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on 27 October 2013
In anticipation of their concert in Leeds in November to which I have sweet-talked my husband into attending with me, I purchased this album to familiarise myself with 'The Weight of your Love' songs (and possible new sound)and it has to be said with trepidation in view of a potential move into a different musical direction following Editors split with Chris Uber.
I am listening to it 'again'. I have to say I do love their new sound and thankfully it is not too far removed from Editors previous sound. I do feel that apart from 'The Weight' the album is less anthemic than previous albums and has a softer sound but not too soft that they do not maintain that gloomy tone I for one have come to love and become accustomed to.
Favourite tracks on third listen are: The Weight, Sugar, What is this thing called love, Honesty, Two Hearted Spider, The Phone Book and Bird of Prey. Stand out is What is this thing called love- it is a great song where Tom uses his falsetto range, in favour of his usual baritone sound, with grainy interludes (strangely others seem to have berated this track)(maybe it is a female thing as having been to their concert in 2009 the audience was predominantly male). I feel their sound is less rift guitar and more orchestral on this album.
The other tracks on the album are not awful but I am finding that on the third listen I am skipping these in favour of the others.
Anyway I would definitely recommend this album and I am certainly looking forward to seeing them in November.
Oh, and on the first play the husband admitted "it is a great album" (and he doesn't like what he calls 'doom and gloom' music) so its all good.