A Fine Mess

Interpol - A Fine Mess
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
User Score
Based on 135 ratings
2019 Ratings: #874
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
Spectrum Culture

Though short, this collection of songs offers something markedly different from the band, and the diversion is more than welcome.

60
The Skinny

New EP A Fine Mess is the off-cuts from last year's full-length and – perhaps because of its short nature at just five tracks – possibly their best post-hiatus release yet.

60
Paste

What’s disappointing about A Fine Mess is not just that the songs are unremarkable but also that they don’t deviate from the band’s usual approach in any notable way.

60
Under The Radar

A Fine Mess is just that—scattered outtakes from producer Dave Fridmann's (The Flaming Lips) stellar work with the band from the previous year.

60
AllMusic

While it's a little undercooked compared to the songs that appeared on Marauder, the EP may still please fans wanting more of that album's vibe.

56
Pitchfork

Culled from last year’s Marauder sessions with Dave Fridmann, there’s still a sense that the production actively tries to disrupt what Interpol does well.

48
Sputnikmusic

Ultimately, A Fine Mess is a subpar offering that sounds like you’d imagine it to: a handful of B-sides with varying degrees of enjoyment, made worse by a myriad of problems.

zachthesnack
58

Now if this isnt the most appropriately titled record ive ever seen

*boyish chuckling insues*

GayCunt69
40

Accurate title pt. 2.

reptilia0000
30

Some Marauder leftovers, nothing to see here.

michaelbozas
62

A little bit better than the actual album, but not by much. These songs are still pretty average, especially for Interpol. Feels like they could have made them in their sleep back in the day.
At least it sounds a bit better in my opinion.

adrianiturralde
80

Came out and really didn't make that lot of noise, but coming back to it... It's kinda enjoyable.

Fav tracks:
- Thrones
- No Big Deal

Least fav:
- The Weekend

TheBadMushroom
70

one thing for sure its that im in love with Interpol

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Added on: March 28, 2019