Memoir Mixtapes Vol.2, Track 32

A Decade in the Ring with Boxer by J.S. Robson

Things fall apart, inevitably. The only remaining uncertainty is what you do when such a time arrives. Collapse is a constant companion on The National’s 2007 album Boxer, a collection of twelve elegant songs strung together with nocturnal unease. The collapse may take many things: your friendships and relationships, your health, or your joyful adolescence, consigning you to a grey and unremarkable adulthood. All things, as they say, are on the table.

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