The National's Most Underrated Song?

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  • #4628
    Cavalieri
    Cavalieri
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    How could I forget?

    ‘Keep it Upstairs’ obviously!

    #4637
    Awake for days
    Awake for days
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    Patterns of Fairytales has been mentioned enough times in this thread that I’m not sure I can suggest it and claim it’s still underrated, but also I’ve got a soft spot for Driver, Surprise Me and It Never Happened.

    #4638
    armsaroundthestereo
    armsaroundthestereo
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    I know there are some Guest Room devotees on this board, but still I feel as though it’s pretty underrated. Great song.

    Also, Bitters & Absolut.

    #4639

    Rosemary
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    Watching You Well.

    #4648
    Em
    Em
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    Seeing you guys put some songs in your lists of their top 10 best songs made me recheck these songs: Tall Saint, Blank Slate and Driver, Surprise Me. I realized that at first I really didn’t give them a chance and they were underrated by me. So, it depends how many people don’t give them a credit they deserve. The band probably don’t. Because, I really think they should play these live. Again, I’m not sure how underrated by fans those songs are.

    Next, I agree with one of previous comments, Guest Room is pretty underrated. Also, Apartment Story deserves more attention. Let’s put City Middle and Santa Clara into this group.

    #4653

    Rosemary
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    Santa Clara definitely.

    #4663

    Brainy
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    Gonna throw out some old school suggestions at a later point but for now I’m just going to throw in Don’t Swallow the Cap – I know people on here were more pleased with it than Demons but it was still a slightly luekwarm responce – I think it is a really, really great track. The double tracking of matt’s vocals an octave below is a joy. Something about the flow of the vocals, and then that weird sort of radio-am drum machine toward the end.. it’s brilliant!

    #4699

    bek11098
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    Lemonworld.

    “This pricey stuff makes me dizzy . . . .”

    #4753

    andyvdm
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    City Middle, no doubts

    #4755
    another uninnocent
    another uninnocent
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    But I think Santa Clara and Driver Surprise Me are very much appreciated and usually appear in wish setlists, same for City Middle or Tall Saint, I don’t think I’ve heard anybody disliking them.

    #4769
    SliceofLemon
    SliceofLemon
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    It Never Happened! Every little bit of it.

     

    #4770
    On a Good Mixture
    On a Good Mixture
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    This changes on a daily basis… but today I am going with “So Far Around the Bend.”  For me, it tends to get overlooked since it wasn’t released as part of an album or EP, and consequently, doesn’t get listened to as much as it should.

    #4771

    I have to say I liked “A Reasonable Man” before I even knew anything about The National. I just happened upon it one day. Shame on me, I guess. I had no idea what I was in for when I discovered them for real.

    #4772
    Exile Can Wait
    Exile Can Wait
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    Pink Rabbits.

    #4818

    Jennay29
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    Secret Meeting

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