The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBWiMAu3uII

This track is fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeaDE1magRk

This one hasn't grown on me yet.

yesca, Saturday, 3 June 2017 05:19 (two months ago) Permalink

looking forward to this. "holding on" sounds like he's channeling michael rother

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 3 June 2017 13:14 (two months ago) Permalink

the groove that 'thinking of a place' drops into at the end of the lyrics @ 9:00, i could listen to 10 more minutes of that

ciderpress, Saturday, 3 June 2017 15:29 (two months ago) Permalink

also like how the first 30 seconds of 'holding on' is a microcosm of all the war on drugs-isms

ciderpress, Saturday, 3 June 2017 15:30 (two months ago) Permalink

at first listen, "thinking of a place" feels like one of those long boring breezy jams that there were too many of on the last record. second single is a rocker but it might feel a bit too war on drugs by numbers. i these dudes though, there will surely be a ripper or two on here that i'll love. i've probably listened to "red eyes" about 300 times and it still gets me excited to this day, so they got some magic going on for sure

just another (diamonddave85), Saturday, 3 June 2017 15:41 (two months ago) Permalink

i trust these dudes*

just another (diamonddave85), Saturday, 3 June 2017 15:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Lost in a Dream grew into being my favorite album of all-time, so yeah, kind of looking forward to this.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Friday, 9 June 2017 01:11 (two months ago) Permalink

the dream, not a dream. Apparently didn't like it that much :)

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Friday, 9 June 2017 01:12 (two months ago) Permalink

man holding on is so good. i love how incongruously upbeat and bouncy it is.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 9 June 2017 02:53 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvmEYgFsgyg

Feeling this too.

yesca, Thursday, 20 July 2017 01:33 (one month ago) Permalink

My favourite of the new tracks, I think. I suspect he's found his sweet spot and is refusing to budge, that sweet spot being 1984, with him gazing into the peeling ceiling paint of a haunted school hall.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Thursday, 20 July 2017 08:33 (one month ago) Permalink

"Thinking of a Place" is the fantastic one!

niels, Thursday, 20 July 2017 08:44 (one month ago) Permalink

love them, but the boring drummer/drum machine...why, oh why?!

nostormo, Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:40 (one month ago) Permalink

I read Moby's (gross) memoir, and he talks about recording Animal Rights with a drum machine, then hiring a session dude to re-record all the tracks, and then he and Moulder deciding to stick with the janky machine to keep things intentionally off-balance.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:44 (one month ago) Permalink

to me the drum machine is a crucial part of the aesthetic

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:45 (one month ago) Permalink

i'm recycling my tweet but the new song answers the musical question: What if Bob Dylan joined Division Bell-era Pink Floyd?

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 20 July 2017 16:23 (one month ago) Permalink

With or without flashing jewel box light?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 20 July 2017 16:54 (one month ago) Permalink

surely the choicest of all floyd eras

j., Thursday, 20 July 2017 16:54 (one month ago) Permalink

I'd fav that tweet if I could find it

just another (diamonddave85), Thursday, 20 July 2017 17:24 (one month ago) Permalink

says a guy who bought the DB reissue

just another (diamonddave85), Thursday, 20 July 2017 17:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Just listened to most of Division Bell cuz of this thread and JEEZUS is that shit terrible

bunny slopes, Thursday, 20 July 2017 21:10 (one month ago) Permalink

all i can think of with this album title is that stupid kate bush song

just another (diamonddave85), Thursday, 20 July 2017 21:35 (one month ago) Permalink

new song is awesome this is going to be a great album

kinda bummed they're mostly playing arenas at this point, but then again last time I saw them they definitely channeled some Bruce

niels, Friday, 21 July 2017 06:36 (one month ago) Permalink

I kinda like Division Bell and Endless River

I thought the new song was good that Kate Bush song is great btw

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 21 July 2017 11:34 (one month ago) Permalink

that sweet spot being 1984, with him gazing into the peeling ceiling paint of a haunted school hall.

Perfect.

I wonder how many times he's listened to "I'm on Fire"...

yesca, Saturday, 22 July 2017 02:09 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I like the new songs but the overall hype is exaggerated. They are recycling ideas and it's becoming hard to distinguish between the songs themselves.

nostormo, Friday, 4 August 2017 06:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/z_qaKlf2TzU

nostormo, Friday, 4 August 2017 06:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I love all of the releases from this album. I can see what some people are saying in that it all has a similar thing to it but I think that's precisely what the group should be delivering at this stage in their output. It's the perfect realization of their sound at this moment in time.

yesca, Sunday, 6 August 2017 16:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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