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  • Summary: The seventh full-length studio release for British indie rock group Editors is its first with Blanck Mass' Benjamin John Power as an official member.
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  1. Sep 23, 2022
    80
    ‘EBM’ is full of stadium-ready anthems and is a riveting, celebratory and bold musical odyssey that is both glorious and gritty in equal measure.
  2. Sep 23, 2022
    80
    Mid-album "Silence," a Homeric ballad in which Smith soars through the cosmos on a delicate rainbow of synth and chimes before crashing to the earth in a meteor shower of over-driven electric guitar squelch and digital distortion. It's a bold, deeply emotive moment, evoking the heartfelt style of Peter Gabriel. That these tracks, as with all of EBM, feel both familiar and unexpectedly fresh speaks to the alchemical spark between Editors and Power.
  3. Sep 23, 2022
    75
    EBM is a fine album and despite Smith’s predilection for dark portentous lyrics, it certainly sounds like the band had fun exploring the different possibilities the addition of Powers has afforded them.
  4. 60
    ‘EBM’, then, goes some way to bringing the seasoned band back to what they do best, all the while pushing things forward.
  5. Mojo
    Sep 23, 2022
    60
    Editors have hatched a perturbed and maximalist affair whose thundering algorithms target the darkest, least inhibited corners of the dancefloor. [Oct 2022, p.90]