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Gig Review: The National @ The Palais, 10th January

Last night I was lucky enough to see my favourite band live for the second night in a row. Although the experience for me was completely different, seated in the balcony instead of right at the front of the Stalls, there were many similarities between both shows. Because of this, I’m going to try writing […]

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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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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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