Interpol
Turn on the Bright Lights


4.5
superb

Review

by Dark_Moi USER (1 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 11 replies | 3,237 views


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


I personally am a big fan of this group, but I'll try to be the write with the most objective of views.

1. Untitled - It gives you an ethereal/concrete feeling, its repetitive lyrics engage you in a state of mind that makes you feel like playing this album infinite times. Its a very good intro song, even though you can listen to it separately.

2. Obstacle 1 - Its a blast of music, very different from the above track. The lyrics are very well done, the guitars work in harmony, the bass and drums are powerfull and harmonic.

3. NYC - The constant moan of "new york cares" by Paul (Vox/guitar) is just beautifull, guitars work in unison at the side of the drums. The bass lines are perfect for the song.

4. PDA - this song actually has 3 versions, 2 of them released in early EP's. The powerfull drum intro in this song is what gives it its feeling. This one in a grower. Some may not like it at first.

5. Say hello to the angels - Every time I listen to this track the guitar/bass lines make me feel like its a The Doors song. Lyrics are very polished and eloquent.

6. Hands away - Very soothing guitar/vox intro, this gem wont get you singing, but it will make you question joy divisions influence in this band.

7. Obstacle 2 - Once you hear it enough times you will be enticed by the eloquence of its lyrics and the feel of the instruments.

8. Stella was a diver and she was always down - Harmony at its best. The up's and down's are incredible. Very well done lyrics. Drums are quite enchanting. The back voices are very original.

9. Roland - Sung with the most natural of feelings. Instruments are great togheter in this track, complement each other beautifully.

10. The New - Relaxing song, the bass is the most heard instument in this song. Beautifull intro and lyrics. Quite a long track, but worth every minute of it.

11. Leif Erikson - Personally this song has the best lyrics of all. Great.


In conclusion this album is very concrete and wont dissapoint you. The tracks work very well independently and are quite unique. 9.5/10


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moderaterock222
May 22nd 2004



121 Comments


Its an awesome album and i liek your review but im sure it has been done before

Dark_Moi
May 24th 2004



1 Comments


[QUOTE=moderaterock222]Its an awesome album and i liek your review but im sure it has been done before[/QUOTE]
Oh ok, I was careless to not search for it before.

Tangy zizzle
May 25th 2004



253 Comments


It hasn't been done before, I checked.

I love this album, I agree with your rating. I would say 10, but i think the 2nd half of the album is a little too long.

The NPC
May 25th 2004



101 Comments


I'd say it's a 6/10 because they've been some what over hyped and their music seems just a bit flat. I don't think they were exactly looking for a 'flat stereo sound' that they have at times on the album. You can really hear their influences on this album which has its upsides and its downsides. In all it's an Imitator Album with your being an Imitator Album.

StardogChampion
May 30th 2004



31 Comments


9.5/10 for me also.. blibbity blah! what is this nonsense about 6/10 and an imitator album? you sir, are a poopy face.

kAtzE_MisSTakEr_cT
August 1st 2004



2 Comments


5. Say hello to the angels - Every time I listen to this track the guitar/bass lines make me feel like its a The Doors song. Lyrics are very polished and eloquent.

TranquilMayhem
August 9th 2004



16 Comments


all in all interpol is an awesome band, they way they blend every instrument together to come out with one perfect sound is amazing, i even love the vocals, very fitting to a band like this :thumb:

Iai
Emeritus
August 9th 2004



3553 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I was told by a friend that Interpol were Joy Division with better melodies. I heard a few singles, and got the Joy Division comparison, but I, too, thought they sounded like an imitator band. Not enough clear ground between them and Joy Division for them to really be something new, ya know? Then again, I haven't heard the album in full, so I might be wrong. And besides, there are worse bands to rip off.

Jellyspoon
August 10th 2004



12 Comments


I for one am not sure about the strength of the Joy Division links. I think JD's sound was a lot more sparse and empty, and with that signature production (especially on the drums, which irritates me sometimes). I think having two guitars means Interpol can layer sounds and drone riffs together, sometimes with spectacular results - see the outro to PDA.

bruise_pristine
August 10th 2004



66 Comments


[QUOTE=no peros calentes]I'd say it's a 6/10 because they've been some what over hyped and their music seems just a bit flat. I don't think they were exactly looking for a 'flat stereo sound' that they have at times on the album. You can really hear their influences on this album which has its upsides and its downsides. In all it's an Imitator Album with your being an Imitator Album.[/QUOTE]

I couldn't say it any better.

bruise_pristine
August 10th 2004



66 Comments


[QUOTE=no peros calentes]I'd say it's a 6/10 because they've been some what over hyped and their music seems just a bit flat. I don't think they were exactly looking for a 'flat stereo sound' that they have at times on the album. You can really hear their influences on this album which has its upsides and its downsides. In all it's an Imitator Album with your being an Imitator Album.[/QUOTE]

Couldn't say it any better.

With a few decent tracks, this album is meh.



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