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This time 12 months ago The National were just a name of little significance to me. Fast forward a year and I’ve seen them twice, seeing them again next summer and own every album of theirs on vinyl.

It’s been a great year for music IMO, but discovering The National has been the undisputed highlight for me.

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8 hours ago, Hugh Jass said:

This time 12 months ago The National were just a name of little significance to me. Fast forward a year and I’ve seen them twice, seeing them again next summer and own every album of theirs on vinyl.

It’s been a great year for music IMO, but discovering The National has been the undisputed highlight for me.

One of us, one of us!!!! 

 

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I listened to Boxer a load last year after buying tickets for the APE show based on recommendations from here, it didn’t really click for me. However, just listened to it again today and I’ve fallen in love with it, guess it just takes a while! Where should I go next in turns of albums, any suggestions?

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14 minutes ago, The Clearest Blue said:

I listened to Boxer a load last year after buying tickets for the APE show based on recommendations from here, it didn’t really click for me. However, just listened to it again today and I’ve fallen in love with it, guess it just takes a while! Where should I go next in turns of albums, any suggestions?

You really can’t go wrong with any of their albums from Alligator onwards, but for accessibility I would go....

High Violet

Sleep Well Beast

Alligator 

Trouble Will Find Me

They are all brilliant in their own way and you will learn to love them equally. 

It’s like having multiple children, you love them all dearly, but occasionally one does something to make them your favourite. 

 

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On 05/01/2018 at 1:25 PM, nikkic said:

You really can’t go wrong with any of their albums from Alligator onwards, but for accessibility I would go....

High Violet

Sleep Well Beast

Alligator 

Trouble Will Find Me

They are all brilliant in their own way and you will learn to love them equally. 

It’s like having multiple children, you love them all dearly, but occasionally one does something to make them your favourite. 

 

Awesome thanks! Will check them all out gradually :)

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2 minutes ago, Johnkhutch said:

Crucially, one must not bypass the Cherry Tree EP.

Embarrassingly, I only listened to the Cherry Tree EP for the first time this week. It’s brilliant. 

I forgot to mention The Virginia EP in my last post, which I also love. 

 

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2 minutes ago, nikkic said:

Embarrassingly, I only listened to the Cherry Tree EP for the first time this week. It’s brilliant. 

I forgot to mention The Virginia EP in my last post, which I also love. 

 

Lest we forget non album singles such as Think You Can Wait, Exile Vilify and the tracks on the Day of the Dead compilation album; especially Peggy-O.

Christ, The National's discography is really incredible.

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5 minutes ago, Johnkhutch said:

Lest we forget non album singles such as Think You Can Wait, Exile Vilify and the tracks on the Day of the Dead compilation album; especially Peggy-O.

Christ, The National's discography is really incredible.

Everything from Cherry Tree onwards has been excellent, even the non album songs as you say. Not many other bands around who've been that consistent over the last 14 years.

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1 hour ago, Johnkhutch said:

Lest we forget non album singles such as Think You Can Wait, Exile Vilify and the tracks on the Day of the Dead compilation album; especially Peggy-O.

Christ, The National's discography is really incredible.

Put simply, they're the best band in the world right now.

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3 minutes ago, the wonderwhy said:

Didn't record Chemistry tho, did they? 

No they didn't record the worst song of 2017 that's why I said what I said.

Inb4 Dig Down.

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19 minutes ago, Gucci Piggy said:

No they didn't record the worst song of 2017 that's why I said what I said.

What is Turtleneck then?

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12 hours ago, dentalplan said:

What is Turtleneck then?

I will defend Turtleneck with my dying breath.

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8 hours ago, Hugh Jass said:

I will defend Turtleneck with my dying breath.

As will I, it's an absolute tune.

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Some great line-up additions to All Points East! Really looking forward to this day :-)

 

THE NATIONAL

Plus Very Special Guests

The War On Drugs

Future Islands

Warpaint

Cat Power

Public Service Broadcasting

Broken Social Scene

Spoon

Amber Run

This Is The Kit

The Districts

Rostam

Edited by lazzareo

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if I can see Rostam, The Districts, BSS, Cat Power and Warpaint before Nash Null I'm gonna be a happy chappy 

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On 25/01/2018 at 9:01 PM, GETOFFAMYLAWN said:

Well I wasn't going to go, but fucking hell I think I have to reconsider now.

You know it makes sense 

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PSB and This Is The Kit are strong additions to an already stellar line up. It's getting harder and harder to say no to this!

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