High Violet might be the ENS album of the year. However, that is not the award the boys took home this week in the UK. Shunning any potential releases from now until the end of the year (there aren’t many anyway), The National have taken home the hardware from the folks at Q magazine.
Not only did the boys win, but they did so in impressive fashion, beating out the likes of Green Day, Arcade Fire, Kings Of Leon and Muse. ‘High Violet’ debuted at #5 on the UK album charts, and #3 on the Billboard 200 in the US when it was released in May.
Congratulations to the Cincinnati boys!
Joe started ENS in 2003 after most people he wanted to talk to about music were worn thin by his ramblings. The outlet this site provided helped out, and somehow is still going 9 years later. After a four year stint as a WOXY DJ, Joe returned to Cincinnati and continues to pioneer ENS. In addition to the overall look and feel of the site, Joe provides regular reviews, and kinda makes sure this whole thing stays afloat.