by The National


Boxer is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band The National, released on May 22, 2007 on Beggars Banquet Records. Following its release, the album debuted at number 68 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 9,500 copies in its first week.A documentary film, titled A Skin, A Night, was released the following year. Focusing on the recording process of Boxer, the film was directed by independent filmmaker Vincent Moon, and released in conjunction with a collection of b-sides, demos and live recordings, titled The Virginia EP, on May 20, 2008.


  1. Fake Empire (3:25)
  2. Mistaken For Strangers (3:29)
  3. Brainy (3:16)
  4. Squalor Victoria (3:01)
  5. Green Gloves (3:33)
  6. Slow Show (4:06)
  7. Apartment Story (3:31)
  8. Start A War (3:14)
  9. Guest Room (3:17)
  10. Racing Like A Pro (3:26)
  11. Ada (3:56)
  12. Gospel (4:28)
  13. The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness
  14. Guilty Party

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Format Vinyl LP Album Club Edition Reissue Special Edition (Gray), Vinyl 7" 45 RPM (Clear)
Label Beggars Banquet
Catalog Number BBQLP 252
Notes 10th Anniversary Reissue. Sticker says : “The National Boxer Special Edition Gray Vinyl Includes lyric sheet and an exclusive clear 7” with 2 songs from the forthcoming album Sleep Well Beast out Sept. 8th."
Discogs URL The National - Boxer