Boxer (studio album) by The National

Boxer by The National
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-05-22
Overall rank: 139th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,126 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 (139th)
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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 128 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,379.

The National album bestography « Higher ranked (128th) This album (139th) Lower ranked (290th) »
High VioletBoxerTrouble Will Find Me

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,126 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 81.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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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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From 07/19/2021 16:28
Best The National album that I've heard so far.
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90/100
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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85/100
From 11/15/2020 22:25
Que álbum forte, de ponta a ponta!
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90/100
From 10/18/2020 06:23
This has been the last of The National's Big5 albums to click for me. And boy, did it ever! And I really thought this was just gonna be a skip for me. But this band, at this point, can do no wrong for me.
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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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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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