High Violet (studio album) by The National

High Violet
High Violet by The National
Year: 2010
Release date: 2010-05-11
Overall rank: 127th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,207 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2010 (3rd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 2010s (10th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (127th)
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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,207 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.7/100, a mean average of 80.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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80/100
From 02/09/2021 15:03
In my opinion not as good as Boxer or Trouble Will Find Me but still a great album inbetween the 2. I think it drags on a bit with some of the tracks but still not a bad track on it. Love how it starts and ends.
Favourite tracks: Terrible Love, Vanderlyle, England, Bloodbuzz Ohio
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From 07/27/2020 16:26
Uninteresting, typical hipster trash. A joke of an album. Bloodbuzz Ohio is the only decent song.
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90/100
From 07/13/2020 17:23
Excellent band. All their albums are high quality if a bit samey. This one's the most consistent. Little Faith and Afraid of Everyone are personal faves.
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95/100
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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95/100
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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85/100
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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90/100
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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