The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

Whilst this doesn’t quite hit the highs of 2014’s Lost In The Dream, the craftsmanship and assiduous attention to detail is still very much present. Again it’s a welcome throwback to era of the Great Rock Album, with songs both huge in scope and personal in sentiment. Much has been made of Thinking Of A Place as the album’s 11-minute centrepiece but the highlight for me is Pain, which further showcases Adam Granduciel‘s stunning guitar soloing, so unflashy and so emotionally resonant.