Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My 25 Favorite Artists of the 2000s - #22

#22 - The National

The National are easily one of the more underrated bands of the decade, as their music requires repeated listening in order to feel the full impact of their amazing songwriting abilities. Their first two albums were pretty good, but beginning with 2005's Alligator they quickly flew into the upper echelon of the indie rock stratosphere. Their next album The Boxer was a contrast to the previous album's emotionally aggressive stance, as it was one of the most elegant releases of the decade.

My Favorite Albums:
1. The Boxer (2007)
2. Alligator (2005)
3. Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers (2003)


  1. i didn't know you liked the national that much!

  2. I definitely do. I've seen them live twice....they were great both times. When The Boxer came out I listened to it basically non-stop for a couple of months.