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Turn On The Bright Lights (album) by Interpol 

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Turn On The Bright Lights
Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol (2002)
Overall rank: 84th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,249 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 2002 (3rd)
Top 10 albums of the 2000s (10th)
Top 100 albums of all time (84th)

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Interpol bestography

Turn On The Bright Lights is ranked as the best album by Interpol.

Interpol album bestography « Higher ranked This album (84th) Lower ranked (400th) »
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Members who like this album also like: OK Computer by Radiohead, Kid A by Radiohead and In Rainbows by Radiohead.

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Turn On The Bright Lights rankings

Turn On The Bright Lights ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,249 votes)
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70/100
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85/100
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95/100
02/10/2019 17:36
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85/100
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80/100

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85/100
From shoutoutkoen 11/14/2018 10:11
Wish I would have been older around this time, the new indie revival at the beginning of the zeroes. As a 7-year old boy, I kind off missed the time when those band really made fantastic music...
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From Reuben 09/22/2018 15:10
Persist, and you will find the way
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Rating:  
70/100
From ItSaysDilbert 09/13/2018 06:19
Good album. "Obstacle 1" is one of my favorite songs of all time.

Favorite tracks' Obstacle 1, NYC, Stella was a diver and she was always down

B+
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Rating:  
90/100
From dgarr22 08/01/2018 15:01
SOOO much better than Antics, you can distinguish each song from one another, and the band chemistry is crazy. Great drumming too. Track ratings for this album are dead on too.
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Rating:  
80/100
From sophialeviev 07/16/2018 23:55
Good stuff but little variation across the artist's oeuvre. As a single, isolated album I enjoy this.
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65/100
From Cargusbralem 07/15/2018 00:22
Begins very strongly with some well crafted songs, but as the album progresses it starts getting pretty repetitive and it becomes difficult to distinguish the songs from one another. The guitar lines are never too dynamic and are almost entirely made up of a consecutive crapload of eighth notes.

There are some similarities with the Strokes, except here the songs feel a lot sadder, which is not necessarily a bad thing. There might be some Smiths influences, as well as Television. Obstacle 1 sounds like a short, modern version of Marquee Moon, and both songs are great.

The album might grow on me, but for now I can only say it's not bad, and that the first half is pretty great. I can't say the same for the second half.
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Rating:  
80/100
From LoganGrube 06/16/2018 13:38
This is a good album, but it doesn't seem special or memorable enough to warrant top 100 to me
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90/100
From Meowtopia 04/21/2018 05:26
Definitely the most emotionally impacting Interpol album for me- one of the gems from the post-punk revival, and most would agree this is Interpol's best.
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Rating:  
95/100
From LCDBleepBoop 03/10/2018 10:10
'PDA' has the greatest outro of any song, full stop. This is probably my favourite post-punk album, which might be controversial, but I think that they take their influences from the 70s and 80s and contextualise their music for a 21st century audience brilliantly. The only song which doesn't live up to the rest for me is 'hands away', otherwise I think that the album is perfect.
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70/100
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