The War on Drugs, 'Future Weather' (Secretly Canadian)

6
Future Weather
Critical Mass
Release Date: October 25, 2010
Label: Secretly Canadian

by David Marchese

On their glistening 2008 debut Wagonwheel Blues, Philly's War on Drugs made an album perfect for lightly baked back-roads driving. On Future Weather, the band now sounds like it's daydreaming in the backseat. The shiny synths of "Baby Missiles" and Tom Petty-ish, straight-on-till-dawn rhythms of "Comin' Through" motorvate amiably; they also stand out amid a haze of lolling guitar plucking and languorous soundscaping. (Ex-member Kurt Vile's incisiveness is missed.) Over everything, singer Adam Granduciel murmurs pleasant folkie melodies as if caught mid-yawn. Weather is good. It would be better with a little more gas.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 EMA — Drown " 04:41
  • 2 Walter Lukens — Every Night " 02:55
  • 3 Sarah Bethe Nelson — Paying " 05:47
  • 4 Faith Healer — Again " 02:57
  • 5 Death Cab for Cutie — Black Sun " 04:49
  • 6 OOFJ — I Forgive You " 03:52
  • 7 In Tall Buildings — Bawl Cry Wail " 04:08

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA