Interpol's Turn on the Bright Lights at 15

Very few modern indie albums have a better rhythm section, every song grooves and hits hard as a punch. Obstacle 1 has one of my all time bass lines, plus “you go stabbing yourself in the neck” is probably one of the few genuinely good menacing lines on the album.

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Say Hello To The Angels is the best.

Also Roland.

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My fave song on the record too. Also has probably my favourite individual ‘bit’ on the album when the songs changes and the bass part comes in right before he starts singing “say hello…”

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The way Say Hello to the Angels slinks around at the end and morphs into something new is just fantastic.

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Snap! / Jinx! etc :grinning:

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you’re a 6/10 poster aren’t you eh :grinning:

Saw them do it over the weekend in a tiny club in Luxembourg. It was so good.

CLOCK IS SET FOR NINE BUT YOU KNOW YOU’RE GONNA MAKE IT EIGHT

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The way everything fits together rhythmically. That bit towards the end of Say Hello To The Angels. The bassline in Obstacle 1, the way it starts right at the top end of the instruments range, then drops down and the variations in have the occasional slide in them. The bassline dropping in Untitled. It’s the perfect album for waiting for a bus in the rain or driving in the dark. Gloomy as fuck.

I’m VERY excited for the ally pally show. Unsure who’s taking my other ticket but should be able to shift it

If there are any spare tickets for the 1st september Alexandra palace gig, please do get in touch.

I adore this album so much, but I fail to get excited about an Interpol show without Carlos D. That guy was so instrumental to the whole sound and mood of that record.

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Roland <3

I think in general whoever is playing bass tries to keep to Carlos’s style though. Like otherwise The New is pointless

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Yeah it was never the same after he left. Tho i feel it was never the same once he started wearing that 'tache if i’m honest.

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surprised there isn’t more love for “Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down” might be a personal thing as it always reminds me of when I saw them live and one guy kept asking for it over and over again before they ended their encore with it and he lept about like a loon :blush:

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I went to Prague to see them play it (because seriously Ally Pally can get fucked) and it was honestly such a great show. The album changed the course of my life really - I met all of my best friends through them - so it was lovely to experience it all live.

On listening to it afterwards I don’t think it stands up as well as I expected it to when it was first released, but it’s still a solid album.

Hands Away is probably my personal favourite song off the album, despite it being more of an interlude. Specialist is my favourite song of theirs ever.

Paul Banks remains a terrible lyricist though :smiley:

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Has there been a better bass player in a band from this century than Carlos D? I mean as in style and contribution to the band’s sound (I’m not counting Muse here). I reckon very few, if any.

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He’s the reason I play bass

Stella is probably my favourite, I can’t wait to see it live

Me too.