The National United States

The best album credited to The National is High Violet which is ranked number 127 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 11,501.

The National is ranked number 44 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 37,701.

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The National best albums

The following albums by The National are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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2010
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2007
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2013
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6,007
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2005
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3,998
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2017
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2,985
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2019
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1,160
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2023
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554
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2003
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442
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2023
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253
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2004
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Total albums: 16. Page 1 of 2

This may not be a complete discography for The National.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The National bestography composition

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1990s 0 0%
2000s 6 0%
2010s 7 0%
2020s 3 0%
Live? Albums %
No 12 75%
Yes 4 25%

The National best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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1.
Rating: 91 (375 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Boxer)
2.
Rating: 90 (379 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album High Violet)
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Rating: 89 (317 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Boxer)
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Rating: 88 (218 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Alligator)
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Rating: 88 (292 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Boxer)
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Rating: 87 (231 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Trouble Will Find Me)
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Rating: 87 (76 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Cherry Tree)
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Rating: 87 (186 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Alligator)
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Rating: 87 (291 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album High Violet)
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Rating: 87 (241 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Trouble Will Find Me)
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Rating: 86 (225 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Trouble Will Find Me)
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Rating: 86 (312 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album High Violet)
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Rating: 86 (283 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album High Violet)
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Rating: 86 (96 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album I Am Easy To Find)
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Rating: 86 (281 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album High Violet)
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Rating: 86 (239 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Trouble Will Find Me)
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Rating: 86 (175 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Alligator)
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Rating: 86 (220 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Trouble Will Find Me)
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Rating: 85 (254 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album High Violet)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

The National ratings

Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 191 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 2% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 82.4/100, a mean average of 81.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.8/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 16.7.

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The National comments

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85/100
From 08/15/2023 12:16
What a carreer and Ty for all the good moments !

Here is my personal 'The National' ranking albums :

1- High Violet (2010) ⇒ 80.90 (9)
2- Boxer (2007) => 80.40 (9)
3- First Two Pages of Frankeinstein (2023) => 76.80 (5)
4- Trouble Will Find Me (2013) => 76.50 (5)
5- Laugh Track (2023) => 76.30 (4)
6- Sleep Well Beast (2017) => 75.00 (4)
7- Alligator (2005) => 74.20 (3)
8- Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers (2003) => 73.30 (0)
9- I Am Easy to Find (2019) => 72.90 (2)
10- The National (2001) => 70.80 (0)

And If I had to create my own 'Best of The National', it would be a double CD made of 42 tracks composed with :

- Secret Meaning (2005) => 80
- Karen (2005) => 80
- Mr. November (2005) => 80
- Fake Empire (2007) => 85
- Mistaken For Strangers (2007) => 90
- Brainy (2007) => 80
- Green Gloves (2007) => 80
- Slow Show (2007) => 85
- Guest Room (2007) => 80
- Racing Like a Pro (2007) => 80
- Ada (2007) => 80
- Gospel (2007) => 80
- Bonus from 'Dark Was The Night' / So Far Around the Bend (2009) => 85
- Terrible Love (2010) => 85
- Sorrow (2010) => 80
- Anyone's Ghost (2010) => 80
- Bloodbuzz Ohio (2010) => 85
- Lemonworld (2010) => 80
- Runaway (2010) => 85
- Conversation 16 (2010) => 80
- England (2010) => 80
- Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks (2010) => 85
- I Should Live in Salt (2013) => 80
- Don't Swallow the Cap (2013) => 80
- Sea of Love (2013) => 80
- This Is the Last Time (2013) => 80
- Pink Rabbits (2013) => 85
- Day I Die (2017) => 80
- The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness (2017) => 80
- Guilty Party (2017) => 80
- Carin at the Liquor Store (2017) => 80
- Rylan (2019) => 80
- Light Years (2019) => 80
- Once Upon a Poolside (2023) => 80
- Eucalyptus (2023) => 80
- This Isn't Helping (2023) => 80
- Tropic Morning News (2023) => 85
- Alien (2023) => 80
- Deep End (Paul's in Pieces) (2023) ⇒ 80
- Weird Goodbyes (2023) ⇒ 80
- Hornets (2023) ⇒ 80
- Crumble (2023) ⇒ 80
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From 08/22/2020 08:41
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75/100
From 07/01/2018 21:22
An enjoyable band, slightly overrated, but makes compelling music. Nothing outstanding here.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 03/29/2018 18:16
1. Alligator
2. High Violet
3. Sleep Well Beast
4. Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers
5. Boxer
6. Trouble Will Find Me
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85/100
From 03/05/2018 10:46
Not for the music, not for the lyrics, I'm just here for Matt's voice
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90/100
From 09/10/2017 21:26
1) High Violet
2) Boxer
3) Trouble Will Find Me
4) Sleep Well Beast
5) Alligator
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From 06/13/2017 13:54
Mat is best vocal ever...his voice is something realy special!
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80/100
From 06/04/2017 13:04
1. Boxer (brainy, fake empire, start a war)
2. Alligator (Geese of beverly road, Daughters of the soho riots)
3. High Violet (afraid of everyone, bloodbuzz ohio)
4. Trouble Will Find Me (humiliation, dont swallow the cap)
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100/100
From 08/27/2016 20:23
For years and years I'd never been able to single out an artist or band as being my favourite. That was until I stumbled upon the National in 2010. Boxer, Aligator, High Violet and Trouble Will find me are to me 5 star albums. Cherry Tree EP is also excellent.
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85/100
From 07/19/2015 23:18
The only problem that I have with this band is that every album sounds the same. But the good thing is that every album is great
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