I've always been a fan of music that has qualities your average pop-music afficiando might refer to as "bad." Theme From 'Cheers" (Titus Andronicus all around) is some of that music.

Part of the band's album The Monitor—an epically messy (in a good way) concept album that's inspired both by the American Civil War and New Jersey angst—Theme From 'Cheers' paints a picture that's soul-shatteringly bleak in this really perversely delicious way. The vocals are incredibly "raw", if you will, and the lyrics describe a sort of wasteland of a life, culminating in a grim chorus of "what the fuck is it for anyway?" And it's absolutely wonderful; I can't help but sing along like some cheery, asshole spectator.


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