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The band The National was founded in 1999. Before coming to fame, the band got it’s start in Cincinnati. Generally, music journalists would define The National’s style within the genre/s of indie rock, post-punk, and other rock music.
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The War On Drugs
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Death Cab For Cutie
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Band Of Horses
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What Genre is The National?
The National genre is not easily defined. Music magazines and journalists have different opinions on a clearly defined genre for The National. However, many describe the style within the genre/s of indie rock, post-punk, and other rock music.