@dnlsprngr I have to agree with the statement that The National sucks, so much indeed. But then again, yes, I can hear some sort of influence over The National, not as huge as to make them sound equally good, but to make them seem a very cheap version of the Sticks.
Across Six Leap Years got me to explore the discography a bit further. Previously I had only listened to the early albums and The Something Rain. Now I'm finding new favourites from the other albums daily. Splendid !
http://www.snoozecontrol.be/index.php/reviews/18-concertreviews/2189-tindersticks-koninklijk-circus-22-10-2013 dutch review from the gig @ cirque royal , Brussels.. and the gig was indeed two hours @nothingbutflesh, but guess you already found out that :)