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High Violet [LP]

High Violet [LP]

by The National The National
High Violet [LP]

High Violet [LP]

by The National The National

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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Overview

The National have worn a lot of hats since their 2001 debut, but they've never been able to shake the rural, book-smart, quiet violence of the Midwest. The Brooklyn-groomed, Ohio-bred indie rock quintet's fifth full-length album navigates that lonely dirt road where swagger meets desperation like a seasoned tour guide, and while it may take a few songs to get going, there are treasures to be found for patient passengers. High Violet begins to take shape on "Afraid of Everyone," a slow-build, midtempo rocker that expertly utilizes the Clogs' (guitarist Bryce Dessner's other chamber pop band) prickly orchestrations, but it's the punishing "Bloodbuzz Ohio" that serves as the record's centerpiece. Built on a foundation that fuses together TV on the Radio's "Halfway Home" and Arcade Fire's "No Cars Go," its refrain of "I still owe money to the money, to the money I owe" seems both relevant and nostalgic, resulting in a highway anthem that feels like the anti-"Born to Run." Other standout cuts like "Conversation 16," "England," and the darkly funny/oddly beautiful closer, "Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks," trumpet Violet's second-half supremacy, but even they tremble beneath the "Bloodbuzz" intoxication.


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Product Details

Release Date: 05/11/2010
Label: 4Ad
UPC: 0652637300314
catalogNumber: 73003
Rank: 20720

Tracks

  1. Terrible Love
  2. Sorrow
  3. Anyone’S Ghost
  4. Little Faith
  5. Afraid of Everyone
  6. Bloodbuzz Ohio
  7. Lemonworld
  8. Runaway
  9. Conversation 16
  10. England
  11. Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

National   Primary Artist

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