The Back Room

Editors - The Back Room
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2005 Ratings: #170 / 443
User Score
Based on 81 ratings
2005 Ratings: #126
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July 25, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fader / Kitchenware / Label
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CameronPilgrim
78
Lights - 8/10
Munich - 9/10
Blood - 9/10
Fall - 7.8/10
All Sparks - 7.8/10
Camera - 7.6/10
Fingers In the Factories - 7.8/10
Bullets - 7.4/10
Someone Says - 7.3/10
Open Your Arms - 7.3/10
Distance - 8/10
twwalter
77
A formidable debut that fits well for its time. But Editors are likely to be trapped in the shadows of their contemporaries and the indie rock/post-punk revival sound got saturated.

Favorite tracks: Munich, Blood, All Sparks, Bullets
alternapop
70
This is a really good debut. Had I rated it in 2005 when it first came out then I might've been more generous. I saw the Editors in a small venue and even bought a t-shirt from 2 of the band members who were staffing the merch table in those days. However as time has worn on I've listened to it very little since the first couple years after its release.

It's quite good but not original enough or rough enough for my taste. The vocals started to wear on me after repeated listens and now I can ... read more
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Track List

  1. Lights
  2. Munich
  3. Blood
  4. Fall
  5. All Sparks
  6. Camera
  7. Fingers In the Factories
  8. Bullets
  9. Someone Says
  10. Open Your Arms
  11. Distance
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