Say what you want about the pretentiousness of Pitchfork’s album reviews, but in my opinion, their review of The National’s new CD Boxer (out today!!!) is spot on. I already gushed about this album a few posts down, so I’ll spare you the idolatry here. All I have to say is, go buy this album. NOW. I plan on stopping at M-Theory on my way home to pick up the hard copy of it, even though I’ve had a leaked version for over a month now. I plan on building a shrine to it and Alligator later today. Just kidding. Or am I?
The CD is also available via iTunes, for those of you too lazy/impatient to pick it up at the store. It comes with two bonus tracks (“Blank Slate” and “Santa Clara”) which I am in the process of picking up myself right now. Do it. You know you want to.