We’re at the end of The War on Drugs —- at least, until they release another album! (Which, god help us, should absolutely happen, but probably won’t until like 2021 or so)  Anyway, here’s their (for the moment) last album, A Deeper Understanding. The production’s a bit thicker, the melodies are catchier but less desperate-sounding, and the flow of the album is better than the excellent Lost in the Dream. Is this a winner all the way through? We go through it song-by-song, so you’ll be able to judge right along with us.

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