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The War On Drugs

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  • May 30thMay 30th Posts: 1,309
    Ya this album is friggin great! Loving it so far. Glad my CD is getting dropped off tomorrow so I can properly blast it on my speakers downstairs 
  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,985
    First they came for my 8-tracks. Then my records. Then my tapes. Then my CD's. Then the records came back. Then they came for my streaming. What am I talking about anyway???
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,836
    Gets better with each listen as all good records do. I worry if a new record hits the spot straight away. Means I get bored with it quickly. 
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 35,912
    Finally got a chance to listen to it today. ace album. Dug Victim a lot.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 41,122
    I feel like Harmonia's Dream could be another single. Little long though. 
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,836
    edited November 4
    Favourite track after a few repeated listens is I Don’t Live Here Anymore. Love those vocals and backing in the chorus. Just sublime! Who else is singing??
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  • May 30thMay 30th Posts: 1,309
    They recently performed on Tiny Desk concert. They played the title track first. Sounded awesome. 
  • May 30th said:
    They recently performed on Tiny Desk concert. They played the title track first. Sounded awesome. 
    These new songs sound awesome live! Also, tiny desk brings Adam his capo? Haha!! Nice! 
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 34,740
    First chance I’ve had to spin this amazing album. Sounds so damn good!!!


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  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,633
    “Feel the storm coming on
    Feel the darkness at your gate
    Live the loneliest of life
    Keep on moving at your pace
    Ain't the sky just shades of gray
    Until you seen it from the other side?
    Oh, if loving you is the same
    It's only some occasional rain”
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  • Ordered the blue vinyl from turntable lab. I can’t wait anymore! Too many great reviews 
  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,633
    Adam's not known for his lyrics, and if I'm being honest, some of them are a bit cliche.  But where he really excels is little lines here or there, placed perfectly, just as a song crescendoes.  That's why I quote the part above.  Right there in that song...perfect lyrics.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 41,122
    Would love to see them on SNL sometime soon
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  • 1STmammal2wearPants1STmammal2wearPants Worcester, MAPosts: 2,591
    I absolutely cannot wait to see them in Boston next year. Their past few albums have been unbelievable. Been a bucket list band for a while.....

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  • 1STmammal2wearPants1STmammal2wearPants Worcester, MAPosts: 2,591
    Would love to see them on SNL sometime soon
    Would love this. They've gone far indie-r before (i.e. Fleet Foxes).....

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  • Daron OshayDaron Oshay Middletown, NJPosts: 2,395
    I mean this album is fantastic 
  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,633
    https://www.stereogum.com/2167814/the-war-on-drugs-harmonias-dream-live-debut/news/

    Check out the set list.  Forthcoming b-side “Slow Ghost?”

    Gah!  Can’t wait to see what this is about!
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    2011-09-03 PJ20
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  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,633
    1998-06-30 Minneapolis
    2003-06-16 St. Paul
    2006-06-26 St. Paul
    2007-08-05 Chicago
    2009-08-23 Chicago
    2009-08-28 San Francisco
    2010-05-01 NOLA (Jazz Fest)
    2011-07-02 EV Minneapolis
    2011-09-03 PJ20
    2011-09-04 PJ20
    2011-09-17 Winnipeg
    2012-06-26 Amsterdam
    2012-06-27 Amsterdam
    2013-07-19 Wrigley
    2013-11-21 San Diego
    2013-11-23 Los Angeles
    2013-11-24 Los Angeles
    2014-07-08 Leeds, UK
    2014-07-11 Milton Keynes, UK
    2014-10-09 Lincoln
    2014-10-19 St. Paul
    2014-10-20 Milwaukee
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 41,122
    Jimmy Kimmel tonight
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 35,912


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    10/22/13- Philly, PA
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    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
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  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,633
    So its been a few weeks...

    What is your favorite song on the album?  This will obviously change, as mine does over time.  But the one I find myself cranking the most is "Harmonia's Dream."
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  • BrainOfJHABrainOfJHA KCPosts: 664
    vant0037 said:
    So its been a few weeks...

    What is your favorite song on the album?  This will obviously change, as mine does over time.  But the one I find myself cranking the most is "Harmonia's Dream."
    That one is great. I’m also really liking Occasional Rain
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 34,740

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  • The entire record flows. I love the sequencing, big part of what I liked about the last two from them. 
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 41,122
    Favorite parts of this album:
    When the drums and the rest of band kick into Old Skin about half way through.
    Every second of I Don't Live Here Anymore -- damn near perfect song. Possibly their best. 
    The little guitar solo around 4:20 into Harmonia's Dream.

    I think this is honestly one of my favorite albums of the last ten or twenty years. It's so good. I kind of feel bad for MMJ because this album just totally eclipsed their new one to me. Wish there was more than a week between them.
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,985
    Favorite parts of this album:
    When the drums and the rest of band kick into Old Skin about half way through.
    Every second of I Don't Live Here Anymore -- damn near perfect song. Possibly their best. 
    The little guitar solo around 4:20 into Harmonia's Dream.

    I think this is honestly one of my favorite albums of the last ten or twenty years. It's so good. I kind of feel bad for MMJ because this album just totally eclipsed their new one to me. Wish there was more than a week between them.
    I think my first instinct was: this album is a step towards mainstreaming, not "selling out" but changing sound towards a more mass-appealing sound.

    Listening to all their stuff all jumbled together today, I think that was wrong. The new album is continued development of an amazing musician hitting his stride and gaining confidence in his singing and songwriting. If the album is lighter on the overdubs and jam-outs (which of course we all love), it's a huge amount of growth on the feels and hooks. Just awesome stuff.
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,836
    I just love this band. And this new record has cemented it. Only started listening to them after the release of A Deeper Understanding. I’m now fully entrenched in the last three records. Haven’t ventured further back than Lost in a Dream as yet. 
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,985
    I just love this band. And this new record has cemented it. Only started listening to them after the release of A Deeper Understanding. I’m now fully entrenched in the last three records. Haven’t ventured further back than Lost in a Dream as yet. 
    I've become obsessed with Slave Ambient recently.
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    Fenway Park 8/7/16; Fenway Park 9/2/18; SeaHearNow Asbury Park 9/18/21

    Tres Mtns - TLA 3/23/11
    EV - Tower Theatre 6/25/11
    Temple of the Dog - Tower Theatre 11/5/16
  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,633
    Best Night is easily one of their most underrated songs…
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,836
    I just love this band. And this new record has cemented it. Only started listening to them after the release of A Deeper Understanding. I’m now fully entrenched in the last three records. Haven’t ventured further back than Lost in a Dream as yet. 
    I've become obsessed with Slave Ambient recently.
    Looking forward to checking that one out soon. 
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