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Pure genius from Paul Banks,
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After Paul's alter-ego album, Julian Plenti Is...Skyscraper, we don't have a radical change of musical direction from Paul, which is a good thing. His style and voice are what makes him unique and a true creative individual. Comments by another reviewer suggesting Carlos D was the reluctant bassist, most talented member and implied musical genius behind Interpol are glib and totally unnecessary. Interpol didn't break when Dengler left.
We are here to review 'Banks'.
These ten tracks have surpassed my expectations and will fill the void very nicely while Interpol are on their hiatus. Paul seems to be in a good place at the moment and I'm sure these energetic and uplifting songs reflect that state of mind. 'The Base' is an excellent upbeat opener and paves the way for more superb tracks. Standouts are 'I'll Sue You', the spooky 'Paid For That', 'No Mistakes' and the closing 'Summertime Is Coming'. Every track on 'Banks' has something special to offer the listener (if you want it) and shows the scope of Paul's musical creativity and influences.
Well done Paul, you've made a brilliant album that I'm sure I'll still be listening to and enjoying for years to come.
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Initial post: 24 Oct 2012 03:43:42 BDT
M. Muddasar says:
To qualify the assertion that "Interpol didn't break when Dengler left", since Dengler departed after the completion of Interpol's self-titled 2010 album it remains to be seen where Kessler and Banks take Interpol next. After the very impressive Banks, I have a lot of faith in Paul.
Posted on 8 Nov 2012 19:19:09 GMT
Not a bad record, but should someone be content with "filling the hiatus between Interpol albums"? Not the point in solo albums, at least for me...
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