The War on Drugs - Lost in a Dream

The War on Drugs - Lost in a Dream

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Lost in the Dream continues down the Slave Ambient route of bridging polar-opposite strains of 1980s rock namely, the tremulous haze of late-era Spacemen 3 and the sort of flyover-state Americana anthems used to sell pick-up trucks. But even in the album's opening seconds, the new album asserts itself as a more urgent affair overtop the blurry, break-of-dawn guitar ripples of Under the Pressure, a stuttering drum machine sounds off like an alarm clock coaxing you out of bed and prodding you out the door. And if the steady-pulsed melody that emerges initially positions Under the Pressure as the most placid song about anxiety ever, by the third chorus run at which point it's amassed a swirl of dueling guitar solos, starburst synths, and brown-note saxophone swells you feel the full weight of this nine-minute track bearing down on your chest. Pitchfork 8.8

Tracklist

  1. Under The Pressure
  2. Red Eyes
  3. Suffering
  4. An Ocean In Between The Waves
  5. Disappearing
  6. Eyes To the Wind
  7. The Haunting Idle
  8. Burning
  9. Lost In The Dream
  10. In Reverse
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