1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Pure Grower,
This review is from: In This Light And On This Evening (Audio CD)
I remember listening to classic tracks by Editors such as "All Sparks" a few years ago, but never really gave a try listening to full record. A few months ago I went back to Editors, only to discover more than expected.
This third album was very different indeed. At times you think it's a completely different band(this one is much more synthetic, while the last 2 albums were very guitar driven). I did enjoy some tracks at an instant, like the obvious single Papillon and the strangely cool Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool. But the more i listened to it the more I enjoyed it. It was a grower, now I think the entire record is a masterpiece.
1. In This Light and on This Evening - 7/10
A good way to start the album, amazing build up, lovely vocals. And then it releases with noise and guitars. Only complaint is that the climax could've been a bit shorter, or at least more evolving.
2. Bricks and Mortar - 6.5/10
Didn't enjoy this one that much at the start. It has some nice sounds, and some annoying(background beat). Now I think the track works. Some might like this one while other may not. I think it could've been shorter but it's still pretty cool.
3. Papillon - 9/10
Pure energy, it's a hell of track. Cool sounds, cool lyrics, deep voice. Hard not to love. Far more pop'ish than the other tracks, but still fits in very well.
4. You Don't Know Love - 9/10
Great song, an interesting observation of a character who grew out of love (would be my guess). Nice build up, catchy, amazing electronic and guitar sounds, perfect length.
5. The Big Exit - 8/10
This another track that had to grow on me. It's a dark tension builder were you need to be in the mood.
6. The Boxer - 10/10
Pretty different from the other tracks, but I think it's the very best as well. It's catchy, calm, amazing vocals. It feels like poetry, very underrated.
7. Like Treasure - 7.5/10
Decent song, not as memorable as the others, but it's still magical and fits in.
8. Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool - 9.5/10
Awesome song, it's dark, funny, with amazing vocals and bizarre sounds. They really managed to make it sound full of blood. Can't stop singing "I give a little to you, a give little to him, a give little to her, her!"
9. Walk The Fleet Road - 7.5/10
Similar to like treasure, leaves similar impact. Good way to end the album, with memorable lines.
You need to give this record more than one listen. Some fans of Editors other albums may not like this at first sight, but It's more characteristic, grower and mature than the other albums.