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on 15 March 2014
Most albums tend to have a similar pattern; the first 3-4 tracks are very good, there a then a few lesser tracks to 'fill' and the last track is a longer slightly anthemic finale.
This album is different in that all tracks are very, very good, longer tracks mingled with shorter punchier tracks, but all very, very good! Soundwise it sounds like a mixture of Bruce Springsteen's Philadelphia strongly influenced by Editors, if you can imagine that.
I appreciate that this is not The National's latest release but for me it is my Album Purchase of 2014 so far!