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Top 10 National Tracks

Totally redundant list but it beats writing this ressay.
1The National
Pink Rabbits

Big call, I know, but from the moment the piano chimes in all the way to the cathartic climax (which incidentally has made me break down in public... more than once), this song is melancholic bliss. Berninger's tragedy is one many of us can relate to. Chan said it the best: The National have this uncanny ability to "take an overdone musical topic and present it in a wholeheartedly refreshing light".
2Secret Meeting

Because who doesn't need a secret meeting in the basement of their brain every now and again. Does anyone know what Dessner is shouting in the outro?
3Slow Show

YOU KNOW I DREAMED ABOUT YOUUUUUUUUUU
4Terrible Love

Wait, maybe this is the ultimate anthem. Berninger concedes to being a family man and it sounds fucking terrifying.
5Brainy

Used to be my favourite track but I overplayed the shit out of it. Devendorf's drumming really shines through.
6City Middle

Lyrics are captivating, mainly because I can't get my head around them. What's his deal with 'gators, anyway?
7Bloodbuzz Ohio

Returning home has never sounded so dreary.
8Mr. November

The ultimate anthem. No chorus is greater to scream.
9Fake Empire

Spinning Boxer for the first time, I knew straight away this was an album I couldn't absorb on first listen. For those moments when you need to escape reality.
10Graceless

"God loves everybody, don't remind me" resonates so deepy. A highlight on TWFM.
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