The National - Alligator

The National - Alligator
The National - Alligator The National - Alligator The National - Alligator
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Beggars Banquet (BBQLP 241)
Special Attributes: Green vinyl reissue
Release Date: 2011 (2005)
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"The very definition of understated, The National's 2005 masterpiece is melancholic indie-rock at its absolute finest, and remains touching and powerful years on.." (

"...Tales of drying deltas and stolen record collections make an uneasy soundtrack for shopping at Sainsbury's but is the perfect accompaniment for an evening reading Steinbeck. On their third record Alligator, The National has clearly kept the studio radiators on full blast to maintain the muggy atmosphere. Unfortunately the songs themselves are rather undercooked. The melodies are almost translucent. What draws me in is the slurred drawl of Matt Berninger, who has a touch of the Triffids in his booming baritone. 'I know you put in the hours to keep me in sunglasses' he sings with all the joie de vivre of a pallbearer. It's been argued by afficionados that within Leonard Cohen's melancholic work is a thick vein of comedy. Any wise man in the autumn of his years must realise and savour life's surreal quirks. Berninger also sounds suitably comfortable as the bemused outsider as he quips 'I'm a perfect piece of ass' on the standout "All The Wine"..." (Read More:

Track List
(Listen the album in Full)

A1 Secret Meeting         
A2 Karen         
A3 Lit Up         
A4 Looking For Astronauts         
A5 Daughters Of The Soho Riots         
A6 Baby, We'll Be Fine         
A7 Friend Of Mine     
B1 Val Jester         
B2 All The Wine         
B3 Abel         
B4 The Geese Of Beverly Road         
B5 City Middle         
B6 Mr. November

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