The National discography

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The National discography

The National performing at Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2010.
Releases
Studio albums 6
EPs 2
Singles 13
Music videos 9

The discography of American indie rock band The National consists of six studio albums, two extended plays (EPs), thirteen singles and nine music videos. The band's first two albums, were released by Brassland Records. Their next two albums were released by Beggars Banquet Records, and their fifth and six albums was released by 4AD.

The documentary film, A Skin, a Night, accompanied the band's 2008 EP, The Virginia. The National's fifth studio album, High Violet (2010), reached the top ten of a dozen national charts, including peaks of number three in the United States and number five in the United Kingdom. It was certified gold in the UK, Denmark, Ireland and Belgium. The album's lead single, "Bloodbuzz Ohio", peaked at number 16 on the Belgian Ultratop 50 chart.

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[1]
BEL
(FL)

[2]
BEL
(WA)

[3]
CAN
[4]
DEN
[5]
FIN
[6]
IRL
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
UK
[10]
The National
  • Released: October 30, 2001
  • Label: Brassland
  • Formats: CD
Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
  • Released: September 2, 2003
  • Label: Brassland
  • Formats: CD
Alligator 165
Boxer
  • Released: May 22, 2007
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
68 32 23 31 31 53 57
High Violet
  • Released: May 10, 2010
  • Label: 4AD
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
3 3 32 2 2 9 3 5 5 5
Trouble Will Find Me
  • Released: May 20, 2013
  • Label: 4AD
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
3 2 13 3 3 3 2 2 6 3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Title Details Tracks
Daytrotter Session [17]
  • Released: July 9, 2007
  • Label: Daytrotter
  • Formats: digital download
1. Welcome to Daytrotter. 2.Lucky You. 3.Gospel. 4.Slow Show. 5.Pretty In Pink (The Psychedelic Furs cover)
iTunes Festival: London 2010
  • Released: July 20, 2010
  • Label: 4AD
  • Formats: digital download
1.Anyone's Ghost. 2.Mistaken for Strangers. 3.Bloodbuzz Ohio. 4.Brainy. 5.Afraid of Everyone. 6.Conversation 16. 7.England. 8.Available
Tiny Desk Concert [18]
  • Released: June 10, 2013
  • Label: NPR
  • Formats: digital download
1. This Is The Last Time. 2.I Need My Girl. 3.Pink Rabbits. 4. Sea Of Love

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
BEL
(FL)
DVD

[19]
Cherry Tree
  • Released: July 20, 2004
  • Label: Brassland
  • Formats: CD, 10" vinyl
The Virginia EP
  • Released: May 20, 2008
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Formats: CD + DVD,[A] 12"
3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(FL)

[2]
BEL
(WA)

[3]
IRL
[20]
UK
[21]
"Slipping Husband" 2003 Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
"Abel" 2005 83 Alligator
"Secret Meeting"
"Lit Up"
"Mistaken for Strangers" 2007 183 Boxer
"Apartment Story"
"Fake Empire" 2008
"Bloodbuzz Ohio" 2010 16 87[B] High Violet
"Anyone's Ghost" 48 83[C]
"Terrible Love" 61[D]
"Wake Up Your Saints" 2011 95[E]
"Conversation 16" 64[F] 79[G]
"Demons" 2013 63[H] 64 Trouble Will Find Me
"Don't Swallow the Cap" 57[I]
"Sea of Love" 68[J]
"Graceless" 70[K]
"I Need My Girl" 2014 34 85[L]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation appearances[edit]

Year Track Album
2003 Clampdown (The Clash cover) White Riot Vol Two (A Tribute To The Clash)
2005 High Beams Music For Robots Volume 1
2006 Minor Star of Rome The Believer, The 2006 Music Issue
2009 Ashamed of the Story I Told (Polaris cover) Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy
Sleep All Summer (Crooked Fingers cover) Score: 20 Years of Merge Records
So Far Around the Bend Dark Was the Night
2011 Twenty Miles to NH (Part 2) If A Lot Of Bands Play In The Woods
Exile Vilify Portal 2 (soundtrack)
Think You Can Wait Win Win (soundtrack)
About Today (alternative version) Warrior (soundtrack)
2012 Thanksgiving Song Bob's Burgers (soundtrack)
The Rains of Castamere Game of Thrones: Season Two (soundtrack)
2013 I'll See You In My Dreams Boardwalk Empire Volume 2 (soundtrack)
Lean The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (soundtrack)
2015 Sunshine On My Back Mistaken for Strangers documentary

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director Notes
2005 "Abel"
"Lit Up" Vincent Moon
"Daughters of the Soho Riots"
2007 "Mistaken for Strangers" Thread-Count
"Apartment Story" Banner Gwin
2010 "Bloodbuzz Ohio" Hope Hall, Andreas Burgess, and Carin Besser
"Terrible Love" (Alternate Version) Tom Berninger
"Conversation 16" Scott Jacobson
2013 "Sea of Love" Sophia Peer
"Graceless" Sophia Peer
2014 "I Need My Girl" Sophia Peer

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CD issues of The Virginia EP were packaged with a DVD of the film A Skin, A Night, directed by Vincent Moon.
  2. ^ "Bloodbuzz Ohio" did not enter the Wallonia Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 37 on the Ultratip chart.[3]
  3. ^ "Anyone's Ghost" did not enter the Wallonia Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 33 on the Ultratip chart.[3]
  4. ^ "Terrible Love" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 11 on the Ultratip chart.[2]
  5. ^ "Wake Up Your Saints" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 45 on the Ultratip chart.[2]
  6. ^ "Conversation 16" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 14 on the Ultratip chart.[2]
  7. ^ "Conversation 16" did not enter the Wallonia Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 29 on the Ultratip chart.[3]
  8. ^ "Demons" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 13 on the Ultratip chart.[2]
  9. ^ "Don't Swallow the Cap" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 7 on the Ultratip chart.[2]
  10. ^ "Sea of Love" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 18 on the Ultratip chart.[2]
  11. ^ "Graceless" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 20 on the Ultratip chart.[2]
  12. ^ "I Need My Girl" did not enter the Wallonia Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 35 on the Ultratip chart.[3]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Discografie The National". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Discographie The National". ultratop.be (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "The National – Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Discography The National". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Discography The National". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Discography The National". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Discography The National". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Discography The National". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in the United Kingdom:
  11. ^ a b c Herrera, Monica (April 23, 2010). "The National: Heads Of State". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Maloney, Devon (May 20, 2013). "The National Stop Fighting the 'Dad Rock' Label: 'This Time, We Didn't Care'". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c "Certified Awards Search" (TO ACCESS, ENTER THE SEARCH PARAMETER "THE NATIONAL"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2010". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Certificeringer". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry of Denmark. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Canadian certifications – The National". Music Canada. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  17. ^ "The National - Jul 9, 2007 - Daytrotter Studio, Rock Island, IL". Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  18. ^ "The National - June 10, 2013 - Tiny Desk Concert". Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  19. ^ "The National – A Skin, A Night & The Virginia EP". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Top 100 Singles, Week Ending 16 May 2013". Chart-Track. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  21. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: Nadanuf – Michael Nyman". Zobbel.de. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 

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