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iPod song of the week – Editors

Filed under : iPod Song of the Week
On November 4, 2007
At 10:30 pm
Comments : 9

Looky here, it’s a current song. I do actually listen to new music (thank you, XM Radio) but that’s not the usual point of this exercise. However, every so often a song or album comes along that is just so good I have to share. I’m in love, people. In love with the Editors’ new album “An End Has A Start.” If you know that I like Interpol (and hell, it’s right there in the sidebar), this won’t really shock you. Actually, in my disappointment at the new Interpol release, this has kind of been a balm. It’s da balm! It’s the record Interpol should have been. Well, no, they really are different. For one thing, Editors’ lyrics actually make sense. Oh snap!

Anyway, it’s kind of a sad album but really catchy and melodic. It’s got beautiful lines like, “I watch as your eyes show off for mine.” And the lead singer’s voice is just killer, although I knew that from the first CD, which you should also get. This is the title track and single, or at least the song they play on XM Ethel. Which means it’s the single. Last week when the IRT went down due to signal malfunction, I walked all the way to another line, then across from that line back home, with this song on repeat. And it kept me from killing anyone!

Listen, enjoy, buy.

Editors – An End Has A Start (not available on Napster but is available on iTunes)

Streaming audio available on the iPod Song of the Week page.


9 Comments for this post

  1. KP says:

    Yay! I like the Editors too!

    It seems I have not been frequenting the JBall as much as usual. I apologize.
    Nothing personal Bec. You know I love you.

  2. Becca says:

    Oh, my blog is not an obligation! Come and go as you like; it’s always here.

  3. Katcruiser says:

    Thanks for the music suggestion. I doubt I would have found them on my own. I like the album.

    I also enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing glimpses of your life with us.

  4. Becca says:

    Thanks for visiting, Kat! Glimpses of my life are a lot less fun for me when no one’s reading.

  5. Dahnuh says:

    Diggety! Thanks for sharing, Bec.

  6. דוד says:

    Joining to the others – Thnx for the recommendation. loved the lyrics – it’s very actual for me nowadays.

    האם אוכל להוסיף את שיר היום שלי ?! רוב הסיכויים שאינך מכירה אותו, זמר בשם שלום חנוך – וברשותך הרטרואקטיבית, אתן לינק לשיר שנקרא – “שיר הדרך” : [redacted]


    Have a GrEaT day !

  7. Becca says:

    Well, I don’t usually take requests but why not? Hey everyone, David suggests the song which I have just now linked to at:

    I haven’t heard it yet but feel free to give it a listen in the meantime. It’s called Shir HaDerech by someone called Shalom Chanoch. Song of the road? Song of the way? Maybe I’ll figure it out when I hear it.

    PS, also feel free to learn Hebrew on J-Ball. Why should French get all the attention?

  8. KP says:

    Do they have the song Touch Me I’m Dick on Napster?

  9. Becca says:

    KP, bwahahahaha!

    OK, David, I’ve moved it over to my site and edited our comments since I did that. Very Dylan-esque. I’ll have to listen to the lyrics more carefully when I have time.

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