• Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2002
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9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 281 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 13 out of 281

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  1. NiklasP.
    Aug 24, 2002
    5
    Fairly OK for a band that rips flesh off Joy Division and Radiohead, mixes it up and serves it to the masses. This works wonders in the current musical climate, where (in my opinion) bands either go for old styles (White Stripes) or newer old styles (The Strokes), so this is a bit newer still. with some good results. I say: get the Joy Division box "Heart and Soul", it's worth the Fairly OK for a band that rips flesh off Joy Division and Radiohead, mixes it up and serves it to the masses. This works wonders in the current musical climate, where (in my opinion) bands either go for old styles (White Stripes) or newer old styles (The Strokes), so this is a bit newer still. with some good results. I say: get the Joy Division box "Heart and Soul", it's worth the money and it will blow Interpol away. Expand
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81

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. It sounds like the Ramones covering OK Computer. It's also one of the best debuts of the year.
  2. 60
    Bright Lights isn't a trudging soundtrack to depression; it's laced with upbeat, albeit bittersweet, songwriting. [#9, p.148]
  3. Predictably claustrophobic listening.... When they come up for air, Interpol have the tunes to match all the mannered gloom. [Sep 2002, p.107]