Friday, June 19, 2015

The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream (2014)

Think Paul Simon went alt rock. (Maybe a little Drivin' 'N Cryin' as well.)

It's simply a great album, right from the get go. Relaxed yet insistent, it's seriously casual and meticulously free-form. A classic summer or winter album, actually, capable of sparking unexpected reactions and emotions, and multiple feelings depending on your mood.

"Under the Pressure" is such a tremendous opener, it's tough to imagine they can reach such heights on the rest of the album. But "Red Eyes" is a strong offering, as is "An Ocean in Between the Waves."

The War on Drugs - "Red Eyes"

It's simply an outstanding album and a great listen. Highly recommended.

CD Placement Rating:  Car iPod.  And I'm definitely buying it on vinyl.

- Snilch

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