Thursday, October 9 2014
These top 20 records of the '00s feature some familiar faces, but also several that, over time, have grown more fondly in memory.
Tuesday, September 30 2014
The National's seminal 2005 album Alligator shows the band, like America, to be lit up by white lights even as it is surrounded by darkness.
Thursday, December 26 2013
It was a year of thrilling comebacks from legends like My Bloody Valentine and David Bowie as well the launch of major new talents like Lorde and Kacey Musgraves. These artists had the biggest impact on the shape of music in 2013.
Sunday, December 22 2013
This year's list of the most disappointing albums of 2013 reads like the "best of" list from four or five years ago. It shouldn't be surprising how these tides turn, but it always is.
Monday, December 2 2013
It's a generalization, but the year in indie rock saw a turn away from harmony-focused, gentle rock and back toward something a bit noisier, a bit more idiosyncratic, a little harder to ignore.
Tuesday, October 2 2012
The National's "Bloodbuzz Ohio" stays relevant and touching as the Great Recession continues.
Monday, May 20 2013
The National keeps on growing older gracefully with the impeccably executed Trouble Will Find Me, but it might just be that the venerable group has reached the point of no-longer-increasing returns.
Thursday, August 5 2010
While it’s odd to see such a 50/50 split in the attentions of an audience, it’s clear that both bands have something worthwhile to offer.
Thursday, July 29 2010
Here's a short online live EP from the National that leaves you breathlessly wanting more.
Sunday, May 9 2010
For now, at least, the National have put aside the fireworks of their younger days; luckily, High Violet is such a stirring take on the perils of grown-up life that it's easy not to miss them.
Sunday, June 21 2009
The National’s performance, muted and uneasy as it was, still elicited rapt attention and glowing faces.
Tuesday, August 27 2013
The National is now up to six videos from 'Trouble Will Find Me', released earlier this year.
Thursday, August 15 2013
The National and Beach Fossils both released new records in early 2013, each effort playing like the inverse of the other.
Friday, June 7 2013
The National returned to "where it all began" when they played the biggest headlining show of their career in Brooklyn.
Wednesday, May 29 2013
To celebrate the National's new record, Trouble Will Find Me, we count down frontman Matt Berninger's best lyrics.
Friday, April 26 2013
The National's eagerly-awaited new album 'Trouble Will Find Me' releases on 21 May and the group shared two new songs ("Sea of Love" and "I Need My Girl") with the world in live performance last night as a web exclusive.
Tuesday, September 18 2007
Some bands rocket to fame and pray not to burn out. Some become household names only after years of steady gigging and recording. And then