So I have chosen UK band Editors 4th studio album ‘The Weight Of Your Love’. It was a toss up between this and ‘In Dreams’ but I think this has a bit more musical variation. I will admit that the band had pretty much passed me by up to the release of this album in 2013 and I still need to investigate their early stuff.
In theory I should really like this LP. The drummer plays a kind of tribal beat off the top of the kit, the basslines circle and descend, there are all sorts of sweeping synths and/or violins and cellos, nicely treated guitars and a bloke singing silly lyrics. The kind of thing that might describe mid-late period Echo and the Bunnymen or The Cure circa 1989, or in more recent times, Soulsavers.
I just couldn’t get past the lead singer, who simply can’t do the angst necessary to get this whole thing to work. I don’t dislike it, but it just didn’t grab my attention. I’ll try some of the other stuff they have done, but it is a 3/5 for me.
Thankfully, it avoided proggy excess, flutes and was infintely better than last week’s excrescence.