Editors’ Notes So influential as to have become almost invisible in the intervening years, 2002’s Turn on the Bright Lights practically minted American stadium indie rock. Interpol’s concrete-grey post-punk at first feels dominated by Paul Banks’ hectoring baritone, but shafts of light continually cut through. The stately “NYC” prefigures The National’s introspective triumphs, the hard-charging “PDA” is a seed for The Killers and Arcade Fire to water, and “Untitled” is the song that dozens of would-be U2s are still trying to write.

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Untitled
1
3:56
 
Obstacle 1
2
4:11
 
NYC
3
4:19
 
PDA
4
4:59
 
Say Hello to the Angels
5
4:28
 
Hands Away
6
3:05
 
Obstacle 2
7
3:47
 
Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down
8
6:27
 
Roland
9
3:35
 
The New
10
6:07
 
Leif Erikson
11
4:00
 

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