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The National: Boxer
Buy! - (Beggars Banquet)
This New York-via-Cincinnati band’s 4th album is a bit more subdued than their 2005 breakthrough release Alligator, but ends up getting under the skin all the same. Boxer is a more subtle take on the band’s blend of gloomy Joy Division post-punk and orchestral Tindersticks goth-Americana, eschewing Alligator’s more cathartic moments for a brooding, deeply poignant melancholy. 5/9/2007 - Don Yates
Other National album reviews:

Trouble Will Find Me - 5/17/2013
High Violet - 5/10/2010
Alligator - 3/23/2005