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Album number six from the Birmingham indie rock five-piece produced by Benjamin John Power (Fuck Buttons, Blanck Mass) and Leo Abrahams (Wild Beasts)

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  1. 9.0 |   The Music

    Violence delivers plenty of the right kind of punches
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    With Violence, the Editors have crafted a big pop album on their own terms, rife with grand, operatic gestures and heat-seeking hooks that cut deep, just as they put salve on your wounds
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    Could this be the record to bring Editors back home?
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  4. 8.0 |   Q

    Best album in over a decade. Print edition only

  5. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s clear with Violence that Editors are working to build upon their new sound instead of re-inventing and re-producing, and though their efforts of combining dark indie disco pop with more morose lyrics and guitar undertones, it is a refreshing new direction
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  6. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Editors experiment on Violence and produce a pop-focused set of tracks tinged in darkness and depth, but explore too far and overshadow the band's strengths and past successes
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  7. 7.0 |   music OMH

    It may not be an easy listening experience at times, but Violence is ultimately an album that deserves your patience
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  8. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Editors continue to thrive in their own dark universe. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    Even with a few shortcomings, Violence still has enough alluring music to make it a worthwhile endeavor
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  10. 6.0 |   DIY

    At times it makes a case for a return to the spotlight
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  11. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Gothic, garish and gloriously over the top
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  12. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    Sure, Violence may make you roll your eyes as much as tap your feet, but when everything comes together, Editors manage to sound like a genuinely exciting prospect for the first time in years
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  13. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Editors aren’t known for being the most optimistic of bands and this trend very much continues on sixth album Violence
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  14. 5.3 |   Gig Soup

    Featuring some of their weakest and most uninspired songs, Editors' sixth full-length album is easily one of the alternative rock band's worst efforts to date
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  15. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    It would be nice to say Editors have come a long way since being mockingly referred to as “Boy Division”
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  16. 5.0 |   Clash

    Rather than a coherent and recognisable new sound, it seems as though all manner of ideas are being thrown at the wall to see what sticks
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