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Dog Burger last won the day on March 17 2014

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  1. Review of last night for those who couldn't make it https://www.longlivevinyl.net/the-national-unveil-new-album-i-am-easy-to-find-at-intimate-royal-festival-hall-show/
  2. It doesn't really bear any resemblance to those albums, or Trouble Will Find Me for that matter. Some of it stems from the Sleep Well Beast sessions, so there are obvious sonic similarities there. Guest vocalists very prominent, often as or more prominent than Matt. It's a very vocal-forward album, lots of electronic pulses, and very few guitars. It doesn't really sound hugely like anything they've done before. It's a beautiful artistic statement, for sure, but certainly not the album you'd have made after Sleep Well Beast if you wanted to either go for the mainstream or return to something more similar to Alligator/Boxer/High Violet. Still not really sure what to make of it at this stage to be honest.
  3. First listen to the new album: certainly not one for the Alligator/Boxer/High Violet purists.
  4. The press release says they're playing in Chicago on the 28th, which is the Friday of Glastonbury
  5. Got one (rear stalls) by continued refreshing after it had sold out, but needed two. Thanks for the tips to keep trying. If anyone ends up with one more in their basket they don't need, shout!
  6. Dog Burger

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    Our six got in, but it was tough. 27 of us trying in various groups, and got through once in both sales. Thankfully once was enough for the core six! Unbeaten record in tact.
  7. Good luck everyone. Total fail from our team in the coach sale, but keeping the faith. This will be Glastonbury number 17 if successful.
  8. Anyone know where I can find video of the Glastonbury show? Specifically Turtleneck? Need it urgently for research purposes!
  9. I'd like to know that too, but in all probability I won't get time to ask it. So much else to cover!
  10. Interviewing Aaron and Bryce tomorrow. My life is complete. Highlight of my journalism career. Feel a bit sick, mind!
  11. I don't think it's a record that's going to blow too many new fans away, and it's a bit of a slow burner. A friend who's nearly as hopeless a nut as me said he felt pretty non-plussed after the first listen and had to force himself to go back in, but when he did it really grew on him and he loves it now. That being said, there are some truly great songs on there - particularly in the second half. There are some I'm still not entirely sure about - Day I Die, Turtleneck and Walk It Back. As with pretty much everything they do, it gets under your skin and takes hold. I don't love it in quite the same all-consuming, 'got to hear it twice a day' way I did Trouble Will Find Me or Boxer, but it fits into their catalogue really well, and is a fairly daring evolution while still calling back to earlier points in their catalogue. The guitar playing is amazing, probably the most impressive of any record they've done, but there's also less of it, due to the amount of electronic stuff going on. The orchestration at the end of I'll Still Destroy You is utterly amazing, and underlines just how brilliantly clever and artful the Dessners are at arranging music. What a song. Bryan really hammers home what a remarkable drummer he is, too. If I was able to give half marks, I probably would have given the album an 8.5 in all honesty, but I still think it's a beautiful, daring piece of work.
  12. My review of the album if you're interested http://www.longlivevinyl.net/national-sleep-well-beast-album-review/
  13. This (Guilty Party) and I'll Still Destroy you are for me the two best songs on the album (and they're back to back). For those not grabbed by the new songs they played live at Glastonbury, I'd say Turtleneck, Walk It Back and The Day I Die are my three least favourite songs on the album. Walk It Back certainly seemed an odd choice in a set that was only an hour as it's 1) quite long, and 2) doesn't really go anywhere.
  14. Or red wine pouring into my face…
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