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High Violet (album) by The National

This album At A Glance
High Violet
High Violet by The National (2010)
Release date: 2010-05-11
Overall rank: 147th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,072 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 2010 (3rd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 2010s (8th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (147th)

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The National bestography

High Violet is ranked 2nd best out of 11 albums by The National on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The National is Boxer which is ranked number 137 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,352.

The National album bestography « Higher ranked (137th) This album (147th) Lower ranked (350th) »
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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 rankings

High Violet ratings

Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,072 votes)
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High Violet comments

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75/100
From Montpejo
Standouts: England, Sorrow, Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks

Least Favorites: Runaway, Little Faith
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95/100
The National's best record!
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95/100
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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90/100
Near perfection. On my top-30.
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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
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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95/100
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
Possibly their best work yet.
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From runnerg
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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The National is just an increasingly good band. Bloodbuzz Ohio and Runaway are both enormous steps up
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