Because there's no such thing as a bad The National song: Top 10 favourite tracks.

Stereogum has made a post with The National's 10 Best Songs and while some are among my favourites, i couldn't help but to make my very own list of The National songs. Because this band has become one of my favourites and their music is simply something else, that husky, deep voice, the beautiful music, the touching lyrics, everything takes you somewhere within yourself and that ain't easy. There's no 'Bloodbuzz Ohio', no 'Karen' or any obvious favourites, and some really new ones, unexpectedly lots of 'High Violet' songs, but i'm sure everyone loves anything from this band so check out the list and tell me your favourites, because there's no such thing as a bad The National song:

10. I Need My Girl
"I keep feeling smaller and smaller"

The rest after the cut:

9. Think You Can Wait
"I'll try, but I couldn't be better"

8. Afraid of Everyone
"Your voice is swallowing my soul, soul, soul."

7. Don't Cap the Swallow
" When they ask what do I see, I see a bright white beautiful heaven hanging over me"

6. Cherry Tree

"Loose lips sink ships"

5. About Today
"How close am I to losing you. How close am I to losing."

4. Fake Empire

"Turn the light out say goodnight, no thinking for a little while. Let's not try to figure out everything at once."

3. Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks (performed with Bon Iver)
"All the very best of us, string ourselves up for love"

2. All The Wine
"I'm in a state. Nothing can touch us my love"

1. Sorrow
"Sorrow waited, sorrow won."

For more The National you can check the really awesome post Mara has made about the band's music career and best tracks (in Spanish).

sources: youtubeseescucha


  1. In love with this! ♥
    Moltes gràcies per enllaçar al meu post, dear! I que puc dir-te de The National que no t'haja dit ja... m'encanten, si fins el meu blog es diu Daughter of the SoHo riots per ells, per la seua cançó d'Alligator. I estic d'acord, si és que són genials. La primera vegada que ells vaig escoltar a 2005 o 2006, vaig dir bé, no està mal... que els vaig descobrir a Radio 1 de la BBC per no recordo qui, altre músic, que els va recomanar fent un podcast. Però quan vaig anar posant-me els dics que tenien, els primers, poc a poc em vaig anar enamorant de les lletres i de la veu de Matt, i ja és que em passa com a tu, totes m'agraden, siga més o menys haha

    Molt difícil fer el top 10, ja he vist les de Stereogum també. No vaig a posar noves, encara que les dos que tu has posat són les que més m'han agradat també, perquè encara no les tinc tant escoltades per ser faves, però aquest seria el meu top, pensant en les cançons que més m'emocionen d'ells i que més he escoltat:

    Slow Show
    About Today
    All the Wine
    Conversation 16
    City Middle
    Daughters of the SoHo riots
    Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
    Without Permission

    un petó!

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    1. that's everyone's favourite, it was close to be in my top10 :)