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Watch The National, 'I Should Live In Salt' (Live) KCRW

August 22, 2013 – With its drummer out due to injury, the brooding Brooklyn band performs a pared-down set at KCRW. KCRW

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Read The National On World Cafe WXPN

June 17, 2013 – The band plays dour but beautiful songs from its brand-new album, Trouble Will Find Me. WXPN


The National's new album is titled Trouble Will Find Me.

Watch The National: 'We've Earned Our Stripes'

June 12, 2013 – One of rock's perpetual underdogs has endured and survived the irony-laden swagger of the aughts.


The National performs live at The Cutting Room studios in New York City.

Watch The National: Falling For 'Graceless' WFUV

May 21, 2013 – Watch the band perform "Graceless," from Trouble Will Find Me, at Manhattan's Cutting Room Studios. WFUV

Clockwise from upper left:  Cover art for The National's Trouble Will Find Me, Iggy Pop, Walker Lukens and Tricky

Read New Music From Iggy Pop, Tricky, The National And More

April 30, 2013 – This week's mix will change your life. (Probably not, but it's some pretty damn good music!)


The National live on Other Voices

Watch First Watch: The National, Live On 'Other Voices'

October 27, 2011 – Thanks to this performance, members of The National will perform at a special event in New York.

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Listen 'All Songs' Listeners Pick The Best Albums Of 2010

December 14, 2010 – All Songs Considered listeners cast thousands of votes for the year's best music. See their Top 25.



Read Stephen Thompson's Top 10 Albums Of 2010

December 7, 2010 – Hear songs from NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson's 10 favorite albums of 2010.

Read 50 Favorites: M-R

December 1, 2010 – The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Janelle Monae and more artists from M to R.

photo of The National by Keith Klenowski

Listen Listeners Pick 2010's Best Music (So Far)

June 29, 2010 – See the Top 20 albums of the year to date, as selected by NPR listeners.


The National; credit: Laura Fedele

Read The National In Concert

June 11, 2010 – The beloved Brooklyn indie-rock band locates the sweet spot between majesty and mopery.

The National; credit: Abbey Drucker

Listen The National, Recorded Live In Concert WXPN

June 7, 2010 – Hear band's wildly acclaimed, coolly beautiful indie-rock, performed live from WXPN in Philadelphia. WXPN


The National

Read First Listen: The National, 'High Violet'

May 2, 2010 – Hear the band's majestically mopey and beautiful new album in its entirety here until May 11.

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