The formidable debut from Interpol, Turn On The Bright Lights, which turns 15 this year. In that early-2000s city environment, the New York post-punk revivalists dished out generous helpings of gloom, brooding vocals and those headily dark basslines that we’re still enjoying now. LP or CD on Matador.
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9/10 Tom Customer review, 23rd May 2018
The debut album from Interpol still sounds as fresh today as it did when it was first released in 2002. It paints a chilly picture of their native New York, a shadowy post-punk alternative to the bright retro rock of their contemporaries and fellow New Yorkers the Strokes whose own debut Is This It was released to mass hysteria the year before.
From the opening chimes and the sweeping bassline of 'Untitled', to the cinematic nostalgia 'NYC' to closer 'Leif Erikson', Turn on the Bright Lights is a near-perfect post-punk album and the best album of Interpol's career.
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