Trouble Will Find Me

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  • Summary: The sixth studio release for the Brooklyn indie rock quintet features guest appearances from Annie Clark of St. Vincent, Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, and Sharon Van Ette.

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I Need My Girl
I am good, I am grounded Davy says that I look taller I can't get my head around it I keep feeling smaller and smaller I need my girl I need my... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. 100
    The National are such a powerfully gifted band, they need no theatrics to deliver an absolutely stone-cold beast of an album. With the music that is on here there is yet another thirteen songs to savor and salivate over until the next batch of songs comes about.
  2. May 16, 2013
    90
    While The National don't progress or indeed offer anything new to outstanding cynics, they instead rejoice in their strengths of detailing life and all its sorry baggage in the most beautiful of ways.
  3. May 30, 2013
    90
    Trouble Will Find Me is impeccably sequenced, even at thirteen songs the rare National record that doesn’t contain “the one song they should have obviously left off.”
  4. May 16, 2013
    80
    The National are letting light and air into their shadows.
  5. May 24, 2013
    80
    On a superficial level, Trouble Will Find Me, the National’s latest full-length LP, probably won’t convert any listeners who’ve written off the band’s music as boring.... Of course, the power’s in the poetics, and Berninger concocts some truly heart-wrenching images this time around.
  6. May 20, 2013
    80
    The guests on Trouble Will Find Me are equally impressive (Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Van Etten), but the National, no question, are the real stars of the show.
  7. Q Magazine
    May 14, 2013
    60
    For a band who sing so often about matters of the heart and emotional connection, much of Trouble Will Find Me sounds oddly on autopilot. [Jun 2013, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. May 21, 2013
    10
    The National isn't changing their sound much. There are some differences, but their signature style is still in tact. That mans, of course,The National isn't changing their sound much. There are some differences, but their signature style is still in tact. That mans, of course, that this is also just as good as any album from The National. It's poignant, darkly humorous, sometimes just really bleak, and it's never afraid to totally rock your face clean off. While I can't say where this lies in The National's discography (arguably better than Boxer, maybe even High Violet), this is easily one of the best releases of 2013. Expand
  2. Oct 21, 2016
    10
    This album is amazing. I loved almost every song in it! I'ts stronger face are the lyrics. It's incredible sounds are also a good reason toThis album is amazing. I loved almost every song in it! I'ts stronger face are the lyrics. It's incredible sounds are also a good reason to buy it. I love to hear new music, and The national hasn't disapointed me Expand
  3. May 21, 2013
    10
    Since the third listen to High Violet, I wanted this record—just like every fan of The National. With that kind of anticipation andSince the third listen to High Violet, I wanted this record—just like every fan of The National. With that kind of anticipation and expectation, most bands would probably stumble and produce something lackluster and just shy of good. The National has done something else entirely. They have soared. This is a beautiful record, with music and vocals to listen to again and again; it's nearly perfect. Don't think about the "grower" talk. This sounds great the first time. It's that it gets so MUCH better every time you listen to it after that. The ability to make music that touches you, then astounds you and finally weaves it's way into your life is not on commonly found. It's a special group that can do it, and The National are very special indeed. Expand
  4. May 21, 2013
    9
    I'm still waiting on Matt and company to make a bad album. And just like everything in their discography, I discover something new with eachI'm still waiting on Matt and company to make a bad album. And just like everything in their discography, I discover something new with each listen. All their albums are growers and this one has already started out really high for me. Expand
  5. j30
    Aug 30, 2013
    9
    Imagine you've gone on this really long journey with this person you just met. Through the years you have experienced highs and lows together.Imagine you've gone on this really long journey with this person you just met. Through the years you have experienced highs and lows together. After all those experiences you have had together, you find you kind of understand one another for better or worse. That's where I am at with The National. I feel like I understand Trouble Will Find Me after listening to Boxer and High Violet. TWFM feels like a natural progression from its predecessors. I don't know if The National has ever sounded this comfortable in their career. Who knows maybe trouble will find us. Expand
  6. BKM
    May 23, 2013
    9
    Trouble Will Find Me is another gloriously dark and beautiful album from the Brooklyn based indie-rockers. The most telling sign of just howTrouble Will Find Me is another gloriously dark and beautiful album from the Brooklyn based indie-rockers. The most telling sign of just how good this band really is lies in the fact that this album doesn't even come close to the greatness of 2010's High Violet, yet it still towers over most of this year's other releases. What mote needs to be said? Expand
  7. May 21, 2013
    3
    Another album full of laments of the most cliche parts of life, don't listen to this unless you love pitch-dropped pop songs (for you whoAnother album full of laments of the most cliche parts of life, don't listen to this unless you love pitch-dropped pop songs (for you who don't understand metaphors: pop songs that have alternative music talking about depression) or a teenager desperate for love. If anything that is real critique on this album, this could've been easily called High Violet 2. I give it a 3 for the poor members remaining in the alcohol drenched grip of the manipulative singer. Expand

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