April 25, 2013 at 1:45 am #4819
“Didn’t anybody tell you how to gracefully disappear from a room?”May 6, 2013 at 10:30 am #5215
no doubt: gospel! absolutely love this song, great closer to an amazing album!May 7, 2013 at 3:54 am #5268
So Far Around the Bend
Sadly this song gets completely overlooked. It is one of the finest in their catalogue, top ten for sure.May 7, 2013 at 11:03 am #5274
Literally signed up just to say “Theory of the Crows”. It’s one of my favorites, lyrically and musically–yet I’ve never seen anybody else talk about it. Not even fans. Never. Anywhere. Is it just me?May 7, 2013 at 7:32 pm #5295
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>sameshoes wrote:</div>Literally signed up just to say “Theory of the Crows”. It’s one of my favorites, lyrically and musically–yet I’ve never seen anybody else talk about it. Not even fans. Never. Anywhere. Is it just me?
It’s not just you. I particularly love that he never says what his theory of the crows actually *IS*.
http://rdwos29.blogspot.com/May 7, 2013 at 7:38 pm #5298
How do you guys decide what is underrated? Just curious. Is it based on what this board likes or do you, unlike me, have a good pool of people with opinions on the national?May 8, 2013 at 11:33 pm #5647
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>CharmingBernd wrote:</div>no doubt: gospel! absolutely love this song, great closer to an amazing album!
My thoughts exactly.May 9, 2013 at 12:15 am #5652
The whole story of the song…the bitterness and that whole part about sucking people off…it was so bitter and heavy, and it made me view The National completely differently. After “Crows”, I stopped thinking of them as so much sad as sarcastic in a lot of ways… and I love that drawing. It’s my wallpaper now.
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>ham wrote:</div>How do you guys decide what is underrated? Just curious. Is it based on what this board likes or do you, unlike me, have a good pool of people with opinions on the national?
I’ve got a small pool of friends who like The National, but a lot of them are only into HV, or a few songs from each album. So I at least have a good idea of what’s “popular” (Bloodbuzz, About Today, Geese…surprisingly not Fake Empire). And then just based on reviews and posts I’ve seen various places.May 11, 2013 at 10:08 pm #6251
Ever since I stumbled upon “Keep it upstairs” on the single for “Abel”(?) i’ve been in love with the concept of the song which was later made into perfection by “Blank slate”. I love bees.
“Pay for me” is another favourite that I don’t hear so much about.September 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm #11448
Little Faith, Fashion Coat, and Hard To Find.
LF especially, because for whatever reason everyone hates that song.September 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm #11451
Guest RoomSeptember 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm #11466
“Ada,” “Wasp Nest,” “Ashamed of the Story I Told” and “American Mary.” All some of my favorites, with some degree of underrated-ness (I think so, anyway).September 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm #11477
The Thrilling of Claire, Driver, Surprise Me or Santa Clara. Jesus I really think Val Jester is underrated as well though.September 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm #11479
All of the Alligator-era B-sides, especially Warm Singing Whores.September 9, 2013 at 1:36 am #11499
Ada and Slipped are their most underrated songs.
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