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Trouble Will Find Me
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 29 September 2013
I've not heard of the National before and I picked the band up from the positive reviews here, listened to a few samples and bought the album.

The strength and consistency of the song writing is impressive. I don't think theres a weak track on the album. The songs are atmospheric, brooding and brilliantly constructed. Well worth a listen to see if its your taste, now I must explore their previous stuff !
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10 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Have to sadly say that this is disappointing. I started out with Alligator which is rawer in sound, melodic and best of all has great melodies. Boxer was harder but revealed its beauty with repeated listens. High Violet's glossier production was initially a turn off but the fantastic songs made it a pinnacle of sorts. Trouble Will Find Me still has the great lyrics that we have come to expect from Matt Berninger but where are the melodies? It's all one long same paced dirge, and on first listen I couldn't wait for the whole thing to end as each song failed to ignite anything. I know that you have to wait for the National's songs to permeate or even percolate but I'm on six or seven times through now and still not much happening with the possible exception of I Need My Girl.
I do tend to feel that even my most favourite bands, of whom I consider The National to be at the top of my list, have a couple of great albums in them but after that they just run out of ideas or forget to write melodies. Ah well, I'll keep listening to this but I'm not too hopeful. Sorry.
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on 15 August 2014
Great Album. Demons (Robin Williams) R.I.P
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 15 June 2013
The National are great band getting subtler yet mightier with every album. Beneath a beautifully produced record there lies one of the most lyrically confessional and artful albums in many years.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 June 2013
I cannot stop listening to this Album every track is spot on....from the first track tot he last....Humiliation, I should live in salt are amazing cannot wait to see them live this year...
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
My first exposure to The National was one lunchtime when I was browsing in my local record shop and a song was playing. I instantly loved it, asked at the counter, and immediately bought the album. The song was "Bloodbuzz, Ohio" from The National's "High Violet" album, and I wasn't disappointed with the rest of the songs when I listened to them later. Since then I've bought all of their albums and EPs.

At first listen "Trouble Will Find Me" was a bit of a disappointment. There isn't a "big" track, a standout like "Bloodbuzz" or "The Geese of Beverly Road", and as I listened to it on a train journey it almost blurred into one long track as there's little variation in tone. Since then I've listened to it a lot and, as with much of their work, it takes time to grow.

The more immediate tracks are undoubtedly "I Could Live In Salt", "Don't Swallow The Cap", "Graceless", "Fireproof", and "Sea of Love", but the remaining tracks also work their magic over time. If I'm honest it does feel a little safe in a way, almost as though the band feel they've nothing left to prove and the fire in their bellies has died down, and it does seem to fizzle out a little (the last four or five tracks are the weakest on the album for me) but if you want an album that takes a little time and effort to love, this is a good buy, and if you're new to The National some fantastic stuff awaits you in their back catalogue.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 28 May 2013
not as instant as high violet but grows insidiously. If you're a fan of the sombre delivery to insistent building sounds then this is for you. Surprisingly kick ass live!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 May 2013
NEVER LISTENED TO THEM BEFORE BUT LOVE THIS ALBUM I WILL NOW CHECK THEM OUT AS THIS IS GREAT,EVERY SONG IS SUPERBLY CRAFTED AND SINGING IS BRILL
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on 27 June 2015
Loved this Album. Recommended.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 17 June 2013
An amazing CD that all ages of my family love - especially track 10! Although the more we listen the more favourite tracks we have.
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