More news on The National front.
and with that sput explodes
nice song (i need to listen in full lol)
I really like it. Sounds like something that would have been on High Violet but with more defined guitar riffs.
Excellent tune, only has me even more stoked for the album. Can't say I ever expected to hear a National guitar solo but they pulled it off really well.
Digging: The Dear Hunter - The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
need to digest it a few more times.. on first listen though, not that great, to be honest..
@butcherboy: you're just too doped up on that saccharine Perfume Genius album, give your ears some time to return to earth and you'll appreciate it
I only ever listened to High Violet by these guys, but I did really enjoy this. Time to go back and listen to Boxer I guess.
hahahaha.. yea fair enough.. besides, band is too good..
@Sowing Time for another track review I assume?
Could be, Toon...could be ; )
pretty good, a bit underwhelming but these guys arent exactly bombastic or anything anyway
YES A NATIONAL GUITAR SOLO
^^^ that was my first thought in hearing this
this is good
Wait Lucid you like the National?
Anyway song is great, didn't blow my mind but I expect it'll work better in the context of the album. I'm really excited for this new direction, it's not a huge shift but just enough to keep things interesting. Let's hope this is the start of another classic trilogy!
Digging: Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
'Course I do, everything Alligator onwards is top-tier (TWFM is my personal fave). Have similar thoughts on the song as well, it's not amazing standalone but a juicy teaser for what's coming
Huh, for some reason I thought you didn't/wouldn't dig them much.
Song is incredible best band of this generation I. AM. READY.
Digging: Shin Guard - 2020
Oh fuck this is gooooooood, the last minute especially omg
Glad they're not making TWFM part 2
Digging: Stella Donnelly - Beware Of The Dogs
you mean Alligator part 4
This feels more HV than Alligator, like Sowing said
Alligator is quite different from the last 3 albums though Lucid.
True, but they've earned a rep for churning out albums with similar aesthetics. This seems like the first big switch-up they're undertaking
alligator is amazing, but twfm is their magnum opus imo
Objectively speaking Boxer was probably their magnum opus but that's by far my least favorite post-Alligator album by them. High Violet was the best, TWFM and Alligator close behind and about tied.
How do you "objectively" determine their magnum opus?
when ur a moderator
despite having like 4 of their best songs, high violet is easily their weakest imo
objectivity in regards to music is an oxymoron
it's not hard you just figure out what is generally regarded as their biggest statement album and their most successful offering
to most that's Boxer aka their M.O.
High Violet is the greatest album of all time.
All 5's but I find High Violet the weakest of their big 4 as well
Boxer is their best, TWFM is my fave tho
Digging: Agalloch - The White
Solid. Expecting it to grow, because the last record took ages to do so. Now it's a favorite. Can't wait for this.
Great track ! I cannot explain it any other way
Digging: Grouper - A I A
Sick, excited to listen
Song sounds like we might have got if U2 aged gracefully
This is excellent as expected
Alligator > the other albums can all be number 2 > probably TWFM tbh
I like this song a lot
Gives off a different vibe than most of their music, but it's pretty rad. Bloodbuzz Ohio is in my top 5, so I really love this kind of energy coming from them.
Officially on that hype train
This kicks ass. Perfect mix of High Violet fuzz with Aliigator energy
Amazing track. And that guitar solo damn.
Is the song about matt's wife? Here he talks about that the album could be about fallen apart marriages: http://www.nme.com/news/nationals-matt-berninger-says-tone-new-album-dark-1790193
The lyrics would make sense in that context.
This might be an unpopular opinion but I think this is great.
Digging: The Black Codex - Episodes 1-13
doesnt sound like anything High Violet imo but a more modern Alligator sound.. gonna have to see how it flows with the album
wow legit tho a national guitar solo yall werent kidding
if they bring moar riffs 10/10
where r the matt screams from mid 2000's
Digging: FBG Duck - This How I'm Coming 3
Well new Pitchfork feature has Matt and Aaron saying there's guitar solos all over the album and even a dueling solo between Aaron and Bryce
W H A T
that feature has me so hype GOD WHY DO WE HAVE TO WAIT 4 WHOLE GODDAMN MONTHS
This is fucking great.
Digging: Demigod - Slumber of Sullen Eyes
Oh yeah, and solo is awesome [4 or whatever]
Enjoyed this a lot. Firmly believe band can do no wrong
4 fucking months
Boxer > High Violet > Alligator > TWFM
TWFM is far too reverb drenched and overproduced to be their best album, still great tho
And this track is awesome, I like this more upbeat direction they seem to be going
not really the direction i wanted them to go in.
Digging: Fort Romeau - Kingdoms
Looks like this'll be their most lively, love the mesh and groove of the instruments.
This track > Alligator > Everything else
Well, that's... good?
issa pretty good but uh not great, knowing me though it'll probably grow
yea guys this album is definitely gonna be their NATION.
I don't like this on first listen
Digging: Bear vs. Shark - Terrorhawk
really like the new song a lot
Digging: Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
New song sounds great. Probably my most anticipated album for the year.
Had to spin this again on my stereo when I got home. Very good. I need a nice pair of headphones, ffs.
This is probably their catchiest song to date, or at least one of. I won't complain if this becomes their first full-fledged radio hit - they've earned it.
The system only dreams in total darkness.
Why are you hiding from me?
We're in a different kind of thing now.
All night, you're talking to God.
I can't explain it
any other way.
The fucking National killing it again.
I feel like there is some Sufjan influence here from Bryce's collaborations with him. The electric piano melody at 2:40 especially
Yes! A National guitar solo.
Digging: Somali Yacht Club - The Sea
Aww shit, lucid beat me to it.
"I feel like there is some Sufjan influence here from Bryce's collaborations with him. The electric piano melody at 2:40 especially"
Well Sufjan has played on their last three albums so it could very well be him playing it.
crying at how good this is. tfw your favorite band picks up the same new musical interests as you at the same time
Digging: Untrance - Deleted Seniors
is this still 'boring' tho? lol
"AD: That song, “Sleep Well Beast,” is one that took the longest to make and was also the most fun. It's impressionistic, and it goes many places. It's also maybe the longest song that's ever been on a National record, so it felt like a weird focus even though it's not a single. Somehow it seemed to sum up a lot of the energy that was going around the band."
Fucking slays. Very happy that they went into a slightly different direction because as good as their last album was, I think they pretty much had explored their Boxer/High Violet sound to the fullest.
Digging: Maurice Louca - Elephantine
love it. fucking brilliant.
"Well Sufjan has played on their last three albums so it could very well be him playing it."
I'm aware. I was talking about Sufjan influencing Bryce and Aaron's songwriting in a notable way
Another great song by them, what a surprise...
Digging: Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1
loving this just as much as everyone else. the alligator vibes rock my socks
Digging: Ni - Pantophobie
nice to hear that you still form your opinion within the scope of everyone else's
glad to please you with my comment. it's a good day
What is a The National?
guitar solos in most songs on the new record, gonna have to catch them live this tour - National go 'rock star'
last tour when they performed a near metal version of 'Humiliation' I was hoping they'd plug in those guitars and rip on the next album
what the fuck, i want to hear that.
Sounds pretty cool
'Humiliation' was the heaviest tune in the set by quite a distance
Awesome song. So excited for the album
Digging: Stella Donnelly - Beware Of The Dogs
I really like this.
Digging: American Football - American Football (LP3)
Humiliation live is fucking insanity.
I've never listened to The National, but this was really good. The guitars in this song are great.
This is incredible!
Holy crap, looks like it's gonna be 5 classic National albums in a row.
idk if this made the album or if they changed the name, in another video Matt was joking about changing the name.