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Old 11-15-2011, 08:26 PM   #901
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And I'm spamming this thread cos I've been playing Vanderlyle like there's no tomorrow and still enthralled. It's true what they say, you never forget your first...
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Yeah at the start I was like "what the fuck are they doing, this isn't going to work", but there was something really beautiful about the quietness, and the pockets of the crowd who knew certain parts.

They just did an interview on radio here, and Matt said they want to lose the "miserablist" image, but "it might be in our DNA".

I love this band for many reasons but I love how even a song as depressing as Exile Vilify kind of makes me happy in a way... their depressing songs still get stuck in your head.

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Also, is it their usual practice to show some really jumpy vision of them backstage just before they come on? Entertaining if just to watch Matt chuck a lot of icecubes into his wine glass and then wander up the hallway to the stage. And I hope that was some good South Australian shiraz he was guzzling
Yeah they did that at Harvest.

I was playing The National for days after the gig I saw. Their songs get stuck in your head.
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I can't believe how much Alligator has grown on me in the last few months. Perhaps it's just my general mood these days, but even a song like City Middle, which I once thought had no business on the album, I now regard as nothing short of brilliant. That background chanting at the end is positively haunting, as well as the "overwhelmed/thinking out loud" lyrics.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:54 PM   #904
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Yeah, City Middle has a lot going for it. I think it could be 30 seconds to a minute shorter, but it's got so much great shit in it. Terrific lyrics, unsettling atmosphere and IMO logical placement on the record. I love it after Geese.
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Damn. I'm surprised that you didn't like City Middle for a long time, iron yuppie.

That's probably a Top 5 National song for me.

"I'm on a good mixture, I do not want to waste it..."
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My Top 2 Nash songs are definitely Apartment Story and Fake Empire, by the way.
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It's such a hard call for me, really. I just don't think that I can single out even two or three as my favorites. Fake Empire is stunning, though.
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easily in my top however many number. probably at #1. but such a list is tough, very tough indeed.
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Easy.

Abel
Bloodbuzz
All the Wine
Mr November
Terrible Love
Mistaken for Strangers
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Slow Show
Mr. November
Start a War
Terrible Love
Abel.
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City Middle is a classic. The more random drunk experiences I have in college, the more Alligator just makes a ton of sense.
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OK I've copied this off the Nash's site, Adelaide's setlist (the order for the main set might be out).

Runaway
Anyone's Ghost
Mistaken for Strangers
Slow Show
Bloodbuzz
Brainy
Afraid of Everyone
Squalor Victoria
Abel
Conversation 16
Little Faith
Son
Sorrow
Daughters of the Soho Riots
England
Fake Empire

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About Today
Mr November
Terrible Love
Vanderlyle
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OK I've copied this off the Nash's site, Adelaide's setlist (the order for the main set might be out).

Runaway
Anyone's Ghost
Mistaken for Strangers
Slow Show
Bloodbuzz
Brainy
Afraid of Everyone
Squalor Victoria
Abel
Conversation 16
Little Faith
Son
Sorrow
Daughters of the Soho Riots
England
Fake Empire

Encore:
About Today
Mr November
Terrible Love
Vanderlyle
Nice set list!
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OK, last one for today and I am turning the laptop off!!! (plus I'm going out to see the Lips tonight)

From our local Murdoch tabloid

The National worth the wait as they play Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide Now
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A couple of top 10 lists from The National and nobody mentions Available?

Guys. That song is a monster.
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