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June 17, 2013 The band plays dour but beautiful songs from its brand-new album, Trouble Will Find Me.
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May 2, 2010 High Violet, The National's fifth album, roughs up the glimmering beauty of its divine 2007 predecessor, Boxer. But the new record still achieves the balance that's made the band so widely beloved: It locates the sweet spot between majesty and mopery, catharsis and wallowing, soaring grace and wounded confessionals. Hear High Violet in its entirety until its release on May 11.
August 30, 2007 The National's intricate wordplay, catchy choruses and elegant arrangements have earned the indie-rock band comparisons to groups both stately and unpredictable. The band combines countrified folk and traditional rock, with a doomstruck grace that gets under the skin.
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