The second track on the album, "Dreaming of You", is one of the best tracks that I have heard in a while. It is fully reminiscent of The Cure in the best way, and it has powerful vocals akin to Depeche Mode. Basically the track takes all of the awesome rock from the 80s, and mashes it together while still making it sound relevant to today's music scene.
The album maintains a very dark 80s vibe throughout the whole disc. War Tapes is able to provide this dark 80s sound while still sounding fresh which is where a lot of actual 80s acts tend to fall flat with their new albums. The band also evokes thoughts of The Killers in a few tracks.
If you have a few extra bucks for music this month, make sure you pick up War Tapes' The Continental Divide. You won't be disappointed. Also, make sure you check out the band this summer on tour with VNV Nation. -- The Rock And Roll Supershow, May 26, 2009