Editors - In This Light And On This Evening (CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Number of Items
- In This Light and on This Evening
- Country of Origin
- Mono / Stereo
Spin (p.63) - "[W]ith dark, '80s new-wave keyboards that alternately stab and surge..."
Alternative Press (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Tom Smith's stern baritone, always Editors' biggest asset, slips like a velvet glove into the album's gorgeous, moody synth-pop atmospheres."
Clash (magazine) - "Kicking off with the ominous title track, it's a slow building beginning that explodes into pounding drums, fuzz bass and Morse code beeps to thrilling effect."
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] In This Light And On This Evening
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Bricks And Mortar
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Papillon
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] You Don't Know LOve
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] The Big Exit
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] The Boxer
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Like Treasure
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Walk The Fleet Road
- Pop / Rock
- Release Date
- 1 May 2012
- After two albums, England's premier post-punk revivalists Editors were at a crossroads. Their debut was a commanding snapshot of a young band whose emotional urgency outweighed its slavish devotion to the sounds of late-'70s/early-'80s Manchester -- there was no getting around singer Tom Smith's similarity to Ian Curtis -- but the power and passion of the songs trumped any "British Interpol" accusations. The follow-up found the band falling victim to the dread sophomore jinx, turning out a lackluster rehash of the same ideas as the debut. Ironically, it sold better than the first. Whether or not the band recognized they had come to a musical dead-end despite their booming sales, they were apparently wise enough to know it was time for a change in direction, and they decided to take a rather drastic left turn for their third outing. They've by and large ditched the guitars in favor of synthesizers, for a sound that's more New Order/Ultravox sleek than post-punk scrappy. If you open your mind up wide enough, you can draw a parallel to Van Halen's 1984 -- the sound of a guitar band getting its synth on but retaining its musical identity. While the shift to an electronic approach opens up more possibilities for the band in terms of dynamics, arrangements, and melodic contours -- there's a noticeable slant towards catchy refrains rather than billowing atmosphere -- this is still very obviously an Editors album. Smith's Curtis-like tones still boom out authoritatively, and the ominous intensity of old is a constant presence. And while it seems they will probably never equal the majesty of their debut, Editors have dug themselves out of their artistic cul de sac at least long enough to plan their next move. ~ J. Allen
- Sony BMG
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Date Released
- 2012-05-01 00:00:00
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