Momentarily, forget about whether Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space is shit or not. After a month of checking out new and old material from other bands I've given High Violet a good few listens tonight. I'm pretty sure, whilst not the 'Radiohead of our generation' The National are possibly the best band currently active. Have they peaked? Possibly but I can imagine them topping Boxer if they really tried. the length of the new album may be an issue, but, yup they're great... http://midnightpunk.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/the-national-afraid-of-everyone/ (not going to even apologise for the 'jag').