i think this album is really good....but also realllly boring
I also find it really strange that a band that already has 7 members playing feels the need to add a string quartet?
Have you listened to the National before? I don't know, High Violet was definitely more massive-sounding, but I almost kind of expected them to make an album that's a bit more chill this go-around. Individually, some of the songs do come across a bit dull, but as always, they're a band that works better if you listen to the album front to back.