Sunday, May 1, 2011

Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

  • Non-gatefold
  • No lyrics

  • Album Rating: 4/5 (Great)
  • Sound Quality: 4/5 (Great)
  • Packaging: 3/5 (Average)

Arguably one of the best debut albums of the 00's, Interpol's Turn on the Bright Lights captivated it's audience with catchy melodies, sonic atmospheres, and a post-punk sound that has grown to define them over the last decade.

Starting off on a strong note with one of my personal favorite opening tracks on any album, the somewhat ironically titled "Untitled" sets up the rest of the album perfectly. Bright Lights maintains a perfect balance of pacing throughout the album; it never feels rushed and never slows down too much, contributing to it's integrity as a solid album, especially for a debut.

The vinyl version of Bright Lights makes for a very different listening experience than its MP3 and CD counterparts. It is warm and full of color; the pops and crackles adding to the album's charm. The re-release is featured on 180 gram vinyl or the less expensive 120 gram vinyl.

The packaging is a standard, non-gatefold sleeve that does not include lyrics. However, it does feel like a solid package, presented on a nice glossy paper.

Purchase the Turn on the Bright Lights LP here (120 gram) (Amazon): Turn On The Bright Lights


  1. Good album, though Antics is better in my opinion.

    Great review, - you make vinyl sound much more appealling that normal mp3/cd listening.

  2. OMG! I really REALLY need a turntable now... any tips? :D

  3. Looks interesting. I luve the ole Vinyl.

  4. Beautiful Album! Glad you can still enjoy the vinyl!

  5. great album! my friends band supported them over here, cool dudes as well

  6. interpol is one of my favourite group, but i have no vinyle !

  7. This is such a great album!

  8. Loved every second of it :3