National, The / Trouble Will Find Me
Album: Trouble Will Find Me   Collection:General
Artist:National, The   Added:May 2013

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-05-27 Pull Date: 2013-07-29
Week Ending: Jul 21 Jul 14 Jun 30 Jun 16 Jun 9 Jun 2
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 08, 2022: Hangin In The Boneyard
I Need My Girl
4. Nov 12, 2019: grapevine
I Need My Girl
2. Nov 08, 2021: Hanging in the bone yard
Don't Swallow The Cap
5. Jan 10, 2019: Grapevine
I Need My Girl, Graceless
3. Oct 03, 2020: Hanging in the bone yard
I Should Live In Salt
6. Dec 31, 2018: Hanging in the Bone Yard
I Should Live In Salt

Album Reviews
Palo Alto City Council
Reviewed 2013-05-20
Alterna-scam-nation (TM, esquire). You can listen to The National at home. The next step on their trajectory to U2-dom. This should be “Direct-to-main”ed - we have no business charting this. Functionally, as a college radio DJ, you are doing a disservice to yourself and your listeners by playing this album. Who cares whether it’s good or bad. Seriously, go pick up something else on the a-file or in the library (do you really need to hear “Graceless” one more time?). The band doesn’t need any more support. The National headlines festivals. This album will probably win a grammy (so you know it’s good, right). Boring, mopey, slow pop made by depressive types from the hipster capital.

1. 9/8 pretentious plodding
*2. worst song of the year, detached vocals
3. on this song, they try to be the cure. off by three decades, guys
4. boring
5. the john goodman movie’s better.
6. boring
7. this will be on the next twilight soundtrack
8. the band already wrote this song before. it’s called “apartment story.”
9. depressed self-loathing FCC
*10. hey guys, you’re not kate bush. FCC
11. maybe you’ll be removed from the schedule by the PD if you play this
12. boring slow song with awkward high vocals about alcoholism or something
13. tries to be precious
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2013-05-20
Highly polished slow pop made by “sleepy miserablist” Brooklyn (via Cincinnati) hipster poster boys. With “nothing left to prove,” the quintet dials back the bombast and works more intimately. They’ll still fill the arenas with this material, which brings up a good question as to why you need to play a cut off this. All songs easy on the ears, and relatively subtle. Everything is also radio-friendly in length.

1. start/stop 9/8 time, restrained but pleasant.
2. Boring, murky drum machine and synths. probably my least favorite song of theirs (fcc apparently, too).
*3. Catchy, 80s-aping synths, structured piano pop using both drum machine and real percussion.
4. the label says Simon & Garfunkle. I don’t know.
*5. Epic, anthemic breakup(?) song.
6. little bit boring
*7. Subdued, gliding, pretty one with aching bridge.
*8. Driving drums and urgent. Reminds me a lot of previous The National songs “Apartment Story” and “Conversation 16.” You’ll love it.
9. FCC shit; real downer stuff (but good)
10. FCC fuck; hooky, mellow otherwise
11. slow, dramatic, yearning
12. Upper register nodding jaunt.
13. reminds me of Boxer. slow, lots of density, but relatively gentle.

Track Listing
1. I Should Live In Salt   7. This Is The Last Time
2. Demons   8. Graceless
3. Don't Swallow The Cap   9. Slipped
4. Fireproof   10. I Need My Girl
5. Sea Of Love   11. Humiliation
6. Heavenfaced   12. Pink Rabbits
  13. Hard To Find