The OFFICIAL The National Thread

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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

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Would have much preferred the National opening for T. Swift back on Halloween 2015. Definitely would have been better than Shawn Mendes and Vance Joy.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:10 pm

Like what I hear so far. Her lyrics are a bit on the nose for me, but she's definitely talented, and the music is good.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:16 pm

3 songs in, and I'm fully on board.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:07 am

I have a friend who live-tweeted his review of the first listed last night. @sirwranglelot, if you're interested.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

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I have a friend who live-tweeted his review of the first listed last night. @sirwranglelot, if you're interested.
Love it
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by Giff » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:53 am

It's kinda awesome she drops a surprise release the same week Kanye says he is too.
Muh.

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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:38 pm

Folklore is really, really good. It's not summery, but likely my album of the summer. Songs produced by Aaron Dessner are catnip to me.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by mister d » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:00 pm

Juicy Sonic Magic is a tremendously stupid name and his voice was like C- level even for him but JFC that’s a great show. Has never listened front to back before tonight. “Rylan” was close but not quite there yet, lyrically.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

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Folklore is really, really good. It's not summery, but likely my album of the summer. Songs produced by Aaron Dessner are catnip to me.
My appreciation of this album has only grown since the first listen. It's so so great.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:15 pm

Nobody puts Bryan in the corner.

The least likely National member to release a solo album does so. 2.5 songs in, and his voice (is it Bryan singing?) reminds me of Smashing Pumpkins B-sides that James Iha sang, which is to say not so great, and the same echo-y reverb effects are used.

The merch is VERY Bryan, although I'm surprised the hat isn't neon.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:15 pm

folklore still bangs
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by mister d » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:06 pm

Very Joseph Arthur sounding.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by rass » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:22 pm

Should have been the bump

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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:45 pm

Holy crap. Just realized I'll Still Destroy You is a Radiohead homage.
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Post by govmentchedda » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:46 pm

Explains why I love it so much.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by mister d » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:23 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
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Holy crap. Just realized I'll Still Destroy You is a Radiohead homage.
Oh?
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:43 pm

mister d wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:23 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:45 pm
Holy crap. Just realized I'll Still Destroy You is a Radiohead homage.
Oh?
It's very In Rainbows.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:48 pm

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Thu May 14, 2020 1:30 pm
Fuck You
[+] spoiler
Pay For Me
Bitters & Absolut
John's Star
Fuck You, Too
[+] spoiler
90-Mile Water Wall
It Never Happened
Murder Me Rachel
Alligator
[+] spoiler
Karen & Lit Up might be my fave two song run, but that's not what the "fun rules" dictate, so...

All The Wine
Abel
Geese...
Boxer
[+] spoiler
Slow Show/Apartment/Start a War
or
Racing Like a Pro/Ada/Gospel

Gospel might be my fave on the album at any given point in time, but...

Slow Show
Apartment Story
Start a War

please, let's leave before I change my mind
High Violet
[+] spoiler
Really tough...

Could probably be happy with any set of 3 starting with Little Faith

Bloodbuzz Ohio
Lemonworld
Runaway
Trouble Will Find Me
[+] spoiler
I guess...

I Need My Girl
Humilation
PR
Sleep Well Beast
[+] spoiler
The end of Walk It Back still bugs me, might have had a different answer...

I'll Still Destroy You
Guilty Party
Carin...
IAETF
[+] spoiler
Fittingly, given how infuriating this album is, the only "interlude" that I think really works is Underwater, but if it *wasn't* included my choice would be the other three tracks that end the album.

Rylan
Underwater
Light Years

or maybe 4/5/6? No, stick with the last three on the album.
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Best three song run on the albums that matter:

Alligator:
[+] spoiler
(9) All the Wine (10) Abel (11) Geese of Beverly Road
Boxer:
[+] spoiler
(1) Fake Empire (2) Mistaken for Strangers (3) Brainy
High Violet:
[+] spoiler
(9) Conversation 16 (10) England (11) Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks this is by far the hardest and the reason I recently adjusted my rankings ... (5) Afraid of Everyone and (6) Bloodbuzz Ohio is the best tandem here and maybe on any of their albums but the dropoff on either side is too steep ... I expect Chedda to have a strong feeling here
Trouble Will Find Me:
[+] spoiler
(1) I Should Live in Salt (2) Demons (3) Don't Swallow the Cap
Sleep Well Beast:
[+] spoiler
(8) I'll Still Destroy You (9) Guilty Party (10) Carin at the Liquor Store
Sucks that only one of these songs is Dessner, but last great american dynasty, exile, my tears ricochet is a fantastic 3 song run.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

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This is kinda maybe really great. (Don't give up after About Today).
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by mister d » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:31 am

That's a wild 5 song list. I'm in when school is over.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:42 am

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That's a wild 5 song list. I'm in when school is over.
Some hits and some misses, for sure, but it's a yes from me dawg.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by rass » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:52 am

Can I give up before the final track?
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by govmentchedda » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:19 am

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Can I give up before the final track?
Yes
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by mister d » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:31 am

So is he (1) a long time fan, (2) a backtracking fan or (3) a guy savvy enough to know covering/referencing off the first two albums would give him more cred among the fanbase?
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

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So is he (1) a long time fan, (2) a backtracking fan or (3) a guy savvy enough to know covering/referencing off the first two albums would give him more cred among the fanbase?
Your guess is as good as mine. Just heard of him this morning.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by rass » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:52 pm

Did you listen to his Looking for Astronauts?


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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

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Did you listen to his Looking for Astronauts?


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One of the misses, in my opinion. So far, I like Geese, Lemonworld, Mr. November, and All the Wine.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by rass » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:11 pm

I liked Geese, too. So when that played next I was pretty amused.
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Re: The OFFICIAL The National Thread

Post by mister d » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:00 am

Very Ben Harper-y?
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