Interpol

Interpol - Interpol
Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2010 Ratings: #732 / 855
User Score
Based on 126 ratings
2010 Ratings: #183
September 7, 2010 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
Drowned in Sound

On the whole, Interpol isn't easy listening. In fact, it takes several spins to come to terms with it, and if all of their previous records have come littered with big singles guaranteed to excite alternative clubland's dancefloors and radio stations, Interpol is lacking in anything as instant as 'Slow Hands', 'Obstacle 1' or 'The Heinrich Maneuver'.

60
musicOMH

Interpol mostly deliver on this album with what they do best, sprinkling some of their most creative moments across it.

50
PopMatters

Given the band’s lack of blinding instrumental technique, it’s probably not wise for Interpol to try to stretch too far away from its strengths (namely, trading in clipped, minimalist tunes neatly assembled with simple-yet-effective riffs that a five-year-old could play), but what do you know, that’s what the group has decided to do here.

46
Pitchfork

The whole thing sounds like the eighth day of an endless party where everyone's already slept together, burned themselves out on drugs that used to be fun, and developed systems of grudges and resentments that make it barely worth talking to one another. And yet the party goes on and there they sit, sighing bitterly while confetti pours down and the drinks go around.

40
Tiny Mix Tapes

HAVING SAID THAT, this is still lukewarm Interpol, beginner’s stuff from a band that has weathered enough moons to know better. That it is an improvement over Our Love to Admire, now that I think about it, was a wriggling Given, a throbbing Certainty; but it’s telling that the strongest compliment I can give this eponymous step-in-the-right-direction is that it is a step in the right direction.

siberianbreaks
NR
Interpol's self-titled is definitely more grand than their others, but it's easily their most underwhelming and lazy release. It's not really offensively bad either. I just can't find any standout moments here at all and it's honestly just a chore to listen through.

Favourite tracks: Barricade
MinatoArisato
45
Interpol's self titled is a record that feels lazy and kind of pointless. Yes it is still Interpol delivering the sound they are known for but that's really it, nothing new. It feels all very similar, each track just seems the same as the last and non of these songs really stand out at all. Most if not all are fairly boring and generic post punks songs that just don't feel exciting.

Best Track: Try It On
Worst Track: All Of The Ways
unknownpleasure
50
Very disappointing album.

Favorite Track: Barricade
sumrapsungs
49
If this is the base dark essence, due to your self-title, do not try to prove it again
GoldenChords
72
Lamentablemente los críticos "profesinales" tienen en sus manos un poder no merecido sobre la audiencia 'casual'. Tres o cuatro revistas musicales se organizaron, consciente o inconscientemente, para descalificar la obra de un artista que ya no les genera el mismo tráfico que hace varios años atrás. Y este es el gran problema con la mayoría de sitios que se dedican a reseñar música, sólo buscan sus propios intereses, tratan de ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#29/Q Magazine
#30/Under the Radar
#40/Rhapsody SoundBoard
#73/NME

Track List

 

  1. Success 
  2. Memory Serves 
  3. Summer Well 
  4. Lights 
  5. Barricade 
  6. Always Malaise (The Man I Am) 
  7. Safe Without 
  8. Try It On 
  9. All of the Ways 
  10. The Undoing

 

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