The National – Slow Show

And from the same album (Boxer – if you haven’t bought it yet, BUY IT!), comes the song with my favourite lines of 2007…”You know I dreamed about you, for twenty-nine years before I saw you, you know I dreamed about you, I missed you for, for twenty-nine years”.

If someone said this to you, you’d be reaching for the sick bucket. However, Matt Berninger singing it in his heartbreaking Leonard Cohen-esque wa brings a very different slant to the proceedings…