Editors The Back Room Review

Album. Released 2005.  

BBC Review

The excitement, energy and passion on display here dismisses any lazy comparisons to...

Jack Smith 2005

Editors are a Birmingham based band for the here and now. If you're a fan of Coldplay block your ears and look away now, you're not going to like this record. The snarling aggressive vocals, edgy high pitched guitar action and violent drumming will be too much for you.

Stand out tracks "Fall", "Camera" and "Bullets" are full of dark harmonies and haunting melodies, the latter being particularly reminiscent of Interpol. There are some wonderfully menacing choruses: "Blood runs through your veins, that's where our similarity ends" (Blood), "You'll speak when you're spoken to" (Munich).

The album closes with two ballads, a stark contrast to the abrassive tracks that make up the rest of the album. "Open Your Arms And Welcome" is beautiful and anthemic in equal measures.

The excitement, energy and passion on display here dismisses any lazy comparisons to Joy Division and Echo And The Bunnymen. This album grabs you by the scruff of the neck and demands your attention. This widescreen rock will soon be filling the biggest venues in the land.

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