Boxer (studio album) by The National

Boxer
Boxer by The National
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-05-22
Overall rank: 139th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,078 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2007 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (23rd)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (139th)
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The National bestography

Boxer is ranked 2nd best out of 12 albums by The National on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The National is High Violet which is ranked number 127 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,954.

The National album bestography « Higher ranked (127th) This album (139th) Lower ranked (280th) »
High VioletBoxerTrouble Will Find Me

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,078 votes)
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09/12/2020 13:37 Seventiesfan  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 95880/100

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.6/100, a mean average of 81.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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60/100
From 07/23/2019 20:32
I don't really like the vocals on this album. It's my first exposure to The National so I didn't have any preconceptions going in, the vocals just aren't appealing to me. They sound too monotonous to me and I know that isn't the same for everyone. The instrumentation is nice but it's nothing new. Maybe it was in 2007, I'm not sure. This already sounds pretentious but I got bored too often while listening to this record. I do like "Mistaken For Strangers".
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85/100
From 05/23/2019 08:08
It took me over ten times to understand the akward piano intro of Fake Empire. But then the drums comes in and it all makes sense!
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95/100
From 01/02/2019 07:42
Favourite National album. There's also a live recording of this album released last year which is really great.
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From 03/31/2018 22:48
Criminally underrated album from top to bottom.
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From 05/25/2017 04:01
This album sort of sums up what my life is right now: soft, beautiful, but slightly troubling. The hints of darkness pocketed throughout the album are what gives the moments of stark wholesomeness, like that of the chorus on green gloves & brainy.
Essential Tracks: Mistaken For Strangers, Green Gloves, Brainy.
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From 05/14/2017 18:14
The bands best album and a favourite of mine. Nice variation of instrumentation and such a relaxing album. An enjoyable album from start to finish and it is certainly a great album to work or study to. Recommended.

Best Tracks: Fake Empire, Mistaken For Strangers, Brainy, Slow Show, Guest Room, Ada
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90/100
From 05/05/2017 01:14
A number of these songs are musical perfection. So amazing in parts, and such an amazing whole listen, too.
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From 03/18/2017 02:00
Post-punk revivalism at its finest.
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From 03/06/2017 16:00
Favorite Tracks: Mistaken for Strangers, Start a War & Fake Empire
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