The National
Cherry Tree


4.0
excellent

Review

by jon miller USER (5 Reviews)
February 24th, 2008 | 32 replies | 15,708 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An introduction to The National as you know them and show the transition from Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers to Alligator wasn't that fast and immediate.

4 of 6 thought this review was well written

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user ratings (181)
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3.8
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Comments:Add a Comment 
Mendigo
February 24th 2008



2299 Comments


good review.
I only have Boxer by this band, and I completely agree with your comment that sitting through it can get boring, though there are great songs on it.
I plan to get some more stuff of this band, this could be among it.

ohcleverhansyou
February 24th 2008



885 Comments


You should proofread your reviews to make sure all the sentences make sense (noun+predicate, etc etc.). Nothing's blatantly misspelled, just sometimes the sentences are jumbled and could be smoothed out for a much easier read. You focus entirely on the lyrics, which I respect since the National has some great lyrics and I personally have the hardest time listening to and analyzing lyrics. But mentioning how the rest of the band sounds would be nice.

I'm going to see these guys on Thursday, I am very excited.

jontheatheist
February 24th 2008



79 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

My other review is horrible in that sense but I gotta learn. And the show was good. Fortunately I saw them perform with a violin, cello, flute, bass clarinet, bassoon, trombone, two trumpets and a piano. Sufjan also came on for a song. Good solid performance. I'm also in high school so I'm no writing wiz.

ohcleverhansyou
February 29th 2008



885 Comments


The show was amazing, no flute bassoon, second trumpet or Sufjan though... They played my favorite two songs right in the beginning so the rest of the show was anit-climactic, but still very good. I think high school is where you start becoming a "writing wiz."

Kashmir09
November 2nd 2009



772 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is worth it just for "Cherry Tree" and "All Dolled Up In Straps" alone. Two of my favorite National tunes

CelestialDust
February 24th 2010



3155 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

about today is awesome as well

DBlitz
March 27th 2010



1685 Comments


just listened to this

all dolled up and straps and about today are amazing

Kiran
Emeritus
May 15th 2010



5992 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

all dolled up in straps is amazing but about today kills me

Inveigh
September 8th 2010



24190 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is pretty great... doesn't really hold up to their last three full lengths, but, it is The National so it rules

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musicforpaque
September 10th 2010



4 Comments


I hate to be blatant but how could you write this review without at least mentioning "About Today"? It doesn't have to be your favorite song on the album, it could even be your least favorite, but the song is a favorite of The National's fans, and at least should be mentioned.

Though Good review

CelestialDust
September 11th 2010



3155 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah Jon the atheist what the fucking fack


EVedder27
November 19th 2010



6088 Comments


dolled up in straps is easily one of their best songs

Knott-
Emeritus
December 17th 2010



10194 Comments


urgh About Today is the best song they've ever written so so so so painful

CelestialDust
December 17th 2010



3155 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah truly one of their best

juiceviaorange
April 18th 2011



285 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Man I love this EP, review kinda blows, and The National kick too much ass

BigHans
April 18th 2011



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

All The Wine ftmfw

SowingSeason
Emeritus
April 23rd 2011



14512 Comments


This just might be my favorite National. Every song makes me emotional...which sucks because the whole thing is depressing. But it still takes a special album to have that kind of sway over my mood.

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
September 13th 2011



6961 Comments


About Today is their most depressing song. I just can't.

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juiceviaorange
October 16th 2011



285 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

EP rules, this review sucks

Eclectic
November 4th 2011



3302 Comments


"About Today" and "Start A War" were so ridiculously perfect in Warrior.



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