Click on the links below to be taken to several National Skyline reviews:'s review of Exit Now- A short but sweet review.'s review of the Self titled album- A short but very positive review.'s National Skyline reviews- Scroll down for reviews of all The albums.'s review of This=Everything- A very positive review of This=Everything.

Lost at Sea National Skyline Reviews- Good reviews of all the National Skyline albums. reviews- Scroll down for reviews of all the National Skyline albums.

Indiepulse's review of This=Everything- A nice little review of This=Everything

Basement Lifes review of Exit Now- A pretty negative review.'s review of the S/T album- A so so review of the self titled album.

Delusions of Adequacy's Exit Now Review- A review of the Exit now EP.'s review of Exit Now- A nice little review of Exit Now.'s National Skyline Review- A review of the Self Titled EP.

National Skyline Concert 5/8/2000- A short but sweet review of a live show.

Drawer B's review of Exit Now- A so-so review of National Skyline.

Ink 19's National Skyline review- A short but informative psuedo-review.

Pitch Weekly's concert review- Not really a review, but fairly amusing!

This=Everything Review- A review of National Skylines forth coming album.

Graffiti Online- A nice little review of the newly released This=Everything.

This=Everything Review- A great review of the new album from

PopMatters Review of This=Everything- A very nice review of This=Everything at


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National Skyline
File 13

What's most thrilling about the sophomore effort from Illinois' National Skyline is trying to grasp exactly who they remind you of. This=Everything is an influence Cuisinart, pureeing late-'80s alt-rock--when alt-rock was still music to get beat up by--and pouring it out over lush, atmospheric electronics. The bass line that guides "Some Will Say" is pure Cure, gliding slowly beneath misty synths and Jeff Dimpsey's breathy vocals. The guitars chiming through "A Million Circles" could have been lifted from early U2, frenetic rhythms and ghostly keyboards laid down around an appropriated lick. If not for the frequent ominous rushes of bass synth, "A Night at the Drug-store" would be the band's SOS to the world. And yes, there are moments that recall such contemporaries as Radiohead, but mostly, This=Everything sounds like ambient remixes of K-Tel College Rock Classics, its soaring vocals hearkening back to the long-lost pomp and swagger. The music remains gloriously muted, striking perfect counterpoint, gauzy and ghostly and oh-so-2001, the perfect soundtrack for night driving under neon lights. If there's a problem with National Skyline, it's that they fail to provide enough moments of distinction to separate their soothing songs. By album's end, all tracks seem to have blended into a single seamless whole with no clear ending or beginning. But perhaps that's precisely the point. B





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