High Violet

Release date
10 May 2010
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Terrible Love 4:39 310,475
2 Sorrow 3:25 313,900
3 Anyone's Ghost 2:54 200,482
4 Little Faith 4:37 249,837
5 Afraid of Everyone 4:19 274,101
6 Bloodbuzz Ohio 4:10 353,640
1 Lemonworld 3:23 254,701
2 Runaway 5:32 258,565
3 Conversation 16 4:17 261,672
4 England 5:40 252,863
5 Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks 4:11 220,347

About this album

Released: 10 May 2010
11 tracks

1. “Terrible Love” 4:39
2. “Sorrow” 3:25
3. “Anyone’s Ghost” 2:54
4. “Little Faith” 4:36
5. “Afraid of Everyone” 4:19
6. “Bloodbuzz Ohio” 4:36
7. “Lemonworld” 3:23
8. “Runaway” 5:33
9. “Conversation 16” 4:18
10. “England” 5:40
11. “Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks” 4:12

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  • Monade2010

    an absolutely FAN.tastic album

    18 Jul 2:34pm Reply
  • theperfectradio

    Personally, I believe that Boxer, Alligator and TWFM are extremely overrated albums. But this one is close to perfection.

    12 May 7:57am Reply
  • Spoike

    I think the whole thing is very strong except for the last track, which I find annoying and never did it for me. This was probably my favourite National album though...

    20 Feb 10:25pm Reply

    starts strong and ends amazing strong but the middle still leaves a lot to be desired for me

    25 Jan 6:32am Reply
  • Stugard

    Has its brilliant moments, but still isn't as consistently brilliant as Boxer or Trouble Will Find Me. Also, someone please go back and mix Terrible Love again.

    17 Jan 8:25pm Reply
  • Mocachino


    13 Jan 4:12am Reply
  • DennysH_


    9 Jan 2:41pm Reply
  • Shalara

    This album changed me. I will love it forever.

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • incoming1

    This is as close to perfect as modern "indie" gets.

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Nada88

    Personally, I find this to be the best album EVER.

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • avestavsdante

    God bless the The national

    20 Jun 2013 Reply
  • MadAzAHatter

    this entire album has the feel of sitting atop a tall building in the midst of a very large city at night with a sky full of stars, warm breezes and you and your best friend are sharing the deepest hurts from your soul and at the same time the most trivial of talk.... knowing you will never see each other again..... loving that person who has shared so much with you and fully aware this will be the last time you will ever have a moment like this for the rest of your life.... yes, this is what Matt and the boys have created here.... it is a moment... a wonderful collection of treasured and then lost moments..... this is an album of great worth to be sure..........

    16 May 2013 Reply
  • mands_chaplin

    nothing can ever top this.

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • portishphonic

    England <3

    18 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Fit-o

    I can't stop listen...

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Cheezdude

    i'm not feeling it. love boxer, though.

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • fank19

    The power of beauty.

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
  • drope3

    Simply classy.

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • scott_sea

    High Violet is a great album. Not one dud song.

    6 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TristanLR

    I say this as a long time follower of The National (about 10 years) so please don’t misinterpret the following comments as those of an opportunistic troll. I just can’t love this album in the same way I love Boxer, Alligator, Cherry Tree and Sad Songs. It’s accomplished, sure...but it’s like a gentrified version of what was once my favourite band. For the last two and a half years I’ve really tried but I still find myself getting bored (!) by the time “Lemonworld” comes around. Everything they did up to this album was absolutely captivating for me, but this (still) feels like a massive anti-climax. I’ll give them another chance with the album next year (or whenever it surfaces), but the zeal is well and truly lost for me.

    15 Nov 2012 Reply
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