"With their sound, lyrics and consistency, I sometimes I think they are messing with us. That it's all a joke. But, to keep up the same joke for this long? In the end, it doesn't matter, I love the album and the band. Um... not for people who don't like slow slow metal."
"I wish I wrote "Learning" and I've already learned to play it. Man, those lines in that first song: "No one will answer your prayers until you take off that dress/ No one will hear all your crying until you take your last breath/ But you will learn to mind me/ And you will learn to survive me""
"Why is nobody paying attention to this album? Frog Eyes have done the best they've done since The Folded Palm with this one. If I had one request, it would be to make the vocals more discernible. Great guitar sound."
"I didn't want to like this album or The National in general. I feel like I'm supposed to like them; like secret marketing forces are leading me to them. And yet, it's both instantly good and better on repeat listens. Damn them."
"The Hosannas, like Georgia Anne Muldrow last year, are my pick for the flawed gem of the year. I love the guitar sounds, the production, and her voice. All they need is to reign in the songwriting a little. Can't wait to hear what's next."