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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

List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019 So Far

Music has always been a vast universe to explore, and that sense of the unconquerable infinite has only intensified in an age of on-demand streaming…
Stereogum | June 11, 2019 - 10:00 am

More The National stories

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

Watch The National Play A Dramatic “Where Is Her Head” On Kimmel

If you've been to see the National enough times, you know how those shows can start. The band will start up with one of their…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2019 - 9:27 am

The National’s Matt Berninger Announces Debut Solo Album Serpentine Prison

Yesterday, the National's Matt Berninger officially released "Walking On A String," his great duet with Phoebe Bridgers from Between Two Ferns: The Movie. Today, he…
Chris DeVille | October 18, 2019 - 9:05 am

Watch The National Weave Daniel Johnston’s “Devil Town” Into Their Own “Not In Kansas”

The iconic outsider singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston died Wednesday at age 58. Johnston and his music were so widely beloved during his life that new covers
Chris DeVille | September 12, 2019 - 9:24 am

Lana Del Rey Wants To Work With The National

On Friday, Lana Del Rey released her astonishing new LP Norman Fucking Rockwell, which, depending on who you ask, might be the best album of…
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2019 - 9:04 am

The National Announce Concert Film Out This Friday Via Amazon

The National are releasing a concert film this Friday (8/23) that will only be available on Amazon. The National: I Am Easy To Find, Live
James Rettig | August 19, 2019 - 10:22 am

Watch The National Cover Frightened Rabbit’s “My Backwards Walk” With Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry

More than a year ago, Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison died by suicide at the age of 36. Last night, the National, friends and peers…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2019 - 9:02 am

Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Bryce Dessner, & Eighth Blackbird – “Beast For Thee”

Back in 2005, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, the oblique folk-music enigma otherwise known as Will Oldham, teamed up with Chavez frontman Matt Sweeney for the ragged…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2019 - 10:06 am

Watch The National & Mina Tindle Bring “Oblivions” To The Tonight Show

The National's new album is called I Am Easy To Find, and they've been proving it by frequently performing songs from the record on late-night…
Chris DeVille | June 11, 2019 - 9:31 am

The Week In Pop

Songland Is The Voice For Music Nerds

Here is the genius of Songland: It's every music reality show you've ever seen, but it's also every makeover show you've ever seen. Like the…
Chris DeVille | May 30, 2019 - 3:28 pm
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