The National discography

The discography of American indie rock band The National consists of eight 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, sixth and seventh albums were released by 4AD.

The National discography
The National at Brooklyn Academy of Music.jpg
The National performing at Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2010.
Studio albums8
Live albums4
Music videos21
EPs2
Singles24

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.

AlbumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
BEL
(FL)

[3]
CAN
[4]
DEN
[5]
FIN
[6]
GER
[7]
IRL
[8]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[10]
UK
[11]
The National
  • Released: October 30, 2001
  • Label: Brassland
  • Formats: CD
Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
  • Released: September 2, 2003
  • Label: Brassland
  • Formats: CD, LP
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 11, 2010
  • Label: 4AD
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
3 29 3 2 2 9 10 3 5 5 5
Trouble Will Find Me
  • Released: May 17, 2013
  • Label: 4AD
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
3 2 2 3 3 3 11 2 2 6 3
Sleep Well Beast
  • Released: September 8, 2017
  • Label: 4AD
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2 2 2 1 2 3 4 1 2 2 1
I Am Easy to Find
  • Released: May 17, 2019
  • Label: 4AD
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
5 6 2 4 8 8 2 3 6 11 2
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions Track listing
US
[1]
BEL
(FL)

[3]
UK
[11]
Daytrotter Session[21]
  • Released: July 9, 2007
  • Label: Daytrotter
  • Format: Digital download
No.TitleLength
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
  • Format: Digital download
No.TitleLength
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[22]
  • Released: June 10, 2013
  • Label: NPR
  • Format: Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."This Is the Last Time" 
2."I Need My Girl" 
3."Pink Rabbits" 
4."Sea of Love" 
Boxer (Live in Brussels)[23]
  • Released: April 21, 2018
  • Label: 4AD
  • Format: Vinyl
[A] 37 70
No.TitleLength
1."Fake Empire" 
2."Mistaken For Strangers" 
3."Brainy" 
4."Squalor Victoria" 
5."Green Gloves" 
6."Slow Show" 
7."Apartment Story" 
8."Start a War" 
9."Guest Room" 
10."Racing Like a Pro" 
11."Ada" 
12."Gospel" 
Juicy Sonic Magic
  • Released: November 29, 2019[25]
  • Label: 4AD
  • Format: Cassette
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended playsEdit

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
BEL
(FL)
DVD

[26]
IRL
[8]
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,[B] 12"
[C] 3 87
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
AAA

[27]
US
Alt

[28]
US
Rock

[29]
BEL
(FL)

[3]
BEL
(WA)

[30]
CAN
Rock

[31]
IRL
[8]
MEX
Air.

[32]
NZ
[9]
UK
[33]
"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 [D] 20 High Violet
"Anyone's Ghost" 48 [E] 24
"Terrible Love" [F] 23
"Wake Up Your Saints" 2011 [G]
"Conversation 16" [H] [I]
"Demons" 2013 [J] 64 32 Trouble Will Find Me
"Don't Swallow the Cap" [K] [L]
"Sea of Love" [M] 40
"Graceless" [N]
"I Need My Girl" 2014 34 [O] 43
"The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness"[35] 2017 1 33 31 [P] 41 48 Sleep Well Beast
"Guilty Party"
"Carin at the Liquor Store" [Q]
"Day I Die" 7 40 [R] [S] 32 28
"I'll Still Destroy You"
"You Had Your Soul With You"[36] 2019 9 48 [T] I Am Easy to Find
"Light Years"[37] [U]
"Hairpin Turns"[39]
"Rylan"[40] 13 44 [V] [W]
"Hey Rosey"[42]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Rock
Dig.

[34]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[3]
UK
Indie

[43]
"Sorrow" 2010 33 High Violet
"Exile Vilify" 2011 43 Portal 2 (soundtrack)
"Fake Empire" (Live in Brussels) 2018 43 Boxer (Live in Brussels)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearancesEdit

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: 2006 Music Issue
2009 "So Far Around the Bend" Dark Was the Night
"Sleep All Summer" (with St. Vincent) (Crooked Fingers cover) Score: 20 Years of Merge Records
"Ashamed of the Story I Told" (Polaris cover) Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy
2011 "Exile Vilify" digital single (recorded for Portal 2)
"Think You Can Wait" Win Win soundtrack
"Twenty Miles to NH (Part 2)" (The Philistines Jr. cover) If a Lot of Bands Play in the Woods reissue various artists disc
"About Today (alternate version)" Warrior soundtrack
2012 "The Rains of Castamere" Game of Thrones: Season 2 (soundtrack)
2013 "Lean" The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2015 "Sunshine on My Back" digital single (recorded for Mistaken for Strangers)
2016 "Peggy-O" Day of the Dead (Grateful Dead cover album)
"Morning Dew"
"Terrapin Station" (with Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear)
"I Know You Rider" (live with Bob Weir)
2017 "Sailors in Your Mouth" The Bob's Burgers Music Album
"Christmas Magic"
"Bad Stuff Happens in the Bathroom" (with Låpsley)
2018 "Le violon blanc de Monsieur Souris" Souris Calle[44]
2019 "Turn on Me" For the Throne: Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones
2020 "Never Tear Us Apart" Songs for Australia[45]

Music videosEdit

Year Video Directors
2005 "Abel" Adam Levite
"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
  • Carin Besser
"Terrible Love" (Alternate Version) Tom Berninger
"Conversation 16" Scott Jacobson
2013 "Sea of Love" Sophia Peer
"Graceless"
2014 "I Need My Girl"
2016 "Morning Dew" Michael Brown
2017 "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness" Casey Reas
"Guilty Party"
"Carin at the Liquor Store"
"Day I Die"
"I'll Still Destroy You" Allan Sigurðsson and Ragnar Kjartansson
"Dark Side of the Gym" Justin Peck
"Sleep Well Beast" Casey Reas and Graham MacIndoe

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Boxer (Live in Brussels) did not enter the US Billboard 200 chart, but peaked at number 18 on the Vinyl Albums chart.[24]
  2. ^ CD issues of The Virginia EP were packaged with a DVD of the film A Skin, A Night, directed by Vincent Moon.
  3. ^ The Virginia EP did not enter the US Billboard 200 chart, but peaked at number 8 on the Vinyl Albums chart.[24]
  4. ^ "Bloodbuzz Ohio" did not enter the Wallonia Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 37 on the Ultratip chart.[30]
  5. ^ "Anyone's Ghost" did not enter the Wallonia Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 33 on the Ultratip chart.[30]
  6. ^ "Terrible Love" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 11 on the Ultratip chart.[3]
  7. ^ "Wake Up Your Saints" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 45 on the Ultratip chart.[3]
  8. ^ "Conversation 16" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 14 on the Ultratip chart.[3]
  9. ^ "Conversation 16" did not enter the Wallonia Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 29 on the Ultratip chart.[30]
  10. ^ "Demons" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 13 on the Ultratip chart.[3]
  11. ^ "Don't Swallow the Cap" did not enter the Rock Songs chart, but peaked at number 48 on the Rock Digital Song Sales chart.[34]
  12. ^ "Don't Swallow the Cap" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 7 on the Ultratip chart.[3]
  13. ^ "Sea of Love" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 18 on the Ultratip chart.[3]
  14. ^ "Graceless" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 20 on the Ultratip chart.[3]
  15. ^ "I Need My Girl" did not enter the Wallonia Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 35 on the Ultratip chart.[30]
  16. ^ "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 4 on the Ultratip chart.[3]
  17. ^ "Carin at the Liquor Store" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 24 on the Ultratip chart.[3]
  18. ^ "Day I Die" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number three on the Ultratip chart.[3]
  19. ^ "Day I Die" did not enter the Wallonia Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 46 on the Ultratip chart.[30]
  20. ^ "You Had Your Soul With You" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 17 on the Ultratip chart.[3]
  21. ^ "Light Years" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 31 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[38]
  22. ^ "Rylan" did not enter the Flanders Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 39 on the Ultratip chart.[3]
  23. ^ "Rylan" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 40 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[41]

ReferencesEdit

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  32. ^ "The National Chart History: Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
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  43. ^ Peak chart positions on UK Independent Singles chart:
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  45. ^ "The National Cover INXS' "Never Tear Us Apart": Listen - For Julia Stone's Australian bushfire relief compilation". Pitchfork. February 27, 2020. Retrieved March 2, 2020.

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