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The War On Drugs' Lost In The Dream is certified Gold in the UK

27 July 2015, 19:21 | Written by Laurence Day

The War On Drugs' 2014 record Lost In The Dream hit 100,000 British sales on Friday, meaning it's hit Gold status in the UK.

As well as being nominated for a BRIT Award, the album also scooped our Album Of The Year spot. Our Associate Editor Sam Briggs gave a pretty good reason why it deserved to be there:

"I first heard this record in a strange period of my life – living alone for the first time, and spending more time in my own head than ever before as a consequence. I was self-conscious of interactions I never had been before, and found myself feeling pretty out of sync a lot of the time. This album was (and remains) a curious, addictive, but comforting companion, and like the truly best records, hooks you so intensely on its internal world so that your personal narrative feels inextricably linked to its sonic ebbs and tides. If I needed bucking up, I'd listen to "Burning", and if I wanted to wallow, I'd listen to "In Reverse", and each time felt mesmerised into another state by their atmosphere. On my own paltry scale, I felt an affinity to this perfect record, which reveals more to me every time I hear it. If you haven’t already, seek it out, and get a little lost in it yourself."

The Philadelphian rockers have been touring the album for a hella long time, and will take to End Of The Road as Sunday night's headliner (6 September).

Lost In The Dream is out now via Secretly Canadian.

Watch the "Under The Pressure" clip below.

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