Editors play Showbox at the Market on February 5No matter how many times I listen to it, I keep coming to the same conclusion about Editors’ In This Light and On This Evening: that it is pretty much a failed attempt at sounding like a modern-day Pulp. It is the Krab to Pulp’s Dungeness. The Atlantic salmon to Pulp’s wild-caught Alaskan. In other words, an edible but vaguely disgusting facsimile that you’ll settle for when nothing else is available. And it’s worth noting that while Pulp’s Wikipedia description classifies the band as “Britpop,” Editors’ page refers to them as “British indie rock,” which, if you think about, have come to mean the same fucking thing, more or less.I despise all those assholes who refuse to listen to music made in the past twenty years because no one could possibly ever be as good at writing songs as Bob Dylan. Frankly, when it comes to music, everyone is always ripping everyone else off. Live with it. But right now, I can understand where they’re coming from, because every time I listen to In This Light and On This Evening, I just find myself wishing I was listening to Pulp instead. For a dissenting opinion, however, you can check out this 2007 feature on the band courtesy of former SW staffer Rachel Shimp.