"after over 100 renditions of “sorrow”, the national still sound close to its emotional heart, rather than inured to it. no naysayer will be converted by this completely absurd artifact, but it’s a moving manifestation of the relationship that fans have with any band that means anything to them, playing their songs over and over to tempt the point where the magic fades away. a lot of sorrow is a strange achievement and vindication. stay down, champions,stay down."
pitchfork: the national - a lot of sorrow (laura snapes)