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If you know me at all, you know that I love music and I love ranking stuff. Therefore, this was an easy choice for the first post on this blog in nearly a year. This wound up being lengthy, so I won’t bore you with a wordy intro or lame excuses for why I haven’t posted here in so long. I’d love to hear what your favorite albums were, so feel free to leave a comment.

10. The War On Drugs, Slave Ambient

The War On Drugs will forever be linked to former guitarist Kurt Vile, who left the band after their debut album Wagonwheel Blues¬†and released a very good album of his own this year with Smoke Ring For My Halo. Vile’s album sold better and got more critical acclaim, but I like Slave Ambient quite a bit more. I think it’s simpler, easier to listen to and easier to get lost in. The War On Drugs have been compared to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen in terms of sound, and you can see why. They’re not on that level in terms of songwriting, but the Americana themes and longing for something more are all there.

Favorite song: “Brothers”

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