Our Love To Admire

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  • Summary: Interpol moves to Capitol Records with their third studio album.

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Rest My Chemistry
I haven't slept for two days I've bathed in nothing but sweat And I've made hallways Scenes for things to regret My friends, they come And the lines,... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  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. The foreboding melancholy of "Turn on the Bright Lights" has eroded into a sound that's less idiosyncratic; by design or accident, that broad-brush aesthetic coincides with the band's move from an indie label (Matador) to a major one (Capitol).
  4. The quality of the album isn't the issue, it's the qualities, the contradictions, the duplicity: it's what makes it as durable a listen as ever, but oddly empty when it comes to empathy.
  5. Falling somewhere between the full-on gloom of their debut and the peppier follow-up, Antics, this new disc may not be their Sgt. Pepper, but it’s still filled with morbidly catchy treats.
  6. When it works, it's undoubtedly impressive: impressive enough, in fact, to counter the fact that Interpol are pretty light on ideas of their own.
  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 193
  1. MM
    Jul 9, 2007
    10
    This is album is so great that it nearly brought me to tears the first time I heard it, especially listening to PTTF and Pace Is the Trick. This is album is so great that it nearly brought me to tears the first time I heard it, especially listening to PTTF and Pace Is the Trick. WOW!! Album of the year, no doubt about it. I also smell Grammy's for the boys. You deserve it. Expand
  2. NatashaD.
    Jul 18, 2007
    10
    Grows on me with every listen. People complaining that the album "Still sounds like Interpol" confuse me. Is that a bad thing?
  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. AramisG
    Jul 20, 2007
    7
    Hmmm, a lot of good work went into this album, but I think internal stressors within the band (certain members facinations to hip hop, movie Hmmm, a lot of good work went into this album, but I think internal stressors within the band (certain members facinations to hip hop, movie making, etc...) have led to an album that doesn't quite feel commited. The hooks, breaks and changes aren't as energetic as before. Also why would they down play the rythm section (one of their strong points)? Well whatever, it is here and it is pretty good, just not as great as everyone anticipated. Hopefully these rich whinners will stop breaking up every two seconds, pursuing irrelevant hobbies and realize how lucky they are to have formed such a popular band. Get back to work. Collapse
  7. markb.
    Jul 5, 2007
    0
    boring

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