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Titus Andronicus

'Upon Viewing Brueghel's 'Landscape with the fall of Icarus''

Released on 25 May 2009 on Merok

Titus Andronicus trump all rivals for Most Pretentious Song Title of the Year 2009 with this effort, the gloriously-named ĎUpon Viewing Brueghelís ďLandscape with the Fall of IcarusĒ`.

The good news is that itís also a very good song.  Military drum beats, distorted guitars and wailing vocals combine to create a defiant, rollicking, almost triumphant racket which captures the essence of the tremendous debut album.  Itís not often that you hear such a convincing melody forced out with such voracious veracity. The lyrics are deliciously, poetically dark and finish with a decidedly religious lilt, ĎSo Father if itís possible / Let this cup pass me by / But if it canít without me drinking it / Then thy will be doneí.  As my girlfriend noted after a few minutes, technically speaking, the boy really canít sing. But then thatís not really the point. Hey, this pretentious lark is catching on...

Posted on 25 May 2009 by Ewan Donald

Tags: Titus Andronicus 

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