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REVIEW: The National – ‘I Am Easy To Find’ (4AD)

Adopting a rotating cast of female co-vocalists and embracing more influences than ever before, ‘I Am Easy To Find’ represents the most ambitious album by The National yet.

REVIEW: EL VY – ‘Return To The Moon’ (4AD)

by Matthew Langham Respectively of The National and Menomena / Ramona Falls, Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf make up EL VY, a pressure-free side project which features the baritone vocals of Berninger, but combined with a more upbeat pop sound which is a step away from his duties as vocalist of the celebrated indie masters. However, it’s Knopf’s multi-instrumentalist abilities which truly come to the forefront throughout the album.