"Trouble Will Find Me, their leanest and most aerodynamic record yet...the National can no longer be compared to anyone besides themselves." - Pitchfork, Ian Cohen, Best New Music.
"It’s the plushest, most burnished album from a New York City band that has increasingly leaned toward the measured and stately." - New York Times, John Parelas
"The terse phrases and single-tone exclamations of guitarists Bryce and Aaron Dessner hang around Berninger’s baritone gravity like clouded starlight." - Rolling Stone, David Fricke, 4/5
“The songs creep up on you, nag at your consciousness, ensnare your heart.” - Sunday Times (UK), Album of the week
"It’s both the most personal and the most melodically welcoming of their albums… These are songs which acknowledge how the lurking power of feelings can just as readily numb, or stun, as drive one to paroxysms of cathartic emoting, and that the quiet ones are often the ones to watch out for.” - The Independent, Andy Gill, 5/5
"It’s the subtlety, and the self-awareness, that make this album exquisite." - The Guardian, 5/5
"They have pulled off another album for the modern age, and its stories live in each of us" - NME