"The War On Drugs' rise to the top has felt like a victory lap around the bases after the band hit two glorious home runs with 2014’s ‘Lost In The Dream’ and 2017’s ‘A Deeper Understanding’. Those albums brimmed with perfectly executed sky-scraping Americana that was always destined to fill the biggest arenas; in fulfilling that duty, they sealed their status as one of the biggest rock’n’roll forces of the 21st century.
The Philadelphia six-piece haven’t made any concessions to get here. Instead, their deeply spiritual sound has been born out of the hard work and obsessive artistry of their leader Adam Granduciel, a man who has never courted celebrity or been dragged into a world of ego that can easily overcome someone in his position. It’s simply his deep affection for the craft that’s spurred them to dizzying heights over the last 15 years."
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