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High Violet (album) by The National 

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High Violet
High Violet by The National (2010)
Release date: 2010-05-11
Overall rank: 151st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,038 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 2010 (3rd)
Top 10 albums of the 2010s (8th)
Top 200 albums of all time (151st)

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The National bestography

High Violet is ranked 2nd best out of 10 albums by The National on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The National is Boxer which is ranked number 132 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,305.

The National album bestography « Higher ranked (132nd) This album (151st) Lower ranked (348th) »
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Members who like this album also like: The Suburbs by Arcade Fire, In Rainbows by Radiohead and Boxer by The National.

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High Violet ratings

Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,038 votes)
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95/100
From ivanbermudez 10/20/2018 14:36
With this album, The National establish themselves as one of the top indie rock bands ever. This is truly a killer album with no bad songs, and maybe the best album opener (terrible Love) and closer (Vanderly Crybaby Geeks) in the band's discography
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From Pretender 09/09/2018 18:30
Near perfection. On my top-30.
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From ironmic40 06/13/2018 01:24
It is difficult to put into words what I like so much about this band, and this album in particular. It seems to strike a chord deep in my soul.
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From Dalcio 09/23/2017 11:29
Best National album hands down, sounds perfect from the beginning to the end, no bad tracks in here. Melancholic, dense and deep to the right point, without being excessively sad.
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From Komorebi-D 03/18/2017 02:02
Coming off the About Today EP & Boxer, I thought this one would follow along the same lines. While those were brilliant in their own rite, I was so wrong about this one. From the first track I was completely floored. One of the best of the decade.
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From jtc91 02/12/2017 04:19
Possibly their best work yet.
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From runnerg 08/16/2016 20:10
This is the rare sort of album that can capture a certain time in life. Once it's captured, you can access it any time. I suspect this is true for many who like High Violet so much, as the lyrics are broad enough that we can all find something to attach ourselves to.
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From lanadeleswift 08/09/2016 22:28
The National is just an increasingly good band. Bloodbuzz Ohio and Runaway are both enormous steps up
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From Mehran 07/24/2016 16:49
It's decent but halfway through the album you get kind of bored. Way to "static".
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From Edwarda85 05/12/2016 17:13
Singer/Writer Bersinger's baritone is unique and monotonous at the same time which limits any of their albums being perfect 100's for me.

High Violet is lush and the lyrics are always interesting in their imagery and generalities that the listener can relate to in their own way.

There isn't a bad song here but they do tend to drift into each other if you aren't paying attention enough. It's still great and consistent in execution.

Loved by critics and indie fans, The National will probably never reach mass appeal because of the lack of vocal hooks.

This is good stuff
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