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Tyler, the Creator's Fractured Gems and 11 More Albums for Heavy Rotation

This week's essential listening also includes wild raps from Megan Thee Stallion and crushing grindcore.
Noisey Staff
5.17.19
The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting into The National, Rock Existentialists

Upon the release of the band's eighth studio album, 'I Am Easy to Find,' here's a guide to help you ease into their impressive, expansive discography.
Alex Swhear
5.17.19
Rank Your Records

Scott Devendorf Ranks the National's Stormy Rock Records

Ahead of their new album 'I Am Easy to Find,' the band's bassist reflects on their moving music, which has shown up on arena stages and in MMA movies.
Dan Ozzi
5.16.19
New music

Hear a New EP from Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner

Big Red Machine's four-song debut came out this morning on Vernon and Dessner's new streaming platform, PEOPLE. There's also a Sufjan Stevens-featuring cover of Leonard Cohen's "Memories" in a trove of new material.
Alex Robert Ross
6.6.18
New music

CHVRCHES' New Track "My Enemy" Features The National's Matt Berninger

Hear it here and celebrate, as the three-piece have also announced their third album, 'Love Is Dead,' due for release May 25.
Lauren O'Neill
2.28.18
Festivals 2018

The Primavera Sound 2018 Lineup Is a Work of Art

Migos, Arctic Monkeys, Björk, Lorde, Tyler, the Creator? Let's gooo.
Lauren O'Neill
1.29.18
New music

The National Revisit 'Bob’s Burgers' for Some Thanksgiving Cheer

"Give It to Teddy" is a gently uplifting cover of the end credits music from last week's episode of the FX comedy.
Alex Robert Ross
11.24.17
Expert Witness

Robert Christgau on Matt Berninger's Depressive Tendencies

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews The National's 'Sleep Well Beast,' Deer Tick's 'Vol. 2,' and The Paranoid Style's 'Underworld U.S.A.'
Robert Christgau
11.17.17
Noisey News

The People Should Know That Bruce Springsteen Loves Kanye West

The Boss also weighed the state of the world and a potential gubernatorial run ("Pssht, nooo") in a new interview with Variety.
Colin Joyce
10.5.17
Noisey News

All These Videos of Musicians Covering Tom Petty Will Make You Cry

Musicians from The National to Dave Matthews have covered his music since his death on Monday, proving his widespread influence.
Noisey Staff
10.4.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch The National, Khalid, QOTSA, and Jessie Ware Perform on ‘Later…’

The UK's only decent music show had some more-than-decent guests
Alex Robert Ross
10.4.17
Deep Ass Questions

It’s Dumb That ‘Jools Holland’ Is the UK’s Only Decent Music TV Show

For a tiny island, we have a pretty big talent pool. So what gives?
Lauren O'Neill
10.4.17
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