31. The Monitor-Titus Andronicus (2010)

Released during the decade’s inception, The Monitor was the best thing to come out of the legendary New Jersey music scene this decade. Titus Andronicus’ sophomore album is an indie punk rock masterpiece that revels in it’s long and sprawling runtime, with tracks that frequently exceed 7 minutes in length. Set around the loose concept of war, The Monitor has an urgency seldom heard in rock throughout the decade, complete with fun and self-indulgent plays on New Jersey rock lore like the nod to Springsteen on the album opener and masterpiece “A More Perfect Union” (“No, I never wanted to change the world/but I’m looking for a new New Jersey/Because tramps like us, baby, we were born to die “).

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