• Record Label: PIAS
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2022
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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. Sep 28, 2022
    70
    Not all their ventures are successful, but with a final play on words it’s more Power to Editors’ elbows, for once EBM takes a firm grip on its listener it does not let them go.
  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]
  6. 60
    ‘EBM’, then, goes some way to bringing the seasoned band back to what they do best, all the while pushing things forward.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Oct 28, 2022
    8
    On first impressions, it sounds over produced but with repeated listens and using good speakers you can hear the good record underneath theOn first impressions, it sounds over produced but with repeated listens and using good speakers you can hear the good record underneath the production. While they've had plenty of good momoents, Editors have struggled to produce a start to finish great album since the departure of Chris Urbanowicz in 2012. This is possibly the closest they've come. There is a strong New Order vibe that works well and I reckon this album will sound great live. Ironically, the album could do with some….editing with a number of tracks going on for a few minutes longer than necessary. Apart from that, a welcome return. Full Review »
  2. Oct 25, 2022
    1
    I listened to this record for 2 weeks to try to enjoy at least 2 of 3 songs... But no... This new Editors record is the weakest so far inI listened to this record for 2 weeks to try to enjoy at least 2 of 3 songs... But no... This new Editors record is the weakest so far in their career!!! This band has been a disappointment since their guitar player Chris left! What a pity!!! I don't find a good song in this record!!! Full Review »
  3. Oct 3, 2022
    8
    Wasn't sure at first, but after a few more tries with a decent pair of headphones I think it's one of their best. Excited to see how theseWasn't sure at first, but after a few more tries with a decent pair of headphones I think it's one of their best. Excited to see how these faster/heavier tracks translate live. Full Review »