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The National: Trouble Will Find Me

Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, 20 May 2013

IN THE EARLY '90s, Britain's hippest TV show was an imported American drama series named thirtysomething. The series told the stories of a group of attractive, successful US baby boomers struggling to cope with failing relationships and the onset of early middle age. Typical, murmured dialogue ran along the lines of "Hey, it's not you – it's me!" and "I'm in a dark place right now." Had they been around back then, The National could have soundtracked every episode.

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