The National

Beggars Banquet
Reviewed by: Peter Funk
Reviewed on: 2005-04-12

Posted 04/12/2005 - 08:56:05 AM by callheraction:
 i love love love the national and this album. spot on review peter. check out dusted's pan of this disc to see what not to do when listening to alligator.
Posted 04/12/2005 - 11:11:36 AM by Aaron1:
 Alligator is actually their third full length. Good review though. Great album.
Posted 04/12/2005 - 11:25:21 AM by BillyClyde:
 I was wondering if they could top "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers", I now believe that they did. Of course, there's not a single track that can rival "Cardinal Song", but as a whole this thing feels a lot more cohesive. I love this album.
Posted 04/13/2005 - 08:41:46 PM by tspc7628:
 great review peter. alligator is so far my favorite record of the year. though i am eagerly awaiting new mountain goats.
Posted 04/24/2005 - 04:45:47 PM by cutontherocks:
 my favorite album of the year so far