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Lost In The Dream

The War On Drugs

Lost In The Dream

Follow-up to the acclaimed second album Slave Ambient from the Philadelphia indie rock band fronted by Adam Granduciel

ADM rating[?]

8.4

Label
Secretly Canadian
UK Release date
17/03/2014
US Release date
18/03/2014
  1. 10.0 |   Time Out

    It’s no small feat to make rock music sound this fresh nowadays. Amid the hordes of bands pulling the same old tired moves, thank god for The War On Drugs
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  2. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    A moving and magnificent record
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  3. 10.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The War on Drugs’ trick has always been keeping the foundations of a song simple, so that there’s plenty of breathing room for flourishes, be they lyrical or instrumental
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  4. 10.0 |   music OMH

    It’s a tender, inviting, consoling, comforting record that you’ll play again and again (stoned or not). In short, Lost In The Dream is perfect in every way
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  5. 10.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A flawless, ethereal artistic statement by a band who has clearly refined and perfected their craft
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  6. 10.0 |   Evening Standard

    Feels like a huge triumph
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  7. 9.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    All the different factors at play here create something that isn’t afraid to deviate and take strange turns and reversals, contrasts that rub up against each other and create some brilliant sparks
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  8. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    As with other War On Drugs records, every hook on Lost In The Dream attempts to organize emotional chaos into understanding
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  9. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    With Lost In The Dream and his band The War On Drugs, Adam Granduciel has made an incredibly strong case that his heroes should now be considered his peers
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  10. 9.0 |   All Music

    It's a near flawless collection of dreamy vibes, shifting moods, and movement, and stands easily as Granduciel's finest hour so far
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  11. 9.0 |   Beardfood

    It sounds outdated in a very good way
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  12. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    With their third album, the War on Drugs continue to recreate classic rock in their own image and in doing so they created a classic album of their own
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  13. 9.0 |   Spin

    For all the atmosphere these 10 songs carry, plenty of them qualify as anthemic
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  14. 9.0 |   NME

    A sound that's as much Balearic Bruce Springsteen as it is Don Henley on horseback
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  15. 9.0 |   FasterLouder

    An absorbing release from beginning to end
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  16. 8.8 |   Pitchfork

    This is the War on Drugs’ most lustrous, intricately detailed, and beautifully rendered record to date
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  17. 8.7 |   Earbuddy

    Manages to dispel the ghostly remains of Kurt Vile’s departure and creates an album that is twice as grand and cohesive than their previous album
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  18. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    Though clearly there's a significant amount of work going into their music, it manages to sound effortless
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  19. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Granduciel’s most open-armed record yet, filled to the gills with selfdom and sprawling musicality
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  20. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Lost in the Dream pushes rock music forward
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  21. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Maintains a kind of motorik languor throughout, turning 80s arena rock into something much more intriguing
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  22. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Granduciel is clearly still drawn to his rock roots, but as the gap between him and those influences widens, it become suffused with anxiety and dread
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  23. 8.0 |   DIY

    Despite all the doubts and the self-admonishing, in a strange way you won’t find a more affirming album all year
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  24. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    An album that would sound as though it could have been made anytime in the last five decades were it not so immaculately produced
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  25. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Adam Granduciel’s vocals dominate a robust rock arrangement, the motorik-haunted stoicism of the group’s past music dispelled in a burst of compact hooks and visceral gear changes
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  26. 8.0 |   The Music

    This is a moving, enchanting album
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  27. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    With Lost In The Dream set to soar in an even bigger way, the future is a thrilling one for band and fans alike
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  28. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Imagine Neu! covering Dancing in the Dark
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  29. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Gorgeous, fully realised third album from Adam Granduciel's ambient rockers. Print edition only

  30. 8.0 |   Q

    It's a record for dusk, for dawn, and for all the dark corners in which you might find yourself in between. Print edition only

  31. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A triumph of emotive feel amid neurotic detail. Print edition only

  32. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Its unified vision should appeal to fans of My Bloody Valentine and Neil Young alike
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  33. 8.0 |   Art Rocker

    80s Americana may be pretty hard to come by today, but with Lost In The Dream it can most definitely be found safe and sound here
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  34. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The listener is constantly reminded that this is an expansive modern rock record, stuffed with big hooks and a crisp production
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  35. 8.0 |   The FT

    1970s rock with the metronomic pulse of krautrock
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  36. 8.0 |   Clash

    Richly melodic and possessing a classicist pop sensibility, this is rock music with soul
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  37. 7.5 |   The 405

    Their one-track minded gung-ho ethos created their expansive loyal fan base in the first place, there's no room for plinking around on a fucking hurdy gurdy
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  38. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Although not a massive step forward from their previous two albums, there is something more pure about the experience
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  39. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Seven-minutes-plus songs like "In Reverse" and "An Ocean in Between the Waves" have enough locomotion to go twice as long, while slower tracks like "Suffering" are deadwood in search of a spark
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  40. 6.0 |   The List

    Most tracks drift on in a hazy, sometimes listless fug, like a psychedelic Springsteen. Which is just fine, if you have the time
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  41. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Familiar sounding, yet just alien enough to attract attention
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