The War On Drugs - Pain

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by RockNRod, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. RockNRod

    RockNRod Forum Resident Thread Starter

    This is one of those songs that when you first hear it you are reminded how much you love music. It has a great rolling melody and for those who need their guitar solo's it's got that too. This song is just mesmerizing. What does everyone else think of it?
     
  2. John Adam

    John Adam An Introvert In Paradise

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    Why don't we take a listen then....................

     
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  3. lesterbangs

    lesterbangs Forum Resident

    If you don't already have the entire album, I would recommend it... Thinking of a Place is my fave from the album

    FWIW, I also think Pain track is great
     
  4. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

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    Not as mesmerizing as Under The Pressure (for me), but it is a fantastic tune. It's my favorite from A Deeper Understanding.
     
  5. lesterbangs

    lesterbangs Forum Resident

    Really?? That one never clicked for me as much as Red Eyes of the final trio of songs on Lost in the Dream
     
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  6. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

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    Absolutely, I consider it to be the best song I've heard in the last 20 years.
     
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  7. RockNRod

    RockNRod Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Listening to Under The Pressure right now. Just increased the number of views to 4,592,887! It has a nice rolling beat, which I'm always a sucker for!
     
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  8. Splungeworthy

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    Other than being frigging awesome, not much. This is the next great rock band. It's fun when you're onto something like this from the beginning.
     
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  9. maxnix

    maxnix Forum Resident

    Count me in, love this song and love this band
     
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  10. RockNRod

    RockNRod Forum Resident Thread Starter

    OMG Pain sounds so sweet on my Sennheiser HD 558's. The guitar coming in at 3:58 is smart genius.
     
  11. Murph

    Murph Somewhere...under heaven

    Love this song. Singer sounds like Bryan Adams
     
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  12. Spruce

    Spruce Forum Resident

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    I like them...a lot. Having said that, the current album is like a "polished" version of the last. Don't know what the next one will be like but I just get a sense of unease that unless they somehow change things then there might well be a critical backlash.
     
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  13. jeffrey walsh

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    Why am I getting the feeling Lost in the Dream will be this bands pinnacle.
     
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  14. Harry Hood

    Harry Hood Forum Resident

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    Love the last 2 albums. He's definitely found his sound now. A Deeper Understanding can get a bit samey, but Pain is a great track, and Thinking Of A Place is my favourite.

    An Ocean In Between The Waves, Eyes To The Wind and In Reverse were my faves from Lost In The Dream.
     
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  15. RadioheadMario

    RadioheadMario Forum Resident

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    Just got the “A Deeper Understanding” album today and yes, “Pain” is indeed the standout track on first listen. “Thinking of a Place” is my next favorite. Fantastic album overall.
     
  16. Yam Graham

    Yam Graham Forum Resident

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    Know nothing about the band.
    Enjoyed that.
     
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  17. Great song.Great album.Great band.
    They have knocked it out of the park 2 albums in a row.
     
  18. DannyG

    DannyG Forum Resident

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    I enjoyed Lost in the Dream quite a bit, but can’t seem to connect with A Deeper Understanding. I guess, for me, the overall sound and songwriting approach is just too similar to LID.
     
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  19. Audioresearch

    Audioresearch Forum Resident

    Great song and a good album too
     
  20. Farthingscat

    Farthingscat Forum Resident

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    Ditto, all of their albums have been strong.
    Gary
     
  21. Spruce

    Spruce Forum Resident

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    Since I participated in this thread it encouraged me to listen to the album again, haven't played it for a couple of weeks. Hmm...starts out strongly, really enjoying the more polished production and the obvious "craft" they have tried to instil into the record. By the last few tracks I have to admit that I had had enough. Seemed to drag interminably and sound very "samey." There is no doubt that on this and the previous release there are some great individual tracks but not sure I could listen to the two back to back.
     
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  22. Quasimodo

    Quasimodo Forum Resident

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    80's Dylan vibe
     
  23. Almost Simon

    Almost Simon Forum Resident

    I was going to get the new album last year but for some reason held back. Pain was included on Mojo Magazines best of 2017 cover cd so subsequently added to my iTunes library alongside the Lost in the Dream album. I had a quick listen to the new album online and thought Pain was by far the best track so as I have the track already haven't yet bought the album. Maybe when it goes cheap.

    Pain is superb track.
     
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  24. Harry Hood

    Harry Hood Forum Resident

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    You need to hear Thinking Of A Place.
     
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  25. FrasierNervosa

    FrasierNervosa Active Member

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    Currently #2 on the Triple A radio charts
     

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