Gage Hensley, contributor
With well-controlled reverb and energetic drumming layered on top of breathy vocals comparable to Bob Dylan or Tom Petty, the latest album from The War on Drugs is a statement from a band with incredible songwriting growth.
Although the lyrics aren’t particularly deep, they are delivered wholeheartedly and genuinely. Despite showing musical depth and quality, the songs revolve in a sense of repetition in forms of structure. The format has been a key to their success, but may be a little overused when played in sequence.
On their fourth release with Atlantic Records, The War on Drugs seem to have taken previous sounds that have embodied their music and let the years expand it into their well-rounded and particularly well produced-album new record.
Rating: 8 out of 12 cans of PBR!