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2019 In Review

Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2019

Within the macro tradition that is year-end list season, we at Stereogum have carved out our own micro tradition: Every December, instead of publishing a…
Stereogum | December 10, 2019 - 11:00 am

2010s In Review

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file -- it's ephemera,…
Stereogum | November 5, 2019 - 8:37 am

2010s In Review

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

A decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it's only in hindsight that we define them, that…
Stereogum | November 4, 2019 - 8:32 am

More The National stories

The National, Soccer Mommy Launching Campaigns To Support Tour Crew During Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many industries aren't able to function normally -- if at all. At this point, the music landscape of 2020 already…
Ryan Leas | March 24, 2020 - 1:04 pm

Bartees Strange – “Lemonworld” (The National Cover)

A couple weeks ago, Bartees Strange announced an interesting project: Say Goodbye To Pretty Boy, an EP of reimagined National covers. The idea stemmed from…
Ryan Leas | March 3, 2020 - 10:32 am

The National Cancel Japanese Tour Due To Coronavirus

The National have canceled their tour dates in Japan due to coronavirus. The band were scheduled to play in Tokyo for two nights on 3/17…
James Rettig | March 2, 2020 - 11:04 am

The National – “Never Tear Us Apart” (INXS Cover)

Songs For Australia is the new Julia Stone-curated compilation benefitting Australian brushfire relief. The comp features artists including Damien Rice, Joan As Police Woman, Kurt…
Chris DeVille | February 27, 2020 - 11:38 am

The National, Kurt Vile Contribute To Australia Bushfire Benefit Comp

The Australian bushfire crisis has been devastating, leaving the kind of damage that a lot of people will have to step in and help fix.
Ryan Leas | February 17, 2020 - 10:17 am

Bartees Strange – “About Today” (The National Cover)

Bartees Strange has been around. The son of a military dad and an opera-singer mother, he was born in England and did stints in Germany…
Chris DeVille | February 12, 2020 - 11:27 am

Watch Matt Berninger Sing “The Long Words Song” For Apple TV+ Kids Show Helpsters

Matt Berninger, frontman of the National -- a favorite band of dads everywhere -- is embracing his dad energy by appearing in a segment of…
James Rettig | December 22, 2019 - 1:47 pm

Phoebe Bridgers – “7 O’Clock News / Silent Night” (Simon & Garfunkel Cover) (Feat. Fiona Apple & Matt Berninger)

Phoebe Bridgers hasn't been in the public eye for long, but she's started off an annual tradition. Every December, she comes out with a new…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2019 - 9:31 am

SOAK – “Bloodbuzz Ohio” (The National Cover)

Way back in April, the young Derry, Northern Ireland native Bridie Monds-Watson released Grim Town, her second album as SOAK. Beyond her own tunes, she's…
Chris DeVille | November 25, 2019 - 9:21 am

Bryce Dessner – “Pope Francis”

The National's Bryce Dessner did the score for the movie The Two Popes, which stars Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce as, you guessed it, two…
James Rettig | November 21, 2019 - 9:56 pm

The National Performing High Violet In Full At Homecoming 2020: See The Full Lineup

Back in 2018, the National threw their first ever Homecoming festival, bringing a lineup of likeminded indie rockers to the Cincinnati riverfront alongside Bryce Dessner's…
Chris DeVille | November 20, 2019 - 10:00 am

2010s In Review

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

A decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it's only in hindsight that we define them, that…
Stereogum | November 4, 2019 - 8:32 am

Watch Matt Berninger Cover Big Thief’s “Not”

Matt Berninger seems to be as big a fan of Big Thief as the rest of us. Last night, the National frontman performed solo at…
James Rettig | November 3, 2019 - 12:07 pm
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