A band with a cool attitude and a distinctive dark side , Interpol have three albums already under their belts and a loyal fanbase which follows them everywhere . Their merits as a group include a strong song-writting in which every guitar strike seems to have been destined to count and ofcourse frontman Paul Bank , a guy sounds like Satan singing about sensitivities.
Not so long ago , there was a moment where Interpol were a must according to every decent music magazine out there ...and rightly so . I have yet to buy an album as complete and powerful as their 2004 offering " Antics ". Their latest release " Our Love To Admire " has more in common with the muscular rock of that album than the quiet doom of their debut " Turn on the bright lights " . Undeniably , this doesn't see them exploring new ground but still , once again , there are many great tunes to cherish like first cd-single " The Heinrich Maneuver " , " No I In A Threesome " and ( my personal favourite ) " Pace Is The Trick " .
Now , the hype surrounding this one might be substancially less than before but this is just how the industry works . Every couple of years a set of bands wins praise and press attention . They are the future of rock music , the new messiahs of pop and rock ...until their next release when they will be denied by everyone who embraced them in the first place , for no particular reason . In 2001 it was the Strokes , in 2003 the White Stripes and in 2004 it was Coldplay ( curiously enough with the worst of their four offerings ) who were gonna save modern music from it's decay . Then again , does rock need to be saved ? It this a competition of some sort ? The answer is NO . With that in mind , Interpol can still write first-class rock and this should be more than enough for everyone who likes good music .