The Editors: In This Light and On This Evening

I must confess to making the mistake of prejudging this album. I was expecting the well worked out commercially successful, but often bland indie rock standard formula to be adhered in order to maximise sales. I am however delighted to hear that this album has far more interest and originality than I anticipated.

Despite the vocals on many tracks sounding rather like a cross between Gene Pitney and Vic Reeves’ pub singer, I have to confess that this is a most agreeable album.

Although, it might be an idea to listen to the tracks in reverse order, as I reckon the tracks at the arse end of the album out shine the openers. In fact, better still, start off with, “Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool” as its wobbly bouncing rhythm and sing-a-long chorus should certainly engage your enthusiasm.