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National, The

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The National: Boxer

Review by Adam Sweeting, Uncut, June 2007

TWELVE YEARS AGO, the five members of the National left their native Cincinnati and headed east for New York. As mid-westerners who can never think ...

The National: High Violet

Review and Interview by Andrew Mueller, Uncut, June 2010

The Brooklynites set sail for the big time with their fifth LP. ...

The National: Gloomy … with a Hint of Sunshine

Report and Interview by Andrew Purcell, The Guardian, 22 April 2010

IT WAS PAST SIX in the morning, in the bar of Bono's hotel in Dublin. The members of the National and REM were seated around ...

The National: Alligator

Review by Ben Thompson, Daily Telegraph, 7 May 2005

AFTER A COUPLE of well-received but not exactly life-changing albums, this bookish Brooklyn-based quintet have achieved a kind of breakthrough with their third full-length release. ...

The National: Heaven Knows They're Miserablist Now

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, January 2006

Brooklyn-based five-piece THE NATIONAL talk to Uncut about their fourth album, Alligator, a mesmerising blend of melancholy and mischief ...

The National's Bryce Dessner: A man of many talents

Report by Geoffrey Himes, The Washington Post, 18 November 2016

Show: With the National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jacomo Bairos on Friday at the Kennedy Center. ...

The National: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 27 June 2013

"WE PLAYED THE Barfly a few years ago," reminisces the National's singer Matt Berninger, making affectionate reference to the long-standing, archetypal indie sweatbox just down ...

The National: Trouble Will Find Me

Review by Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, 20 May 2013

IN THE EARLY '90s, Britain's hippest TV show was an imported American drama series named thirtysomething. The series told the stories of a group of ...

The National: Trouble Will Find Me

Review by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, June 2013

THE SIXTH ALBUM from Brooklyn's The National sees them continue an impressive run of form which has left them seemingly on the verge of mainstream ...

Various Artists: Day Of The Dead (4AD)

Review by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, June 2016

2009'S DARK WAS The Night benefit album for the HIV/AIDS charity Red Hot Organization was something of an anomaly among such compilations; whereas most collections ...

The National: First Two Pages of Frankenstein

Review by Laura Barton, Uncut, June 2023

A turbulent tale continues… ...

The National: High Violet

Review by 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 National: An Interview with Matt Berninger

Interview by Rob Hughes, The Word, June 2011

It's been a long, slow slog to the summit for The National — "You either plant your flag or you're forgotten" ...

All Points East: Victoria Park, London

Live Review by Tim Cooper, Louder Than War, 4 June 2018

Saturday 2nd June: The National, The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Warpaint, Cat Power Sunday 3rd June: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Patti Smith, St ...

4AD Records: Labelled with Love

Retrospective and Interview by Wyndham Wallace, Classic Pop, November 2013

A new book, Martin Aston's Facing The Other Way, tells the story of a label that scored just a single number one hit during the ...


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