As a huge National fan, every album, in it's own way, is my favorite. If I had to say why this one, it would have to be the overall atmosphere. Though it contains some stellar songs in their own right(Cardinal song, Lucky you), this album feels very together touching on recurring themes of love, disillusion, faithfulness, honesty. There is a lot to be discovered when diving into the lyrics. Also: This must be the single greatest album-title ever.