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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: 734th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 417 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 2017 (4th)
Top 100 albums of the 2010s (73rd)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (734th)

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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 237 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,745.

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81/100 (from 417 votes)
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From anandrajan 01/12/2019 14:31
This sounds so much like an '80s pop album that it's downright spooky! Adam sounds exactly like Bryan Adams and I keep hearing clones of Adams' "Run To You" in every song on this album. There are also shades of Dire Straits and Don Henley's "Boys of Summer." I now have a time machine back to the '80s. Fantastic.
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From Kamens 11/19/2018 05:53
Don't get me wrong - A Deeper Understanding is a great album, but it does not pack the punch that Lost In The Dream does. It sounds like TWOD were too preoccupied with making technically interesting music than emotionally impactful music, and in doing so, over-experimented and destroyed some of the nuance that is very clearly still present in the band's songwriting. Like, why is the guitar solo so ear-shattering on Strangest Thing? Why do the drums sound hollow on Pain and Holding On? This album is littered with bizarre, small-yet-distracting production choices that sound gratingly juxtaposed with the sweet, serene intentions the band appeared to be striving for.

Still, the War on Drugs are... the War on Drugs. They know how to write catchy, earwormy, and sweeping rock music that still packs an emotional punch. 8/10.
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50/100
From MrMaximmator 10/16/2018 14:59
A great start, with 3-4 promising songs, but the rest of the album is all the same over and over again.
I kind of like the whole sound of it, the atmosphere it creates, but the bland lyrics often don't do it any good.
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From pbutler 08/17/2018 12:51
Underrated on this website
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65/100
From YoungstaKevz20 05/21/2018 08:25
This album is alright. Not my favourite from them but it's an alright album
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90/100
From luigybetis 03/18/2018 19:42
Not as good as Lost in The Dream, but Adam proves he has still got it.
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From Brad1770 01/09/2018 11:39
Adam does it again , who would have thought 'Lost In A Dream ' could have been followed by another great release ?If you liked the previous release you'll love this . 'A Deeper Understanding ' is not AOTY in 2017 but top 5 easily .
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From vinnid127 01/07/2018 04:31
It's very, very similar to Lost in the Dream, no so much in its structure but the heartland-meets-psychedelia aesthetic. The themes of loneliness and isolation throughout the great expanse of the American highways still seem engrained in Adam Granduciel's head. It can be a bit off-putting when much of you releases sound jarringly similar.
That being said, this was a good listen. Not a great listen, but solid and with enough pace and gargantuan hooks to keep your toes tapping.
"Pain" is definitely the standout for me, as well as "Strangest Thing". War on Drugs fans will love it. If you were 50/50 on the previous record and are hoping for something different this time around, then this definitely isn't for you.
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80/100
From micah88800 01/04/2018 15:28
Like others, I cant love this album. I like it, but I dont love it. I love Lost in the Dream, in fact its #1 on my all time album chart. Ive had that album in rotation for 3 years, nearly daily, so you can imagine how excited I was for this album. The problem is, it didn't let me down, it just didnt live up. I'm in love with the last 2 songs(Clean Living and You Dont Have to Go), but the rest I just like. I'm hoping on the next go round TWOD dig a little deeper and make an album that has heart as well as talent. There is no denying these songs are good, I just feel they are a little emotionally hollow compared to the heart wrenching and gorgeous Lost in the Dream
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75/100
From martintho 01/04/2018 12:51
I just don't get it. Keep on playing, but this is good boring stuff, really. old fashioned shite. listening to "thinking of a place" whilst writin' this. Bob Dylan on vocals with a quite decent band - but not much happening - swell production, but . so what am i missing out on here? Is it the lyrics? I like it, but damn; there's so much out there that are so much better and challenging, so what is this doing on the very top of the ratings everywhere. Is it because it's so mainstream: Everybody kinda like it a little, and subsequently it ends up on the very top when we add everybodys votes together? Maybe I'll find out some day.
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