The Back Room - Editors

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. The Back Room is a fine album that proves you can look backward while paving the way forward.
  2. Alternative rock hasn't seen anything like this since the release of Turn on the Bright Lights. The catch: not only is The Back Room better, it holds promise for even better things in the future.
  3. It’s how Interpol would sound like if they dealt with universal themes and reflection rather than singing about fellatio fantasies with Stella, or their length of loves.
  4. It's an album of consistently high quality from start to finish.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 97 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 61
  2. Negative: 3 out of 61
  1. Edgar
    Apr 30, 2007
    Truly spectacular!
  2. DJ
    Apr 8, 2007
    Truly beautiful record by this band. They dp everything right and the end product is truly mesmerizing and uplifting. One of the best albums in the last 10 years, which is saying alot. Full Review »
  3. kayt
    May 17, 2006
    editors are brilliant musicians & lyricists. the sensual & dark tracks are much more complex & haunting than many of the current 'new retro' groups. the constant comparison of editors to joy division are uninspired &, frankly, far too simple. in terms of rhythm, excitement, & emotion, the editors are consistently passionate track after track. what's more, the singer's voice is rich & haunting (think peter murphy, dead can dance, depeche mode). truly a bloody amazing group well-worth the listen & the accolades. Full Review »