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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84/100 (from 1,583 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 2002 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 2000s (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (88th)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 87 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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84/100 (from 1,583 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 83.8/100, a mean average of 82.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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85/100
From 10/08/2023 17:28
So let me get this straight! She can read AND she's bad?!?! Damn bro that's wild.
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From 09/25/2023 06:12
Some fascinating songs that just kind of unravel, moving in different directions as they go on. My favorite moments of this album are the extended droney codas that make me suddenly realize I've forgotten how the song started.
I generally think that the Joy Division comparisons sell this album short; plus, I'm certain that Television comparisons would be more apt.
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From 05/03/2023 09:00
Great album that captures the essence of what made post punk albums of the late 1970's in New York so important to that particular time by repurposing it for a new generation.
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From 09/14/2022 23:05
Interpol’s Turn on the Bright Lights is a very unique album. Being recorded in the shadow of 9/11 in New York City, it is one of the few records that truly captures a mood of the time it was released. There hasn’t been a more vulnerable time in recent history(aside from COVID-19), and you can truly get that moody and almost lost vibe from this record.
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75/100
From 08/31/2022 03:40
Solid album
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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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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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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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