Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Album Review: The National -Trouble Will Find Me

 Hey All,

Got a new review up on Glide,

Read it Right C'here!!

It is of The National's newest release Trouble Will Find Me.

Here's the brass tacks of it: this has been the hardest review to write this year.

I don't think I will personally listen to Trouble Will Find Me again, (I realized after I reviewed High Violet I didn't listen to it again) it is a gorgeous album but one I don't particularly enjoy.

I can't deny the arraignments and music the band produces.  If they had a different vocalist/lyricist they may be one of my favorites, but as it stands with making "pop" or "indie rock" you need an engaging front person, and Matt just doesn't do it for me on any level. All that admitted I still think it is an album that is worthy of critical praise, just not multiple spins through my personal headphones.

I think it boils down that the group as a whole could use a little more heart and a little less head in their song construction if that makes any sense.  

Also this line was removed from the review overall, I kinda still feel this way, but after talking with Shane who runs Glide we decided to take it out:
The National work so hard at crafting perfect sonic indie-pop and the listener unfortunately can feel all the work as the end result too often winds up incredibly boring. It is as if playing music is really their day job and they would rather spend their nights as accountants.

I have written enough now, but check out this which I wrote regarding the band's last release, I feel the same way pretty much.

Support the band here, grab the album here and peep some samples below:
"Sea Of Love"

"Don't Swallow The Cap" Live on Letterman

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