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A Deeper Understanding (album) by The War On Drugs 

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A Deeper Understanding
A Deeper Understanding by The War On Drugs (2017)
Release date: 2017-08-25
Overall rank: 2,693rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 231 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 2017 (4th)
Top albums of the 2010s (295th)
Best albums of all time (2,693rd)

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The War On Drugs bestography

A Deeper Understanding is ranked 2nd best out of 5 albums by The War On Drugs on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The War On Drugs is Lost In The Dream which is ranked number 262 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,332.

The War On Drugs album bestography « Higher ranked (262nd) This album (2,693rd) Lower ranked (3,386th) »
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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 231 votes)
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From adbrack1988 11/10/2017 19:15
Barring an unforeseen album coming out of the blue this is my album of the year, and top 5 of the decade so far. My favorite aspect is that the guitar solos have been turned up a notch and absolutely soar in these tracks. They really took what worked for them on Lost in the Dream and perfected it on this album leaving no weak moments on the entire album--their best to date in my opinion.

Favorites: Strangest Thing, Pain, Thinking of a Place, You Don't Have To Go
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From junodog4 11/06/2017 05:21
So this is what I read on another website -
"Just the sort of turgid (yes turgid!) dull, bland, tedious crap that punk came along to destroy in the 70s."
Ouch. While that is a little harsh, I can see how many have labeled this 'dad rock' that wears its influences a little too clearly. They do what they do very well. I just don't find it interesting. Certainly not 'album of the year'.
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From Reuben 11/02/2017 14:24
How this isn't album of the year on this sight is beyond me
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From ItSaysDilbert 10/18/2017 23:03
Pretty good.

Favorite tracks: Pain, Holding On, Knocked Down

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From corenfro 10/11/2017 05:07
It doesn't vary much from "Lost in the Dream" so if you've taken the time to appreciate his music this is a must-listen as the music is even better this time around and too good to ignore. He is to the 80's as Kevin Parker is to the 70's and where KP is a reincarnated Lennon, Adam's vocals draw more of a Dylan comparison. Worth the investment to give this one an open mind.

"Strangest Thing" is incredible. Start there if skeptical.
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From simparent 10/02/2017 21:23
They have perfected their sound on this one, but I wonder how they can keep going in the same direction after this album. Excited for their next release!
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From Pretender 09/08/2017 16:37
A lot like the same song, over and over, in different ways. Nothing wrong about that, but I don't know if it will be real love yet. But those sad floating autumn guitars will probably do it to me, soon.
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From Cosmo 09/01/2017 19:13
Slowdive is one of my personal favorite groups, and their comeback record was absolutely magical, so I came into this record with an anti-#1 bias when it came to ranking it....

...but keeping it out of my handful of favorites for this year would be simply delusional on my part. It's really fucking good.
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From tonyguerreiro92 09/01/2017 13:25
Best War on Drugs album, best album of the year so far. Maginifcent.
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From ross93 08/31/2017 20:57
Familiar but fresh, love it
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