Music > Artists > Alternative
Formed:
1999 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






The National

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 joining forces with two sets of brothers — Scott (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums), and Aaron (guitar) and Bryce Dessner (guitar). After establishing themselves as a live act, the bandmates made their studio debut with The National, a self-titled record that appeared in 2001 to considerable acclaim. Two years later, the band returned with Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, a deft blending of alternative country and chamber pop that found the band partnering with producer Peter Katis.

Top Albums

I Need My Girl - Single, The National
1. I Need My Gi..
Trouble Will Find Me, The National
2. Trouble Will..
Boxer, The National
3. Boxer
High Violet, The National
4. High Violet
Alligator, The National
5. Alligator
High Violet (Expanded Edition), The National
6. High Violet ..
The Virginia EP, The National
7. The Virginia..
Cherry Tree, The National
8. Cherry Tree
Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, The National
9. Sad Songs fo..
The National, The National
10. The National
Lit Up - EP, The National
11. Lit Up - EP
Secret Meeting - Single, The National
12. Secret Meeti..
Exile Vilify (From the Game "Portal 2") - Single, The National
13. Exile Vilify..
Think You Can Wait (From the Film "Win Win") - Single, The National
14. Think You Ca..
Bloodbuzz Ohio - Single, The National
15. Bloodbuzz Oh..
Bloodbuzz Ohio - Single, The National
16. Bloodbuzz Oh..
Apartment Story - Single, The National
17. Apartment St..
Abel - EP, The National
18. Abel - EP

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
LearningI Need My Girl - Single3:01$1.29
2.
I Need My GirlI Need My Girl - Single4:05$1.29
3.
I Need My GirlTrouble Will Find Me4:05$1.29
4.
Don't Swallow the CapTrouble Will Find Me4:45$1.29
5.
About TodayCherry Tree4:10$1.29
6.
Fake EmpireBoxer3:27$0.99
7.
Bloodbuzz OhioHigh Violet4:35$0.99
8.
Rains of CastamereGame of Thrones - Season 2 ..2:24$0.99
9.
Hard to FindTrouble Will Find Me4:12$1.29
10.
GracelessTrouble Will Find Me4:35$1.29
11.
Sea of LoveTrouble Will Find Me3:41$1.29
12.
DemonsTrouble Will Find Me3:31$1.29
13.
Exile Vilify (From the Game "Por..Exile Vilify (From the Game..4:45$0.99
14.
LeanHunger Games: Catching Fire..4:31$1.29
15.
EnglandHigh Violet5:40$0.99
16.
RunawayHigh Violet5:33$0.99
17.
Terrible LoveHigh Violet4:39$0.99
18.
GospelBoxer4:31$0.99
19.
This Is the Last TimeTrouble Will Find Me4:43$1.29
20.
Slow ShowBoxer4:10$0.99
21.
SorrowHigh Violet3:25$0.99
22.
Start a WarBoxer3:18$0.99
23.
Think You Can Wait (From the Film &#..Think You Can Wait (From th..4:37$0.99
24.
Mistaken for StrangersBoxer3:32$0.99
25.
Pink RabbitsTrouble Will Find Me4:36$1.29

Top Music Videos

Bloodbuzz Ohio, The National
1. Bloodbuzz Ohio
Mistaken for Strangers, The National
2. Mistaken for S..
Apartment Story - Video 2, The National
3. Apartment Stor..
Daughters of the Soho Riots, The National
4. Daughters of t..
Terrible Love (Alternate Version), The National
5. Terrible Love ..
Abel, The National
6. Abel
Sea of Love, The National
7. Sea of Love
Lit Up, The National
8. Lit Up
Graceless, The National
9. Graceless


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