Saturday, April 2, 2011

Song of the Day 31: The National - Green Gloves

As much as I harp about The National, I don't think I could ever adequately talk about them enough. They captured the hearts of millions with Boxer and Alligator and most recently High Violet because of one overarching feeling to all of their music - yearning. There is always a sense of a faraway desire when Matt Berninger croons on 'Green Gloves' that resonates so wonderfully with everything else the group has done. Berninger finds a way to portray human emotion and struggle so perfectly in his music, and that's what separates The National so far from their genre affiliates. With each creak and crack of his vocals, the song grows in both emotional integrity and social awareness. There's nothing about this song I don't adore.

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