A few reviews in for The National's new record - High Violet from people I trust.
Pitchforkgave it 8.7 - which is really high for them, saying "when they aim for powerful or poetic, they get there. High Violet is the sound of a band taking a mandate to be a meaningful rock band seriously", and "gorgeous, structurally sound vignettes."; and
Paste magazine gave 81/100 saying "the new album’s peaks absolutely rival Boxer’s best tracks" and "High Violet has the potential to elevate the band’s profile".
NB - also check out The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt