If you're already a fan of The National then you will have already purchased this album and will know that as with their past albums, The National have produced another beauty!
However, if you are not a fan of The National (yet) then I'd start with The National's "Boxer" Boxer
as I feel that High Violet is for those that already love The National and their style.
Saw them at The Royal Albert Hall about a month ago and it was sublime. This band is truly unique!