The most recent album by the Walkmen opens by saying, "It's back to the battle today" with a reluctant sigh. This is an album that is warm and glistening, earnest and tired, reflective and nostalgic - all without seeming like it is trying too hard. It grows with each listen in the same way a lot of albums by the National do. To me, this is a real strong contender the best album of the year. Highly recommended. Perfect for a overcast autumn day like today.