The National’s Trouble Will Find Me is great. Reminds me somewhat of Alligator which is only a good thing. Berninger is in full confessional mode (I Need My Girl and Pink Rabbits) but there remain the usual driving complex rock tunes too (Graceless, Sea of Love & Humiliation). It usually takes me a week or so to understand how much I like an album by TN but this one hits the spot within a day.
We’ve just sorted out summer out. The Opener Festival with Modest Mouse, Queens of the Stone Age, Nick Cave, Tame Impala, Blur and the Kings of Leon follwoed by Krakow, Prague, Amsterdam etc etc. I’ve gotta find The National but it might just not be possible this year. Third time lucky soon though.