Even the high octane energetic melody in the beginning of Bloodbuzz Ohio’s “The National” could not save this track from its pedestrian lyrics. For a while its heavy, melodic drum beat tricks you into believing that you’re listening to some profound thoughts but as the song progresses you realize that the only interesting lyrical lick is “I was carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees.” As you continue listening to the song though, it becomes morose and the drumming takes on a macabre tone which makes Ohio sound foreboding at best. While it’s not exactly for everyone, if you’re looking for some solid Halloween music or if you’re having a “moment,” then perhaps “The National” may be the song for you.
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Donna-lyn Washington has a M.A. in English from Brooklyn College. She is currently teaching at Kingsborough Community College where her love of comics and pop culture play key parts in helping her students move forward in their academic careers. As a senior writer for ReviewFix she has been able to explore a variety of worlds through comics, film and television and has met some interesting writers and artists along the way. Donna-lyn does a weekly podcast reviewing indie comics and has also contributed entries to the 'Encyclopedia of Black Comics,’ the academic anthology ‘Critical Insights: Frank Yerby’ and is the editor for the upcoming book, ‘Conversations With: John Jennings.’