Interpol - Marauder (August 24, 2018)

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good tune but Paul's voice is so far gone, the baritone just isn't there

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KmIMuLh4Vs

sounds better than anything on the last album though

flappy bird, Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:03 (two months ago) Permalink

01 If You Really Love Nothing
02 The Rover
03 Complications
04 Flight of Fancy
05 Stay in Touch
06 Interlude 1
07 Mountain Child
08 NYSMAW
09 Surveillance
10 Number 10
11 Party’s Over
12 Interlude 2
13 It Probably Matters

https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5b15b5c6a024414769176f8e/master/pass/Interpol-Marauder.jpg

flappy bird, Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:05 (two months ago) Permalink

who are these people

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:08 (two months ago) Permalink

idk el pintor was p good

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:11 (two months ago) Permalink

this song is ok but i guess i'll always listen to a new interpol record

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:14 (two months ago) Permalink

so they're headlining Madison Square Garden in February, with Car Seat Headrest and Snail Mail opening. Seemed a bit of a reach in 2007, curious to see how this one turns out. Two openers are certainly a good draw, might go up and get a seat in the nosebleeds.

flappy bird, Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:14 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm w/ brad on this one, many songs from the last one were better than this. Kinda curious to see if Fridmann pushes them in any particular direction.

Simon H., Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:15 (two months ago) Permalink

El Pintor was fine but I haven't revisited it at all since I saw them in late 2014. Am I the only one that really loves the s/t? the first half of that record is on par with Bright Lights and Antics imo

flappy bird, Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:17 (two months ago) Permalink

probably yes, i hated the s/t the first time i heard it and have only revisited it occasionally

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:22 (two months ago) Permalink

but then i think our love to admire is super underrated, hi alfred

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:23 (two months ago) Permalink

So do I, the production is a bit thin but the songs are pretty strong and Paul's voice has more body/isn't as reedy as El Pintor or this new one.

flappy bird, Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Definitely an album that sounds better in retrospect.

flappy bird, Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:25 (two months ago) Permalink

I like every Interpol record though the mixing on OLTA hurts my ears a bit. The closing trio on the s/t is one of my favorite stretches they've done.

Simon H., Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:27 (two months ago) Permalink

"mammoth" -> "pace is the trick" >>>

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:30 (two months ago) Permalink

yea Pace is the Trick is the hidden gem on that record. i have a soft spot for Who Do You Think too

flappy bird, Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:32 (two months ago) Permalink

OLTA is one of those records I love to loathe most in the world.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:33 (two months ago) Permalink

the s/t just sounded to me like a band falling apart not just literally but in the songwriting. but... i'm overdue to give it another shot

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:37 (two months ago) Permalink

"barricade" is an instance where the video made me retroactively like the song but idk, it still sounds kinda like a mess

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:38 (two months ago) Permalink

They sound utterly miserable and lost on it for sure but in a mostly appealing way? (Def has a few duff tracks tho)

Simon H., Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:44 (two months ago) Permalink

at the very least i'll listen to sam fogarino drum on anything

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Branwell to thread

Slippage (Ross), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:50 (two months ago) Permalink

"Summer Well" is particularly strong - sounds like an Antics track.

flappy bird, Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:58 (two months ago) Permalink

"Memory Serves" and "The Undoing" would make my Interpol POX probably

Simon H., Thursday, 7 June 2018 18:12 (two months ago) Permalink

oh god yeah "summer well" is good, i forgot. "memory serves" is kinda overwhelmed with multitracked paul

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 June 2018 21:43 (two months ago) Permalink

So much multitracked paul anguish on that album lol

Simon H., Thursday, 7 June 2018 21:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Branwell to thread

lol

mookieproof, Thursday, 7 June 2018 23:23 (two months ago) Permalink

not a fan of that song on first listen but excited about a new album.

Bee OK, Saturday, 9 June 2018 01:19 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Maybe it's just the voice but is there any Sabbath or solo Ozzie song 'The Rover' might be, consciously or not, channeling?

shaqiri tip (nashwan), Thursday, 5 July 2018 13:11 (one month ago) Permalink

These guys should be opening for Car Seat Headrest, not the other way 'round. Hasbeens.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 5 July 2018 13:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Have they forgotten how to record Paul's voice or what. It's sounded so ragged and thin on El Pintor and now this.

Sam Weller, Thursday, 5 July 2018 14:14 (one month ago) Permalink

No his voice has been getting more nasally since the middle of the Bright Lights tour in 2003. Hit a sweet spot recording Antics between baritone & nasal, still my favorite vocal performance on any album. He’s been reedy since the 2010 s/t. I think he got a singing coach before recording OLTA.

flappy bird, Thursday, 5 July 2018 16:03 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKDq5dc4wO8

flappy bird, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:48 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

oof, "Number 10" is *not* good.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Monday, 30 July 2018 17:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

for posterity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy2Si-HvMZ0

that's a radio edit, all that's up on youtube now. both versions on spotify. yeah, it's not good. they are very much going for an arena rock thing, but it sounds so generic. also, is it just me or is this mix fucking horrible? it sounds like a 5th generation leaked mp3.

flappy bird, Monday, 30 July 2018 17:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This new one sounds like a corny apocalypse.

57mg/20floz, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 18:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, it’s got St. Anger style production. Which could be ok if there was a tune there

calstars, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 18:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

St. Anger sounds so much thicker than that. Maybe just the song - The Rover sounded fine.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 18:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

and yeah, it would work if there was a tune there. lots of interesting production choices on the first two records, Paul's voice is super distorted on Obstacle 1 & Roland.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 18:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

btw I found these a while ago and they are so cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeC83cUhtjI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1Wx5DjG80s

flappy bird, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 18:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

why would I want to listen to the worst parts of those songs in isolation?

akm, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 19:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i've never seen that spelling of "best" before

flappy bird, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 05:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hey I don't mind the new song.

Sam Weller, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 13:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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