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The National
Formed: 1999 in Brooklyn, NY
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Genre: Pop/Rock, Country
Group Members: Bryce Dessner, Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf
Biography: Although formed during the post-punk revival of the late '90s, the National took inspiration from a wider set of influences, including country-rock, Americana, indie rock, and Brit-pop. The lineup began taking shape in Ohio and officially cemented itself in New York, with baritone vocalist Matt Berninger ...Read full biography
Released: 2007
Label: Hi-Note
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The National don't do anything radically different on Boxer, but then again, they don't really need to: their literate, quietly anthemic take on indie rock seemed to have arrived fully formed on their ...Read full review
Released: 2005
Label: Beggars Banquet
Critics' Rating:
The National may sound like a garage band turned down, but there's as much primal energy lurking behind Alligator as in any mop-topped group of city kids with bloodstained Danelectros in a dusty warehouse. ...Read full review
More The National albums: Main Albums (6), Singles & EPs (11)
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