Monday, November 23, 2009

Top Ten Albums of the Decade: 8

08. Interpol, Turn On The Bright Lights (2002)

It's still so damned hypnotic. But really that's just a laundry list of words you're supposed to use to describe Interpol's beguiling debut. Truth is, they have no subtlety. All that atmosphere was really part of the big, lavish show the band was putting on for us. Which is fine. With Turn On The Bright Lights, though, when we first met them, all that quiet and all that dark blended so gracefully with all of those wonderful riffs and nonsensical lyrics; what were we to do but fall in love?

1 comment:

LuFiasco123 said...

I stumbled upon your blog through the search feature, but I just wanted to say that I totally love Turn on the Bright Lights. Leif Erikson still puts a smile on my face every time I listen to it.