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Old 06-26-2010, 10:07 AM   #106
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1. Alligator
2. High Violet
3. Boxer
4. Sad Songs
5. S/T

As of the moment. As always, always changing (see: my opinion on Brainy).
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:59 AM   #107
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I also belong to the club that isn't that thrilled with High Violet. A very good album, but pales in comparison to the latest three. It's like it's struggling to find the right tone and atmosphere all the way, losing its sense of pace more often than gaining it - something which Alligator, Boxer and Sad Songs (apart from that unfortunate Sugar Trophy Wife interlude) achieved admirably.

My album ranking:

1. Alligator
2. Sad Songs
3. Boxer
4. High Violet
5. The National

Cherry Tree EP would probably beat them all.
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1. High Violet
2. Alligator
(3. Cherry Tree)
4. Boxer
5. Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers

Haven't heard the first one yet.
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... on the contrary, I still can't get into this album. I like The National a whole bunch, but I find High Violet to be, well, pretty damn boring. Sorry, guys. It might still click with me yet, though, but I think my time with it is nearly up.
Strangely, I can't really get into their other albums, maybe with the exception of parts of "Boxer", that's a decent album, I like some of it. Right now I'm really enjoying "High Violet", but maybe because it was the first album I've heard from them.
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1. Boxer (8.96564)
2. Alligator (8.58974)
3. High Violet (7.78901)
4. Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers (7.54392)

Haven't heard the debut, and have no desire to; there are far too many great albums out there and not enough hours in the day.
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This is a great headline:

Airport officials mistake Matt Berninger’s slow-burning intensity for fast-exploding terrorism | Music | Newswire | The A.V. Club
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1. Alligator
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3. Sad Songs
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Boxer
Sad Songs
Alligator
High Violet
s/t


But they're all so good, so good, so good.

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I totally love Anyone's Ghost
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So, now I know what Matt* spent his time doing after A Skin, A Night brought doomsday:



It's actually disappointing that someone with Matt's expertise made this shit. It tastes like a five year old squeezed some peaches into a bottle of rubbing alcohol. Thankfully, you can purchase your own at CVS for the modest fee of $5. Also, I'm probably going to get drunker than an Irishman on a Tuesday with this shit, so stay tuned.

*Yes, I know that's not how his last name is spelled. I'm going on the assumption that High Violet hasn't drained the life from all of you. Also, it may have been a drunken typo. I'll ask him the next time I straddle him in a Philly mosh pit.
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I like that Jesus of Nazareth is on one side and Samson and Delilah on the other.
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I'll repent for the wine once Matt does.
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You're a sick man for sticking Schindler's List next to Throw Mama from the Train
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