I think The Monitor does as much for me now as London Calling did 30 years ago. I am not kidding.
The thread title is deliberately intended to draw comparisons to the AF, not necessarily as criticism (I like the AF), but just because I think it's interesting. The Suburbs attempts (it seems to me) to be an epic, overarching, profound statement about American life. The Monitor doesn't (appear) to attempt that but succeeds so much more fully in my eyes. ears. whatever. I don't know if TA were trying to make an epic, overarching, profound statement, but they did.