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Sleep Well Beast (album) by The National 

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Sleep Well Beast
Sleep Well Beast by The National (2017)
Release date: 2017-09-08
Overall rank: 2,887th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 202 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 2017 (7th)
Top albums of the 2010s (326th)
Best albums of all time (2,887th)

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The National bestography

Sleep Well Beast is ranked 5th best out of 9 albums by The National on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The National is Boxer which is ranked number 128 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 17,996.

The National album bestography « Higher ranked (376th) This album (2,887th) Lower ranked (3,134th) »
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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 202 votes)
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From Jhlffc 11/12/2017 15:57
Album of the decade
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From STesic 11/10/2017 14:51
When matt sings that is special expirience! musically that is same old Nationals, but then again, i love them because that consistency. They somehow menage to be different but same. Great album.
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From SleepDealer 10/31/2017 21:45
Further evidence of their decline since High Violet. It still sounds great but doesn't bear up to close listening - lazy by their past standards. One of the weaker albums for vocal quality too - if this was intentional I hope they don't do it again.
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From ItSaysDilbert 10/28/2017 17:16
Favorite tracks: Nobody Else Will Be There, Day I Die, Turtleneck, I'll Still Destroy You, Carin At The Liquor Store

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From Johnnyo 10/25/2017 11:28
Cracking album. Each listen gives me more to enjoy.
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From Dalcio 09/23/2017 11:40
Album of the year. The National (or better, the Dessners) managed perfectly to combine their typical sound with some innovations; great electronic sounds and synths come in to play along with the band's instruments, creating deep and fantastic atmospheres.
I had great expectations for this album, it probably has gone beyond them. Masterpiece.
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From jhuik 09/17/2017 18:21
Like others, I felt that Trouble Will Find Me showed signs of a band that could slip into complacency, but this is a return to greatness, and might one day bear comparison to Boxer. It is undoubtedly great, and yes, you can just put it on repeat.
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From micah88800 09/15/2017 07:22
I was worried about this album. I loved everything they've done since Alligator, but the 2015 release "Sunshine on my back" was exceptionally weak and began to sound like a band getting too comfortable with their sound. Thankfully, this album is nothing like that. It's fantasitic and fresh. Sure it has that National trademark sound, but it takes a liberal amount musical liberties as well. The result is a album that sounds fresh, fun, and most importantly, good.

Favorite songs: Dark Side of the Gym, Nobody Else Will Be There
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From SamNassiri98 09/12/2017 20:50
Personally, this album is far from the likes of High Violet, Boxer or even Trouble Will Find Me. It does't have a Fake Empire, Bloodbuzz Ohio or I Need My Girl. Yet this album is very very enjoyable, if your expectations aren't too high. But again, I liked this collection of songs. A lot. The National keep captivating me with their moody, emotional yet interesting music.
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From Strangel 09/12/2017 04:32
This is undoubtedly a very very good album. After a couple of listens I know It's going to get many more rotations before I've wrung it dry of all the subtle (and not so subtle) elements within. And this is what makes a great album - being able to keep you returning to it time and again so as to improve upon the experience with each listen. SO far I've barely touched the surface of the lyrics and composition. Vying with Fleet Foxes for AoTY so far.
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