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NegativeSleep
08-04-2003, 10:49 PM
one of my friends just conned me into going with her to see them perform live in September. I don't know anything about them.

I want to know whether or not I should bring something to read.

specifically, recommend any noteworthy songs (if applicable).

Fattening Ass
08-04-2003, 10:56 PM
i like obstacle #1.

killed radio star
08-04-2003, 10:58 PM
i think you'll have a good enough time. they're not the most engaging live band, but the music is good. they translate extremely well live.

as far as songs go, i'd check out pda, obstacle 1, and untitled. it's a pretty fair portrayal of the band.

piano man
08-04-2003, 11:28 PM
i think leif erikson is a pretty good one.

Tessellation
08-04-2003, 11:39 PM
if you want to hear a distilled version of Joy Division with awful lyrics and poor production, by all means check them out.

neopryn
08-05-2003, 01:13 AM
gotta hear Say Hello to the Angels

NewFreshness
08-05-2003, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by Tessellation
if you want to hear a distilled version of Joy Division with awful lyrics and poor production, by all means check them out.

Bah. Just because Peter Banks sounds like Ian on some songs doesn't mean that they're a distilled version of Joy Division.

If anything their lead musical influence is Television, the guitar interactions and stuff. Not to mention that Interpol's drummer will go nuts and Joy Div. kept it simple (thanks to Hannet). Plus in Interpol the bass is used in its traditional sense.

Debaser
08-05-2003, 01:46 AM
fuck the haters, they had the best album of 2002.

NewFreshness
08-05-2003, 01:52 AM
I think there were plenty of albums that were better. Just to name 4 of them:

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, They Threw Us All..., Source Tags & Codes, Reveille.

killed radio star
08-05-2003, 01:54 AM
Originally posted by NewFreshness
I think there were plenty of albums that were better. Just to name 4 of them:

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, They Threw Us All..., Source Tags & Codes, Reveille.

2,2 leet

NewFreshness
08-05-2003, 01:57 AM
Originally posted by killed radio star


2,2 leet

I must've been out of the internet loop for longer than I thought. What the hell does that mean? :P

Debaser
08-05-2003, 02:10 AM
Originally posted by NewFreshness
I think there were plenty of albums that were better. Just to name 4 of them:

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, They Threw Us All..., Source Tags & Codes, Reveille.

I have all those albums and I disagree.

*Edit* oops wait, I do not like deerhoof at all.

NewFreshness
08-05-2003, 02:15 AM
If Interpol could put the intensity of PDA, Obstacle 1--the beauty of NYC and Untitled--and the driving force of Roland for an entire album they'd have the best album of the year for sure.

Unfortunately they also made Say Hello to the Angels, Hands Away, the New.

Debaser
08-05-2003, 02:25 AM
there is not one weak song on the album. every song got better with repeated listens.

my rankings (which have evolved greatly from listening to this album one billion times):

1. Stella was a diver and she was always down
2. Leif Erickson
3. Obstacle 1
4. Hands Away
5. Roland
6. Untitled
7. The New
8. Osbtacle 2
9. Say Hello to the Angels
10. PDA
11. NYC

NewFreshness
08-05-2003, 02:26 AM
Eh, just my opinion.

Debaser
08-05-2003, 02:28 AM
Originally posted by NewFreshness
Eh, just my opinion.

eh, you didn't resort to name calling, so I respect your opinion.

NewFreshness
08-05-2003, 02:30 AM
Originally posted by Debaser


eh, you didn't resort to name calling, so I respect your opinion.

I wouldn't be so quick to do that dick-face.

:p

Debaser
08-05-2003, 02:33 AM
Originally posted by NewFreshness


I wouldn't be so quick to do that dick-face.

:p

i didn't finish. I was saying, I respect your opinion - even though its WRONG.

Debaser
08-05-2003, 02:41 AM
also:
the "2,2 leet" as prolly a sarcastic (or not?) comment of your musical snobbery since you named four indie albums (too, too elite). but yet as i think about it, it may have been an intentionally ironic comment since you named four very well known indie albums and may not have been that "leet" at all...eh, whatever- i dunno what kill radio star really meant....

NewFreshness
08-05-2003, 02:43 AM
I'm not really elite at all, I just can't really name a major label album that is better than Turn on the Bright Lights (not because I don't listen to them because I'm sure I do, but because I don't really pay attention to whether an album is on a major or not).

killed radio star
08-05-2003, 09:31 AM
i just say random shit, ignore me.

i thought you were ripping on the mainstream nature of interpol but at the same time dropping 4 albums of similarly large status. maybe i should read more carefully :o

NegativeSleep
08-05-2003, 10:00 AM
stop fightin' guys

why you always have to be fightin'?

guz
08-05-2003, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by NewFreshness
Unfortunately they also made Say Hello to the Angels, Hands Away, the New. :noway: all 3 of those are fantastic.

guz
08-05-2003, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by Debaser
fuck the haters, they had the best album of 2002.

Harry Kellerman
08-05-2003, 05:08 PM
I bought their cd like two days after it had come out, a friend of mine went on tour and found one of their EPs at a record store in Seattle and sebsequently fell in love with them.

I think they're pretty good, I'd probably see them if it was a reasonable price. I think they are another one of these bands who take a lot of influence from the 80's post punk/new wave stuff, but aren't imitations, like the strokes.

What I mean although you can hear influences jumping out at you, this music only really fits in the context of modern times. If this band came out the same times bands like Joy Division did they wouldn't fit in.

By the way, "Roland" is a good song, but I prefer the live version (Peel session or something like that, before they recorded totbl) which is a lot like the album version of "hands away", just more energetic.

Nate the Grate
08-05-2003, 09:51 PM
I have the album. It's fine and all, but, I don't know, I just find it kind of boring. I mean, it's not really all that interesting. I'm not sure exactly how to explain it, but it feels to emotionless. I can't say it was in my top 5 for last year, but probably in my top 10.

sawdust restaurants
08-05-2003, 09:53 PM
Interpol is a pretty divisive band since all the indie publications jizzed all over Turn on the Bright Lights, so honestly, asking people here is a pretty lousy proposition. You should go see 'em.

But since you did ask for songs: NYC, PDA, Obstacle 1 are by far the best.

sawdust restaurants
08-05-2003, 09:54 PM
Originally posted by Nate the Grate
emotionless.

Oh, man, welcome to post-punk, or at least 2002 bands that crib all the other post-punk bands.

NegativeSleep
08-08-2003, 06:44 PM
thanks for the advice d00ds.

I guess I won't be taking the book after all.

P.S. I like the outro to Say Hello to the Angels. it rocks the cashbar.

Kill The Poor
08-11-2003, 10:58 PM
Originally posted by NewFreshness
I think there were plenty of albums that were better. Just to name 4 of them:

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, They Threw Us All..., Source Tags & Codes, Reveille.

I didn't like any of those albums, but they were all still much better than Interpol.

Kill The Poor
08-11-2003, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by Harry Kellerman

By the way, "Roland" is a good song, but I prefer the live version (Peel session or something like that, before they recorded totbl) which is a lot like the album version of "hands away", just more energetic.

It was better when it was called "Shadowplay". Just like "Say Hello To The Angels" was better when it was called "This Charming Man"