The National - The National
NME.COM feature on The National - The National album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 03 July 2001
Matt Berninger’s voice sounds like regret – deep and rich and heavy with worldly wisdom, but sharp with the bitter twang that, somewhere, life did not go to plan. Sucks for him but, trust us, it’s a good thing. Here’s why: his band, The National, are a bunch of former web designers from Brooklyn, and judging by the shimmering guitars that dominate ‘Boxer’, they really like the music...
- May 23, 2007
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- Beautiful Head
- Cold Girl Fever
- The Perfect Song
- American Mary
- Pay for Me
- Bitters & Absolut
- John’s Star
- Watching You Well
- Theory of the Crows
- 29 Years
- Anna Freud
This wouldn’t have made the cut for ‘Alligator’
- Jul 26, 2013
How have Brooklyn's gloomiest reacted to becoming a big deal? With their most personal album yet
- May 17, 2013
A terse and stately National anthem
- Apr 16, 2013
A cartoon video for 'Sailors in Your Mouth' has been created
Twin brothers go up against BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson
Aaron Dessner added that the band will take a year out once they finish touring 'Trouble Will Find Me'
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