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Album artwork for The National (National Album Day 2022) by The National
Album artwork for The National (National Album Day 2022) by The National

The National’s self-titled debut album of sozzled Americana is a thing of beauty, laden with heavy hints that this was a special band in the making.

Their first release, The National arrived two years after The National formed, a time when they were juggling bandlife with needing to hold down full-time jobs. And while nods to the alt. rock artists that inspired them (Pavement, Silver Jews) can be heard, so too are the beginnings of something all their own – Matt Berninger’s stunning and unexpected lyrics being pinned to melodies that stop you in your tracks.

The National marks the start point for one of the best bands of their generation with its new master helping elevate it to new levels. A great primer to a great band.

The National

The National (National Album Day 2022)

4AD
Album artwork for Album artwork for The National (National Album Day 2022) by The National by The National (National Album Day 2022) - The National
Album artwork for Album artwork for The National (National Album Day 2022) by The National by The National (National Album Day 2022) - The National
Album artwork for The National (National Album Day 2022) by The National
LP

£23.99

White
Limited to 2500 copies
Released 14/10/2022Catalogue Number

4AD0312LP2

The National

The National (National Album Day 2022)

4AD
Album artwork for Album artwork for The National (National Album Day 2022) by The National by The National (National Album Day 2022) - The National
Album artwork for Album artwork for The National (National Album Day 2022) by The National by The National (National Album Day 2022) - The National
Album artwork for The National (National Album Day 2022) by The National
LP

£23.99

White
Limited to 2500 copies
Released 14/10/2022Catalogue Number

4AD0312LP2

The National’s self-titled debut album of sozzled Americana is a thing of beauty, laden with heavy hints that this was a special band in the making.

Their first release, The National arrived two years after The National formed, a time when they were juggling bandlife with needing to hold down full-time jobs. And while nods to the alt. rock artists that inspired them (Pavement, Silver Jews) can be heard, so too are the beginnings of something all their own – Matt Berninger’s stunning and unexpected lyrics being pinned to melodies that stop you in your tracks.

The National marks the start point for one of the best bands of their generation with its new master helping elevate it to new levels. A great primer to a great band.