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The National

First Two Pages Of Frankenstein

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The first of two brand new LPs from the baroque pop treasures this year, is a beautifully melancholic affair.
The National

The National (national album day 2022)

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The National’s self-titled debut album marks the start point for one of the best bands of a generation.
The National

Boxer - 33 1/3 by Ryan Pinkard

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"Pinkard's account brings to light the ambition and artistry, the stress and frustration, and ultimately the joy of making this very special album.
The National

Cherry Tree EP (2021 reissue)

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Released a year before The National broke through with their third album Alligator, 2004’s Cherry Tree EP is a thrilling record which - thanks to its coll...
The National

I AM EASY TO FIND

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one of resident's favourite bands returns with a glut of guest stars including Sharon Van Etten, Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Lisa Hannigan, delivering one of ...
The National

Sleep Well Beast

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can this lot do no wrong? seven albums in and they’re at the peak of their game, channelling nick cave at his most morose, springsteen’s ‘nebr...

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Bon Iver

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4 - resident top picks of 2011 so, if ever there was an album that we residents could deem to be highly anticipated, it would be this one.
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Javelin

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The vulnerable songwriting of ‘Carrie and Lowell’ and ‘Seven Swans’, blossoms into enormous ‘Age Of Adz’-esque passages - ev...
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Punisher

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that this album was going to be some sort of beautiful emotional battering ram was almost a given, but the introduction of new instrumental textures and dynamic...
Laugh Track


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  1. Alphabet City
  2. Deep End (Paul’s in Pieces)
  3. Weird Goodbyes feat. Bon Iver
  4. Turn off the House
  5. Dreaming
  6. Laugh Track feat. Phoebe Bridgers
  7. Space Invader
  8. Hornets
  9. Coat on a Hook
  10. Tour Manager
  11. Crumble feat. Rosanne Cash
  12. Smoke Detector

 

 

 

 

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The National

Laugh Track

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    Released: 17th Nov 2023

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    Released: 17th Nov 2023

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    Released: 17th Nov 2023

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The National's express has pulled in for the second time this year and we've been wowed all over again - there's a renewed energy to this effort, as if the band have rediscovered their connections and are all bellowing from the same tear-stained hymn sheet.

The surprise companion to The National's April release First Two Pages of Frankenstein, Laugh Track is the band's most freewheeling, all-hands-on-deck album in years. If 'Frankenstein' represented a rebuilding of trust between group members after 20+ years together, the vibrant, exploratory Laugh Track is both the product of that faith and a new statement of intent. Reveling in the license to radically upend its creative process, The National honed most of this material in live performances on tour, and captured those invigorated versions in impromptu sessions at producer Tucker Martine’s Portland studio. Two nights later in Vancouver, the nearly eight-minute album closer “Smoke Detector” was recorded during soundcheck, completing a body of work bristling with spontaneity and vintage rock energy that makes a perfect complement to the songs found on its more introspective predecessor.