Under The Pressure
Label: Secretly Canadian
On The War On Drugs' third full-length, their vision remains undiminished. As with their previous two, Lost in the Dream consists of swirling, churning "roots-tronica" that seeks common ground between Paisley Underground revivalism and Tunnel of Love-era Bruce Springsteen. Though chief songwriter and singer Adam Granduciel's natural predilection is towards the melancholic and ruminative, this set is particularly heavy on moody self-reflection. When on "Eyes to the Wind" he croaks somewhat cryptically, "just a bit run down here," one gets the feeling he's referring to something far larger.