In a presentation before the 60th annual Grammy Awards telecast on Sunday, the War on Drugs were awarded Best Rock Album for their fourth full-length A Deeper Understanding. It was the first nomination and award for the Philly band, which beat out entries from Metallica (Hardwired… to Self-Destruct), Mastodon (Emperor of Sand), Queens of the Stone Age (Villains), and Nothing More (The Stories We Tell Ourselves). For the record, the Grammys voters picked this one correctly. Listen to A Deeper Understanding—one of Spin’s favorite albums of 2017—below.
MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 13: Adam Granduciel of The War On Drugs performs on the "What" stage during the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 13, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)