Editors: The Weight of Your Love – review

(Play it Again Sam)

Glacial keyboards dominated Editors' last album, 2009's In This Light and On This Evening, but the follow-up finds them returning to their indie roots, without ever quite recapturing the excitement of their early singles. The anthemic Formaldehyde and Sugar both have the potential to be big radio hits, while Two Hearted Spider is more down-tempo, but no less powerful for it. It's not without its longueurs, however: a mid-album slump lapses into unremarkable string-drenched stadium balladry that could be Coldplay if not for the subversive edginess; meanwhile, so unengaging is The Phone Book that that's exactly what Tom Smith might as well be reciting.


Phil Mongredien

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