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The National - High Violet (new album / MP3 / stream)

The National

High Violet

(4AD)

Releasing: 11 May

If you've been counting the days since 2007's Boxer and can't stand the suspense over its follow-up any longer, the National is streaming its latest long-player High Violet in its entirety at the New York Times. Upping the smoldering intensity of Boxer, if that's possible, leaked tracks like the imposing "Bloodbuzz Ohio" and the haunting "Afraid of Everyone" won't disappoint anyone who has been eagerly awaiting new material from the band. And while the new songs sound impressive in their own right, you'll now be able to hear them in the context of the album, which is the best way to listen to a band that's devoted to big picture storytelling like the National. For those who are a little more patient, you can wait a couple of weeks until the proper release of High Violet on May 11.

SONG LIST

01 Terrible Love

02 Sorrow

03 Anyone's Ghost

04 Little Faith

05 Afraid of Everyone

06 Bloodbuzz Ohio

07 Lemonworld

08 Runaway

09 Conversation 16

10 England

11 Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks

"Bloodbuzz Ohio" [MP3]

     

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