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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 294 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 19 out of 294

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  1. Nov 23, 2012
    9
    Although not quite as mind blowing as the preceding Antics, Our Love To Admire is an exceptional album. It nears perfection with only a solitary weak link on it's tracklist (the closing Lighthouse). I personally prefer this LP to the much lauded Turn On The Bright Lights and the uneven self titled album.
  2. Jan 23, 2012
    9
    Definitely a weaker effort than Interpols first 2 records but there is still much to like on this album. On this, their third record the band change their sound slightly and this is welcome. Interpol are always going to sound like Interpol due to Paul Banks vocals but there is certainly something different going on here. Having said that, the best tracks on here have the typical Interpol sound. Disappointingly, it does taper off towards the end. Rest My Chemistry and No I in Threesome are the highlights for me. Expand
  3. Dec 20, 2011
    10
    Honestly don't care what "Interpol" fans say... As myself is a Interpol fan i declare this is definitely their second best only just behind Turn On The Bright Lights, not really. But this album is amazing, great opening track in Pioneer To The Falls then going into my personal all time favourite Interpol song No I In Threesome then finishing a lovely end of Lighthouse. I personally believe Paul Bank sings at his best in this whole album... his vocals just sound more clearer.. then his other stuff... The Bass lines however aren't as AMAZING!! or remeberable then their debut of Turn On The Bright Lights or i guess "Antics" but Carlos Dengler identity will still of course live in this album... Daniel Kessler of course doing a great job on his guitar through the whole album... and Sam amazing drumming. GREAT ALBUM my number 2 interpol album and number 16 on my top 100 albums. AMAZING ALBUM ********** Expand
  4. Dec 25, 2011
    9
    It's funny how exaggerated Interpol's so called "fans" are when it comes to judgement. Sure, TOTBL is as surreal as it is majestic, but I guess some listeners (critics and fans) are afraid of their favorite bands changing. Our Love To Admire is right up there with TOTBL, and is an improvement over Antics. Songs like "Rest My Chemistry" and "Pace is the Trick" are worth the price alone... "Pioneer to the Falls" might even topple TOTBL's "Untitled" as their best opener. Paul's singing is more confident then ever as well, as seen in the brilliant "The Heinrich Maneuver". This album is a gem, and an underrated one at that. Expand
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. The black-clad New York quartet still sounds inflexibly menacing, grasping tighter than ever to its doomy post-punk influences and delving further into frontman Paul Banks's emotional unrest.
  2. Our Love to Admire fleshes out the dark edges of Interpol's sound to create a polished, muscular-sounding record that teems with life and bristling potency.
  3. With giant gyrating reverberated guitars and a grandiose brass section, this is the sound of a rock band attempting the sweeping gallantry of Sibelius or Tchaikovsky and getting away with it. It represents a smugly victorious ending to what is a phenomenally strong and well-polished album.