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Boxer [180g Vinyl LP + Digital] Multiple Formats, Digital_copy


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  • LP Record (May 22 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Digital_copy
  • Label: 4AD
  • ASIN: B000O5AYC0
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,143 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The follow-up to 2005's "Alligator" is filled with lush arrangements and sees the band incorporating new instrumentation and expanded musical elements such as piano, trumpet, and more prominent background vocals. "...churning grooves and shambling new wave rips, turning up depressed guitar poetry that's both elegantly wasted and kinda murky" - Rolling Stone. "The National traffic in poignant moments of heartbreak and regret, but pain has rarely sounded so beautiful" - Spin.

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With Boxer, the National have reached four albums into their increasingly lauded career, never hurrying the tempo, never over-reaching in volume or instrumental density. Instead, the quintet's balanced on a pin, emotionally austere, if not utterly downhearted, finding brilliantly dusky ways for Matt Berninger's lovelorn voice to mesh with a pair of unobtrusive guitars and, here, an occasional phalanx of piano, horns, and strings. The tunes roll off slowly, Berninger's lyrics hugging the instruments with a sad brawn, rough-hewn as the drums and bass toy with angularity (try "Mistaken for Strangers," for one) but end up woven by that voice. Drummer Bryan Devendorf presses the songs forward repeatedly, as on "Start a War," where he gently thumps the time as the acoustic guitars frame and dot the melody, coalescing as the drums starkly chisel the melody. Nary a distortion pedal is harmed on Boxer, giving the National a magnetism so forlorn that you can't stop listening. --Andrew Bartlett --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Wilkinson on Dec 29 2007
Format: Audio CD
The two albums Alligator and Boxer are astonishing.

The Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami once said, "I like movies that put me to sleep in the theater but keep me awake at night." That is how I feel about The National. They'll keep you awake.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Sirois on April 23 2010
Format: Audio CD
Quel album extraordinaire, à commencer par la voix du chanteur avec son mélange de Johnny Cash et Ian Curtis et la musique aux arrangement subtil et sophistiqué qui nous rappel un peu Joshua Tree de U2. Bravo !!!
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By Marc Miville on Oct. 24 2014
Format: LP Record Verified Purchase
instant classic sounds amazing on vinyl
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By Thomas Vincent on July 18 2015
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great album for my collection
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By Brittany Young on Nov. 3 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Love it! Order was prompt.
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