The National

The National - The National
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2001 Ratings: #81
July 3, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
Brassland Records / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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chlorine
75
beautiful head ★★★★
cold girl fever ★★★
the perfect song ★★★★
american mary ★★★
son ★★★★
pay for me ★★★★★
bitters & absolut ★★★★★
john's star ★★
watching you well ★★★
theory of the crows ★★★★
29 years ★★★★½
anna freud ★★★★
70
The National is a band I came to when they were already fully formed. As a big fan of the “garage rock” movement, The National was right in my wheelhouse, especially the darker, broodier sound of an album like “Boxer,” which featured lovely lyrics, but the moodiness that I appreciated in bands like Interpol at the time. It’s easy to hear Matt Berninger’s voice and just assume that he came out fully formed as an adult, and that The National always knew exactly ... read more
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Meh... Just a debut though.
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Track List

  1. Beautiful Head 
  2. Cold Girl Fever 
  3. The Perfect Song 
  4. American Mary 
  5. Son 
  6. Pay For Me 
  7. Bitters & Absolut 
  8. John's Star 
  9. Watching You Well 
  10. Theory Of The Crows 
  11. 29 Years 
  12. Anna Freud

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