Prom | Annie
The National aren’t a boring band.
I find it hard to explain, though, how I end up falling so hopelessly in love with songs about impressing your boss, not being able to find the trouser press or having the milk in the fridge go a funny colour. It’s first world problems put to tape.
But it’s the grand pomposity of a band like The National that I adore. That, and Matt Berninger’s vocal. Crack In The Road picked up on the similarities to Prom from the off. Few people can pull of the baritone melancholy of Berninger but Prom are masters of the art. ‘Annie’ belongs on ‘Alligator’, or another decade-defining record of its own stature: It depends on where the band are headed.
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