[ 4AD Records / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 10 May 2010
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A melodic, explosive and beautiful set of songs that find The National at the height of their collaborative career! 'High Violet' features guests Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Sufjan Stevens & Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), amongst others.
'High Violet', the new 4AD album from acclaimed Brooklyn band The National, is an astonishingly powerful record. The music is wide-ranging in its moods, by turns intimate and rough, expansive and spare, full of stark angles and atmosphere. Matt Berninger's singing - wild, half-broken, sly - evokes a feeling of being haunted: by love, by paranoia, by something just out of reach.
'High Violet' delivers a melodic, explosive and beautiful set of songs that find The National at the height of their collaborative career. 'High Violet' reveals deeper musical hues and lyrical riches upon every listen and is without doubt The National's most infectious and immediate album yet.
1. Terrible Love
3. Anyone's Ghost
4. Little Faith
5. Afraid of Everyone
6. Bloodbuzz Ohio
9. Conversation 16
11. Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks