Editors' Notes Since their 2001 debut, the world-weary baritone of National frontman and songwriter Matt Berninger has developed into one of the most compelling voices in Brooklyn’s well-groomed indie scene, begging comparisons to darkly tempered rock outsiders like Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen. The follow-up to 2010’s celebrated High Violet is a set of beautifully produced contemplations on shadowy love, self-destruction and urban ennui. Chipper? Hardly. But songs like “Demons”, “Heavenfaced” and “I Need My Girl” are impossible to shake.

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I Should Live in Salt
1
4:07
 
Demons
2
3:31
 
Don't Swallow the Cap
3
4:45
 
Fireproof
4
2:58
 
Sea of Love
5
3:41
 
Heavenfaced
6
4:23
 
This Is the Last Time
7
4:43
 
Graceless
8
4:35
 
Slipped
9
4:25
 
I Need My Girl
10
4:05
 
Humiliation
11
5:00
 
Pink Rabbits
12
4:36
 
Hard to Find
13
4:12
 

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