The Airing of Grievances

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The Airing of Grievances
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Studio album by Titus Andronicus
Released April 14, 2008 (2008-04-14)
January 20, 2009 (2009-01-20) (reissue)
Recorded August – December 2007
Genre Punk rock
Lo-fi
Length 45:05
Label Troubleman Unlimited (original)
XL Recordings (reissue)
Titus Andronicus chronology
The Airing of Grievances
(2008)
The Monitor
(2010)

The Airing of Grievances is the first studio album by American punk rock band Titus Andronicus, released on the Troubleman Unlimited record label on April 14, 2008. The album combines elements of punk rock, shoegaze, and lo-fi music. It was reissued on January 20, 2009 on XL Recordings.

The album title is a reference to the "Festivus", a holiday made famous by Seinfeld.

The track "Titus Andronicus" was used in an episode of the TV show "Elementary" entitled "The Adventure of the Nutmeg Concoction".[1]

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 85/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Exclaim! (Positive) [3]
Experimusic (8.3/10) [4]
Pitchfork (8.5/10) [5]
Lost At Sea 9/10 stars [6]
punknews.org 4/5 stars [7]
Popmatters 9/10 stars [8]
A.V. Club (A-) [9]
The Guardian 4/5 stars [10]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars [11]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[12]

All songs written and composed by Patrick Stickles. 

No. Title Length
1. "Fear and Loathing in Mahwah, NJ"   5:56
2. "My Time Outside the Womb"   2:55
3. "Joset of Nazareth's Blues"   2:30
4. "Arms Against Atrophy"   5:16
5. "Upon Viewing Bruegel's "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus""   4:25
6. "Titus Andronicus"   3:31
7. "No Future Part I"   7:39
8. "No Future Part II: The Day After No Future"   6:54
9. "Albert Camus"   6:25
Notes[13]

Personnel[edit]

Titus Andronicus[edit]

  • Liam Betson – Guitar, vocals, percussion
  • Ian Dykstra – Drums
  • Ian Graetzer – Bass guitar
  • Patrick Stickles – Lead vocals, guitar, synthesiser, piano, glockenspiel, tambourine
  • Daniel Tews – Guitar, vocals, percussion

Additional Musicians[edit]

  • Sarim Al-Rawi – Vocals, percussion
  • David Bently – Cello
  • Andrew Cedermark – Guitar
  • Elio Deluca – Electric piano
  • Eric Harm – Vocals, percussion
  • Kevin Kearns – Vocals
  • Amy Klein – Violin
  • Eliane Labate – Saxophone
  • Kevin McMahon – Guitar, vocals
  • Sean Neafsey – Vocals
  • Brian Nowakowski – Trumpet
  • Susan Putnins – Vocals, piano
  • Megan Stickles – Baby noises
  • Ava Tews – Clarinet

Production and recording by Kevin McMahon at Marcata Recording, New Paltz, NY between August and December 2007. Mastered by Guy Davie at Electric Mastering, London.

Cover photo by Patrick Stickles and typography by Ian O'Neil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The song in this scene is "Titus Andronicus" by a band of the same name". Elementary Writes Twitter account. 2014-12-11. Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  2. ^ "The Airing Of Grievances Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  3. ^ Lindsay, Cam (June 2008). "Titus Andronicus The Airing of Grievances". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Titus Andronicus The Airing of Grievances". experimusic.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  5. ^ Moerder, Adam (2008-04-25). "Titus Andronicus: The Airing of Grievances | Album Reviews". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  6. ^ Tendering, Cory (2008-04-29). "LAS magazine | music, media, art, culture, life, everything. - Reviews". LAS Magazine. Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  7. ^ Torgo (2009-02-06). "Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances [reissue]". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  8. ^ Baynes, Chris (2009-02-25). "Titus Andronicus: The Airing of Grievances". PopMatters. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  9. ^ Heller, Jason (2009-01-05). "Titus Andronicus: The Airing Of Grievances | Music | Music Review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  10. ^ Dave Simpson (2009-02-20). "CD review: Titus Andronicus: The Airing of Grievances | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  11. ^ Freeman, Channing (2010-10-07). "Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  12. ^ Christgau, Robert (2009-06-01). "CG: Titus Andronicus". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  13. ^ The Airing of Grievances (Media notes). Titus Andronicus. XL Recordings Ltd. 2009. 6-34904-03971-4.