Turn on the Bright Lights
by Interpol

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More About Turn on the Bright Lights by Interpol

Track Listing

1 Untitled
2 Obstacle 1
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 New, The
11 Leif Erikson

Genre: Rock & Pop
  • Genre: Popular Music
  • Release Date: August 2002
  • Label: Matador (record label)
  • Format: CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio Format: Stereo
  • Engineer: Peter Katis
Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.106) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"

Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.104) - Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's list of 2002's "10 Best Debuts"

Rolling Stone (9/5/02, p.72) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Their melancholy sound is a thing of glacial beauty....immpeccably tailored..."

Spin (1/03, p.72) - Ranked #32 on Spin's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year" - "...Echoes of Bunnymen, a smidgen of Smiths, lots of Joy Division..."

Entertainment Weekly (8/23/02, p.142) - "...One of the most exciting new sounds of the year..." - Rating: A-

Q (9/02, p.107) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...[Their] brooding melodies make for predictably claustrophobic listening....and they have the tunes to match all the mannered gloom."

Uncut - "TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS revels in minor keys and clear, wiry bass/guitar tones that bring to mind Wire, New Order or early U2..."

Uncut (1/03, p.95) - Ranked #26 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"

Uncut (9/02, p.111) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Exhilaration amid the despondency...powerful songs and a light, shoegazey sheen means they frequently soar...A compelling inaugural shot."

Billboard (p.36) - "If Ian Curtis had discovered city living and Prozac, this is the record he would have made."

Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.77) - Ranked #34 in Mojo's "Best Albums of 2002"

Mojo (Publisher) (10/02, p.110) - "...Reverberant and ominous...flashes of steely-grey beauty..."

NME (Magazine) (8/17/02, p.34) - 8 out of 10 - "...Forget the New York state of mind: Interpol have crossed county lines into new, distinctly Mancunian territory..."

Customer Reviews