Thursday, October 6, 2011

The National - Alligator (2005)

[Indie Rock]

To anyone that knows me this comes as no surprise.

The National is one of my favorite bands, ever.

Of all time.


For those of you unfamiliar with them, The National's sound is kind of like a sexy post punk.

Baritone vocals, guitars that intertwine in their riffage, a very creative rhythm section.

It's melancholic, relaxing and at the same time a little unnerving(in the best way possible)
Not to mention some amazing lyrics. It's got high energy points, it's got some very slow songs... it's got everything you need. Just check out the difference between tracks like "Secret Meeting" and "Daughters of the Soho riots"

Here's a little sample of one of my favorite tracks off of the album, "Looking for Astronauts"

Check it out, and listen to it on a rainy day.
Or any day, really.

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