James’ Shamelessly Nostalgic A-Z Of Albums That He Liked To Listen To When He Was Younger – Part 2: The Back Room

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It’s the second day of April and not a fool is in sight. But the A-Z Blogging Challenge continues and so we must move on to ‘B’.

And the band behind today’s album of choice, if they live up to their name, might also be able to help me improve the content of my blog.

Which would be no bad thing.

Because today’s album is:

B is for The Back Room

Editors’ debut album was released in 2005 to general critical acclaim. Indeed, while their subsequent output has generally been pretty decent, like so many bands, they haven’t really managed to live up to the promise of their earliest efforts.

Then again, when your first offering is as good as The Back Room, then there is no shame in not being able to replicate it. If at times introspective and downbeat, there are enough rousing anthems in the mix to make me regret the fact that, to date, I’ve never managed to catch them live. Something I definitely hope to rectify post-pandemic.

There are several stand-out tracks that could play us out today, but I’ve gone with the album’s second single, Munich.

  9 comments for “James’ Shamelessly Nostalgic A-Z Of Albums That He Liked To Listen To When He Was Younger – Part 2: The Back Room

  1. April 2, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Beautiful imagery in the video!

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  2. April 2, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    I would bring this one to the fore.

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    • April 3, 2021 at 3:24 pm

      And you would be right to do so

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  3. April 2, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    I didn’t think I knew of Editors but that song does sound somewhat familiar. Kind of reminds me of what Interpol was putting out around the same time.

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    • April 2, 2021 at 6:24 pm

      There is a definite Interpol influence

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  4. April 2, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    I saw them in 2006 at V Festival. Shame they disappeared into obscurity.

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    • April 3, 2021 at 5:43 am

      They do seem like they should be better known than they are.

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