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The National's 2005 album "Alligator" saw them fulfil the promise shown on their previous two albums, and set the bar impossibly high for their follow up. 

However, with "Boxer" they've created something quite stunning, in fact the opening three tracks, "Fake Empire", "Mistaken For Strangers" and "Brainy" are possibly their best songs ever. A taut rhythm section is present throughout, and complements the languid vocals and lush string arrangements perfectly. Although the strings and Matt Berninger's distinctive drawl create a solemn mood, there are plenty of upbeat moments here too, creating a rich anthemic album with just the right amount of melancholy.

The National - Boxer

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  • 1. Fake Empire
    2. Mistaken For Strangers
    3. Brainy 
    4. Squalor Victoria
    5. Green Gloves
    6. Slow Show
    7. Apartment Story
    8. Start A War
    9. Guest Room
    10. Racing Like A Pro
    11. Ada
    12. Gospel

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