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A Crushing Disappointment
on 21 December 2013
Both the Back Room and An End Has A Start were fantastic albums which established a success formula for Editors, Yet that was abandoned for the awful third album. Editors attempt to return to that formula but still cannot re-create it perfectly. The problem is they've lost the signature guitar sounds, placed over emphasis on the vocals of tom smith and tired to do an "America" style album.
The result is another disappointment. where there would be a Editors guitar rift is now replaced with strings or lame know off Arcade Fire "Oooooh"-ing. Tom Smiths vocals are biggest problem, "What is Thing Called Love" features tom singing in falsetto and its awful, while "A Ton of Love" and "Formaldehyde" have Tom shouting to point where you cannot understand what he's shouting, for example in a ton of love the lyrics are supposedly "a chance of love" but with tom shouting it in such a ridiculous way it sounds more like "A Chin Sir". Hyena feels like a terrible rip off of Interpol something Editors would deny. Phone Book is as exciting as reading a phone book, while "nothing" is self indulgent what could of been a great editors song is ruined.
Sure its better than the third album, but its not a major improvement and new problems have arised.
Its a real shame Editors are going well of Idlewild