EDITORS Released Stunning Debut Album ‘THE BACK ROOM’ 15 Years Ago

27 July 2020

Band: Editors
Who: Post-punk/new wave group out of Birmingham
Album: The Back Room – debut LP
Released: 25 July 2005 – 15 years ago
Note: To my ears, undoubtedly their best work,
from there on the goal was world domination
with an (too) accessible, commercial sound
as the disappointing result
Score: #2 in the UK

Key phrase: “Orchestral manoeuvres in the joy division dark.”

BBC Music wrote: “Editors are a Birmingham based band for the here and now. If you’re a fan of Coldplay block your ears and look away now, you’re not going to like this record. The snarling aggressive vocals, edgy high pitched guitar action and violent drumming will be too much for you… The excitement, energy and passion on display here dismisses any lazy comparisons to
Joy Division and Echo And The Bunnymen. This album grabs you by the scruff of the neck and demands your attention. This widescreen rock will soon be filling the biggest venues in the land.”

Key tracks:
All Sparks / Munich / Bullets




Full album…

EDITORS: All Albums

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