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Old 08-07-2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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The National

no negative comments allowed, but we need some discussion about one of my favorite bands
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    Re: The National

    ok. you go first.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 12:18 PM   #3
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    Re: The National

    sad songs for dirty lovers is one of the best unknown albums ever
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    Old 08-07-2008, 12:21 PM   #4
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    Re: The National

    I've never heard of The National.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 12:23 PM   #5
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    Re: The National

    you should hear of them
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    Old 08-07-2008, 12:27 PM   #6
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    Re: The National

    So I just read this lyric on their website, from All The Wine:

    I'm put together beautifully
    Big wet bottle in my fist, big wet rose in my teeth
    I'm perfect piece of ass
    Like every Californian
    So tall I take over the street, with highbeams shining on my back
    A wingspan unbelievable
    I'm a festival, I'm a parade

    I think I have to listen to this now.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 12:27 PM   #7
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    Re: The National

    Love The National. They're moving up my list fast.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 12:29 PM   #8
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    So I just read this lyric on their website, from All The Wine:

    I'm put together beautifully
    Big wet bottle in my fist, big wet rose in my teeth
    I'm perfect piece of ass
    Like every Californian
    So tall I take over the street, with highbeams shining on my back
    A wingspan unbelievable
    I'm a festival, I'm a parade

    I think I have to listen to this now.
    i hope youre serious. thats one of the coolest first verses ever
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    Old 08-07-2008, 12:29 PM   #9
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    It Never Happened:

    Nothing made a sound in Williamstown that night
    and all the air was empty
    then what to my wondering eyes should appear
    nothing, cause nothing ever happens here

    Nice.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 12:30 PM   #10
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    i hope youre serious. thats one of the coolest first verses ever
    I am. I'm so intrigued. I'm excited to check it out when I get home.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 01:15 PM   #11
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    Re: The National

    I think I am gonna have to check them out, too. They get a lot of talk on here.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 01:18 PM   #12
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    Re: The National

    SUPER bland
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    Old 08-07-2008, 01:35 PM   #13
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    Re: The National

    another uninnocent, elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults
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    Old 08-07-2008, 01:45 PM   #14
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    Re: The National

    I could SWEAR there was already a thread on The National here somewhere...but either way, they're awesome. And their live show is excellent. Def check them out if they come around near you.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 01:50 PM   #15
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    Re: The National

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    another uninnocent, elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults
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    Old 08-07-2008, 01:55 PM   #16
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    Re: The National

    i downloaded boxer, and i wasn't completely sold on them. watched the webcast from lollapalooza, still unsure...but then i downloaded alligator, and i fell in love with it. i think they're a really good band.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 01:57 PM   #17
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    i downloaded boxer, and i wasn't completely sold on them. watched the webcast from lollapalooza, still unsure...but then i downloaded alligator, and i fell in love with it. i think they're a really good band.
    when i first started listening to alligator, for reasons beyond me id skip songs like all the wine, baby well be fine and friend of mine (rhyming is BY ACCIDENT) and those songs are great
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    Old 08-07-2008, 02:15 PM   #18
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    Re: The National

    yeah i think there was an alligator v. boxer thread, but then everyone thought it was an alligator fighting a boxer and the thread got hijacked.

    anyways, love the national, alligator i think has better songs, while boxer flows better and is a better overall album.

    there are some songs i cant stand and i dont really like them live, im pretty sure its because he has a lot of trouble keeping that subdued, monotone voice when hes clearly so passionate about the song and tries to put more energy into them than on the album.

    there drummer, however, is my favorite thing about them, whenever i dont like a song, i just listen to him. top 5 band for me, easily.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 02:17 PM   #19
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    Re: The National

    They're such a polarizing band for me. I either hate or love their songs, there's not much in between.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 02:18 PM   #20
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    Terrible live band, but great studio band.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 03:45 PM   #21
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    They're such a polarizing band for me. I either hate or love their songs, there's not much in between.
    yeah, me too. its funny though, some love songs i hate and hate songs i love. odd how this band does that
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    Old 08-07-2008, 07:53 PM   #22
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    another uninnocent, elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults
    I think this is my favorite line from Boxer.

    Really great band.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 07:59 PM   #23
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    Negative comment.
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    The national sucks.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 10:36 PM   #25
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    sad songs for dirty lovers is one of the best unknown albums ever
    Yes.

    Thirsty is so, so, so good.
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    solid band. well crafted songs. the instruments seem like they are always perfectly layered.

    about today= one of the most beautiful songs i've ever heard.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 11:16 PM   #27
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    Re: The National

    Holy fuck. I'm four songs into Alligator.

    Karen, put me in a chair, fuck me and make me a drink
    I've lost direction, and I'm past my peak
    I'm telling you this isn't me
    No, this isn't me
    Karen, believe me, you just haven't seen my good side yet

    Whoa. I haven't felt like this in a while. This is fun.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 11:29 PM   #28
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    Re: The National

    i bought Boxer last summer and was into it for a while, but really only a handful of songs.

    then i heard "start a war" on the radio today and it just clicked much better than it ever had in the past. i'm gonna have to see if i can find that disc again.
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    Old 08-07-2008, 11:37 PM   #29
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    Re: The National

    I still think Matt Berninger sounds waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to much like Mark Knopfler.
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    I still think Matt Berninger sounds waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to much like Mark Knopfler.
    if knopfler sang about an octave deeper.
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