Antics

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2004
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Very straightforward Interpol-lite.
  2. The New York Times
    60
    In the end, unfortunately, "Antics" is fairly uneven. [19 Sep 2004]
  3. Blender
    60
    Less lugubrious and more melodic than [Bright Lights], but the improvement is marginal. [Oct 2004, p.119]
  4. Mojo
    60
    Annoyingly, [the] high marks are all too infrequent. [Oct 2004, p.116]
  5. These songs feel heavy and significant enough--due to dynamic production and hooky choruses--even if we don’t know exactly what they mean.
  6. If it doesn't exactly blaze off in bold new directions, it does offer an opportunity for Interpol to do some fine-tuning (not that they need much) and settle comfortably into their black, velvet-lined pocket.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 194 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 115
  1. Jul 26, 2015
    9
    Brilliant absolutely brilliant. It's a Godfather Part 2 type of 2nd album, it's absolutely amazing, a slight shift from Turn On The BrightBrilliant absolutely brilliant. It's a Godfather Part 2 type of 2nd album, it's absolutely amazing, a slight shift from Turn On The Bright Lights but still great. 11 years still this album and it couldn't be any better. Kudos Interpol. Full Review »
  2. Dec 29, 2013
    10
    Doesn't Quite top Interpol's stunning Turn On The Bright Lights, yet feels just as Bleak and depressing for example Tracks like Narc and EvilDoesn't Quite top Interpol's stunning Turn On The Bright Lights, yet feels just as Bleak and depressing for example Tracks like Narc and Evil really show that the band still have what it takes to create new bleak, sad, lonely psychotic sounds about been blue. Full Review »
  3. Apr 3, 2013
    9
    Perhaps the most upbeat album conducted by Interpol. If you are to introduce someone to this band, this is the album that you must show themPerhaps the most upbeat album conducted by Interpol. If you are to introduce someone to this band, this is the album that you must show them to get them hooked. Full Review »