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The War On Drugs's new album, A Deeper Understanding, reflects lead singer Adam Granduciel's stronger sense of self. Shawn Brackbill/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Its New Album, The War On Drugs Searches For 'A Deeper Understanding'

Lead singer Adam Granduciel grappled with anxiety and insecurity while making the band's last album, but this new record is marked by Granduciel's stronger sense of himself as a person and musician.

Dissonance Jacoo
Oblivion Jacoo
The Origin Reki

Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong arrives at Seoul Central District Court on Friday. Chung Sung-jun/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What A Tech Leader's Corruption Conviction Means For Samsung And South Korea

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Encryption Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
New Orleanian Love Song II (X. aTunde Adjuah Remix) Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Symmetry Eversham
Of Southern Skies Eversham
Cold Water, Walk Further Cross Record
Clouds (Insight Vol. 3) Koresma
Folds Feverkin & Koresma

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On Its New Album, The War On Drugs Searches For 'A Deeper Understanding'

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Pain The War On Drugs
Clean Living The War On Drugs
Husbands and Hangmen Beware of Safety
Rise by Sin Beware of Safety
Speaker Breaker Ray Barbee & The Mattson 2
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'People Helped You, Whether You Knew It Or Not'

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Step In Step Out Blue Dot Sessions
Skipper Uyama Hiroto

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World Air Guitar Champion Is In Finland To Defend His Title

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I Will Survive Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Whole Lotta Love Chris Mahoney
Bateau Lights At Sea
Plains Tycho
Apogee Tycho
Friday I'm In Love (For Orchestra) Walt Ribeiro