Interpol Heads For The Hills

Jun 22nd, 2007 // 9 Comments

olta.jpgARTIST: Interpol
TITLE: Our Love To Admire
WEB DEBUT: June 22, 2007
RELEASE DATE: July 10, 2007
ONE-LISTEN VERDICT: Yes, Admire is Interpol’s first album on a major label, but all of the New York band’s stylistic tics–reach-to-the-sky guitars, minor-key gloom–are intact on its third record. The only new wrinkle on this album comes in the form of more production (horns, guitars overdubbed so that they sound like a full-on orchestra). Which is, funnily enough, slightly problematic: The songs have an odd in-one-ear-out-the-other quality that made us go back for a second run through the album, mainly to see if we’d missed anything on first listen.
WHERE TO FIND THE BEST TRACK: i rock i roll has an MP3 of the sprawling album opener “Pioneer To The Falls.” (Hype Machine also has a stream of the song.)

  1. Julio Allison

    What’s up…does a “hip” band like Interpol automatically get exempt from the running for worst album cover?

  2. Ned Raggett

    I’m still pondering the cover art.

  3. Ned Raggett

    It’s their Americana move. Like the Killers. Uh, yeah.

  4. Julio Allison

    Cool. Yeah. I get it. Sort of evokes a certain…second-grade-field-trip-to- underfunded-museum kind of feeling.

  5. Ned Raggett

    “Carlos, stop bothering your friend and look at the mountain lion!”

  6. Julio Allison

    Young Carlos looked curiously at the mountain lion. What was it doing to the deer?

    Many years later, Interpol groupies from around the globe would find themselves stricken with herpes.

  7. Ned Raggett

    Because of this, there are dinosaurs.

  8. nonce


    This is one of the best album-covers I’ve seen in a while, though closeups of natural history museums have been an art trope for at least 20 years now. I would’ve gone retro and picked this as the cover:


    (David Wojnarowicz, “Untitled,” 1987).

  9. brasstax

    @nonce: Wasn’t that used as the cover of U2′s “One” single?

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