Turn On The Bright Lights (studio album) by Interpol

Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol
Year: 2002
Overall rank: 88th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 1,510 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 2002 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 2000s (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (88th)
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83/100 (from 1,510 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.5/100, a mean average of 82.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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From 04/14/2022 18:00
Television with a U2 twist? More like Joy Division with an REM twist, if anything. It's unique enough for me to say that's just not fair though. My wife's been on an Interpol kick for MONTHS since I gave this one a 2nd spin in front of her....
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75/100
From 03/28/2022 06:58
This Band sounds very much like Television with a U2 twist. Not a bad album at all, it feels like that 2nd listen helped to understand this more.
Untitled, Hands Away and Obstacle 1 stand out.
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80/100
From 02/03/2022 14:37
If I ever ran into people like this, I probably wouldn’t hate New York as much as I do.

Songs alternate between choppy staccato guitar bounces and soaring open-ended guitar screams. Punctuated by tight drumming and cynical lyrics from the guy who just barely cares enough to hide what he really thinks of you.
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55/100
From 01/25/2022 15:28
A good album, but for me a bit overhyped. Obstacles 1 and 2 are great (especially 2), so is PDA.
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From 01/25/2022 12:58
Heard better albums and songs of this band. It was ok, but not spectacular.
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80/100
From 11/03/2021 11:29
I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did. Interpol is post punk royalty.
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85/100
From 11/01/2021 20:46
Side A is absurdly good, some would say it sounds like Joy Division but for me its one of those post punk revival bands of the early noughties that managed the incredible task of coming out of the gate with a very deliberate signature sound. Totally worth a listen and if you dont like this album you probably shouldnt bother with the rest of their discography
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From 09/28/2021 08:49
Normalito salvó algún tema un poco más posible. Ni fu ni fa
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From 08/12/2021 20:15
This album is incredible. The opener of Untitled is just brilliant and one of my favourite tracks on the album and then this momentum is maintained throughout. Every song feels like it has its own personality and would work on its own as a single. The guitar work is beautiful at times and the quality of the drum work makes the whole album so multi-layered and gives you so much to explore in the record. I think the vocals are great as well and go under appreciated at times. The music is also so heavy at times and feels so powerful whilst you listen along. Overall, this record is one of the most complete and greatest albums ever made.
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From 06/27/2021 22:30
Pilar do rock contemporâneo.
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