sounding vocal filters, grand historical speeches, spacey drones, and tightly knit arrangements, Titus Andronicus has successfully eliminated any sonic barriers that once stood in between the band and their listeners.
  2. Oct 23, 2012
    90
    This collection is the band's tightest and most cohesive, and they do so without losing any of the grit.
  3. Oct 22, 2012
    88
    Patrick Stickles finally overworks his music to match his trying-too-hard fables.
  4. The only time the record comes across as flawed is the manner in which certain tracks happen to run into each other, however largely, this is easy to ignore when the rest of the record is so great. Local Business is certainly the business.
  5. Oct 23, 2012
    83
    Three guitars, a sense of humor in the face of despair, and an unwavering commitment to the underrated art of the rock 'n' roll sing-along are what define Local Business.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 12 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, 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 »