Vinyl love: The National “Sleep well beast”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: The National
Album Title: Sleep well beast
Year released: 2017
Details: Limited edition, Double LP, translucent blue vinyl, 24″x24″ poster

The skinny: The National’s seventh record landed on a number of ‘end of the year’ lists last year, notably (for me anyway) finding itself at the number three spot on my own best of 2017 list. They pushed the envelope and experimented with their sound, while keeping the general ethos of their music intact. It is atmospheric and lush and dark. It looks and sounds great on vinyl and I am about hear what it sounds like live and in person later today.

Standout track: “The system only dreams in total darkness”

10 replies on “Vinyl love: The National “Sleep well beast””

Oh that Taranna… always taking up so much time. I was there this past weekend but spent too much time at concerts and breweries to do any shopping.


To be honest, by the time they hit the stage, I was pretty knackered, having drunk craft beers for most of the afternoon. I only have vague memories of the set, I remember having a good time though.

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