The Weight of Your Love

Editors - The Weight of Your Love
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2013 Ratings: #908 / 955
User Score
Based on 56 ratings
2013 Ratings: #334
July 1, 2013 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
The Line of Best Fit

The band’s audible aspiration towards greatness on this album is the most welcome aspect about it. You can hear the effort that was put into making it as galactic and sprawling as it is.

74
Sputnikmusic

With a batch of atmospheric tunes that not only cuts back on the filler and patent electronics, but is almost exactly what its predecessor should have sounded like! 

70
DIY

With a bit more focus and a more cohesive feel running throughout it, this could've been a great record.

70
AllMusic

There is something less frenetic about the music here that speaks to broader artistic influences and a more mature level of songwriting.

60
Drowned in Sound

The problem is that however good the songs are, they’re never quite great or unique enough to fully define Editors on their own terms.

60
PopMatters

It’s hardly going to break any new ground, but it might allow Editors to escape from their past to some degree, and allow them to branch out and explore new – albeit, already charted – territory. 

54
Paste

The ideas behind Weight have some potential, but Editors can’t seem to pull them off successfully.

50
musicOMH

In trying to both retreat from the synths of album three, and progress from the epic soft-rock of album two, Editors have managed to produce an album that is neither interesting nor stirring. 

40
NME

... after spending time with this record, the image of a man trying to gallop but instead wobbling back and forth pointlessly seems horribly apt. 

40
The Fly

At worst, it’s like being stuck in a Cormac McCarthy novel with the world’s most boring man; miserably ekeing out your last days of existence on tins of dead baby while he prattles on about how hard it is being in a long-term relationship, and the existentialness of… stuff.

40
Clash

The whole exercise seems so carefully crafted and desperately needy that any joy found within ‘The Weight Of Your Love’ wears off the more you play it. 


 

30
Rolling Stone
No matter what mode they’re in, they manage to turn four-minute songs into small eternities.
Jeph_panic
95
In una parola, stupendo. Non aspettatevi gli Editors new wave di The Back Room, o quelli sintetici di In This Light & On This Evening. Questa è una band nuova, nel vero senso della parola: Chris Urbanowicz non c'è più, della sua chitarra inconfondibile restano echi in alcune tracce, sulla quale la band ha lavorato evidentemente ancora in sua presenza. Ma i nuovi componenti, Williams e soprattutto il chitarrista Lockey, apportano tanto, e si sente. In effetti, una band ... read more
twwalter
52
The fourth Editors is a refreshing departure from their confinement of post punk, but the result is a generic indie/alternative rock album.

Favorite tracks: A Ton of Love
99
For a band that has lost a couple of key members, this album sounds refreshing. Jacquire King produces Tom Smith and company into a strong Brit rock album. Nothing and What Is This Thing Called Love are standout ballads that in a better world would be hits for a very underrated band.
88
A beautiful sound, calm and confidently placed
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Track List

  1. The Weight
  2. Sugar
  3. A Ton of Love
  4. What Is This Thing Called Love
  5. Honesty
  6. Nothing
  7. Formaldehyde
  8. Hyena
  9. Two Hearted Spider
  10. The Phone Book
  11. Bird of Prey
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