Editors’ Notes Interpol’s self-titled fourth album puts them back in the independent realm where they made their name. Whereas the previous Our Love to Admire sounded like a major-label album – grand and garish with lots of pomp and circumstance – this release scales things back. They sharpen their guitars on the surprisingly sparse single “Lights” and find much to grind against in their post-apocalyptic ways. The echo and reverb remains plenty heavy and the angst is spotted with glittery, jittery rhythms and panicked vocals. “Success” and “Memory Serves” start things with a hesitant jubilance drifting over the proceedings. “Barricade” breaks out from the pack while “Always Malaise (The Man I Am)” winds down into a gloomy pond. Other tracks like “Try It On,” “All of the Ways” and “The Undoing” dive deeper into their own rarefied type of darkness.

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Success
1
3:26
 
Memory Serves
2
5:01
 
Summer Well
3
4:03
 
Lights
4
5:37
 
Barricade
5
4:09
 
Always Malaise (The Man I Am)
6
4:13
 
Safe Without
7
4:39
 
Try It On
8
3:40
 
All of the Ways
9
5:16
 
The Undoing
10
5:11
 

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