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The National ‎– The National

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Brassland

The National ‎– The National

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The National is the debut studio album by American indie rock band the National, originally released in 2001 on Brassland Records. Recorded prior to guitarist Bryce Dessner's full arrival into the band, The National was produced by both Nick Lloyd and the band itself. Now-bass guitarist Scott Devendorf performs both guitar and backing vocals on this album, with guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Dessner on bass guitar and guitar duties.

The album features a more country-tinged sound in comparison to future albums. Lyrics from "29 Years" would later be used in "Slow Show" from the band's 2007 album, Boxer. – Wiki

“This Ohio-based band strikes a lush, adorable balance between the country-pop of bands such as Jayhawks and Golden Smog and the gloomy, depressing crooning of Tom Waits. Lead singer Matt Berninger manages to transcend leveling the fine background with some reflection and introspection on "Cold Girl Fever" and "Watching You Well." The country hues touched on in "American Mary" are only surpassed by the album's perfect song "Theory of the Crows," a morbid waltz through loneliness and loss. Throughout it all, the band manages not only to exceed their pigeonholed genres but gives a fresh perspective with brilliantly crafted numbers.” – AllMusic

Item description:

Artist:

The National

Title:

The National

Label:

Brassland

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2010 | Original - 2001

Genre:

Indie, Rock

Style:

Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Male Vocals

Catalog No:

HWY-001

Condition:

New