Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by username, May 19, 2020.
had no idea about this record, let's gooooo
Someone let me know if that deluxe LP is available for UK/EU customers as well please as I don't see it!
what was the original date?
And goddamit, the first track released was the closer. Please god make this trend stop for us album-people.
I can’t wait for this
song is really good
a good one
can’t wait man
Been tough to pull the trigger on $50 for the deluxe edition. Been going back and forth all morning!
can't wait to listen to this album while drinking hella whiskey and getting hella sad
The opening to Distant Axis sounds so much like Going to Georgia by the Mountain Goats it’s insane.
that and ‘Crane Wife’ by the Decemberists
"I Think Spotify Is My Therapist": A Career-Spanning Interview With The National's Matt Berninger
This album is really really good.
How are you listening to it?
I was coming back to edit. I misread the title track single and then it started playing everything on Spotify and I thought it was the album. So I was three songs in when I posted and thought it was just playing from the beginning. Then Walking On A String started playing and I got confused. My mistake.
I think the three singles are impossibly boring mostly and it leaves me wondering if i should reevaluate my thoughts on the past decade of the National. I will still check out the album.
lol what.. why?
Yes definitely reevaluate one of the all-time great runs of albums based on three singles from one member’s solo album.
I think this album is exactly what you'd expect it to be which is going to lead a lot of people to calling it boring, but I honestly think it's a really lovely listen. it's distinct from what the National has done in the last decade in the way that it is short and relatively undemanding and these are mostly simple and purely good songs.
Don’t get me wrong, the last decade is A+ material lol i should have elaborated. But i view as the strengths of the band are has changed. I used to always think it was Matt and the drums. But i think the more i think about the past two or three records the more i think i don’t like his increasingly direct lyrical style, and i think hearing what that sounds like without the Dessners has made that apparent to me. I liked it better when you’d have no clue what the dude was going to say next.
it’s always been a component of his lyrics-writing (‘About Today’) but I’ve just never really liked those songs in their catalogue.
A growing number of the songs he writes are “i said x / you said y / you walked away / i said come back” type shit and i think the arrangements give that gravity sometimes and these stripped down songs just allow it to become Starbucks music
Matt was the guest on this weeks episode of You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes.
You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes: Matt Berninger Returns Part 1 on Apple Podcasts
Alright. Time to hit play on this.