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A welcome kind of retro,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Back Room (Audio CD)
My formative years were in the 80s and most of the stuff I listened to were the types of cult indie bands John Peel used to champion. Tom Smith certainly does sound a bit like Ian Curtis at times but to my ears Editors sound more like a cross between The Chameleons' 'Script of the bridge', the House of Love's debut and the Bunnymen's 'Crocodiles'. The guitar sound is too shimmering and the production to clean to warrant comparison with Joy Division. The standout track here is 'Munich' although most of the other tracks are pretty good. As bands like the Bunnymen, Cure etc never really achieved to the mainstream success it'd be interesting to see if Editors manage to make the crossover. So, while there's not a huge amount of originality on 'The back room' it's still good to hear this sound again on the radio.