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This review is from: Turn On The Bright Lights (Audio CD)
Interpol are at the very fore-front of the recent New York musical upsurge. With bands like the Strokes outlining their punk and new wave influences emphatically, Interpol offer a more laid back, melancholy take on this style. Filled with tuneful, brooding and stirring pieces of music, often bordering on anthemic, like 'NYC', and 'Leif Erikson' showing the spine tingling melodies that this fantastic new band are capable of producing.
As well as a definate 'new-wave' sound, Interpol recall the sound of early Suede records, and a style unarguably influenced by David Bowie. Often, especially in some of the guitar sounds, they do not sound unlike The Smiths, and with these fantastic influences, they couldn't fail to produce one of the most interesting and unique albums of the moment.