big big favourite of mine.
i was a bit late to Interpol, i remember hearing Evil when it came out and finding it boring (still do) but when i was in 6th form in about 2006 a friend of mine was a huge fan so i downloaded a few more tracks and then went and bought this album and loved it.
hadn’t listened to it in a couple of years until the end of 2018 when me and that friend went to see them touring the latest album and i started listening to TOTBL solidly again and was delighted at how well it holds up, realised that it’s still one of my favourite albums years later. shame i didn’t get to see them play it in full, they only did that a festival here, but i’ve seen them play a handful of songs from it over the years.
incredibly consistent, not really a duff track on it. Antics is good but comes nowhere near and obviously the later albums are very much hit and miss.
but this one is a 10.