The Album Leaf with Bob Dylan. Or Bruce Springsteen with Arcade Fire. Whatever. Artists that — I’ve always thought — would sound incredible together.
Enter The War on Drugs.
“Slave Ambient” is the best album I’ve listened to (from a new band) this year. It’s like contemplative Americana. A perfect blend of the working-class rock and roll that America’s sound was built on, and the ambient, thought-provoking musings that my generation has been listening to lately.
This is music you should be ok with paying for.