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I Don't Live Here Anymore

The War On Drugs

I Don't Live Here Anymore

Fifth studio album of psychedelic indie rock from the Philadelphia band fronted by Adam Granduciel

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  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    Has Adam Granduciel finally painted his masterpiece? The War On Drugs' fifth studio album is another triumph, and the band's greatest and grandest statement yet
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  2. 10.0 |   NME

    Frontman Adam Granduciel has never bought into the mythology that comes with rock stardom, but this is a triumphant ode to his genre
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  3. 8.9 |   Paste Magazine

    The Philadelphia rockers boldly widen their scope on their 5th LP
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  4. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    A confident continuation down that path—toward living in harmony with what was while keeping a hopeful eye toward what can be
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  5. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    The fifth album from Adam Granduciel and co. chips away some of their hazier edges in favor of sharper melodies, broadening the borders of the meticulous yet joyously simple sound he has perfected
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  6. 8.1 |   Northern Transmissions

    The War on Drugs continue to make the classic feel timeless and the earnest feel earned
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  7. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    I Don’t Live Here Anymore is a turning point for The War On Drugs towards a more structured sound. While you’d miss the indulgence of the odd 10-minute track, these tighter tunes will have even the weariest of legs upstanding
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  8. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The War on Drugs’s ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ is a skillful balancing act of pop-rock anthems and experimental soundscapes
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  9. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Guitar-based rock music has rarely sounded lovelier than it does in the War on Drugs' hands
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  10. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Delivers even more of their characteristic questing wallop. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The most grounded War On Drugs record and the best: a calm space amid a world in collapse. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    There’s moments of intrigue and change here, from the melancholic opening ballad Living Proof to the looming and tense I Don’t Want to Wait, but The War on Drugs are aware of why we listen to them
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  13. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    I Don’t Live Here Anymore feels like a hand being held out for you to hold, to accept the past and be eagerly thrown head first into an energised present
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  14. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    I Don’t Live Here Anymore is The War On Drugs’ most perfect album, and for that reason it’s probably their worst. But also their best
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  15. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    One of America’s best rock bands, the War on Drugs aim for the cheap seats on their excellent new album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore
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  16. 8.0 |   Dork

    ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ is more than a return to form, it’s a powerful and ambitious leap to the future
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  17. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    There’s something ungraspable about their music: referential yet original, derivative yet prototypical, memorable yet oddly irretrievable. Ponderous yet transcendent
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  18. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Years from now I’m sure we’ll still be returning to Lost in the Dream as The War on Drugs’ indelible classic, but that doesn’t mean that I Don’t Live Here Anymore won’t possess its own well-deserved audience
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  19. 8.0 |   The FT

    Uncertain words and the lack of definitive statements make the band’s fifth album all the stronger
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  20. 8.0 |   A.V. Club

    On top of the more accessible production, this record also boasts some of Granduciel's most immediate songs, making it some of the best work from a band with a near-spotless track record
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  21. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    I Don’t Live Here Anymore may lack some of the same punch, verve and grandiose sound of its predecessors. But, the last two albums were always going to be a tough act to follow, and you can’t help wondering if it will be Granduciel’s final act in this particular musical story
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  22. 7.1 |   Spectrum Culture

    There's opportunity for change, it seems, even if that change feels dangerous. Right now the War on Drugs sounds like they're in that very spot, willing to navigate to somewhere a little new, but hesitant to do anything too bold
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  23. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    It may take a few listens for this album’s charms to fully reveal itself, and some may find the apeing of classic rock greats a bit wearying, but overall, I Don’t Live Here Anymore is a solid addition to The War On Drugs canon
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  24. 7.0 |   DIY

    Fans of the songwriter’s lush reinterpretations of his classic rock influences will not be disappointed
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  25. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Adam Granduciel super-hearts the Eighties on his band’s first LP in four years
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  26. 7.0 |   Clash

    A perfect companion for these cold and introspective nights
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  27. 6.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Ultimately, despite I Don’t Live Here Anymore not being exactly in line with my own tastes, I don’t think there’s anything terrible about it. I can understand its appeal, it’s not a bad album – I just didn’t like it
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