The National - High Violet (2xLP)

The National - High Violet (2xLP)
The National - High Violet (2xLP) The National - High Violet (2xLP) The National - High Violet (2xLP)
Format: Vinyl (2xLP) 
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Label (Code): 4AD (CAD3X03)
Special Attributes: Ltd edition heavyweight vinyl, Gatefold sleeve in protective plastic sleeve
Release Date: 2010
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"...It's exceptionally crafted, it's gorgeously composed and it's remarkably rendered by a band that might just be one of the very best we have today." (

"...Darker and more introspectively brooding than ever, in places it’s the most immediate National effort since their overlooked eponymous debut. Sidestepping studio sterility, it’s imbued with crackling vivacity that’s unusual for a band at this stage in their careers. It’s apparent straightaway in the hum of opener ‘Terrible Love’, where aching harmonies swarm around trademark percussive crescendos and subtly arranged orchestral splendour. Proving maturation beyond doubt, where their lyrics once enveloped twisted relationships and, prior to quitting their day jobs, office-toil hell, now moments like ‘Afraid Of Everyone’ allude to parenthood’s perils. No cheery paean to reproduction, Berninger hoists his “kid on my shoulders” before the stark, spine-chilling realisation that “I don’t have the drugs to sort it out”, ending utterly broken and vulnerable. Just when you fear the mood is unrelentingly bleak, however, single ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’ arrives, overflowing with bombastic charisma and a longing for the open road. Goddamn it’s taken a while, but with ‘High Violet’ The National’s slow and steady evolution can no longer be ignored. This lot are fully grown-up, coloured in and going overground. And if the masses aren’t ready by now, they probably never will be." (Read More:

Track List

A1 Terrible Love         
A2 Sorrow         
A3 Anyone's Ghost    
B1 Little Faith         
B2 Afraid Of Everyone         
B3 Bloodbuzz Ohio      
C1 Lemonworld         
C2 Runaway         
C3 Conversation 16     
D1 England         
D2 Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks

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