Turn On The Bright Lights

Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2002 Ratings: #6 / 174
User Score
Based on 578 ratings
2002 Ratings: #2
August 22, 2002 / Release Date
LP / Format
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.

CLJesse
100
I ejaculate every time I listen to this
zeyadreda
89
Incredible achievement in the rock music.
StellaTheDiver
97
Goddamm this is great. The music is excelent, lyrics are actually meaningful and creative, and the replay value is good. Easily one of the best record of the 21th century.
tha138
87
A fine post-punk debut, dressed in black and red that suddenly appeared out of nowhere when we turned on the bright lights, thankfully standing right here, like a close friend in the hour of need.
EMR
87
Probably the last great 'rock' album in a more traditional sense of the expression. The song structures, the riffs, the melodies and harmonies are all pretty simple and straight-forward, but the emotive performances all connect very well with the superb compositions, making up for a modern classic, hands down.
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END OF YEAR 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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