Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The National - High Violet




This album which has been streaming on NYtimes.com is fucking phenomenal. I've loved much of what this band has done and this album is no different, it's The National playing their music but evolving it and growing it. Its truly a brilliant album and I hardly say things like that. Songs like Sorrow, I'm Afraid Of Everyone and Lemonworld are the highlights, but all the songs are strong and stand well on their own. The tone of this record is darkly optimistic, if that makes sense, but I've always felt that way of Matt Berninger's lyrics and how they play over the music that is so fine tuned and raw at the same time.

Listen to this album.

4 comments:

WEB SHERIFF said...

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Hi FF,

On behalf of Beggars, 4AD and The National many thanks for plugging "High Violet" on your site (street date 11th May) ... .. thanks, also, on behalf of the label, management and artist for not posting any pirate links to unreleased (studio) material and, if you / your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, then a full length, high quality version of "BloodBuzz Ohio" is available for fans and bloggers to link to / post / host etc from www.highviolet.com/thenational_bloodbuzzohio.mp3 and “Afraid of Everyone” is now also available from www.soundcloud.com/ninasles/afraid-of-everyone-the-national ... .. for further details of the new album, on-line promotions, videos and 2010 shows, check-out the official site, as well as the band's MySpace at www.myspace.com/thenational and YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/beggars ... .. and keep an eye on these official sources for details of further news, preview material and on-line promotions.

Thanks again for your plug.

Regards,

WEB SHERIFF

惠IdellA_Fecteau1231蘋 said...

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andrew.swanston said...

This record is incredible

嘉容嘉容 said...

文章很棒~感謝!!..................................................