I'm listening to the new Editors album "The end has a start" and a very satisfying noise it is. I've gone on about Editors before after their last album "The Back Room" was hardly ever off my virtual turntable. Their second album has a more expensive production but they have retained their sound and energy, which is often lost when big studios and second albums are involved.
They are often compared to Joy Divison, because of Tom Smith's barking vocal delivery and their morose subject matter, but I'm pretty convinced that the House Of Love are nearer the mark. If you listen to the opening 30s of "Smokers outside the hospital door" and compare it to the House of Love's "Christine" or "Love in a Car", you will agree.
The Editors live are something to behold and I'm really pleased to have tickets to see them in Newcastle in October.