The War on Drugs have won a Grammy at their first attempt, scooping the prize for Best Rock Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards for their album A Deeper Understanding.
A Deeper Understanding managed to get the better of Queens of the Stone Age’s Villains, Nothing More’s The Stories We Tell Ourselves, Metallica’s Hardwired… to Self-Destruct and Mastodon’s Emperor of Sand.
This record signalled the return for the The War on Drugs, the first album since the release of their critically acclaimed milestone of a third album Lost in the Dream, four years ago.
It is impossible to deny that A Deeper Understanding is a spectacular sounding record, luscious and dream like, filled to the brim with details and hidden intricacies. But like a dream, it is difficult to remember much about the album once it has finished.