By Raymond Fiore
Updated March 17, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

Hearing the Brit-rock debut The Back Room is akin to looking at a fourth-generation facsimile of a beautifully tortured image. Familiar and frustrating, the Editors definitely feel Interpol’s pain: Bands like Joy Division and Echo and the Bunnymen are hard acts to follow, especially when they’re followed so deliberately. Despite the copycatting, some memorable tunes (”Bullets,” ”Munich”) actually emerge from the shadow cast by those other bands.

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