9 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Beyond the austere atmospherics and doleful imagery they’re known for, Editors have always had an inarguable facility for choruses huge enough to hit the outer reaches of a packed festival field. That secret sauce comes to the fore on the Birmingham five-piece’s sixth record: an enlivening comeback brimming with industrial grooves and sparkling power-pop anthems. “Cold” sets the tone with its riffy, widescreen bounce and “Darkness at the Door” has a technicolour, electronic shimmer. “Magazine” may be the apex, though. An exhilarating, call-to-arms originally written when the band nearly split, it instead seals their joyous reinvention.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Beyond the austere atmospherics and doleful imagery they’re known for, Editors have always had an inarguable facility for choruses huge enough to hit the outer reaches of a packed festival field. That secret sauce comes to the fore on the Birmingham five-piece’s sixth record: an enlivening comeback brimming with industrial grooves and sparkling power-pop anthems. “Cold” sets the tone with its riffy, widescreen bounce and “Darkness at the Door” has a technicolour, electronic shimmer. “Magazine” may be the apex, though. An exhilarating, call-to-arms originally written when the band nearly split, it instead seals their joyous reinvention.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Nobody ,

A Return to Form

After 2013's largely underwhelming Weight of Your Love and improving with 2015's In Dream, this is a return to form, and their best since 2009's In This Light... The change and lessons from the past two albums are still here, with more mid-tempo grandiosity. This feels a lot less adult contemporary than the others though, and reflects more of their post-punk and goth-synth roots. I feel with this album, they were able to match the best of 'Weight and 'Dream's best tracks (No Harm, Nothing, Honestly, Marching Orders) and combine it with what was good about early Editors.

Reviewer 03/22/16 ,

Love the new sound of the Editors

They are continuing from their last album and it’s great

Scolding a Banana ,

Not up to their historical standard

I loved this band since the first note of Munich. This spring, going to see them for the second time. Magazine isn't a bad advance single. But this release just doesn't do it for me. No stand-outs, nothing memorable. They've fully abandoned guitars for synths. Too bad.

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