Album review: Editors – The Weight Of Your Love

Editors - The Weight Of Your Love

Editors - The Weight Of Your Love - Credit: Archant

A personnel change hasn’t dented Editors’ decidedly dour synth-assisted indie, proffering more stadium-sized anthemics.

Despite their generally dour aesthetic which some mistake for dullness, Editors’ last two albums both hit the top spot and their 2005 debut has sold more than half a million copies in the UK alone.

With two new members on board following last year’s departure of founding member Chris Urbanowicz, The Weight Of Your Love finds them in fine fettle.

A handful of the songs tend towards the anthemic, with arenas and festival crowds no doubt in mind, but there’s a broad palette of swooning, maudlin ballads and ballsier rockers among them – there’s not a moshpit belter in sight.

The catchy lead single A Ton Of Love is a grand, pounding guitar-led tour de force and one of the record’s highlights.

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What Is This Thing Called Love leads the string and synth-laden contemplative moments, Honesty builds to a lighters-aloft intensity, ably assisted by singer Tom Smith’s ominously booming delivery.

On the whole this is a gentle, considered and prettily-arranged set taking a sideways look at love.

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