The National Trouble Will Find Me
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Polyethylene
October 23rd 2014


3302 Comments


Liking Boxer more than anything else I've heard, but it might be the case this band just ain't for me

Sombre music for me also has to be eclectic and animated. That's why I love Radiohead, MBV, Neutral Milk Hotel, and R.E.M... but bands like American Football, The Smiths and The National just sorta bore me :/ sadness to me is much more beautiful and profound when it isn't rendered solely in grey. My loss I guess

NorthernSkylark
October 23rd 2014


6784 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

the smiths is grey to you?

Digging: PINKSHINYULTRABLAST - Everything Else Matters

Polyethylene
October 23rd 2014


3302 Comments


I like music that has an air of unpredictability and innovation to it, sue me

SeaAnemone
October 23rd 2014


21281 Comments


whateva, different strokes
at least your dislike of them makes some sense
and at least you tried

climactic
October 23rd 2014


20443 Comments


yep, patience is the word. [almost] nothing this band does is immediately awe-inspiring, their stuff takes time before you start appreciating the little string melodies in the background, the genius behind devendorf's simplistic drumming, etc etc.

benkim
October 23rd 2014


2262 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Wow from his likes no surprise he doesn't dig this!

SeaAnemone
October 23rd 2014


21281 Comments


the national is like the opposite of mr. bungle, agreed

benkim
October 23rd 2014


2262 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Funny thing is most of the bands you have listed here as your likes I've found to be really hard to get into! We are just different I guess, I respect that.

climactic
October 23rd 2014


20443 Comments


back on topic, what are the fans thoughts on this album's place within the rest of their discog after having a year to settle in?

SeaAnemone
October 23rd 2014


21281 Comments


handily superior to high violet
a little notch below the perfect alligator/boxer duo; but has its own personality beyond them

Polyethylene
October 23rd 2014


3302 Comments


I guess for me music is about strapping on my headphones and being transported somewhere fantastical and exotic, having sounds thrown at me that inspire awe. The National feels like walking down a country lane on an overcast day. Nice enough, but that's something I can do for real

if that makes any sense

benkim
October 23rd 2014


2262 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

haha the Mr. Bungle comparison is just funny! There are really the complete opposites. Speaking of, I really should try and get into them again. It's been so many years. A lot has changed since.

NorthernSkylark
October 23rd 2014


6784 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

it is in their top 4, i still prefer high violet and alligator to this and boxer but they're all pretty close

benkim
October 23rd 2014


2262 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

One year later, I say it is fourth best for me. As many people often complain, it lacks that driving track like Apartment story and I find that to be a tiny problem. The other three are perfect!

climactic
October 23rd 2014


20443 Comments


hm, i'd but this juuuuust below high violet, with alligator being above both and boxer being the best. i really cant rank
gator/HV/this, but this one has maybe 3 tracks i consider skippable whereas gator and HV have 1 or 2. and boxer of
course has none

climactic
October 23rd 2014


20443 Comments


i'd say graceless is a good contender for "driving track like apartment story"

benkim
October 23rd 2014


2262 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I almost think the same but you can't really say they are on the same level in that regard. Sea of Love too but still..

benkim
October 23rd 2014


2262 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

HV has no skippable tracks btw. Not even one.

climactic
October 23rd 2014


20443 Comments


by skippable i dont mean "bad", just not up to the standard of the other songs. for me that song is Lemonworld

SeaAnemone
October 23rd 2014


21281 Comments


terrible love
sorrow
bloodbuzz
runaway
conversation 16
england
vanderlyle

those are the only tracks that do much for me on hv
easily their spottiest album

solid 3.8ish



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