The music made by both bands explores the vast space between black and white and produces something pained, deftly penetrating, and beautiful. Image: Peter Pakvis / Redferns. I hope this convinces somebody to take a chance on this CD because there is so much garbage out there it's really important to support the bands that get it. I'm big fan of Joy Division and The Chameleons so I understand the earlier reveiewer who couldn't quite put an exact match to this CD, but if you like all three of these bands you will like this. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Excellent post-punk album. Obstacle 2 8. Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2020. One might go into a review like this one wondering how many words will pass before Joy Division is brought up. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 9, 2013. When the bass and drums come in you are hooked and Paul Banks almost tender vocal makes a great track even better. Turn On the Bright Lights is the debut album of New York City rock band Interpol. The red looks fantastic on my player. A new version of is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. This record is no fun at all, the tension is rarely resolved, and -- oh no! It has all their demos in order. Leave feedback, Interpol is a post-punk band based in New York City, United States, that took an important part in the. I was turned onto this record by accident. It's almost like a TOTBL2. Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2019. I promise. The final, frenetic two minutes of "PDA" in particular are just stunning, with the guitars interweaving whilst Sam Fogarino pounds away on the drums like his life depends on it. I'm very picky and if I hear the slightest noise or bad levels I'd let you know. Have started buying my favorite albums on vinyl and the sound quality of this record is bad. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 18, 2017. [Untitled] 2. Say Hello to the Angels 6. The Chameleons, god yes, but JD, no. Flat and lifeless, you might as well stream it. Obstacle 1 3. This was obviously ripped/low quality audio they just pressed on vinyl to reissue. It's the only official release of the track that I know of (apart from the instrumental version that was a recent bonus track). There's a problem loading this menu right now. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down. It reminded me of the Joy Division Heart and Soul box set. It could be a detrimental thing to do, especially when this record is so spellbinding and doesn't deserve to be mottled with such bilge. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 29, 2015. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I'm really glad I did though. Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2003. Go directly to shout page. The album closes with two fantastically strong songs "The New" and "Leif Erikson" the first a slow builder with a gorgeous melody and the latter is arguably the highlight of the album, again the guitar work is astounding and it builds to a superb climax. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Only saving grace is they give you a code to download the mp3 album from Matador Records. -- it isn't exactly revolutionary, though some new shades of gray have been discovered. I nearly didn't bother buying this since I already own most of the tracks on mp3. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights - LP Vinyl Album. If i had to criticise one track it would be "Say Hello to the Angels" and that is solely because it reminds me of mid-period Smiths. Early Interpol recordings are all solid gold and this track is no different. Unable to add item to List. Have to turn volume way up to hear it and there’s no warmth or texture to the sound. Earlier reviewers mentioned Joy Division and The Chameleons UK and while I can live with those comparisions this CD shouted Television as far as I'm concerned. It is music propelled more by the church-y organ and the thundering drums than by the indeed Curtis-like singing. This is one of several albums I have bought and where I have at first become annoyed about the singer - "another Ian Curtis-wannabe". Let's: there's another Manchester band at the heart of "Say Hello to the Angels," but that heart is bookended by a beginning and end that approaches the agitated squall of Fugazi; the torchy, elegiac "Leif Erikson" plays out like a missing scene from the Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen; the upper-register refrain near the close of "Obstacle 1" channels Shudder to Think. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Turn on the Bright Lights - Interpol on AllMusic - 2002 - One might go into a review like this one… Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in.

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