Cat No: 4AD0313CD

The Nationals second album, Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers (2003) proved a leap forward from 2001s eponymous debut, showing a band adept at delivering warm embraces and gut punches in equal measure.

With word of mouth now spreading on the band, critics proved equally enthusiastic… Pitchfork in their glowing review called it a Gorgeous train wreck that Lives up to its blunt title (with) Matt Berningers self-eff acing barbs matched by the bands equally potent hooks, while Uncut also became early champions saying the album was A genuine treasure… Livid as a bruise, this is brave, desperate, beautiful music. No longer a secret among those that know, Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers is an important record in The Nationals discography with this new remaster showing that its more than standing the test of time. Having been remastered at Abbey Road Studios, the 2021 represses stay faithful to their original artwork while their stunning new masters help make these much-loved records sound as vital as ever, further emphasising the early signs of the sound that would go on to make them one of the fi nest and most beloved alternative bands of their generation.

  1. Cardinal Song
  2. Slipping Husband
  3. 90-Mile Water Wall
  4. It Never Happened
  5. Murder Me Rachael
  6. Thirsty
  7. Available
  8. Sugar Wife
  9. Trophy Wife
  10. Fashion Coat
  11. Patterns Of Fairytales
  12. Lucky You

Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers (2021 Reissues)

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Cat No: 4AD0313CD

The National’s second album, Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers (2003) proved a leap forward from 2001’s eponymous debut, showing a band adept at delivering warm embraces and gut punches in equal measure.

With word of mouth now spreading on the band, critics proved equally enthusiastic... Pitchfork in their glowing review called it a “Gorgeous train wreck” that “Lives up to its blunt title (with) Matt Berninger’s self-eff acing barbs matched by the band’s equally potent hooks,” while Uncut also became early champions saying the album was “A genuine treasure... Livid as a bruise, this is brave, desperate, beautiful music.” No longer a secret among those that know, Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers is an important record in The National’s discography with this new remaster showing that it’s more than standing the test of time. Having been remastered at Abbey Road Studios, the 2021 represses stay faithful to their original artwork while their stunning new masters help make these much-loved records sound as vital as ever, further emphasising the early signs of the sound that would go on to make them one of the fi nest and most beloved alternative bands of their generation.

Cardinal Song
Slipping Husband
90-Mile Water Wall
It Never Happened
Murder Me Rachael
Thirsty
Available
Sugar Wife
Trophy Wife
Fashion Coat
Patterns Of Fairytales
Lucky You

Cat No: 4AD0313LP

The National’s second album, Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers (2003) proved a leap forward from 2001’s eponymous debut, showing a band adept at delivering warm embraces and gut punches in equal measure.

With word of mouth now spreading on the band, critics proved equally enthusiastic... Pitchfork in their glowing review called it a “Gorgeous train wreck” that “Lives up to its blunt title (with) Matt Berninger’s self-eff acing barbs matched by the band’s equally potent hooks,” while Uncut also became early champions saying the album was “A genuine treasure... Livid as a bruise, this is brave, desperate, beautiful music.” No longer a secret among those that know, Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers is an important record in The National’s discography with this new remaster showing that it’s more than standing the test of time. Having been remastered at Abbey Road Studios, the 2021 represses stay faithful to their original artwork while their stunning new masters help make these much-loved records sound as vital as ever, further emphasising the early signs of the sound that would go on to make them one of the fi nest and most beloved alternative bands of their generation.

Cardinal Song
Slipping Husband
90-Mile Water Wall
It Never Happened
Murder Me Rachael
Thirsty
Available
Sugar Wife
Trophy Wife
Fashion Coat
Patterns Of Fairytales
Lucky You

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Genre:Indie Rock Record Label:4AD Release Date:26/02/2021
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