Alligator

Release date
2005
Running length
13 tracks
Running time
47:31

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Secret Meeting 3:45 237,052
2 Karen 3:58 173,793
3 Lit Up 2:55 172,632
4 Looking for Astronauts 3:22 162,098
5 Daughters of the Soho Riots 3:58 171,046
6 Baby We'll Be Fine 3:21 16,956
7 Friend of Mine 3:25 154,126
8 Val Jester 3:00 148,253
9 All the Wine 3:19 235,940
10 Abel 3:37 165,209
11 geese 4:24 15,124
12 City Middle 4:27 144,421
13 mr november 4:00 28,003

About this album

Alligator is the third album by Brooklyn-based indie rock band The National, released in April 2005. The album brought The National critical acclaim and led them to headline a tour, with opening act Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The album was on many year-end top 10 lists, including Uncut and Planet Sound, both of which ranked it as the number two album of 2005. Pitchfork Media and NME ranked Alligator as a top album of the 2000s. Alligator has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide.

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  • Maglor_T

    This is their best album

    24 Oct 7:19pm Reply
  • WS9167

    Boxer and Trouble Will Find Me were joint favourites for me for a long time, but I think that this has slowly surpassed them. This is just perfect in every possible way.

    29 Sep 7:18pm Reply
  • stateofgrace9

    And by 'The National', I mean the band, not the album :D

    5 Aug 5:12pm Reply
  • stateofgrace9

    I don't get why people have to always choose a best? You wanna choose a best? The National's the best! =) Their newer albums are pretty amazing too, as well as the Alligator right here.

    4 Aug 8:18am Reply
  • BrynnerFell

    "geese"

    8 Jul 7:33am Reply
  • lejk_ap_nijo

    Their best. I love this album.

    22 Mar 1:01pm Reply
  • mk741

    Lush is the word that comes to mind when listening to this album.

    9 Mar 6:53pm Reply
  • Avantgardian

    I love the energy on this album! The newer stuff sounds pretty uninspired and sluggish, but they obviously brought their A-game here.

    25 Feb 1:53am Reply
  • girldontcome

    Brilliant. In love with this album, it appears in my dreams.

    2 Feb 3:57am Reply
  • RodrigoYIYo

    This album is an Eargasm

    28 Jan 11:46pm Reply
  • rhythmic_nique

    "Boxer" and "High Violet" always get all the credit... but "Alligator' is their best album. (3)

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • itstariq

    Yeah, this one will never be topped.

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • birdturd93

    "Boxer" and "High Violet" always get all the credit... but "Alligator' is their best album. (2)

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • The_Real_HedZ

    Favorite album by them.

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • Zelda7

    "Boxer" and "High Violet" always get all the credit... but "Alligator' is their best album.

    10 May 2013 Reply
  • chad1792

    their best work

    24 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Vinderen

    Is there a bad song in this album?

    12 Mar 2013 Reply
  • nateyomat3y

    Our hands are covered in cake, but I swear we didn't have any!

    14 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Zodiark111

    Boxer wasn't even good. I think this is probably their best though.

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • ivor138

    truly love it. more than boxer. [2]

    27 Nov 2012 Reply
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