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Alligator – The National

Condition: Brand New
Ships from: Melbourne


You grow up in the country, meet again in New York and make music together to spend the evenings. With your own money you record a first record, with luck the second one ("Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers") is discovered by multipliers on the other side of the ocean. It also happened that The National toured Europe for almost a whole year. And now with "Alligator" can deliver a little masterpiece.

Little has changed, but much has been perfected. The colleagues at the studio controls also gave Interpol and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs the finishing touches. Matt Berninger still writes and sings about strange, sad or funny events, about record collections, missing persons and medium-sized American hearts. His songs are less countryesque than Wilco, less larmoyant than the Tindersticks and not quite as morbid as the Cave's Murderballads. Berninger's heroes seem to have sprung from a Tennesee Williams play, are ruthless, peculiar and possessed seducers, but one may forgive them.

Release details

Label: Beggars Banquet
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Units: 1
Country: UK & US
Released: 2005
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock


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