British post-punkers Editors returned late last year with their third album, offering up epic intensity and electronic re-invention for their fans. In This Light And On This Evening launched with the 'Blue Monday' stomp of single 'Papillon', an instant favourite and now the band's third most scrobbled track, boasting over 780,000 spins.
While Tom Smith's voice continues to ring an Ian Curtis-shaped bell, Editors' sound has evolved from earlier Joy Division comparisons to take in – perhaps unsurprisingly – dance pioneers New Order, as well as the industrial synth of '80s Sheffield and the shape-shifting motorik of Neu!, albeit with a glossy varnish.
In the spring, Editors embarked on a mammoth tour of the UK and Europe, including dates with British rock royalty Muse and their own headline shows supported by newcomers Cold Cave. As a final feather in their cap no fewer than eight Editors tracks made it into The Xfm Top 1000 Songs of All Time, published in October, including 'Munich' which with well over 2 million plays is your most scrobbled Editors track of all time.
Artist listening trend For the year (Oct ’09 — ’10)
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There were 3 583 581 Editors tracks scrobbled this year.
Live in Concert
Events from the year (Oct ’09 — ’10)
26 221 people on Last.fm saw Editors in 2010, at 96 gigs, in 27 countries
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