The National


Matt Berninger and The National make some of the best ‘stuck in your head, in and out of love, train wreck’ music I’ve ever heard. And I should know, as I have basically mastered the same subject. The lyrics and music have the raw vulnerability of a still open wound, not yet clean. But if you don’t feel like getting too deep with it, their songs can just be a great melody, a hook and a moody soundtrack for a summer night’s ride.

From the Boxer LP:


The National – Green Gloves

The National – Apartment Story

The National – Start A War

From the Alligator LP:


The National – Baby We’ll Be Fine

The National – Daughters of the Soho Riots

The National – Karen

From the Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers LP:


The National – Cardinal Song

The National – 90 Mile Water Wall

The National – Lucky You

And seeing as both Bryce and Aaron Dessner are members of The National as well as pseudo-curators of the excellent Dark Was the Night charity compilation out earlier this year, here’s their contribution to that effort as both audio and visual delights (via

The National – So Far Around the Bend

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