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24K Starboys: Thoughts Upon Seeing The Weeknd & Bruno Mars On Consecutive Nights

The year was 2011. Winter was on the verge of melting away, but the sounds emanating from the north were still plenty frigid. From out…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2017 - 5:02 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The world moves on, another week, another column. Yes, friends, as we head into Labor Day Weekend, we present to you our latest edition of…
Stereogum | September 1, 2017 - 3:44 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: The National Sleep Well Beast

It finally happened. The National finally made a rock album. I honestly thought it would never happen again. Back on 2005's Alligator, when many of…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2017 - 11:24 am

More The National stories

Watch The National, Hot Chip, Jessie Ware, & More Play House Shows For Charity

Today, hundreds of musicians in over 200 cities around the world are playing intimate house shows as part of Give A Home, a charity event…
Peter Helman | September 20, 2017 - 9:19 pm

Karl Rove Responds To The National

"Walk It Back," the third track on the National's great new album Sleep Well Beast, features a long spoken-word passage that may or may not…
Peter Helman | September 9, 2017 - 2:11 pm

Watch The National Play Four Songs On CBS This Morning

To celebrate the release of their excellent new album Sleep Well Beast, the National returned to CBS This Morning today for the show's weekly Saturday…
Peter Helman | September 9, 2017 - 10:19 am

The National Want To Give Karl Rove A Cut Of The Royalties For Their New Album

Did your ears perk up at the eerie monologue that arrives about 10 minutes into the National’s new album Sleep Well Beast? "People like you…
Andy Cush / Spin | September 8, 2017 - 4:43 pm

Watch The National Play A Moving, Percussive “Day I Die” On Colbert

Last night, the same night that U2 were on The Tonight Show, Stephen Colbert's Late Show booked one of the few more recent rock bands…
Tom Breihan | September 8, 2017 - 9:23 am

Stream The National Sleep Well Beast

The National announced their seventh album, Sleep Well Beast, all the way back in May, which is a long lead-out time for an album nowadays,…
James Rettig | September 8, 2017 - 12:01 am

Barnes & Noble Exclusive National Vinyl Comes With A Signed Door Hanger

The National's new album Sleep Well Beast officially comes out tomorrow, and Barnes & Noble are selling an exclusive signed edition of the LP on…
Peter Helman | September 7, 2017 - 9:25 pm

Hear The National Play Sleep Well Beast Live In Philadelphia Right Now

The National are releasing their excellent new album Sleep Well Beast at the end of the week. They've already played the whole album live a
Peter Helman | September 5, 2017 - 7:51 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: The National Sleep Well Beast

It finally happened. The National finally made a rock album. I honestly thought it would never happen again. Back on 2005's Alligator, when many of…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2017 - 11:24 am

The National – “Day I Die” Video

The National will finally, at long last, release their new album Sleep Well Beast next week. (It's great. We just ran a big feature on
Chris DeVille | August 29, 2017 - 12:12 am

Interview

Processing The Darkness: The National On Their Adventurous New Album And The State Of The World

Residents of Hudson, NY have a way of noticing outsiders. It's a small town, so that's reasonable enough, but they always seem to know when…
Ryan Leas | August 22, 2017 - 2:36 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Can you believe we're almost mid-way through August? Summer is coming to a slow, steady end, and in New York the weather has been pretty…
Stereogum | August 11, 2017 - 5:39 pm

The National – “Carin At The Liquor Store” Video

The National are releasing their new album, Sleep Well Beast, next month -- finally! it was announced back in May -- and we've heard two…
James Rettig | August 8, 2017 - 12:22 pm
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