We use cookies to provide essential features and services. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies .

×

COVID-19 Response at Fishpond

Read what we're doing...

Antics
By

Rating
Album: Antics
# Song Title   Time
1)    Next Exit More Info... 0:03
2)    Evil More Info... 0:03
3)    Narc More Info... 0:04
4)    Take You On a Cruise More Info... 0:05
5)    Slow Hands More Info... 0:03
6)    Not Even Jail More Info... 0:05
7)    Public Pervert More Info... 0:04
8)    C'Mere More Info... 0:03
9)    Length of Love More Info... 0:04
10)    A Time to Be So Small More Info... 0:05
 

Album: Antics
# Song Title   Time
1)    Next Exit More Info... 0:03
2)    Evil More Info... 0:03
3)    Narc More Info... 0:04
4)    Take You On a Cruise More Info... 0:05
5)    Slow Hands More Info... 0:03
6)    Not Even Jail More Info... 0:05
7)    Public Pervert More Info... 0:04
8)    C'Mere More Info... 0:03
9)    Length of Love More Info... 0:04
10)    A Time to Be So Small More Info... 0:05
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Interpol: Carlos D., Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks , Sam Fogarino.
  • Audio Mixer: Peter Katis.
  • Recording information: Tarquin Studios.
  • Photographers: Amy E. Bartell; Sean McCabe.
  • The title of Interpol's second album, ANTICS, may conjure up images of carefree adventure, but anyone familiar with the New York City band's brooding post-punk sound knows that there's nothing lighthearted about their music. Although it's not a radical departure, ANTICS does reveal a broadening of the group's sonic palette. The opening track, "Next Exit," is a slowly building, piano-laden anthem, marked by singer Paul Banks's remarkably widened vocal range and strangely hopeful lyrics. Clearly the group is eager to move beyond the endless Joy Division comparisons they previously garnered, and this bid works to wonderful effect. Of course, many of the elements that made their debut, TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS, so entrancing--soaring guitar riffs, tight bass lines, frenetic drumming--are still present, particularly on "Narc" and "Slow Hands," but even these tracks aren't merely content to repeat past glories. A solid album that improves upon its predecessor, ANTICS sees Interpol shaking off the mixed blessing of being the Next Big Thing, and hitting a new creative stride.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 - "ANTICS achieves a tunefulness that warms and broadens Interpol's music, and helps them establish an identity distinct from their dolorous influences."

Rolling Stone (p.144) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "Interpol energize their post-punk with less-bleak lyrics and more-substantial tunes on ANTICS."

Spin (pp.107-8) - "Banks has created a romantic persona worthy of Bryan Ferry....[T]here's some air in the arrangements - the album feels confident and spacious..." - Grade: A-

Spin (p.67) - Ranked #9 in Spin's "40 Best Albums of the Year" - "Banks lays the closing-time mojo on heavy....Assured..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.73) - "[A]mong the free-associated lyrics about hurting hearts and, literally, ship in the night is a band that's just begun to excavate the crevices of their cold, dark souls." - Grade: B+

Uncut (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[A]ngular and intense....This is cut to perfection: exhilarating, morbid, romantic, cool."

Uncut (p.76) - Ranked #40 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "Thrillingly morbid and yet somehow coldly sexy."

Magnet (p.67) - Ranked #12 in Magnet's "The 20 Best Albums Of 2004" - "ANTICS swells with broad-shouldered choruses and frontman Paul Banks' romantic verse."

CMJ (p.42) - "[I]ncorporating some surprisingly effective disco elements, where the totally underrated rhythm section really shines."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 - "ANTICS certainly packs the same wired punch as their first album..."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top