Rated: Music is my Radar
The fourth studio album from Editors has much of the essence of the band, even though is the first since the departure of Chris Urbanowicz (guitarist) it keeps that soft and dark guitar rock style and the melancholy that the band owns. It is a very very well done done album where all works in beautiful harmony.
The album starts with a right song,The Weight, which is like warm up to upcoming sounds and a statement of what to expect: simple (in "appearance") sounds but with plenty and very well distributed notes that make a very interesting record. The way everything works like clockwork is impressive,all at right time, nothing overshadowed, worked but sounds easy, flows naturally, etc.. The little sounds that spice up the songs ,and that make difference from previous albums, are not aggressive they are gradually growing and become part of the songs, beautifully.
'The Weight of Your Love' is an amalgam of late 1980's and 1990's vibes, being powerful and with some sort of gloom but with an enjoyment for that, which only add more intrigue to the amazing record. The album sounds dated, actually, but works nicely for the band because is so well produced that could be compared with the best albums of 1987 to 1997. The sound is nothing new or surprising, sometimes it sounds like Interpol( Hyena) and U2 ( What is this Thing called Love,Honesty) and others times, sadly, it sounds like Hoobastank (Sugar) [but obviously a lot better] and again is how magnificent everything works together what creates a unique sound that makes easy to identify the band.
In my opinion this is their greatest album so far ,although I would have considered the order of the songs more , but it is genius how it is not boring, considering it is a bit plain and 'vintage', but those little twists made a massive difference. The sound is loyal to past records without being repetitive and cheesy. The album is almost perfect, has a bit of everything and the accurate amount of it, keeps band's soul and is not annoying so is definitely one of the best albums of the year. *astonished
Recommended: The Weight, Honesty,Formaldehyde, Hyena, The Phone Book