Zookeeper Online

Find It!
Classic Search
Recent Reviews
A-File
DJ Zone!
Playlists by Date
Airplay Charts
Submit Music
National, The / Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
Album:Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers Collection:General
Artist:National, The Added:11/2003
Label:Brassland 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-12-29 Pull Date:2004-03-01 
Week Ending:11 Jan4 Jan
Airplays:12

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 06 Dec 18:Mr. Bones
Hanging in the bone yard
4.Tue, 11 Oct 11:The Flying Dutchman
There and Back Again
2.Fri, 29 Mar 13:Baby Gap
FOLKTRONICA
5.Tue, 22 Mar 11:Matty K
The Independent Mind
3.Fri, 15 Jun 12:Adam & Luke
Last Verses*
6.Thu, 28 Oct 10:DJ Truc
Hipster Garbage

Album Review
Gabe
Reviewed 2003-12-24 
The tempos are slow, the male singer sings in a low, occasionally mumbled manner, that the arrangements lean toward the acoustic and the precious, and the lyrics toward the downbeat. The guitars are sometimes twangy. Does this qualify as “an American Tindersticks”? Anyhow, there is less of “a sound” and more eclecticism. And less passion, I think. But it’s good enough.

1. Justifies the simple Tindersticks comparison outlined above
2. Excellent, catchy country-pop tune with cautionary lyrics
3. Upbeat folkie strumming with downbeat vocals
4. Starts out a straight folk-rock tune; about 2 1/2 minutes a floating ambient groove kicks in
5. Roiling tune builds in majesty
6. Melancholy yet upbeat
7. Impassioned rocker
8. Nondescript
9. Pleasantly complex arrangement and a catchy tune
10. Nice but unmemorable tune, sometimes good lyrics
11. Sexy bass singing; lovely guitar and accordion (or melodica) touches
12. Country-folk dirge with prodding, exploring tentacles of guitar

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