Sleep Well Beast | The National

Sleep Well Beast | The National

Album Review by James Kendall

“Forget it, nothing I change changes anything
I won’t let it, I won’t let it ruin my hair.”
Matt Berninger on “Walk It Back.”

The National’s latest album sees the band letting loose a little from their conventionally heavy-laden, melancholy sound. There’s still plenty of somber tracks throughout but some fresh new sounds emerge on tracks like, “Day I Die” and “Dark Side of the Gym.” They even experiment with some new instrumentations like the electronically driven “Walk It Back,” or the guitar solos that dominate “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness.”

Check out my review from Edge Essentials Episode 11 below.

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