Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

National, The

National, The


The National: Alligator

Review by Ben Thompson, Daily Telegraph, May 2005

AFTER A COUPLE of well-received but not exactly life-changing albums, this bookish Brooklyn-based quintet have achieved a kind of breakthrough with their third full-length release. ...

The National: Heaven Knows They're Miserablist Now

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, January 2006

Brooklyn-based five-piece THE NATIONAL talk to Uncut about their fourth album, Alligator, a mesmerising blend of melancholy and mischief ...

The National: Gloomy … with a Hint of Sunshine

Report and Interview by Andrew Purcell, Guardian, The, April 2010

IT WAS PAST SIX in the morning, in the bar of Bono's hotel in Dublin. The members of the National and REM were seated around ...

The National: Trouble Will Find Me

Review by Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, May 2013

IN THE EARLY '90s, Britain's hippest TV show was an imported American drama series named thirtysomething. The series told the stories of a group of ...

The National: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, Guardian, The, June 2013

"WE PLAYED THE Barfly a few years ago," reminisces the National's singer Matt Berninger, making affectionate reference to the long-standing, archetypal indie sweatbox just down ...

The National's Bryce Dessner: A man of many talents

Report by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, November 2016

Show: With the National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jacomo Bairos on Friday at the Kennedy Center. ...

back to LIBRARY