Boxer (studio album) by The National

Boxer by The National
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-05-22
Overall rank: 147th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,152 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2007 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (23rd)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (147th)
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The National bestography

Boxer is ranked 2nd 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 12,572.

The National album bestography « Higher ranked (134th) This album (147th) Lower ranked (298th) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,152 votes)
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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 82.5/100, a mean average of 81.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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85/100
From 08/31/2022 03:50
Solid album
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From 07/22/2022 21:51
This is my first extended listen to The National. A bit slow, although I liked the vibe overall. I suspect that with more time to dig in to the lyrics, I’d rate this higher.
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80/100
From 05/31/2022 07:35
This was my first delve into The National a few years ago - I like his tone and delivery (I also love Iggy Pop/Lou Reed - perhaps because I can't sing?). I loved this album from the opening track I got into the band nearly 20 years after they formed. But that's okay as you then have a back catalogue to quickly digest and are not pulled in by any razzamatazz but rather just a love for the sound. I did manage to catch them in concert which was a surprise and great.
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80/100
From 03/27/2022 08:06
The vocalist has only a tad narrow range and monotonous vibe. Songs sound familiar and mostly likable. Does non impress much, though? The piano was a fav instrument on many albums of the period and it gets boring when used constantly.
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From 11/25/2021 01:45
Taylor Swift brought me here.
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From 11/16/2021 17:20
Grata sorpresa la que me estoy llevando descubriendo a este grupo.
Grandísimas canciones.
De lo mejorcito de este siglo XXI
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85/100
From 07/24/2021 14:09
This album in the most consistently great album that the National have released. Every song is impressive and feels important to the overall flow of the album. I think the vocals perfectly match the instrumentation and match the feel of the record and makes the album feel cohesive. The vast range of instruments played gives the album a more grand feel to it as well and allows you to explore the songs multiple layers. The album can feel a little slow at times and considering the 43 minute run time that shouldn't really be the case. Overall the album is worth exploring but it won't be an album that everyone falls in love with.
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65/100
From 07/19/2021 16:28
Best The National album that I've heard so far.
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From 01/21/2021 11:54
Amazing Album
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75/100
From 01/17/2021 11:41
There was a time I absolutely adored this album. It still holds up reasonably well.
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