- Record Label: Capitol
- Release Date: Jul 10, 2007
- Summary: Interpol moves to Capitol Records with their third studio album.
- Record Label: Capitol
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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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|
Positive: 25 out of 37
Mixed: 10 out of 37
Negative: 2 out of 37
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.
Probably a track or two short of being a stone-cold classic, Our Love To Admire nonetheless makes for hugely rewarding listening.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Positive: 158 out of 196
Mixed: 22 out of 196
Negative: 16 out of 196
allanc.Jul 9, 2007a enjoining disc, one of the best albums in the world of indie in 2007,
Henry5Jul 18, 2007awesome awesome awesome!
EricoM.Jul 11, 2007It'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
BobBAug 2, 2007solid record. streets ahead of antics. indie wankers are full of excrement.
benk.Jul 20, 2007three 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.
markb.Jul 5, 2007boring
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