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The National: High Violet

Pete Paphides, The Times, 7 May 2010

SPARE A THOUGHT for the hapless hack who had the temerity to ask the National: "How does a totally unknown band like you sell out the Albert Hall?" The question so irked the group's frontman Matt Berninger that he later saw fit to raise the matter with another journalist. "I was like: 'We're not unknown!' But whatever."

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