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Alligator (album) by The National

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Alligator
Alligator by The National (2005)
Release date: 2005-04-12
Overall rank: 350th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 596 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 2005 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (66th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (350th)

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The National bestography

Alligator is ranked 3rd best out of 11 albums by The National on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The National is Boxer which is ranked number 137 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,351.

The National album bestography « Higher ranked (147th) This album (350th) Lower ranked (364th) »
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Average Rating: 
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75/100
From junodog4
Lovely. They refined their craft to this point. Lyrically, it's as strong as Boxer or High Violet - they get the slight edge for more significance musically.
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From Seab
I'm a bit surprised I like this more on first impressions than Boxer, but I will need to wait it out to see if it is truly better.

Favorite Track: Mr. November
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70/100
I like every track on here!

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85/100
This is definitely their magnum opus.
Best lyrics I heard in a 2005 release.
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95/100
Great record!
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80/100
From calsper
no other artist than these can create what they do. great progression through this gem
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80/100
Really good album, maybe in some ways I prefer it to Boxer, it's a little less claustrophobic and more energetic and fun, though not as consistent since it drops off for a few tracks in the middle. 'Lit Up' is one of their most underrated tracks.
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Brilliant album that took longer for me to get into than their other albums but now is my favourite of theirs
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From briggs54
Personal favorite of the National albums. Matt has never had a better sense of humor than he did on this one.
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From nfry
An excellent album, lyrically top notch and very consistent all the way through. My favourite tracks of a very impressive bunch are 'Karen', 'The Daughters Of The Soho Riots', 'All The Wine' and 'Mr November'.
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