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A decent listen
on 11 February 2015
I'll tell you what, Editors seem to have been born in the wrong decade - their sound would have catapulted them to universal ultra-stardom had they been around in the 80s. And The Weight of Your Love sounds like a timeless classic from an era when making an album mean spending money on its production.
Well, I say 'classic' but it's only nearly so - more 'cult classic', since like all other Editors albums there are one or two really cracking tracks that you will listen to for pleasure many years into the future, mixed with a fair amount of wtf is that? type moments.
This record sees the band moving on from the hit-or-miss but nearly always interesting electronics of the previous album and has more of a band feel - think of the better-produced moments of U2, Crowded House, Counting Crows, Echo & The Bunnymen, REM etc - except with that unmistakeable Editors-ness which to me is the perfect mix between baritone depth and style mag surfaceness. Very odd, but always fun.