I heard Slow Hands on BBC Radio 6 several times and thought I'd 'risk' Antics. I say risk as I knew nothing at all of Interpol.
I enjoy listening to a whole host of musical styles, so I am relatively open minded when delving into the unknown. For me this was a grower, but it didn't take long to realise that Antics is something truly special, and I simply couldn't stop listening to it.
I then went on to buy their first album, which is also very good, but in my view, not as good as this masterpiece. Everything works so well; musical phrasing, musicianship, lyrics - there isn't a single moment of disappointment for me.
If you don't like guitar based music, it's probably not for you. If you do, no matter what style, you will love this.