The War on Drugs   Wagonwheel Blues
3.7
great
Release Date: 2008
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3.5 greatRoundOnEndHiInMiddle | January 2nd 15

Since perfecting their sound on Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs has become one of the more prominent faces in heartland rock nowadays. Their debut, while raw and a bit underwhelming, is more charismatic and fun than the subsequent Slave Ambient and is a solid record as a whole. The first two songs, "Arms Like Boulders" and "Taking The Farm", showcase the catchier, more straightforward side of the band, whereas longer songs like "There Is No Urgency" and "Show Me a The Coast" show the bands penchant for beautifully structured, dreamy-sounding pieces. There is variety on the record, as the plethora of instruments ranging from traditional rock gear to harmonicas and violins will show you, and the band is adept at playing them all. While it does suffer from some songs that go absolutely nowhere, this record has enough great things on it to warrant a listen.

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3.5 great10000summers | February 9th 15
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4.0 excellentBigBoi11 | September 16th 14
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3.5 greatMunki | June 20th 14
4.0 excellentScott Surette | April 24th 14
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3.5 greatrobaudio | March 31st 14
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4.0 excellentDazSkunk | March 18th 14
3.5 greatMatski | March 10th 14
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4.0 excellentOlivier De Clercq | December 4th 13
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4.0 excellentstrawfeet | April 23rd 13
3.0 goodJips | January 8th 13
4.5 superbF177 | June 26th 12
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4.0 excellentnwagner | February 14th 12
4.0 excellentMike Allen | January 5th 12
4.5 superbrussellgod | December 11th 11
4.5 superbKing Tchudi | December 5th 11
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4.0 excellentEthan | July 10th 11
4.5 superbRatchet66 | December 4th 10
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3.0 goodAndrew Kaster | June 22nd 10

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