New National teaser video marketing item


#261

It’s all right.


#262

Can’t face heaven all
turtlefaced


#263

It’s better than TWFM (just about) but behind High Violet and well behind Boxer / Alligator.


#264

feels like their most immediate album since boxer
Dunno if that’s a good thing. time will tell won’t it


#265

Turtleneck is an absolute belter, the rest is typical plodding National, that’s done better elsewhere.


#266

Total shit meight, I wouldn’t bother listening to it (apart from Turtleneck obvs)


#267

Think it’s their least immediate album, but at least that means I have to listen more


#268

Suggestions for where this is done better?


#269

idk, their 3rd 4th and 5th albums?


#270

I didn’t realise you meant by the band themselves…as you don’t really sound enamoured by their “typical(ly) plodding” sound.


#271

sorry, I meant the first 2 Elbow albums.


#272

Don’t really know what’s going on here


#273

Pretty sure it’s got something to do with guitar music making a comeback, big time, and soft jam fans not being happy, coupled with the possibility that older songs by international soft band, The National and potentially similar national soft band, Elbow are better than the soft jams presented on this album.


#274

You seem very intent on pushing this “rock is back” theme


#275

At this point I’d say it’s more of a narrative than a theme.


#276

Didn’t like the weird spoken bit at the start of the third song
Didn’t like the single after that one

Cba with it tbh, don’t think I like them anymore


#277

In an album with barely any guitars, bar one song that has lots?


#278

Mate, The Edge shows up on track two and track four’s got more guitar solo than you could through, well, whatever it is one throws at guitar solos.


#279

Sure but overall it’s much more a piano/electronic album


#280

I’ll level with you, it’s been about 40 minutes since I last listened to it and I’ve largely forgotten it, so I’ll have to take your word for it. Pretty sure most of the even numbered songs have got at least some low level shredding on them, though.