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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

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

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
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