Sleep Well Beast - The National

Sleep Well Beast

The National

  • Genre: Alternative
  • Release Date: 2017-09-08
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 12

  • ℗ 2017 4AD

Sleep Well Beast - The National Tracks

Title Artist Time
Nobody Else Will Be There The National 4:39 Play Video D/L Sheet Music
Day I Die The National 4:31 Play Video D/L Sheet Music
Walk It Back The National 5:59 Play Video D/L Sheet Music
The System Only Dreams in Tota The National 3:56 Play Video D/L Sheet Music
Born to Beg The National 4:22 Play Video D/L Sheet Music
Turtleneck The National 3:00 Play Video D/L Sheet Music
Empire Line The National 5:23 Play Video D/L Sheet Music
I'll Still Destroy You The National 5:15 Play Video D/L Sheet Music
Guilty Party The National 5:38 Play Video D/L Sheet Music
Carin at the Liquor Store The National 3:33 Play Video D/L Sheet Music
Dark Side of the Gym The National 4:50 Play Video D/L Sheet Music
Sleep Well Beast The National 6:31 Play Video D/L Sheet Music

Sleep Well Beast - The National Lyrics

We've been stuck out here in the hallway for way way too long
I'm at a loss, I'm at a loss. I'm losing grip. The fabric's ripped
Go back to sleep, let me drive, let me think, let me figure it out
How to get us back to the place where we were when we first went out

I'll tell you about it some time, the time we left
I'll tell you about it some time, the time we left

Losing parents, losing sense
I don't know what we should do
Became a father when I was still a son, she brings it out in you
See you at the end of the party with your wild white eyes
Filling up the teacup with gin in your secret postcard life

I'll tell you about it some time, the time we left
I'll tell you about it some time, the time we left
I'll tell you about it some time, the time we left
I'll tell you about it some time, the time we left

We leave our saviors wrapped around the necks of new machines
Or at the ends of threads that hold their bodies to the ground
And then the men who look a little like they feel like me
Offered them some bottled water, then they cut them down
I came back to see if you were here, but everything was different
Your voice was low, you blended in, I could barely hear you speak
You were always my last second bright spot in the distance
Thought that you were something good
That I would always keep

I'll still destroy you some day, sleep well, beast. You as well, beast
I'll still destroy you some day, sleep well, beast. You as well, beast
I'll still destroy you some day, sleep well, beast. You as well, beast
I'll still destroy you some day, sleep well, beast. You as well, beast



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Sleep Well Beast - The National Critic Reviews

Sleep Well Beast - The National User Reviews

  • Very disappointed..

    1
    By mallai
    Just passionless and reaching..It feels like they've peaked and looking for what the felt previously, and its not working..
  • They are in their stride

    5
    By J. Brash
    Their songwriting is hitting their "Zen Zone" . You can tell their friendship, workmanship, and self discovery is at its all time highest level. A real pleasure to hear their journey and the world is better place for the National in it!
  • drone

    3
    By Dr.007
    love the band, but his album left me hollow. And not in the usual National way - even for them its just too plodding and lugubrious at times without drawing me in as previous albums did. Ssome of these songs are what Xanax listens to to fall asleep
  • No disappointment

    4
    By JSS64
    The National is doing something few bands can do. So often, it seems, bands peak on a third or fourth album, but continue to make music in uninspired and self-parodying ways, and fans get diminishing returns. The National, with each new album, feels like they are just hitting their stride. I've tried to explain The National's sound to friends unfamiliar with them, and it's not easy, because they embrace opposing forces. Sleep Well Beast continues to bring songs which are tight, minimalist in some ways, but which feel full--- there is a lot of instrumentation, but nothing feels crowded or overdone. There is intense emotion and life in these songs, but they are never bombastic. Songs are sedating and agitating at the same time. But then that's the reflection of the psychic material in these pieces. Sleep Well Beast is simultaneously haunting and soothing, and it's one hell of an album. Well done, National, well done.
  • Their best yet..

    5
    By Why so late boy
    In my opinion probably their best album in their discography. Accessible, deep, layered, everything you want in an album from The National. Top 5 for 2017!
  • Sleep Well Beast

    4
    By D-Unit
    The National just never disappoint, it seems as if they're incapable of making a bad album. However, after a string of perfect (or close to it) albums, SWB is just great but sadly not brilliant. The National almost never have filler tracks but there's a couple here. Mainly the title track that closes the album. At 7 minutes, there's really nothing remotely memorable in it. It just kinda meanders. That's true with "walk it back" too which strives to be experimental and haunting but achieves neither of those things. Matt even sounds like he's bored on those songs. But for those few songs, there's the beautiful opener "nobody else will be there" and the brilliant and catchy "day I die". They even have a fun loud song in here "turtleneck" which makes things on the album a little more unpredictable. The first single "the system only dreams in total darkness" sounds pretty different than most National songs and is already one of my favorites. Most of the album is beautiful but things get slightly boring on "swb" "walk it back" and "empire line"
  • Svidmnt

    5
    By Bruhbro
    Sahjitt
  • Ffrrxxuftty

    5
    By dvduzddufui vv
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  • Not Their Best

    3
    By GrinchLord
    After listening to the album three times I'm a bit let down. I'm all for changing things and progressing but this is a B+/C- at best. There are some great songs and some crap. I feel like maybe after all the different side projects the guys tried to combine too many different ideas into a new National sound. Way too much synth, drum machines and yellow wine.
  • Transcendent and Beautiful. The National's best album in a collection of great ones.

    5
    By lehouc01
    Sleep Well Beast is The National's best work. There are no bad tracks here, and the atmosphere is consistently dark but adventurous and full of wonder. An album for exploring and living with...Sleep Well Beast.

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