10. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
On Lost in the Dream, The War on Drugs captures the essence of a new notable classic rock gods. Bruce Springsteen with the steady-as-ever drums, both Springsteen and Tom Petty with melodic, instrumental hooks, and Springsteen, Petty and Bob Dylan with their contemplative and existential lyrics.
While I’d hardly say the Philadelphia-based rockers exist on the same plane as any of the three aforementioned acts, they certainly are worthy of comparison. If not for their audible similarities, then for their ability to reach the deepest corners of emotion while touting tried-and-true classic rock tactics.
Make sure you set some time aside to sit down and let this album sink in when listening for the first time. – Rondeau