Lost In The Dream (album) by The War On Drugs

Lost In The Dream
Lost In The Dream by The War On Drugs
Year: 2014
Release date: 2014-03-18
Overall rank: 163rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 979 votes)
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Award Best album of 2014 (1st)
Award Top 20 albums of the 2010s (15th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (163rd)
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82/100 (from 979 votes)
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From 03/29/2020 15:03
Lost in the Dream was my front door to the War On Drugs. And I was completely overwhelmed by their music. This album is a floating beauty. I always like to listen to it entirely for it's like a one long musical adventure from the beginning to the end. Love it!
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From 02/19/2020 21:57
So so so much more than what Rolling Stone calls "archetypal road-trip music," though I have to admit I listen to it almost every time I go on a long ride. Every beat and chord twist and wind around one another impeccably to form the grandest of auditory spectacles. Granduciel's vocals are filled with passion and momentum on every track whether slow or fast. The vibe of this record is at once youthful and wise and, because of that, it really does justice to its title. You could be sitting in a small, bare room listening to it on vinyl but it feels like you are immersed in a dreamlike landscape that is earthy and fantastical, and it never takes you too far in either direction. This record is the ultimate fruit of Americana.
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85/100
From 11/05/2019 08:44
When this album came out in 2014 it ultimately ended up as my number one for the year however I recall agonising over it trying to split it and a couple of others

Revisiting this album in 2019 5 years on and I’m happy to report the test of time has been really kind to ‘Lost In The Dream’ and has only enhanced its reputation as a modern classic. It’s not perfect but few albums are with “Suffering” a real drag , but it really is nit picking

I’d like to bet T.W.O.D’s won’t ever again come close to this release but that’s okay , this ones simply sublime
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75/100
From 10/19/2019 12:56
Every time I put this album on I have to remind myself that I'm not listening to Don Henley. That's ok if you're into that, but it's not a selling point for me...
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From 08/04/2019 22:43
"This album came somewhat out of nowhere for me."

Indeed. This masterpiece is a genius stroke that ranks in the top 5 on this century for me.
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From 02/25/2019 01:30
Standouts: Red Eyes, Under The Pressure, An Ocean In Between The Waves

Least Favorites: The Haunting Idle, Suffering, Lost In The Dream
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From 03/16/2018 00:36
It wears its influences on its sleave, but at the same time this album sounds incredibly original and new. Id call this some kind of marriage between Heartland Rock/shoegaze/indie rock/synth pop, though it doesnt really delve to deep in any one area. This album is perfect in every way. The production, the song writing, the raw emotion. War on Drugs struck gold on this record. From the opening tapping pattern of "Under the Pressure" to the closing sweeping epic "In Reverse", theres never a dull moment
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From 03/15/2018 21:42
This album came somewhat out of nowhere for me. When it came out, my expectations were modest, as I'd heard Adam Granduciel and company's previous release, Slave Ambient, and thought it was competent but not particularly interesting--maybe even a little boring, with its sprawling, extended guitar noodling and Dylanesque song structures. A number of the tracks felt to me like interludes meant to fill space between songs, rather than proper songs unto themselves. Lost in the Dream, however, has none of these limitations, and in fact most of the songs feel like emotionally complex compositions unto themselves. It is genuinely affecting, reverb-heavy heartland rock, and I mean that as high praise. As good as this is, it was just a taste of what was to come, as A Deeper Understanding is one of the truly great albums of the 2010s.
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From 03/10/2018 20:09
I can't believe it still gets better with every listen.
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From 01/21/2018 03:58
Type of shit that could really resonate with people on an overnight interstate drive, barely clinging to their wakefulness and sanity via excessive amounts of prozac and No Doze caffeine pills. That's a super specific example but for me thats what this record sounds like. And let's not forget just how well Granduciel melds heartland rock with psychedelia and shoegaze. Lost in the Dream is a seriously impressive effort.
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