The National. High Violet. 4AD CAD 3X03CD, 2010. (on CD)
My first impression was that it’s pleasant but bland, but every time I’ve listened to it it’s grown on me a bit more. It’s understated and confident, with a strangely quiet, laid-back feeling for a band that’s making a lot of noise. Reminds me of Arcade Fire, late Bowie, and a little bit of Depeche Mode.