Thursday, 30 December 2010

21: The National - High Violet

They're known for it aren't they? I'm pretty sure they have never made an album that anybody has ever hated. As a band, and musicians they're at the top of the musical mountain. However, this can be a precarious position to be at. As Mos Def said last year "But the further you move in the heights, its less safe
/But the views are amazing". From 'High Violet' it's pretty obvious that they have a steady footing, and they won't be leaving the summit any time soon. Their music is still brooding, dark and exceptional. At times they even make Ian Curtis seem light-hearted. However depressing that sounds, it needs to be heard and appreciated as an album as a whole. 

Key Tracks: Terrible Love, Bloodbuzz Ohio, England

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