Interpol create literate, atmospheric, moody, trashy post-punk music that recalls '80s faves the Psychedelic Furs
. And this is definitely a good thing. While most young bands are content to rhyme "make it" with "fake it," Interpol pens melodramatic tales of tortured and tortuous urban relationships that are truly refreshing. Like their peers the Strokes
, they're bright, sophisticated, and meticulous enough to build stirring soundscapes. Turn On the Bright Lights
is a must for anyone who missed Echo & the Bunnymen
, the Furs, and Joy Division
the first time around. --Dominic Wills
The stunning debut album that incorporates so many postpunk influences: Joy Division, Television, Morrissey, . Includes the bonus track "Specialist".