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Editors’ Notes

Editors—an alt-rock band from Birmingham, England—came to Nashville to work with Kings of Leon producer Jacquire King on their fourth studio album. This is also the band's first release without lead guitarist Chris Urbanowicz and with new members Justin Lockey and Elliott Williams. Editors have always sounded like a loose mixture of British influences. The first single here, "A Ton of Love," recalls Echo & The Bunnymen with its earnest, stadium-striving sound. The synths are present but not as glacially dominating as on 2009's In This Light and on This Evening. "What Is This Thing Called Love" kicks singer Tom Smith's voice up an octave; the resulting rough falsetto opens up the band's sound for a U2-like grand gesture. The trick here is avoiding the easy listening terrain walked by Coldplay, and Editors do their best to keep the energy flowing with songs like "Two Hearted Spider," "Formaldehyde," and "Bird of Prey." The deluxe version adds three studio tracks, two acoustic versions, and a documentary on the making of the album.

Customer Reviews

Sheesh, people...This is great songwriting.

I love this album. I don't know why people expect these guys not to explore new ground with each album. That is what they have done with each new release and the result is a collection of albums, each with their own distinct personality and feel. Either you like it all, or you just don't get Editors. I was really hating on the last release for 6 months or so until I actually broke down and bought it. I have learned my lesson. I shall not underestimate these guys again.

Took Time

While I was highly anticipating this album sounding similar to In This Light and On This Evening - which I still consider their best endeavor - I was shocked to hear this album sound like "Let Your Good Heart Lead You Home" and "You Are Fading" - which were b-sides to there first album The Back Room. At first I was disappointed that this album felt out of place then I started to think about how similar it must be to a sports team getting new players and having to go back to the basics, to phase one. As I kept listening to this in mind I did start to hear things that they had learned on previous albums. "Sugar" wreaks of In This Light, while a track like "The Phone Book" would've fit perfectly on An End Has A Start. The rest of the album is a beautiful mix of sounds that they haven't touched since The Back Room (mainly on b-sides and songs they didn't think would sell well back then). If you are an Editors fan, pop in every album for a full spin in order and trust me, you will not be disappointed when you put this one in for further inspection.

Key Tracks for the Mildly Interested: Hyena, Get Low, The Weight

New direction

The Editors new music steers them in a new direction. Like a wisp of fresh air. Good to the ears.


Formed: 2002 in Birmingham, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Formed in 2003, Editors became one of the leading bands in the post-punk revival that swept America and England in the early 21st century. Originally dubbed Snowfield, the group comprised four music technology students from Stafford University -- singer/guitarist Tom Smith, lead guitarist Chris Urbanowicz, bassist Russell Leetch, and drummer Ed Lay -- all of whom had relocated to Birmingham after graduation. A series of a well-received club dates and demo recordings earned Editors some attention...
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The Weight of Your Love (Deluxe Version), Editors
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  • Partial Album
  • Genres: Alternative, Music
  • Released: Jul 02, 2013

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