LONG PLAYER OF THE DAY: The War On Drugs, ‘Slave Ambient’

The Artist/Album: The War On Drugs, Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian, 2011)

The Reason(s) We Can’t Stop Listening: Never mind bickering over the Beatles and the Stones; or Lennon and McCartney, for that matter. How about a more contemporary question: Kurt Vile or his old band the War On Drugs? The correct answer here may be the safe one—both, with Vile providing a proper soundtrack to lazy Sundays and comedown sessions and the War on Drugs erring more on the mildly psychedelic side of things (the road trip riffage of “Come To the City,” the kaleidoscopic chords of “Your Love Is Calling My Name”).

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