Sleep Well Beast (studio album) by The National

Sleep Well Beast by The National
Year: 2017
Release date: 2017-09-08
Overall rank: 625th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 501 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2017 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (91st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (625th)
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The National bestography

Sleep Well Beast is ranked 5th best out of 13 albums by The National on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The National is High Violet which is ranked number 134 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,661.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 501 votes)
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06/25/2022 20:10 angryandy  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,17373/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.8/100, a mean average of 79.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.9.

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80/100
From 06/11/2022 13:42
Sempre fortes, incrível viagem.
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From 12/26/2019 13:30
This one is a special album, I love just getting lost in its soundscapes. Definitely in the top two albums by The National for me

Favorite tracks: Guilty Party, System, I'll Still Destroy You
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90/100
From 08/16/2019 23:06
This album wraps itself around you, and surrounds you with warm, but fearsome melancholy.
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85/100
From 05/23/2019 08:10
The National delivers again a special experience with a small change in their sound. However, I personally like Carin at the Liquor Store the most, but it's more similar to older work.
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From 03/05/2019 02:51
Album of the decade.
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80/100
From 09/17/2018 12:08
I've never been enamoured by The National, but this is a more nuanced record. Quieter and more introspective. Really not a bad album at all.
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From 07/07/2018 00:16
I think this its a excellent album. I really like the song writing and all the tracks sound great.

Best Track- Guilty Party
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From 01/31/2018 13:33
As one of the biggest National fans out there, I was incredibly disappointing upon release. The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness is one of their best songs and when that single was released, I was ecstatic. Then, as each single was released after that, I became less and less excited. The album took a while to grow on me. Turtleneck is actually one of my least favorite songs I've ever listened to. It does nothing for me. All in all, it took a while for me to like this album. It's nowhere near their best - but certainly a good listen.
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80/100
From 01/20/2018 05:18
This album made me appreciate even more how powerful & moving their lyrics are. Another gem from The National.
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65/100
From 11/29/2017 02:37
The National does it once more with another great album. Not as good as Higher Violet or Trouble Will Find me but one of 2017s best none the less. Looking forward to seeing how this album is played live, I’m predicting superbly
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