The third album from Philadelphia band War On Drugs, but in many ways, it feels like the first. The War On Drugs have become a bona fide rock ‘n’ roll band. Played and recorded by the group that solidified
on the road over two years of touring, these tunes reveal a careful and thrilling reinvention of the sound. You can hear the long, drawn out tones that they’ve become known for but more than ever there’s that hint of classic American rock – Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen et al.
“maintains a kind of motorik langour throughout, turning 80s arena rock into something much more intriguing” 4/5 – the observer, “you won’t find a better album this decade. it’s a tender, inviting, consoling, comforting record that you’ll play again & again (stoned or not)….perfect in every way” 5/5 – musicohm, “the simplest most understated shord change can blow a track wide open & elevate it from simply pretty to absolutely devastating” 8.8/10 – pitchfork.’’