Antics [Bonus CD]

Antics [Bonus CD]

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by Interpol
     
 

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With a dark, brooding sound and fashion sense straight out of GQ, Interpol were mining the '80s post-punk thing long before it became cool admit you still like the Cure. Released in 2002, Turn on the Bright Lights was a stunning debut that has since become a sleeper hit. Two years of near-constant touring and

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With a dark, brooding sound and fashion sense straight out of GQ, Interpol were mining the '80s post-punk thing long before it became cool admit you still like the Cure. Released in 2002, Turn on the Bright Lights was a stunning debut that has since become a sleeper hit. Two years of near-constant touring and lazy Joy Division comparisons later, Interpol are back with their sophomore effort, Antics -- let the backlash begin! The main criticism likely to be hurled at these stylish New Yorkers is that Antics sounds a lot like the first album. Well, it's true. All the elements that made Bright Lights a success are here: intertwining, echo-y guitar lines that snake around a propulsive rhythm section, laced through with claustrophobic lyrics. Were people expecting them to suddenly produce Beatlesque harmonies and collaborate with Ludicris? But all that gigging has produced a leaner, meaner, sexier Interpol, and singer Paul Banks has finally found his own voice (the only part of the Joy Division tag that really fit). More important, the songs are better. "Evil," "Not Even Jail," "Narc," and lead single "Slow Hands" best almost anything from their debut. With Antics, Interpol now sound only like themselves, an accomplishment few bands achieve.

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Release Date:
08/23/2005
Label:
Matador Records
UPC:
0744861067924
catalogNumber:
679
Rank:
31465

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4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Interpol seems to amaze me every time a new album is released. Even though there are only two out, Antics has a great sound, but turn on the bright lights will top Antics for sure! This album is recomended, but if you stll dont have the first one, i suggest you get that one first.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd seems to have more hooks and rhythm to it than their debut, and it is definitely more uplifting...yet it depends on what your are in the mood for.Not to mention Paul Bank's vocals seem a bit more graceful and his obsession with romance and loss is still a main focus in the lyrics. Their still lingers just a bit of melancholy on songs like (take you on a cruise and public perv) yet they are some of the best on the album. This cd is a must for any indie fan, it's truly a necessity, their talent is colossal in size. Some of the songs might not catch on at first, just give it couple of listens and you'll realize just how beautiful this cd is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album met every expectation I had, and believe me, they were high expectations. "Turn On the Bright Lights" was one of the best debut albums ever released. This band has so much potential and they clearly exemplify it in this album. I first saw Interpol live a couple years ago and they were already including "Narc" in the rotation. It wasn't on any album, but when I first heard it, it automatically became my favorite song. When I first heard it was going to be on this album, I went nuts! "Take you on a ride" & "Not even jail" are also great songs that I believe best embody Interpol's progression. They're also great guys. I met them at their album signing on monday night and they were so down to earth that it was actually somewhat surprising given their popularity. Ultimately my favorite band by far in every aspect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
good music prevailed again. interpol's unique sound, and amazing instrumental magic is back. Antics is what every interpol fan has been waiting for, for the past 2 years
Guest More than 1 year ago
Other than the first song there are no skips. Just great song after song. Marvelous song writing and a testament to post-punk sounds.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After listening to samples of this album at barnesandnoble.com, i was tempted to buy it. I bought it, and started listening to it, on the way home. Wow. After listening to the first track, I'm like, Whoa! This is different. Then, when the incredible second track "Evil" came on, I thought, Now this is the Interpol I know. The first track "Next Exit" isn't bad, it's just kind of different to most of Interpol's other stuff. Anyway, I continued litening, and I passed great song like "NARC", "Public Pervert", and "Slow Hands", the best single I've heard since "Nowhere Again." ( Secret Machines ) I continued, and went through to the great ender, "A Time To Be So Small." I finished the album, and knew that this was extremely worthwhile buying. "Antics" is a force to be reckoned with.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that I wasn't exactly a big fan of Interpol when I first heard Turn On The Bright Lights, but my opinion immediately changed after hearing the catchy single, "Slow Hands." I bought this album just because of that song and I absolutely love Interpol now and respect them as one of the best artists of today. Other standouts on the album include "Evil," "NARC," and "Public Pervert."
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not so sure if it's "better" than "Bright Lights"...I think maybe it's more accessable for people who aren't already accustomed to the whole post-rock thing. But it is spectacular and "Evil" is one of the finest songs I've ever heard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After its release, this quickly became my favorite cd. Highly recommended!!
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