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.