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  • Summary: Interpol moves to Capitol Records with their third studio album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. The band have colonised the rich turf at the intersection of meticulously structured mope-rock and free-flowing three-chord pop, where moments of resignation cosy up alongside twinkling hopes for the future like Winehouse to the sauce.
  2. Probably a track or two short of being a stone-cold classic, Our Love To Admire nonetheless makes for hugely rewarding listening.
  3. In terms of writing and production, this may be Interpol at their best.
  4. Somehow the band manages to sound insincere and gorgeous at the same time.
  5. Our Love to Admire’s lesser tracks seem to have placed a greater emphasis on texture than melody or even rhythm, which is arguably the band’s most potent weapon. As a whole, though, Sam Fogarino will be satisfied.
  6. Admire finds the band's balance shifting significantly; the rhythm players often seem more like glorified session men than integral components of a sleek post-punk machine.
  7. They ape New Order's "Movement," surely that combo's most static and dullest album. Dengler and rather good drummer Sam Fogarino don't get many chances to shine, letting guitarist Daniel Kessler create the kind of textures that often get mistaken for progress.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 191
  1. BrendanN
    Jul 9, 2007
    10
    This album is so amazing that one more song of this quality would be almost earth-shattering. I get chills during every song, and there are This album is so amazing that one more song of this quality would be almost earth-shattering. I get chills during every song, and there are several moments on the album that are so gorgeous to hear that I wouldn't be surprised if multiple listens bring tears of joy to my eyes. Expand
  2. Henry5
    Jul 18, 2007
    10
    awesome awesome awesome!
  3. Dec 30, 2014
    10
    Interpol's best album, easily. It's nearly flawless- "Pioneer to the Falls" and "Mammoth" stand out as two of the finest tracks the band hasInterpol's best album, easily. It's nearly flawless- "Pioneer to the Falls" and "Mammoth" stand out as two of the finest tracks the band has ever recorded. Hopefully in the long run it will get the respect it deserves. Expand
  4. EricoM.
    Jul 11, 2007
    9
    It's a great album. I think if you don't like the style, don't vote or critic. I love the Interpol's depressin songs and It's a great album. I think if you don't like the style, don't vote or critic. I love the Interpol's depressin songs and lyrics. If you don't shut up. Go listen Fergie or some American Idol singer and be happy Expand
  5. BobB
    Aug 2, 2007
    8
    solid record. streets ahead of antics. indie wankers are full of excrement.
  6. benk.
    Jul 20, 2007
    7
    three brilliant songs; all in all interpol do what they're best at; no use for a third album if you have the first and second.
  7. markb.
    Jul 5, 2007
    0
    boring

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