This wouldn’t have made the cut for ‘Alligator’
For some, criticising The National is a crime punishable with a compulsory shave, tote bag removal and 6 Music ban. For me, ‘Sea Of Love’ is one of the US band’s most plodding tracks. The guitars are driven and determined, but Matt Berninger’s vocals are lazy and passionless. Their success is completely deserved, but it has sated their hunger. This wouldn’t have made the cut for ‘Alligator’.
To read all our reviews first - days before they appear online - check out NME magazine, on sale every Wednesday
Please login to add your comment.
More The National
The National Tickets
back to top