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Alligator was the third album put out by The National.  The album was overall really good, and featured thirteen tracks (not including the bonus CD).  The album is mainly indie rock, and is a calm, and sensually soothes any listener.  I personally have listened to this CD whenever I have had a rough time, or just resting.  This album had much success upon its release, and really established who and what The National is all about.  

On many different magazine lists, Alligator was the second place holder of album of the year (for 2005).  The album garnered much popularity, and also, in a way, got the band to where it is today.  There is really not too much to state about this album, but if you are an indie rock lover, or someone looking to get into something new, give Alligator a listen, and pick up their most recent release entitled, Boxer.  Both albums are extremely good, and are for sure worth whatever the price is for the CD.

Track Listing:
"Secret Meeting" (9 out of 10)
"Karen" (9.7 out of 10)
"Lit Up" (8.8 out of 10)
"Looking for Astronauts" (7.5 out of 10)
"Daughters of the SoHo Riots" (8.4 out of 10)
"Baby, We'll Be Fine" (8.2 out of 10)
"Friend of Mine" (8.8 out of 10)
"Val Jester" (8.9 out of 10)
"All the Wine"  (8.6 out of 10)
"Abel" (8.3 out of 10)
"The Geese of Beverly Road" (8.9 out of 10)
"City Middle" (8.2 out of 10)
"Mr. November" (8.9 out of 10)

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Tony said... @ April 27, 2008 at 12:17 PM

gracias thanks

SoSickWitItYo said... @ April 27, 2008 at 2:27 PM

anytime! hope you enjoy the album!

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