The National's new album High Violet is released in stores today. It is really good. In its review, the AV Club gives High Violet an "A," refers to The National as "Brooklyn's Finest" and concludes by saying "The National has graduated from being a critic's band. Now it belongs to everyone." Pitchfork calls its songs "triumphs of form."
Here is a video of The National performing "Terrible Love" at the Bell House in March.