Turn On The Bright Lights

Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2002 Ratings: #7 / 182
User Score
Based on 767 ratings
2002 Ratings: #3
August 22, 2002 / Release Date
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Matador / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

This record is no fun at all, the tension is rarely resolved, and -- oh no! -- it isn't exactly revolutionary, though some new shades of gray have been discovered. But you shouldn't allow your perception to be fogged by such considerations when someone has just done it for you and, most importantly, when all this brilliance is waiting to overwhelm you.

95
Pitchfork

Turn On the Bright Lights has been one of the most strikingly passionate records I've heard this year. That other people I've spoken with have the opportunity to experience it, and that they feel similarly about it, can only be a good thing.

KingKRoolisBack
86
Pretty fantastic album if I do say so myself, I do think the whole emotional stuff of the album only works if you’re listening to this at night, but I will say, this is still a solid album to listen to at daylight, it’s pretty sonically impressive with its Post-Punk sound in 2002 and I really like the vocals on this album, it like vocals are coming from a “I cannot live my life without you” man, that why I think it works so well at night, with nothing making noise except ... read more
CLJesse
100
I ejaculate every time I listen to this
Cosmilk
80
Yeahhh this is definitely one of the most consistent projects I've heard in a while. Each track is fantastic, and I could totally see my score going up in the future.
YungNoodle
98
MY BEST FRIEND’S A BUTCHER HE HAS SIXTEEN KNIVES
zeyadreda
89
Incredible achievement in the rock music.
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Year End Lists

#1/Pitchfork
#32/SPIN

Track List

  1. Untitled
  2. Obstacle 1
  3. NYC
  4. PDA
  5. Say Hello To The Angels
  6. Hands Away
  7. Obstacle 2
  8. Stella was a Diver and She Was Always Down
  9. Roland
  10. The New
  11. Leif Erikson

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