Antics

Interpol - Antics
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2004 Ratings: #93 / 393
User Score
Based on 407 ratings
2004 Ratings: #35
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September 28, 2004 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

95
Coke Machine Glow

Though Turn on the Bright Lights was the best album of 2002, I’ll not hesitate to say that, barring some otherworldly competition, Antics looks to be the best album of 2004.

91
Spin

The album feels confident and spacious where Bright Lights felt claustrophobic.

90
Drowned in Sound

Interpol have produced a soaring, inventive album that, while incorporating the deliciously dark atmosphere of Turn On The Bright Lights, merely uses it as a base to create more ambitious, warmer soundscapes.

85
Pitchfork
Though Interpol couldn't be expected to surpass their previous heights, it's difficult to imagine a savvier or more satisfying second step.
83
Entertainment Weekly

There are enough new wrinkles in the quartet’s tailored suits to keep things from getting too redundant.

80
Rolling Stone

Antics achieves a tunefulness that warms and broadens Interpol's music, and helps them establish an identity distinct from their dolorous influences.

80
Uncut

This is cut to perfection: exhilarating, morbid, romantic, cool.

70
AllMusic

The truth ... is that they will never make a record as special as the debut. However, following it with one that is merely very good is no crime.

60
Tiny Mix Tapes
It's basically an album that will attract more fans for the band on a commercial level, but won't do much to retain the older fans who appreciated their darker material.
60
Sputnikmusic

The effort is there, that can't be denied, and the instruments are just as good as the debut. But if you want true Interpol, stick with Turn On The Bright Lights.

CameronPilgrim
100
Next Exit - 10/10
Evil - 10/10
Narc - 10/10
Take You on a Cruise - 10/10
Slow Hands - 10/10
Not Even Jail - 10/10
Public Pervert - 10/10
C'mere - 10/10
Length of Love - 10/10
A Time to Be So Small - 10/10
Emme_Strt
92
Antes consideraba a TOTBL como el mejor de Interpol y tal vez lo sea por lo que significa, pero este disco me parece el momento más importante y más marcante de el nombre INTERPOL en la banda, es el álbum que le da forma completamente a la banda de una manera completamente acertada.
jragrazal
80
Strong second outing by the band. It's hard to follow up such a landmark album as Bright Lights, but the band gets the job done in here. I love how playful and silly the lyrics are. They also add more love songs, which is fine and I'm not mad at that. Evil is my jam
Plats
86
With the move to a more mainstream indie sound, "Antics" isn't nearly as good as "Turn On The Bright Lights". But it's still a brilliantly written and well performed record that, while safe, still provides a lot of fun.

Fav Tracks: Slow Hands, Evil, Next Exit, C'mere, Not Even Jail, NARC

Least Fav Track: Length Of Love ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Score:
8.6
Exceptional
unknownpleasure
85
Not as good as TOTBL, but nevertheless a really good album.
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Year End Lists

#9/SPIN
#11/NME
#27/Pitchfork

Track List

  1. Next Exit
  2. Evil
  3. Narc
  4. Take You on a Cruise
  5. Slow Hands
  6. Not Even Jail
  7. Public Pervert
  8. C'mere
  9. Length of Love
  10. Time to Be So Small
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