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The War on Drugs
Slave Ambient - SECRETLY CANADIAN
FILTER Grade: 83%

By Spencer Flanagan on August 16, 2011

 

The War on Drugs

It’s amazing how many various genres are captured on one record so cohesively. Slave Ambient opens in a hazy, almost shoegaze style (“Best Night”), continues into straight-up ’60s folk rock—harmonica included—with a twist (“I Was There”) and even reaches a full-on ’80s-inspired dance party (“Your Love Is Calling My Name,” “Baby Missiles”). Similar to its other releases, the band masters even the several lyric-less shorter tracks serving as musical intermissions scattered sporadically throughout.

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