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The National songs ranked

A ranking of all the songs on my four favourite albums of theirs.
49The National
High Violet


Anyone's Ghost

The only song on this list that I don't care about.
48The National
Alligator


Abel

Aggressive National isn't my favourite National.
47The National
Trouble Will Find Me


Graceless

Seems to be one of their most popular cuts. Nice song but nothing special.
46The National
High Violet


Runaway

"And it's taking forever"
Wish this ended after three minutes, might have made top 30 on this list.
45The National
High Violet


Terrible Love

Too reverby?
44The National
High Violet


Afraid of Everyone

Not a fan of the ending.
43The National
Alligator


Karen

Ugh, it hurts to place this so low. Great lyrics.
42The National
Alligator


Friend of Mine
41The National
Trouble Will Find Me


This is the Last Time

I don't like the "I won't be vacant anymore" part, otherwise good song. Beautiful outro.
40The National
Boxer


Start a War
39The National
Trouble Will Find Me


Heavenfaced
38The National
High Violet


Lemonworld
37The National
Trouble Will Find Me


Sea of Love
36The National
Boxer


Gospel
35The National
Boxer


Apartment Story
34The National
Trouble Will Find Me


I Should Live In Salt

This song has really grown on me.
33The National
Boxer


Mistaken for Strangers

Their most post-punky song, drums are fantastic as always.
32The National
Alligator


All the Wine
31The National
Alligator


Baby We'll Be Fine
30The National
High Violet


Sorrow
29The National
Trouble Will Find Me


Don't Swallow the Cap
28The National
Alligator


Looking for Astronauts
27The National
Alligator


City Middle

Almost stream-of-consciousness lyrics here, Berninger really carrying this song.
"I wait for the click, but it doesn't kick in"
26The National
Trouble Will Find Me


Demons

Another amazing performance by Berninger.
25The National
Alligator


Lit Up

The National at their most...confident?
24The National
Trouble Will Find Me


Fireproof

A beautiful, short song.
23The National
Boxer


Racing Like a Pro

Great lyrics.
22The National
High Violet


Conversation 16

"I was afraid
I'd eat your brains"
21The National
High Violet


Little Faith
20The National
Trouble Will Find Me


I Need My Girl
19The National
Alligator


Val Jester

This gets better and better the more I hear it. Stunning song, even though it's fairly simple.
18The National
Boxer


Squalor Victoria

Great lyrics and fantastic drumming.
17The National
Boxer


Ada

"Stand inside an empty tuxedo with grapes in my mouth
Waiting for Ada"
16The National
High Violet


Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks

The emotional ending to High Violet. Don't care that the lyrics don't make a lot of sense.
15The National
Alligator


Secret Meeting
14The National
Boxer


Guest Room

Such a comforting, happy song. Great bridge.
13The National
Trouble Will Find Me


Hard to Find
12The National
Trouble Will Find Me


Slipped

Berninger wallowing in self-pity and self-deprecation, it's awesome.
11The National
High Violet


Bloodbuzz Ohio

Everything just works here, what a fantastic song.
10The National
Alligator


The Geese of Beverly Road

"Oh, come, come be my waitress and serve me tonight
Serve me the sky with a big slice of lemon"
9The National
Boxer


Green Gloves

That bridge...so heart-wrenchingly sad, yet so gorgeous.
8The National
Boxer


Brainy

Yes more agressive drum patterns paired with weird lyrics
7The National
Alligator


Daughters of the Soho Riots

The definition of understated. Didn't care about this song until it suddenly grabbed me.
6The National
Alligator


Mr. November

What I said about Bloodbuzz Ohio applies here as well. It works.
5The National
High Violet


England

A grandiose song, The National showing off everything they have.
4The National
Boxer


Fake Empire

A fantastic opener to a fantastic album. When the drums kick in...and then the trumpets ugh
3The National
Trouble Will Find Me


Pink Rabbits

The best (saddest) breakup song ever.
2The National
Boxer


Slow Show

That coda...
"I missed you for...for twenty-nine years"
1The National
Trouble Will Find Me


Humilation

Just listen.
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