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6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 45
  2. Negative: 6 out of 45

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  1. Oct 31, 2012
    9
    I love this album. The synths add to their dark sound and I think that this is a good balance of guitars and keyboards. The first time I listened this record, I was a bit disappointed, it's completely different from The Back Room and An End Has A Start, but time after time I discovered that this album is really great.
  2. Dec 6, 2011
    8
    Definitely a change in direction for the band on this record and this has to be admired even if it doesn't go all their own way. Overall, it's got good solid tracks on it without too many stand outs. The song writing by the band is very good and the production is done very well. It feels like it was recorded in a factory and reminds me of the Terminator soundtrack in parts. The problem with this record is it's probably turned a lot of people off them and it will remain to be seen if anyone will still be listening when they resurface. Expand
  3. Oct 24, 2011
    4
    While I do admire Editors for experimenting and trying something different, this is probably a too drastic change for my liking. There are a few good songs like "papillon" and "like treasure" but overall the change of directions has not paid dividends.
  4. May 31, 2011
    6
    This album is the third from rock band Editors, and for me, despite being decent, is my least favourite. "Papillon" is a fantastic and catchy anthem, which is possibly the best song ever produced by this four piece. However, there isn't enough on this album to support it, which is why to me, you would only buy the single as opposed to the album. Overall though, not too shabby.
  5. May 31, 2011
    9
    In "An End has a start" e soprattutto in "The Back Room" è la chitarra lo strumento più in risalto, mentre in questo album viene relegata in un ruolo marginale, sovrastata da synth danzerecci e/o cupi. Il risultato è un album molto diverso rispetto ai 2 precedenti, in cui il genere dominante è un synth/rock in pieno stile Depeche. Le mie preferite del disco sono "You Don't Know Love" e "Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool" Collapse
  6. Sep 27, 2010
    8
    Cambiaron varias cosas, como las guitarras por sintetizadores, Tom Smith siguió cantando con sentimiento y comprobaron que no necesitan ser una copia de Interpol (como muchos los llamaban) para hacer buenas canciones, aunque pueden mejorar aun...
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59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Editors have crafted a bold statement of intent, one that hopefully suggests a continuingly bold future.
  2. Their sonic departure won't be radical enough to put off fans, but the ultimate feel is familiar enough not to persuade any detractors. They may have taken a step forward, but they're still on the same street.
  3. They’ve possibly succeeded in alienating the casual fan with the brief moments of nastiness that are here.