The Back Room


The Back Room

Infobox Album
Name = The Back Room
Type = studio
Artist = Editors


Released = 25 July 2005
Recorded = 2004–2005
Genre = Post-punk revival
Length = 43:48
Label = Kitchenware, FADER Label (US)
Producer = Jim Abbiss
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:sez1z82a6yvo link]
*Drowned In Sound (9/10) [http://www.drownedinsound.com/release/view/4125 link]
*"NME" (8/10) [http://www.nme.com/reviews/editors/7721 link]
*Pitchfork (6.0/10) [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/17600-the-back-room 8/5/05]
*"Q" Rating|3|5 August 2005
*Robert Christgau (C+) [http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?id=5604&name=Editors link]
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|3|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/editors/albums/album/9449333/rid/9451745/ 3/9/06]
*Stylus Magazine (B-) [http://stylusmagazine.com/reviews/editors-clor/the-back-room-clor.htm link]
*"The Sunday Times" Rating|4|5 [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14932-1695494,00.html 7/16/05]
Last album =
This album = "The Back Room"
(2005)
Next album = "An End Has A Start"
(2007)

"The Back Room" is the critically acclaimed debut album by British post-punk revival band Editors, released July 25, 2005. It entered the charts at number 13 in July 2005, before peaking at number 2 in January 2006. It was nominated for the 2006 Mercury Prize and as of June 2007, has sold over 500,000 copies in United Kingdom and over 1,000,000 worldwide. [ [http://www.birminghampost.net/life-leisure-birmingham-guide/birmingham-culture/2008/02/18/heard-the-latest-news-editors-are-back-in-town-65233-20490036/ Editors are back in town] ]

Reception

Editors received universal critical acclaim with their release of "The Back Room". The NME gave it a rating of 8/10 saying 'Never before have doom and gloom sounded so surprisingly uplifting and hopeful' and that Editors 'have created a debut that will endure.' Drowned In Sound gave "The Back Room" an even higher rating of 9/10, paying it the compliments that 'this is a record many people will be able to live inside for a very long time'. But perhaps the greatest sign of its acclaim was when the album received a 2006 Mercury Prize nomination.

Track listing

All tracks by Lay, Leetch, Smith, Urbanowicz.

# "Lights" – 2:32
# "Munich" – 3:46
# "Blood" – 3:29
# "Fall" – 5:06
# "All Sparks" – 3:33
# "Camera" – 5:02
# "Fingers in the Factories" – 4:14
# "Bullets" – 3:09
# "Someone Says" – 3:13
# "Open Your Arms" – 6:00
# "Distance" – 3:38
# "French Disco" - 2:25 (available on iTunes as a bonus track)

UK bonus disc

A special two disc edition of "The Back Room" was released in the UK, the second disc comprising unused tracks from the album recording sessions and B-sides:

# "Let Your Good Heart Lead You Home" – 4:48
# "You Are Fading" – 4:30
# "Crawl Down the Wall" – 3:34
# "Colours" – 3:51
# "Release" – 5:44
# "Forest Fire" – 3:00

ingles

*"Bullets", released 24 January 2005 and charted at #54 in the UK Singles Chart
*"Munich", released 18 April 2005 and charted at #22 in the UK Singles Chart
*"Blood", released 11 July 2005 and charted at #18 in the UK Singles Chart
*"Bullets (Re-issue)", released 26 September 2005 and charted at #27 in the UK Singles Chart
*"Munich (Re-release)", released 2 January 2006 and charted at #10 in the UK Singles Chart
*"All Sparks", released 27 March 2006 and charted at #21 in the UK Singles Chart
*"Blood (Re-issue)", limited re-release 19 June 2006 and charted at #39 in the UK Singles Chart

References


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