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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: 353rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 593 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 2005 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (68th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (353rd)

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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 134 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,370.

The National album bestography « Higher ranked (147th) This album (353rd) Lower ranked (367th) »
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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 593 votes)
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75/100
From junodog4 07/08/2017 21:34
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 02/23/2017 01:33
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
From ItSaysDilbert 04/01/2016 18:48
I like every track on here!

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From exileonthehell 12/12/2015 04:55
This is definitely their magnum opus.
Best lyrics I heard in a 2005 release.
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From CanadianGuy 08/05/2015 05:16
Great record!
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80/100
From calsper 03/25/2015 01:06
no other artist than these can create what they do. great progression through this gem
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From thereckoner 12/17/2014 20:36
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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From clarkejames94 07/26/2014 09:32
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 03/01/2014 21:48
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 02/23/2014 23:35
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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