The War On Drugs: Lost in the Dream


  • Jon Owen

    I enjoyed this one, thanks for the recommendation. I’ve read your books American Psycho, Glamorama, Less Than Zero and The Rules of Attraction. You portrayed the 80s as consumed with a kind of nihilistic, postmodern malaise, it was prophetic. Now, in response to that, the new thing is earnest Mumford and Sons, ukelele, hand-clap ( ho! hey!) mason jar authenticity–a break from irony and sarcasm, jaded ennui. But it’s faux authenticity and nauseating. To me, this song hints at that transformation without being too heavy-handed

  • Aaron Goldberg

    It’s a cool album, really gives you memories of ‘boys of summer’/’Born in the USA’ 80s
    L.A cocaine and weed melancholia with a Krautrock twist, but ‘Slave ambient’ is even better and more expansive.