Featured Release This Week From The War On Drugs + Studio One Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Sep 11, 2017

The War on Drugs is a good example of a band with a solid reputation, and along with that, expectations of quality that increase with each new release.  The band began in Philadelphia in 2005, founded by Adam Granduciel and Kurt Vile.  Vile left for a solo career after The War on Drugs' debut record in 2008.  A Deeper Understanding is the band's fourth album.  Granduciel and his bandmates create a sound that is vast, rich and expansive.  Something of a perfectionist, the frontman has called this the most focused "band record" to date from The War on Drugs.  It rewards repeated listening, and ultimately ups the ante for the next one.

Here are the Top 30 releases played on Studio One Tracks for the week ending Sept. 10, 2017:

1   Iron & Wine- Beast Epic

2   The War On Drugs- A Deeper Understanding

3   Grizzly Bear- Painted Ruins

4   LCD Soundsystem- American Dream

5   The Mynabirds- Be Here Now

6   Arcade Fire- Everything Now

7   Coast Modern- Coast Modern

8   Jen Cloher- Jen Cloher

9   Manchester Orchestra- A Black Mile To The Surface

10 Broken Social Scene- Hug Of Thunder

11 Gregg Allman- Southern Blood

12 Filthy Friends- Invitation

13 Oh Sees- Orc

14 A Giant Dog- Toy

15 Guantanamo Baywatch- Desert Center

16 Waxahatchee- Out In The Storm

17 The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart- The Echo Of Pleasure

18 Alvvays- Antisocialites

19 Benjamin Gibbard- Bandwagonesque

20 Portugal. The Man- Woodstock

21 Japanese Breakfast- Soft Sounds From Another Planet

22 Big Thief- Capacity

23 Washed Out- Mister Mellow

24 Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real- Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real

25 Rainer Maria- S/T

26 The Districts- Popular Manipulations

27 Foster The People- Invitation

28 Twinsmith- Stay Cool

29 Downtown Boys- Cost Of Living

30 Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit- The Nashville Sound