The National   Laugh Track
3.3
great
Release Date: 2023
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3.0 gooddoofy | September 18th 23

My childhood pet dog had a stroke but she rallied for about another 6 months and you could take her on a walk, a last
hurrah, a chance to say goodbye to an enfeebled version of an old friend who you knew still didn’t have long. The
National are a favourite pet, looking long in the tooth, they too had a collective stroke earlier in the year and have
bounced back at about 50% strength - but the next stroke will finish them and you know it isn’t long


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4.0 excellentBenjamin Kuettel EMERITUS | September 18th 23

The National quickly release a follow-up to what is widely considered their weakest album since the debut, First Two Pages of Frankenstein from earlier this year. Laugh Track is a far more inspired, ambitious, and instrumentally layered record that proves they haven't lost it after all, their best since Sleep Well Beast. They even learned how to handle features on here, I guess third time's the charm. Highlights are Alphabet City, Weird Goodbyes, Laugh Track, Space Invader, and Smoke Detector.

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4.0 excellentComatorium. | September 18th 23

I truly hate this site these days. Anyway, best national album in a decade.

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2.5 averageGene Gol-Jonsson CONTRIBUTOR | September 18th 23

The audience at large flipped a coin again and decided that this new boring-ass National album is actually a good boring-ass National album as opposed to their last boring-ass National album, which was a not good boring-ass National album. Cannot wait for the next one to receive scathing reviews for all the same reasons this one will receive praise.

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2.7 averageErwann S. STAFF | September 21st 23

The National kinda but not really abandon the TayTay-approved sad indie aesthetic they've been championing in the past two albums for either a darker sound (that they already nailed on Sleep Well Beast) or a one-off americana track that shows much more potential than anything else they've released in the past 5 years. It's something. It's a consistent record, with less lows (and highs) than I Am Easy to Find, but that's the only thing that allows it to be hailed as "best National in a fucking while", if that even is a thing.

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5.0 classicterriblekonrad | January 14th 24

I'm the only one. This was the highest anticipated record for the years for me.

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3.0 goodlz41 | September 26th 23

This is about as perfunctory as a National album can get while still being an enjoyable listen. Best tracks: 'Space Invader', 'Dreaming', 'Hornets'

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4.5 superbalexslavco | September 18th 23

Fantastic album, tracks 9 and 10 are the only fillers (they are not bad, but album would
have nicer flow without them). Deep End and Smoke Detector are total killers. Also, GO HOME
Pikazilla, you are drunk!

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4.5 superbRadioNew03 | September 18th 23

Alright alright alright!! The National quickly redeem themselves after a minor bump in the road I?m glad this album was also released in 2023 because the quality difference between this and first two pages?is unreal!!

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4.5 superbSheFilmsTheClouds | September 18th 23

Smoke detector smoke detector all you need to do is protect her smoke detector smoke detector smoke detector

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4.5 superbFaraudo | September 18th 23

I genuinely don't understand why there's such a massive gap in quality between Two Pages and
this lmao, but I'm glad we got it the same year

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3.0 goodThis is literally the only website I've read more than one person say I was an "awful rapper" | September 18th 23

Crumble, Deep End and Smoke Detector could well all end up among the band?s late-career classics.

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