There has been much criticism for Editors for anything after the well received "The Back Room". There was another dismal review in pitchfork for "In This Light and on This Evening". Although "An End Has A Start" didn't quite do it for me "In This Light and On This Evening" has grown on me.
Seems everyone at the Phoenix Concert Theatre liked it too. Watching Editors can be a bit of a prolonged pleasure. They sound great and Tom Smith's expressiveness really connects with him with the crowd. Perhaps it is nostalgia and the memory of the late Ian Curtis that adds a little something extra to their show. However there were some lulls. Starting off with "In This Light and On This Evening", "Lights" and "An End Has A Start" the band did grab the crowd's attention with terrific performances of "You Don't Know Love", "Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool", "Smokers Outside The Hospital Door" and their encore which included "Munich" and "Papillion".
Along with Editors were Brooklyn New York's "The Antlers". Put simply they played a set of really nice long songs full of emotion and seemed to entertain the crowd
Also on hand were Toronto's People in Grey who I hadn't heard of prior to preparing for the show. They describe themselves as a mix of early Springsteen and Psychedelic Furs. I liked what I heard and have since checked out The band's myspace page. If you are a Cure fan you'll notice the very Curish baseline in "Catch Fire". They'll be playing @ The Horseshoe on March 2nd Nu-Music Night.