|Top 10 National Tracks|
Totally redundant list but it beats writing this ressay.
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
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
overdone musical topic and present it in a wholeheartedly refreshing light".
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?
YOU KNOW I DREAMED ABOUT YOUUUUUUUUUU
Wait, maybe this is the ultimate anthem. Berninger concedes to being a family
and it sounds fucking terrifying.
Used to be my favourite track but I overplayed the shit out of it. Devendorf's
drumming really shines through.
Lyrics are captivating, mainly because I can't get my head around them. What's
deal with 'gators, anyway?
Returning home has never sounded so dreary.
The ultimate anthem. No chorus is greater to scream.
Spinning Boxer for the first time, I knew straight away this was an album I
absorb on first listen. For those moments when you need to escape reality.
"God loves everybody, don't remind me" resonates so deepy. A highlight on TWFM.