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04.25.18 Albums Where First Song = Best Song04.15.18 Everyone go listen to the new Reign of
04.12.18 My Top 10 Albums of 200002.23.18 My Band's Debut EP
11.30.17 Top 15 The National Songs05.18.17 "Soul Punk"?!
06.21.16 Over 100 Vinyl Records!06.07.15 Record Update
04.25.14 More Vinyl03.15.14 My Vinyl Collection (so Far)

Top 15 The National Songs

Took me long enough to figure this out, but I think i finally got it
16The National
Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers


Honorable Mentions: "Gospel", "Afraid of Everyone", "Lit Up", "Squalor Victoria", "Available", "Lucky You", "About Today", "Daughters of the Soho Riots", "Abel", "Secret Meeting", "Pink Rabbits", "Terrible Love", "Demons", "Guilty Party", "Empire Line", The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”, "Turtleneck", "Sea of Love"
15The National
Trouble Will Find Me


"Graceless"- Great buildup towards the end, as well as one of the best, if not the best, music vid in their discography
14The National
Boxer


"Slow Show"- Perfect way to end Side 1 of this record; Matt's quiet delivery on this track works perfectly, and the piano outro is one of the best moments in their discography
13The National
Boxer


"Brainy"- I absolutely love the tom-driven drum beat on this one; Perfect blend of upbeat and still quiet and calm at the same time
12The National
Sleep Well Beast


"Day I Die"- Easily my favorite single (before the record came out, that is) from the new record, brought me back to the first time I heard the band
11The National
Trouble Will Find Me


"Don't Swallow The Cap"- Unlike most people, I think TWFM is their weakest record in their discography with the exception of the first two LPs, but this is a perfect National track
10The National
Sleep Well Beast


"I'll Still Destroy You"- One of the most surprising moments on the new album, and one of the most experimental tracks in their whole discography. Also, it has one of the best endings to a National track ever
9The National
High Violet


"England"- One of my favorite ballads by the band. Matt's vocal melody in the verse is perfect
8The National
Boxer


"Mistaken For Strangers"- Classic National tune. The dueling guitars, rolling snare, accompanied with some of the bands finest lyrics

"Another uninnocent elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults"
7The National
Boxer


"Apartment Story"- This is just too fun for a National track. The track is not their most unique as far as instrumentals go, but it's just too damn catchy not to love, especially with that "So worry not, all things are well" portion near the end
6The National
Alligator


"Mr. November"- And speaking of fun National tracks, we have probably the loudest and fastest song in their discog. The explosive drumming, blaring guitars, and borderline yelling help make it their best closer
5The National
High Violet


"Conversation 16"- This track just works so damn well with me. Matt's melancholy delivery over the relaxed mid-tempo instrumental along with the dark imagery in his lyrics make it one of my highlights from High Violet
4The National
Alligator


"All The Wine"- The perfect bittersweet indie rock song. Everything from the twinkly guitars to the sad drunk lyrics make it one of my all time favorite songs
3The National
Alligator


"The Geese of Beverly Road"- I love the contrast between the loud hi hat driven drums and the relaxed clean guitars, as well as one of my favorite National sing along moments, "We're the heirs to the glimmering world"
2The National
Boxer


"Fake Empire"- Like seemingly most people I think Boxer is hands down their best album and Fake Empire is the best track from it. The horn outro just gets me every time; couldn't have made a better opener for the record
1The National
High Violet


"Bloodbuzz Ohio"- And coming as a surprise to almost nobody, Bloodbuzz Ohio is my number one. It was my introduction to the band and felt like love at first sight. The drums, drony guitars, and Matt's deep, sparse vocals caught my ear instantly, and I knew I had to check out more of their stuff
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