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This week we're playing tracks from The National's fouth album Boxer — a record that completed their breakthrough in the UK and set up a lifelong companionship with their melodic, sometimes crooning, sometimes driving, always emotive brand of indie rock.


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  1. Don't Look Back Into the Sun by The Libertines on I Get Along (Rough Trade) $ Buy
  2. Break
  3. Squalor Victoria by The National on Boxer (Beggars Banquet) $ Buy
  4. Ship of Fools by Doves on Remnants I (Virgin) $ Buy
  5. Break
  6. Brainy by The National on Boxer (Beggars Banquet) $ Buy
  7. Red Western Sky by Muzz on Muzz (Matador) $ Buy
  8. Black Eyes by Shearwater on The Golden Archipelago (Matador) $ Buy
  9. Break
  10. Olympik by EOB on Earth (Over Normal) $ Buy
  11. Invasion by UNKLE on Never, Never, Land (Mowax) $ Buy
  12. God's Cop by Happy Mondays on Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches (Factory) $ Buy
  13. Break
  14. Slow Show by The National on Boxer (4AD) $ Buy
  15. Holes by Matt Berninger on 7-inches for Planned Parenthood (7-inches For) $ Buy
  16. Do You Realize?? by The Flaming Lips on Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Warner Bros. Records) $ Buy
  17. Break
  18. You're Too Precious by James Blake on You're Too Precious (Polydor) $ Buy
  19. Deipkier by Craven Faults on Errativs & Unconformities (The Leaf Label) $ Buy
  20. Sat By A Tree by Dan Deacon on Mystic Familiar (Domino) $ Buy
  21. Break
  22. Night by Kelly Lee Owens on Night (Smalltown Supersound) $ Buy
  23. Black Flute by Leftfield on Leftism (Sony) $ Buy
  24. Torch Song (Jon Hopkins Edit) by Nathan Fake on Torch Song (Cambria) $ Buy
  25. Flight of the Feathered Serpent by Fuck Buttons on Tarot Sport (ATP) $ Buy