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Gig Review: The National @ The Palais, 9th January

One runs out of adjectives to describe Brooklyn’s The National after a while. Their music is simultaneously brooding, emotional, uplifting, dark, restrained, and electrifying. However the one word that sticks with me is ‘majestic’. And last night, The National put on a show at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre that was majestic in every possible sense of the word, and will go down as my favourite gig to date.

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Wake Up Your Saints, Jenny

An expanded edition of The National’s masterpiece ‘High Violet’ is going to be released soon, and it is going to be absolutely spectacular. It features live versions of England, Bloodbuzz Ohio, and Bloodbuzz Ohio, as well as an alternative version of Terrible Love which is more in line with how the song was originally played […]

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Album Review: The National ‘High Violet’

The National proclaimed ‘High Violet’ would be their happy pop record. It’s not. Many people thought that this record would be a massive disappointment after the huge success of ‘Boxer’. It’s not. What it is, is a masterpiece.

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‘High Violet’ Streaming

The National’s new album just began streaming on the New York Times website a few minutes ago. Here’s the link. I’m about to listen to it for the first time, and am incredibly excited. A review will follow, probably tomorrow. Enjoy! Update: review here.

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News: ‘High Violet’ Streaming This Friday

Apparently The National’s highly anticipated new album ‘High Violet’, of which we have already heard several track from, has leaked in low quality form. In response the band have made the wise decision that they will be streaming the album via the NY Times from this friday. Personally I’m resisting the low quality version in […]

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