Monday, May 07, 2007

Take Me With You: The National "Mistaken for Strangers"

The National "Mistaken For Strangers"

dir. by Thread-Count

The National have done minimal before, and done it very well at that. But for this video, despite clever references to The Office and the title of their latest album (Boxer), the work fails to engage. It gives us a glimpse into the personalities of the band and the creation of the video, but one imagines it was a lot more fun to make than it is to watch. Such a relentless song deserves a more passionate treatment.

Nonetheless, it is an amazing song from one of the best albums of 2007. Pre-order Boxeras soon as possible...

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