Vinyl love: The National “Boxer”

(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: Boxer
Year released: 2007
Year reissued: 2011
Details: yellow

The skinny: The last post in this series featured the just purchased brand new album by The National, “I am easy to find”, and it’s been on regular rotation on the turntable ever since. The American alternative rock band has consistently put out excellent records, at least since I picked up on them. And the record that started it off for me was this one, “Boxer”, an album I ranked at number four for 2007 when I counted down that year’s best album many months ago now. In that same post, I talked about how I fed an MP3 version of the album through my stereo so that I could record it to cassette tape in order to listen to it in my car. Good times. Now I just spin it on my turntable in pretty pretty yellow.

Standout track: “Mistaken for strangers”

3 replies on “Vinyl love: The National “Boxer””

Love this album, man. I don’t have it on vinyl, though – something that I really need to rectify.

… and good pick for the stand out. Mistaken For Strangers is in my top 5 National tunes.


Another fave from The National! And that colour is something else! I remember my first record in a colour other than black! I don’t remember which record it was, but I remember slipping it out of its sleeve, and it was blue blue blue like the sky! 😀

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I love when you take home a record not marked as a colour variant and when you slip it outside its sleeve and it’s like: surprise!


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