10 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

With 2011’s Slave Ambient, The War on Drugs offered a collection of emotionally rich, guitar-driven grandeur that earned songwriter/bandleader Adam Granduciel accolades from far beyond his hometown scene in Philadelphia. The War on Drugs’ fourth full-length operates with a bigger, bolder agenda—evident in the clattering electronics and hypnotic production of the nearly nine-minute opener, “Under the Pressure”. From there, Lost in the Dream unfolds with warm, melancholic rock that combines Granduciel’s mystical tenor with a blurry haze of vintage synths, chiming guitars, horn accents and reverb-soaked ambience. Uptempo tracks like “Red Eyes” and “An Ocean in Between the Waves” juxtapose pulsing, mechanical backbeats with droning synths. Ballads, like the heartbreaking “Suffering” and the gently paced title track, float along in a beautiful fog. After Lost in the Dream closes with a couple of minutes of wordless feedback, the album leaves a hypnotic, lingering impression.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With 2011’s Slave Ambient, The War on Drugs offered a collection of emotionally rich, guitar-driven grandeur that earned songwriter/bandleader Adam Granduciel accolades from far beyond his hometown scene in Philadelphia. The War on Drugs’ fourth full-length operates with a bigger, bolder agenda—evident in the clattering electronics and hypnotic production of the nearly nine-minute opener, “Under the Pressure”. From there, Lost in the Dream unfolds with warm, melancholic rock that combines Granduciel’s mystical tenor with a blurry haze of vintage synths, chiming guitars, horn accents and reverb-soaked ambience. Uptempo tracks like “Red Eyes” and “An Ocean in Between the Waves” juxtapose pulsing, mechanical backbeats with droning synths. Ballads, like the heartbreaking “Suffering” and the gently paced title track, float along in a beautiful fog. After Lost in the Dream closes with a couple of minutes of wordless feedback, the album leaves a hypnotic, lingering impression.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
473 Ratings
473 Ratings
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Today’s Roxy Music

Incredible rolling melodic sound, you will be wondering Don Henley ? Roxy Music? Dylan? Great music

All about the 90s ,

Masterpiece

Such a great band and good album! Can’t wait for the next album to release. Very dynamic. Awesome vocals. I don’t mind the length of each song because they are well worth listening to. Each instrument is very well played in every song.

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Arcade-a

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