The National

Leaked: The National – High Violet

The National - High Violet

The National’s highly anticipated follow-up to their 2007 critically-acclaimed album “Boxer” has leaked before its release date. The National have kept busy almost the entire time in between albums touring and with the Dessner brothers putting together what is probably the best charity compilation ever; “Dark Was the Night”, to which the National also contributed a song to. The National starting garnering buzz for the new album by premiering some new songs and releasing the song ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’ as a free download, and playing ‘Terrible Love’ on Jimmy Fallon.
The first things that becomes apparent is that the band used a demo version of ‘Terrible Love’ as the opener for the album. I thought it was a mistake then I did a little research and found that they had used an early version of the song, that doesn’t sound very polished but still has the same power as when they performed the song on Jimmy Fallon. The record procedes to ‘Sorrow’ which is more of an sentimental song but picks up the pace of the album. The National seem t ohave created a more atmospheric record, with various forms of layering found on most of the songs. The record was excellent upon the first few plays but it seems to get better with every play. You find new things that you didn’t hear before like the piano on ‘Terrible Love’ and all the small noises like something that sounds like snoring on ‘Afraid of Everyone’ and instruments that just compliment those instruments in the spotlight. Other highlights from the album include ‘Anyone’s Ghost’, ‘England’, ‘Converstation 16’ *which reminded of zombies, and ‘Lemonworld’.
The record is going to be available on May 10 and 11 but the band has decided that they will be streaming the album over at the New York Times starting on Friday. You can buy the album here.

The National – Afraid of Everyone [Alt]

Join the discussion

  1. Pingback: JP's Blog | Twitter Is Now Giving Out DMCA Take Down Notices

  2. Pingback: JP's Blog | Twitter Is Now Giving Out DMCA Take Down Notices

  3. Pingback: MUSIC TO MAKE YOUR SUMMER HOT! HOT! HOT! « After Show Blog

  4. Pingback: Twitter Taking Down Tweets Over Bogus DMCA Claims | It's... just a dot

  5. admin

    Wow, any press is good press, I guess. As long as people visit the blog

  6. Pingback: Twitter, DMCA Take-downs & the Prior Restraint of First Amendment Speech

  7. Pingback: Twitter, DMCA Take-downs & the Prior Restraint of First Amendment Speech | GroupHelp.NET - Easy everything!

  8. Pingback: Twitter, DMCA Take-downs & the Prior Restraint of First Amendment Speech | Tech News

  9. Pingback: Twitter, DMCA Take-downs & the Prior Restraint of First Amendment Speech - www.Korallenkacke.com

  10. Pingback: Twitter, DMCA Take-downs & the Prior Restraint of First Amendment Speech | Tech News Today

  11. Pingback: the hive » Twitter, DMCA Take-downs & the Prior Restraint of First Amendment Speech

  12. Pingback: Twitter, DMCA Take-downs & the Prior Restraint of First Amendment Speech | UpOff.com

  13. Pingback: A collection of stuff » Blog Archive » Ni twitter está a salvo de la policía del copyright

  14. Pingback: Twitter, DMCA Take-downs & the Prior Restraint of First Amendment Speech | Techdare

  15. Pingback: Twitter, DMCA Take-downs & the Prior Restraint of First Amendment Speech - Programming Blog

  16. Pingback: uberVU - social comments

  17. Pingback: Twitter, DMCA Take-downs & the Prior Restraint of First Amendment Speech | Search-Internet Marketing

  18. Pingback: Whats Hot » Blog Archive » Twitter Removes Tweet After DMCA Complaint

  19. Pingback: You Get The . Info » Twitter Taking Down Tweets Over Bogus DMCA Claims – 3828th Edition

  20. Pingback: Twitter Removes Tweet After DMCA Complaint - Programming Blog

  21. Pingback: ArticleSave :: Uncategorized :: Twitter, DMCA Take-downs & the Prior Restraint of First Amendment Speech

  22. Pingback: Y el nuevo objetivo de “las sgaes” es… Twitter | ALT1040

  23. Pingback: Y el nuevo objetivo de “las sgaes” es… Twitter | Tuiter.com

  24. Pingback: Twitter Removes Tweet After DMCA Complaint

  25. Pingback: Twitter, DMCA Take-downs & the Prior Restraint of First Amendment Speech :Xero Wire

  26. Pingback: Twitter Forces Tweet Takedown of Leaked ‘The National’ Album | Death By Cucumber News

  27. Pingback: Y el nuevo objetivo de “las SGAEs” es… Twitter | Hola 141 - BLOG

  28. Pingback: Twitter Taking Down Tweets Over Bogus DMCA Claims « Hindgrindr

  29. Pingback: Y el nuevo objetivo de “las SGAEs” es… Twitter - blog de actualidad tecnologica - com3.es

  30. Pingback: Twitter Forces Tweet Takedown of Leaked ‘The National’ Album | Products & Tech News

  31. Pingback: YuccaTree Post + » DMCA: Twitter musste Tweet löschen

  32. Pingback: Twitter Forces Tweet Takedown of Leaked ‘The National’ Album | Everything's Social

  33. Pingback: Y el nuevo objetivo de “las SGAEs” es… Twitter | Noticortos.com

  34. Pingback: Twitter, DMCA Take-downs & the Prior Restraint of First Amendment Speech | DB NEWS

  35. Pingback: de la red – 28/04/2010 « Tecnologías y su contexto

  36. Pingback: Twitter Forces Tweet Takedown of Leaked ‘The National’ Album « 全球网摘 – 贴凹网

  37. forex robot

    Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends!

  38. Cindy

    I jumped on Wikipedia and read the article, but it was a lot like walking through pudding: slow going and afterward I felt kinda dirty.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

x