New National teaser video marketing item


#241

Good write-up in the New Yorker (unsurprisingly). The description of Bryan’s drumming is particularly evocative…


#242

I pre-ordered the limited blue vinyl and some how got two copies of LP1 and no LP2. Now got 4AD mugging me off over it!


#243

That’ll be the limited ‘indies only’ version that I picked up from my local HMV then?


#244

Definitely had to grow on me a lot more than the previous few but starting to come round to its greatness.


#245

One and the same, my friend.


#246

Went in without hearing any singles, on listen #3 right now. My first thought is that, with the exception of Guilty Party, it’s not as immediately melodic as the other albums. But I’m assuming it’s going to grow on me and things are going to start jumping out more, the difference between the third and first listens is already huge. Wouldn’t surprise me if it ends up being album of the year.

It kind of suddenly dawned on me yesterday, they’ve basically been the best band of the past 13 years. Other than Radiohead, I can’t think of any other band with a longer peak operating at such a high level. The last 4 full lengths are all solid A+'s for me, and it wouldn’t shock me if this one becomes the fifth.


#247

This record made me rush back to reappraise twfm and I realised how much I love it, much more than on initial release.

I think I’ll only really appreciate swb when the next one comes out and it’s had time to settle and it’s not the new one anymore.


#248

So, after a few listens…strongest songs are probably the pre-released “singles” and I’ll Still Destroy You. As per the last album there are a number of tracks that are just nowhere near the standard of most of the stuff on Boxer and Alligator, I think there’s a lot of goodwill towards this band and a lot of people willing any release to reach the heights of the aforementioned albums.
In short, I think it’s The National’s new fourth or fifth best album.


#249

Don’t think many people are saying it’s better than Alligator or Boxer pal,just that they’re still pretty good/consistent. Calm it doon!


#250

Squalor Victoria & Mr November are two of my favourites!


#251

Took a while but someone got there eventually


#252

Didn’t suggest that, rather I sense that alot of people are willing it to be. It’s not.


#253

Ok then


#254

I’m just saying it’s not a very good song babe


#255

I’m sorry, all i can hear is wah wah wah, there’s too much guitar, wah wah wah!


#256

Take it to the Rock is Dead thread


#257

Excellent use of the wah pedal there


#258

cba reading 250+ replies, so can someone tell me if the new album is any good?

If it helps, I thought TWFM was boring and shite, but loved the 3 leading up to that (and SSFDL was really good in places too).


#259

Yes, it is good.


#260

It’s fine.