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Trouble Will Find Me

The NationalAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)

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Trouble Will Find Me, The National’s new album will be released on 4AD on May 20th & 21st. This is the sixth studio album for the Brooklyn band, and follows 2010’s critical and commercial success High Violet. The album is the most self-assured collection of songs produced by The National in its 14-year career. In an interview with UK’s UNCUT Magazine, front man Matt ... Read more in Amazon's The National Store

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  • Audio CD (May 21, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 4AD Records
  • ASIN: B00BYISQTO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #726 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"The National is in a league of its own... (They have found) their way to a big new sound. " --New York Times Magazine

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Trouble Will Find Me is The National s highly anticipated sixth album. Formed in 1999, the Ohio-raised, Brooklyn- based band consists of vocalist Matt Berninger fronting two pairs of brothers: Aaron (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Scott (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). The band s previous 4AD release, High Violet (May 2010), was met with critical acclaim.

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62 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Return to Form May 21, 2013
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The short review: If you were a fan of The National's earlier albums but couldn't quite get into High Violet in the same way, you will be very pleased with this excellent album from The National. The sound you love has returned.

I've been a fan of The National since Alligator came out in 2006. Both Alligator and Boxer are two of my favorite albums of all time. I thoroughly enjoyed High Violet, but it didn't live up to my expectations. I found it to be overly dark and hitting on only one note, with lead singer Matt Berninger's deep voice drowning in a sea of heavily distorted guitar that seemed to be missing all the hallmarks of an album by The National.

All of The National's albums can easily be described as melancholy. But with Alligator and Boxer, the sadness was packaged with a certain lightness and clarity. The drumming in their earlier albums was not pounding, but rather inventive. The heavy lyrics were counterbalanced with elegant tunes and music that at times could be defined as more orchestral than pure rock. At their best, The National don't rely on pounding rock to get their point across, but instead craft a complex melody that draws you in.

I'm happy to say that Trouble Will Find Me is a return to their old form. Fans of Alligator and Boxer will find themselves on familiar ground. Although some of the heaviness of High Violet returns, other songs, like the anthemic "Graceless" and the minimalist "Slipped" harken back to the earlier albums. I found as the album progressed I was more drawn in.

All of The National's albums take awhile to fully appreciate and I am skeptical of any early reviews. Avoiding my own advice, however, I can say this is a beautiful album that brings me back to The National's early albums.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And to think I was about to give up on this band! May 30, 2013
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I have been a fan of The National since I downloaded Boxer from emusic.com 5 or so years ago. Many call their songs "growers" cause you listen to it over and over again, but aren't quite sure why because it isn't obviously great, yet when you wake up in the morning all the songs are still rolling thru your head so you listen even more.

So once finally "got" Boxer and I quickly devoured Alligator and the other previous releases by the band. I was in LOVE!

Then High Violet came out and I was disappointed. It was like seeing someone you love for the first time in years and something had changed. High Violet was too dark for me. Too direct, in your face depressing. Every song almost. Depress me some more please! No thank you. I appreciate High Violet but it is not for me and probably near the bottom of my list of albums. Don't get me wrong, I can listen to some songs from it, but listening to the whole CD at once is emotionally exhausting. If you read interviews with Matt (singer) he will even say those lyrics were hard for him. But for this new release they flowed like blood. The difference is obvious.

When the band released a teaser of Trouble Will Find Me a month or two back with "Demons" I wasn't thrilled. Maybe it was the streaming quality. I was thinking, eh, more of the same High Violet vibe and was sad cause my love affair with the band would be wrecked.

But no. I bought this about 10 days ago and have been listening often. After the first listen I knew they were back. Songs with beats that draw you in and make you not care about the words, until one day a special lyric catches your ear and the song as a whole becomes clear.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I had forgotten how much I loved these guys.... June 20, 2013
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Simply great. I've been a fan since the beginning, and this rates right up there. As usual, takes a few listens. That Devendorf drummer guy is like no other. I know nothing about drummers, but to me, he is fantastic. Another thing...if you ever have the chance to see these guys live, don't miss them. They really "rock out". I took my wife (Ms. Motown) to a show a couple of years ago. As soon as they started I simply nodded my head and flipped her a thumbs up. She did the same. Looking forward to seeing them again in September with Frightened Rabbit. Now that should be a show. One last thing...I was just listening to "Slipped" #9 in the car and started crying. Laugh if you want. Great band.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fine Disk, but not their Finest June 11, 2013
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The National's 2010 album, 'High Violet', made my choice for Record of the Year. It is still a great album and the songs that were my least favourite (though never bad), "Terrible Love", Vanderlyle Crybaby" are now my go-to songs.

So when the band "surprisingly" announced a few months ago that they had completed a new album, I was stoked. Yes...I just said "stoked".

I went and pre-ordered 'Trouble Will Find Me', months before it was released. It got me an immediate download of one of their song, "Demons". With that song, the album wasn't off to an auspicious start. You have to get to minute two of a three and one half minute song before there is any kind of melody.

I know that Matt Berninger's baritone can make for challenging lead singer material, but the band has always made it work in the past. I held off on judgement until listening to the entire disk.

With their previous releases, some of their appeal came from their whimsical rhythm section and the occasional understated horns and strings. The drumming here is fine, but doesn't have that certain 'catch' that Bryan Devendorf has become known for. That drumming would literally make me smile - even unknowingly at first. I'm not getting that this go-round.

With 'Trouble Will Fine Me', they deliver a perfectly serviceable album, but it's nothing outstanding. I like that they don't try to make it out to be more than it is.

On 'High Violet' or 'Boxer', any number of songs immediately jumped out as appealing. There is nothing like that here. The closest they come is "Humiliation", "Sea of Love"and "Don't Swallow the Cap".

But the songs, overall, are not overly melodic. That's the best way to describe them.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 50/50
Bought this on a whim... a little too mellow for my taste. Moody, slow tunes with some catchiness. This is the kind of music that would put me to sleep actually. Read more
Published 22 days ago by buggerteetar
5.0 out of 5 stars OH YES .. You know it, don't you?!
Expected only the next and it is.
Published 29 days ago by steven l lodico
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Their most accessible work to date. Once you get past the shine, the album grows on you.
Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The emotion in this album is rich and deep and ...
The emotion in this album is rich and deep and heart-wrenching. But it's the National, so what do you expect?
Published 1 month ago by Kaydove
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A lot of great songs here that bear repeated listening. My favorite album since The National's Boxer.
Published 1 month ago by John H. Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars I love The National
I love The National, and have several tracks from their earler albums; it is a great band! I enjoy Matt Berninger's deep baritone voice, which is unusual for indie rock. Read more
Published 1 month ago by OPG
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of my favorite albums by The National. So many different sounds, songs. It's great!
Published 1 month ago by Readalot
3.0 out of 5 stars I'd really like to give it 3
I'd really like to give it 3.5 stars, but that's not an option. I like it more than High Violet, but not as much as Boxer. Don't let the star rating fool you. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Music Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic album-great quality.
Published 1 month ago by Matt DeJong
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! THE NATIONAL DOES IT AGAIN!
After the genius of their last CD "High Violet" I figured the National couldn't maintain that level.
But I was wrong. This CD is wonderful! Read more
Published 2 months ago by STFAM
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