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Lost In The Dream [Limited Edition]

War on DrugsAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 18, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Secretly Canadian
  • ASIN: B00H2A2T2S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The War On Drugs, the Philadelphia-based project of Adam Granduciel, presents their third full-length album, the beautifully sweeping Lost In The Dream, via Secretly Canadian. Written and recorded over two-plus years in Philadelphia, North Carolina, New York and New Jersey, following almost two years of nonstop touring in support of 2011's Slave Ambient, Lost In The Dream is the outstanding presentation of Granduciel's progression and growth as a songwriter, performer, and producer. It is an immense listen to be absorbed and discovered now and for decades to come.

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The War on Drugs - Big Gold Dream March 18, 2014
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There is always a nervousness when a band returns to the fray after releasing a superb album. The last War on Drugs album, 2011's "Slave ambient" was in this reviewers humble opinion the best thing to come out of rock music that year. To use a sprinting analogy, it was a sort of musical Usain Bolt, always edging some very fine competition. With Adam Granduciel in the driving seat the band has a musician totally in command of his muse. It sees him accurately mix echoes of Springsteen with Can, of Petty with Neu and yet still produce a sound all of his own. The fact that Granduciel is also in a healthy competition with his Kurt Vile, his Philadelphia comrade and former WOD member, also seems to be pushing both musicians to scale new quality benchmarks. It is thus most pleasing to report that "Lost in a Dream" is every bit a match for its predecessor and mighty album. The extra dimension is that it is also a classic rock album something that certain commentators seem over ready to declare redundant.

The whole thing kicks off with a nine minute song "Under Pressure". Immediately all the WOD ingredients come together with a big build up, the melodically following guitar lines, a synthesized pause in the songs middle only for the song to return with extra power and fade out over waves of sound. An extra dimension on this new album is that Granduciel's vocals are now firmly up front in the mix.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Happy March 26, 2014
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I am so happy to know that good rock music - even good any kind of music - is still being made. I was young, but still around and old enough to buy The Doors 1st LP when it came out, as well as Led Zeppelin's 1st LP, and Jimi Hendrix Experience "Are You Experienced" - you get the drift. I sometimes buy new music (Blow Up Hollywood, The Dreaming, and a hand full of others), but always revisit the classic rock. When I heard WOD, I was blown away. I came across this CD by a mistaken search, and am I glad. Bought 3 of their CD's at once. This group is incredibly talented - sounds like there's staying power.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost in the Dream March 18, 2014
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A cross between Gaslight Anthem, Deerhunter and the Verve... Damn, that made no sense (or did it?). This album is a bit more fast paced than the last one and has more build-ups. If he would get rid of all the effects that make this album slightly psych-folk the tunes would be catchy enough to garner a much bigger audience, but thankfully he is keeping everything that makes this music special, at least this time around.

Great production, careful arrangements, and the hardwork is all very evident in the 3rd War on Drugs album. Beautiful and meaningful music for the win.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Few albums have captured the Psychedelic, melancholic, folky americana vibe as precisely as this one has. Balancing introspective psychedelia "Disappearing" with the anthemic glory or "Red Eyes", this sound is largely based in the 80's like some bastard child of Don Henley, Bob Dylan, The Chameleons and even Bruce Springsteen. There is a sadness that pervades even thre most carefree numbers like" An Ocean Between the Waves" and the beautiful "Eyes to the Wind" and there's a world weary wisdom that informs the soul of this record, "Love is the key to the things that we see, and don't mind chasing." "Lost In the Dream" and "In Reverse" close out the album with a somber uncertainty but that's almost what makes this album so beautiful and vulnerable. An incredible listen fom start to finsih. A grand parade indeed!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The long and short of it: Buy this album March 18, 2014
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I'm going to make this review short and to the point because the music is sprawling and powerful enough to speak for itself. Imagine Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks mixed with Pet Grief by The Radio Dept. It's a hazy, introspective, and gloomy experience, but it's beautifully put together. The shimmering arrangements and every nuance in between comes through exceptionally well with headphones on. If you liked (or loved) Slave Ambient, you will not be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely March 21, 2014
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Get it. It's a really, really nice listen. Not rockin', if that's what you're looking for, but not a snooze fest either. If you know of this artist or the ilk, you'll like this - a lot. Heard it at my local record store, brought it home and listened twice through. Get it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Living I. The dream March 31, 2014
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Like listening to Springsteen covering Dire Straits through a gossamer haze in the back of a small club.
More muscular than Slave Ambient and tighter too (though there are several songs that clock in over 6.5 mins) but still has the same tripping on a sunny day vibe. Probably not for everyone, it's not very aggressive or instantly pop accessible, but I'm sure it will grow very quickly on people that want something just different enough from their music.
RIYL: Dylan, the Verve, dreamier Dire Straits, getting stoned and listening to that Indy station at the bottom of the dial.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dean Wareham + Doug Martsch?
I'm seeing a lot of references here to Dylan, Tom Petty, classic rock, etc. These comparisons are valid, but I'm a 90s rock kid, so let me offer my take: I found the War on Drugs... Read more
Published 1 day ago by M. Schwartz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
The music on this album just carries you along as if in a dream. The instrumental parts are wonderful and I love the vocal styling. Just love it!
Published 2 days ago by Salwa Khan
3.0 out of 5 stars Trance Rock
The War on Drugs' 2014 album "Lost In The Dream" is a fine piece of contemporary trance rock (to coin a new genre). Read more
Published 2 days ago by Sedric Ziegler
5.0 out of 5 stars great record
at once driving and laid back. unapologetic references to Dylan, Springsteen, Dire Straits & 80s beats, but with a really cool original vocalist. Read more
Published 7 days ago by J. Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars forward-thinking, expansive, smooth-flowing indie rock
4th album from Philadelphia band—Imagine if a Bob Dylan/Nikki Sudden clone, with his voice in
top-tuned form, decided to sing for a contemporary indie rock band. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Charlie Quaker
5.0 out of 5 stars Love at first listen
Some albums need a few listens to be loved
Others need just one

This record gets you on the first song.
Published 9 days ago by Pete Finney
5.0 out of 5 stars War on Drugs
This a great band and the best album I've heard in a very long time. I think once you listen you will definitely be hooked as I am.
Published 10 days ago by K. Bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Record of the Year
Simply stated the album is flawless and a joy to listen to. I can't get it away from my ears.
Published 10 days ago by Jim Abbott
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful - and new - but with strains of Wilco, Dylan, Mark Knopfler...
What a stunning album. Every song on it - solid 3 star or higher on my scale. There is not a single weak track. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Andrew M. Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential listening
Slave Ambient was a great album but here the guys have stepped up a gear. I absolutely love this album!
Published 14 days ago by Hamish Scott
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