The theory with Interpol's debut was that if you liked Joy Division, then it stood to reason that you would love Interpol. This theory is totally fair - on Turn the Bright Lights, they sounded like Joy Division down to the production. Claustrophobic, eerie, isolated - Interpol's sound was all of those things. To put it bluntly, 2002 was the year of Interpol, and few albums came close that year. On the first play of their second album, you could be forgiven for thinking that Interpol had sold themselves to the dark side ('Next Exit' sounds so much like the Strokes, it's not even funny), but then it hits you - the blistering 'Evil'. The bassline is so infectious, and the guitar… Read more
Not like Interpol. Not entirely like Joy Division. The Editors' first album is a stunning mix of 'Unknown Pleasures' and 'Seventeen Seconds' with a unique signature only the Editors could deliver. It's not enough to say that because this band's dark, they are copying Joy Division. As 'Munich', 'Blood' and the stunning 'Fingers in the factories' testify, this is a band destined to go places. They are wonderfully grim, but at the same time, uplifting. It's like 80s goth mixed with some of Coldplay's earlier musings. Try it. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
This is one of those albums that grips you on the first listen. Although this LP has come out on Victory Records, which is known for metalcore acts like Atreyu, don't be put off. This is actually indie in the most melodic form. This album is, put simply, 10 beautifully crafted indie gems. Buy it. You won't be disappointed.