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Q Magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2017

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What does this long-running UK monthly music mag think is the best album of 2017?

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Uncut’s Top 75 Albums of 2017

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As usual, Uncut‘s list has some similarities to their sister publication MOJO, but they have some other surprises in store too.

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MOJO’s Top 50 Albums of 2017

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Best of the Year Season continues, having begun last week with Rough Trade Shops’ list

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a guide to 2017 Thanksgiving Weekend events in NYC

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Read our day-by-day guide to the various events taking place around the city on Thanksgiving Weekend.

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Rough Trade’s Best Albums of the Year: Big Thief, Cigarettes After Sex, The National and Parquet Courts

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Rough Trade's Best Albums of the Year: Big Thief, Cigarettes After Sex, The National and Parquet Courts
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If you ask us "how’s the NYC scene doing these days?" we’ll respond with a mixed feelings kind of answer. But even though the local scene is undoubtedly going through some rough times (mostly caused by the excessive cost of the city and the extreme gentrification of Williamsburg), it has still managed to express some very fine ...

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Rough Trade Shops’ Top 100 LPs of 2017

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It’s officially End-of-the-Year list season as Rough Trade Shops — always first out of the gate — have announced their Top 100 Albums of 2017…

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Watch The National’s unpredictable video for “I’ll Still Destroy You”

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Watch The National’s unpredictable video for “I’ll Still Destroy You”

The National | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Following the release of their acclaimed seventh album Sleep Well Beast, The National are back with a new video to accompany the brooding and rhythmic album track “I’ll Still Destroy You.”

Filmed in Copenhagen, the video takes the art rockers on a journey that matches the quirky unpredictability of the winding, five-minute track. According to 4AD, “It was shot in one hour at Dope & Korruption, a pop-up bar created by Ragnar offering arancini, chocolate truffles, prosecco, classical music and a sailor striptease.  During the video shoot the bar was shut down ...

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The National release “I’ll Still Destroy You” video

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The video was directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Icelandic performance and installation artist Ragnar Kjartansson, the latter of whom also appears in the video. Ragnar previously collaborated with The National at their six-hour MoMA PS1 performance A Lot of Sorrow.

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The National played Forest Hills Stadium, covered the Ramones (pics, setlist, video)

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The National’s nearly two-hour set include a cover of Forest Hills royalty the Ramones’ “The KKK Took My Baby Away.” The show, opened by Daughter, closed out the Queens venue’s 2017 season.

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Watch The National honor Tom Petty with “Damaged by Love” cover

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Watch The National honor Tom Petty with “Damaged by Love” cover

The National | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

In the two days following his passing, fans and other musicians alike have come together in an outpouring of support and appreciation for Tom Petty‘s impact on music. Among the heartfelt tributes are plenty of Petty covers, and this one from indie rock favorites The National, shared by the band on Instagram, features a quiet and intimate interpretation of “Damaged by Love” performed by frontman Matt Berninger and guitarist Bryce Dessner.

The song, which comes from Petty’s 2006 album Highway Companion, fits the somber and reflective mood we’ve all been ...

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The National have been doing lots of covers on tour (and Taylor Swift is a fan)

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So far they’ve done Talking Heads, New Order, Queen and Cat Power. They’ve been bringing out some surprise guests too.

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The National have been doing lots of covers on tour (and Taylor Swift is a fan)

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So far they’ve done Talking Heads, New Order, Queen and Cat Power. They’ve been bringing out some surprise guests too.

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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for September 27, 2017

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This week’s show features songs by Solange, The War on Drugs, Earl Sweatshirt, Morrissey, St. Vincent, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alex Lahey, The Jesus Lizard, Protomartyr, Thom Yorke, Lil B, Interpol, the late great Charles Bradley and more.

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Bon Iver performed songs with The National in Ireland (video), expands tour

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It happened at Cork, Ireland’s Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival where Bon Iver had played the night before. You can watch video of the whole show. Bon Iver just announced new Northeast dates for December and Texas and Mexico dates in January.

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Five Notable Releases of the Week (9/8)

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This week’s Notable Releases include The National’s massive new album, Zola Jesus’ return to Sacred Bones, Alvvays’ shiny sophomore LP, and more.

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Review: The National’s ‘Sleep Well Beast’ is their most radical album in years

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‘Sleep Well Beast’ finds The National at their most depressing, and makes some of the most radical changes to their post-‘Alligator’ sound, introducing synths, electronic drums, guitar solos, and more.

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Just Announced: NPR Music and World Cafe bring The National to Philly, performing entire new album LIVE

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Just Announced: NPR Music and World Cafe bring The National to Philly, performing entire new album LIVE

The National | photo by Graham Macindoe | courtesy of the artist

Over the last two months, excitement for The National’s new album, Sleep Well Beast, has been building as they’ve released three singles and performed a handful of new songs in Paris during a live-streamed Pitchfork concert. Now, WXPN’s World Cafe and NPR Music have just announced a LIVE First Listen performance, happening three days before the album drops, from right here in Philly on September 5th!

World Cafe host, Talia Schlanger, and Bob Boilen of NPR Music will co-host the show, being broadcast live from Union Transfer ...

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The National performing new LP in full in Philadelphia for NPR’s “First Listen Live”

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The National will be releasing their highly anticipated seventh studio album Sleep Well Beast onSeptember 8, and you’ll be able to hear it in full when they play it live at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer on September 5, as part of NPR Music’s First Live series.

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17 anticipated indie rock albums of fall 2017

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A lot of the albums we had been anticipating for this year have since come out, and here’s 17 more dropping this fall that we can’t wait to hear.

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