Slave Ambient

Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
Buy On
  1. 60
    He sounds like Bob Dylan or Tom Petty when he sings – laconic, nasal, matter of fact – but his songs thrum and drone and hum like, well, loose ambient rock.
  2. Aug 15, 2011
    60
    It's easy to get lost in the pleasant, euphoric drone, but at 47 minutes the album is more of a marathon than a sprint.
  3. Aug 15, 2011
    60
    With a little more time to perfect their style, the War on Drugs would be well-positioned to win converts for both camps, and also their own.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 1, 2011
    10
    A lot of great bands have put out records this year. This album is hands down, my favorite! If you are a fan of Kurt Vile, I can't see you notA lot of great bands have put out records this year. This album is hands down, my favorite! If you are a fan of Kurt Vile, I can't see you not adoring this. It's very different yet you can tell they have played together for several years and their influences rub off on each other in so many different and amazing ways! Fantastic band puts out a fantastic record! Full Review »
  2. Aug 19, 2011
    8
    Well, all i can say is that they are the new Stone Roses. How great is that? I say it is very great to experience experimental grooves thatWell, all i can say is that they are the new Stone Roses. How great is that? I say it is very great to experience experimental grooves that are so well mixed-up and with a purpose. Full Review »
  3. Apr 21, 2015
    7
    A strong soporific album with easily identifiable influences, namely; The Boss, Dylan and The Waterboys, Kurt Vile's influence clearlyA strong soporific album with easily identifiable influences, namely; The Boss, Dylan and The Waterboys, Kurt Vile's influence clearly remains. This is 'slacker-rock' meets modern rock with a little shake of late 80's indie. A well delivered slice of sound providing the listener with a refreshing breeze of ambience, Slave Ambience. Full Review »