A banda do doutor House

Boxer, até agora o disco do ano Estado Civil.

The National’s songs embrace a frame of mind that may be more familiar from movies than from daily life: a bleary urban predawn in which a deadpan antihero drifts among alienation and yearning, cynicism and vulnerability. “You were always weird, but I never had to hold you by the edges like I do now,” Matt Berninger sings in his resigned, morose baritone. “Walk away now and you’re gonna start a war.”

Jon Pareles, New York Times

During a live performance, I heard someone drunkenly remark from the bar, “Hey, is this the band House is in?” With his gangly frame and five-day beard, Berninger does share a certain resemblance to Hugh Laurie's character, as well as being a self-medicating, misanthropic genius with an impeccable taste for poisonous one-liners.

Ian Cohen, Stylus Magazine