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The National - Alligator Album

The National - Alligator Album
Performer: The National
Genre: Rock
Title: Alligator
MP3 album size: 1557 mb
FLAC album size: 2426 mb
Style: Indie Rock
Country: UK, Europe & US
Released: 2011
Catalog number: BBQLP 241
Label: Beggars Banquet


1All The Wine
2Mr. November
5Baby, We'll Be Fine
6Secret Meeting
7Val Jester
8Looking For Astronauts
9Friend Of Mine
10Daughters Of The Soho Riots
11Lit Up
12City Middle
13The Geese Of Beverly Road


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
BBQCD 241The National Alligator ‎(CD, Album)Beggars BanquetBBQCD 241UK2005
noneThe National Alligator ‎(CDr, Album, Promo)Playground Music ScandinavianoneDenmark2005
BBQCD 241, On CD back, BGJ-19214, On OBIThe National Alligator ‎(CD, Album)Beggars Banquet, 4ADBBQCD 241, On CD back, BGJ-19214, On OBIJapan2010
BBQCD 241The National Alligator ‎(CD, Album, w/o)Beggars Banquet, Soyuz MusicBBQCD 241Russia2005
BBQCD 241The National Alligator ‎(CD, Album, RP)Beggars BanquetBBQCD 241USUnknown


  • BassoonRachael Elliott
  • CelloAn-Lin Bardin
  • ClarinetSara Phillips
  • DesignDistant Station Ltd.
  • GuitarNate Martinez
  • LegalCarroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP, Gillian Malken
  • ManagementBig Hassle, Dawn Barger
  • Mastered ByGreg Calbi
  • Mastered By [Vinyl]Jonz
  • Orchestrated ByPadma Newsome
  • PerformerAaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Bryce Dessner, Matt Berninger, Scott Devendorf
  • Photography ByMathieu Saura
  • Piano, Organ, KeyboardsNick Lloyd
  • Recorded ByPaul Mahajan
  • Recorded By [Additional], Producer [Additional]Peter Katis
  • Viola, Violin, Piano, OrganPadma Newsome
  • VocalsCarin Besser, Nathalie Dessner, Peter Katis
  • Written-ByThe National


Yellow-green vinyl

℗ & © 2005 Beggars Banquet Records Ltd

Recorded by Paul Mahajan at Drummerman Studios, Jess And Ole's House and Headgear Studios. Additional recording and production by Peter Kalis at Tarquin Studios.


  • Barcode: 607618024116
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): BBQLP 241 A1 JONZ LOUD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): BBQLP 241-B1 JONZ LOUD


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Beggars Banquet Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Beggars Banquet Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Recorded At – Drummerman Studios
  • Recorded At – Jess And Ole's House
  • Recorded At – Headgear Studios
  • Recorded At – Tarquin Studios
  • Produced At – Tarquin Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Mastered At – Loud Mastering



Alligator is the third studio album by American indie rock band The National, released on April 12, 2005 on Beggars Banquet. Recorded and produced by Peter Katis and Paul Mahajan, the album brought The National critical acclaim and increased their fanbase significantly. Alligator appeared on many year-end top 10 lists, including Uncut and Planet Sound, both of which ranked it as the number two album of 2005. Pitchfork ranked Alligator at number 40 in their top albums of the 2000s list. Alligator has. Alligator - The National. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Alligator is the third album by Brooklyn-based indie rock band The National, released in April 2005. The album brought The National critical acclaim and led them to headline a tour, with opening act Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The album was on many year-end top 10 lists, including Uncut and Planet Sound, both of which ranked it as the number two album of 2005. Pitchfork Media and NME ranked Alligator as a top album of the 2000s. The National may sound like a garage band turned down, but there's as much primal energy lurking behind Alligator as in any mop-topped group of city kids with bloodstained Danelectros in a dusty warehouse. Pitchfork Media ranked Alligator at number 40 in their top albums of the 2000s list. Alligator has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide. The band performed album track The Geese of Beverly. Genre: Indie Rock. There is nothing pretentious about the way Alligator reveals itself, nothing overbearing or confusing it just slides by, always laughably good. Full Review. Best of 2005. Worst of 2005. The National Alligator Live Album Compiled from a variety of live sources, cross-faded to give the impression of a continuous performance. Special this exquisite album by The National sounds like it was tailor-made to fill that bill. In fact, these songs aren't just memorizable-they're unforgettable. First, a little note. After finding The National like many others with High Violet, I've bought everything since. If you're reading this I guess you may be filling in the back catalogue too. Listened to Alligator and Boxer lots on streaming and bought this on CD as I still prefer to own physical copies of stuff I like and pay my dues for music I listen to a lot. Diddly guitars, check. The National - Alligator review: The very definition of understated, The National's 2005 masterpiece is melancholic indie-rock at its absolute finest, and remains touching and powerful years on. It sounds extremely strange, but it's sometimes easy to forget that Alligator is a perfect album. Understated even at its loudest points, there's something about The National's second studio album that lends itself to immersion. Matt Berninger's baritone, world-weary tone lulls you into a safe place full of slow-burning hooks, black-and-white pianos and unassuming rhythms, and it's a world that, for all its unique facets, feels familiar and warm. The National. Alligator, 2005. Secret Meeting, 03:44. Karen, 03:59. Lit Up, 02:55. Looking for Astronauts, 03:23. Daughters of the Soho Riots, 03:58. Baby We'll Be Fine, 03:21
The mastering sounds good but my two copies are very ticky. It's a little bit disturbing. Not a nice pressing for me.
I used to play this record with a AT90E cartridge and it always bugged me the amount of ticks this album had for apparently no reason (my copy isn't scratched or scuffed) Then I went back to the original cartridge of my TT, a technics E270C with a Jico elliptical replacement stylus and it was quite an improvement. No more annoying ticking on the quiet passages of Val Jester or Geese. There are still ticks but not so frequent and loud as with the AT90E. Maybe the cart/stylus has to do with this? Since there is a lot of music pressed in each side, that may cause trouble to some styli.
Without prompting, I thought my copy was yellow. But I can see a greenish tint to it.At the same time, my copy does not have the JONZ LOUD etched in the runout on either side. I bought it at their concert in Berkeley this past summer.
My copy is yellow to my eyes though I know some people call a similar shade of neon both yellow or green depending on the person. I can vaguely make out the word "LOUD" on one side with a "J" above it but it's incredibly hard to see, and I have good vision. After several attempts, I finally found "JONZ LOUD" on side A but boy was that a challenge. I might need to buy an eye loupe to magnify this stuff. You may want to re-examine yours.
ITS GREEN! (ish) - & it sounds FANTASTIC! - realy nice pressing
I have this green/lime copy.. Sounds great! a little hiss in between songs, but I think all color pressing make this hissing sound...
I have to disagree, I have records in all different colors that are beautifully silent. Quality of the pressing makes a much bigger difference.
All vinyl is coloured alart from clear!! Even black is coloured...
Not really. All vinyl is coloured apart from clear...standard black is essentially coloured.
I think it's more yellow than green.
Mine is yellow. And yes, I've been tested for color blindness.
Simple fellow
Hi does anybody know how this compares to the regular black pressing in terms of sound quality and durability? Thanks!
Mastered by John Dent at LOUD in the UK. I enjoy my copy!
Better sound quality and a heavier pressing
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