Trouble Will Find Me

  • Record Label: 4AD
  • Release Date: May 21, 2013
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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 201 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 201

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  1. Feb 22, 2014
    6
    Boxer was doubtlessly The National's high career point, but unfortunately, the albums since then have just felt a little bit too slow and down in the dumps. High Violet, though it is a generally good album, failed greatly to recapture some of the beats and grooves and remained a somewhat difficult, slow burner. And here, it's not that Trouble Will Find Me is just plain boring, its justBoxer was doubtlessly The National's high career point, but unfortunately, the albums since then have just felt a little bit too slow and down in the dumps. High Violet, though it is a generally good album, failed greatly to recapture some of the beats and grooves and remained a somewhat difficult, slow burner. And here, it's not that Trouble Will Find Me is just plain boring, its just that as a whole, it's too much of a drag and actually has far less of that familiar charisma that The National usually have. Expand
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84

Universal acclaim - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Jul 3, 2013
    89
    The National reveled in self-effacing jokes between the heaviness of their songs, and Trouble finally finds that balance on disc.
  2. Magnet
    Jun 18, 2013
    80
    It is, by any measure, a lovely, lovingly made record, its 13 tracks coming to enveloping climaxes via mystifyinng, electrifying turns of phrase. [No.99, p.51]
  3. 80
    The difference on Trouble Will Find Me is that everything feels clarified through a decade of wisdom, with volatility frequently superseded by sensibility.