High Violet (album) by The National

High Violet
High Violet by The National
Year: 2010
Release date: 2010-05-11
Overall rank: 124th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,161 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 2010 (3rd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 2010s (10th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (124th)
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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,161 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 82.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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From 05/25/2020 17:22
Sometimes a song that didn't make a strong impression the first few times I hear it finds its way into my heart when encountered in a new context. That was the case for me with "Runaway," for me the standout track on High Violet. In this case I heard it in an unexpectedly moving way: the final credits of the underrated zombie rom-com Warm Bodies. It's the perfect indie folk song for the final scene of that film, as it's just earnest enough, and just emo enough, to be genuinely affecting without being overwrought. As with just about every album The National has made, "Runaway" is far from the only terrific song, as this is a band that delivers consistent quality (if not necessarily innovation).
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From 04/01/2020 01:05
Berninger can covey such emotion through his vocals and High Violet is the National's most emotional and powerful finished product.
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From 01/08/2020 16:35
Alternative rock brilliance and my favorite album by The National. Every track is so intricately put together; this album will never get old and almost every track has something that sticks with me.

Favorite Tracks: Bloodbuzz Ohio, Afraid of Everyone, Conversation 16
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From 12/16/2019 15:22
Another brilliant album that helped The National to get their seat in the Olympus of indie rock. Not my favourite one, but it has one of my favourite songs ever: "Bloodbuzz Ohio"
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From 06/17/2019 14:27
You may be allergic to The National but their "High Violet" is as epic, syrupy, orchestral and grandiloquent as their previous album. The National never ventures far from its musical essence, always in a baroque romanticism, a tone that is found in their previous efforts and defines the band's identity. This beauty, the ruthless music critics will call it mainstream, as if this music, because it obeys melodic rules, lost its charm. Too bad for those... For others, it's like falling back in love: excitement, pleasure, adventure, but also a familiarity that feels the going home. A very good record, may be less striking than "Fake Empire", but still exellent.

8/10

Best track: "Bloodbuzz Ohio"
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From 05/23/2019 08:07
Exceptionally beautiful. What a special voice. Some songs also stand out in live concerts. Vanderlyle is a special song to experience live. Thanks guys!
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From 05/15/2019 21:59
Probably my favorite National album. 8+/10.
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From 02/25/2019 02:25
Standouts: England, Sorrow, Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks

Least Favorites: Runaway, Little Faith
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From 12/25/2018 16:30
The National's best record!
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From 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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