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

13 comments:

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

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

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

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  3. Looks interesting. I luve the ole Vinyl.

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

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

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

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  7. This is such a great album!

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  8. Loved every second of it :3

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