Archive | Jun 03, 2018

Certain Songs #1227: The National – “Mr. November”

Album: Alligator
Year: 2005

Guaranteed that at least one person out there pumped their fist and exclaimed “yeah!” when they saw I was doing this song.

And while I always had a fraught relationship with a lot of the bands that came out that post-Strokes New York City explosion you read about in Meet Me In The Bathroom — never quite got Interpol, went from disdain to utter love for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs the more they moved away from rock, and we all know what happened to The Strokes — The National finally got me with 2005’s Alligator, and I’ve enjoyed their music consistently ever since.

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