Interpol - Antics Poll

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Haven't listened to this in years, but only "Not Even Jail" stands out now.

"I promise to commit no acts of violence / neither physical or otherwise" always gave me inexplicable chills whenever I heard it.

jer.fairall, Monday, 12 September 2011 05:09 (six years ago) Permalink

i didn't like "not even jail" when i first started listening to the record, but i definitely like it now

markers, Monday, 12 September 2011 05:36 (six years ago) Permalink

length of love

õ_Ò (Pillbox), Monday, 12 September 2011 05:42 (six years ago) Permalink

this is "Narc" iirc.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 05:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Not Even Jail

da croupier, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:10 (six years ago) Permalink

These titles are endlessly recombinant!

C'mere Pervert
Narc Even Jail
Slow Curise

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:12 (six years ago) Permalink

*Cruise

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:13 (six years ago) Permalink

songs I always dug:
"Evil" (voted for this one), "Narc", "Slow Hands"

songs I only gradually grew to like:
"Not Even Jail", "C'mere", and whatever the last one is called

I would like some juice from OJ Da Juiceman's wife's vagina (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:27 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 23:01 (six years ago) Permalink

Not Even Jail was as cathartic as these guys ever got, so that one.

Cosmo Vitelli, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 23:16 (six years ago) Permalink

this band blows

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_qxQztHRI (Princess TamTam), Thursday, 15 September 2011 02:18 (six years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't use that verb around Carlos Dengler.

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 15 September 2011 02:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 15 September 2011 23:01 (six years ago) Permalink

Other Take You On A Cruise voter, let me Take You On A Cruise

Vision Kreayshawn Newsun (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 15 September 2011 23:11 (six years ago) Permalink

solitary "C'mere" voter, etc etc

I would like some juice from OJ Da Juiceman's wife's vagina (bernard snowy), Thursday, 15 September 2011 23:45 (six years ago) Permalink

my wife likes this record, so i've heard it a bit.
this is more for a misheard lyrics thread, but there's a part where the dude sings --"can't you see what you've done to my heart -- and soul!"
and i thought for a while he was singing "can't you see what you've done to my heart -- asshole!"
which i kind of liked.

tylerw, Friday, 16 September 2011 02:29 (six years ago) Permalink

Le Bateau Ivre, let's go. (▰˘◡˘▰)

Turangalila, Friday, 16 September 2011 19:04 (six years ago) Permalink

:D

markers, Friday, 16 September 2011 19:06 (six years ago) Permalink

damn, missed this one, would have voted for "C'mere"

V79, Friday, 16 September 2011 19:47 (six years ago) Permalink

Turangalila! <3

Vision Kreayshawn Newsun (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 16 September 2011 20:01 (six years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

i actually like this record more than turn on the bright lights. i realize what that says of me.

― mutant slow drum (BradNelson), Saturday, September 10, 2011 4:33 AM (five years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

with you here man. his singing was never better. it's still stunning. and yes his lyrics are incredible. "When the cadaverous mob saves its doors for the dead man, you cannot leave." what a way to end an album.

pleasantly surprised that 'Not Even Jail' won this by a hair. but i love every song on here, it's a perfect record

flappy bird, Sunday, 11 June 2017 05:08 (six months ago) Permalink

"Not Even Jail" never really clicked with me, and includes some of the album's worst lyrical clunkers ("Feel the warmth of my sincerity", "You're making people's lives feel less private", "scaaaar tiss-SHUE"), while "Public Pervert" has gradually revealed itself to be one of my favs, so this result is a bit of a head-scratcher for me.

bernard snowy, Sunday, 11 June 2017 13:42 (six months ago) Permalink

also: I liked "A Time to Be So Small" better when I misheard the line "Rehearsing interaction, he wasn't even there" as "Nursing an erection..."

bernard snowy, Sunday, 11 June 2017 13:45 (six months ago) Permalink

I should also clarify that my elevation of "Public Pervert" is on purely musical grounds, and was contingent on training myself not to wince at the metaphor of the opening lines.

bernard snowy, Sunday, 11 June 2017 13:49 (six months ago) Permalink

lol I have always thought "nursing an erection" *was* the line

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 11 June 2017 13:56 (six months ago) Permalink

One last thought before I stop posting and go do some work in my parents' yard: I dunno if it's just the "Not Even Jail"/"What Jail Is Like" association suggesting itself to my brain, but this album has always seemed somehow of a piece with The Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen, at least thematically: substance abuse, gender and relationship power dynamics. The difference is that the Whigs have a theatrical side which I find wholly lacking in Interpol's music. Whether consciously or not, Paul Banks always seems to be writing/singing in 'his own voice' & never inhabits a character the way Greg Dulli does on "Fountain and Fairfax". I find the latter way more engaging and immediate: Let me drink! Let me taaaaallk!! is cathartic in a way no Interpol song has ever managed to be.

bernard snowy, Sunday, 11 June 2017 14:03 (six months ago) Permalink

Not Even Jail also has one of my favorite bizarre metaphors by PB: "I'm subtle like a lion's cage." it's bordering on English as a second language. Another example: "You let the face slap around the self."

flappy bird, Sunday, 11 June 2017 15:48 (six months ago) Permalink

is that really what he's singing in "Slow Hands"? christ, man

bernard snowy, Sunday, 11 June 2017 16:42 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah. it's great!!

flappy bird, Sunday, 11 June 2017 20:34 (six months ago) Permalink

I think a "is paul banks a good lyricist y/n" poll might be fun, have we done that before

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 12 June 2017 01:05 (six months ago) Permalink

The poll'll take us places, maybe to the beach

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 12 June 2017 01:11 (six months ago) Permalink

I watch the poll dance of the stars

flappy bird, Monday, 12 June 2017 01:17 (six months ago) Permalink

The answer is obviously no.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 12 June 2017 06:29 (six months ago) Permalink

not a poll but..

why is paul banks so loathed a a lyricist

piscesx, Monday, 12 June 2017 09:37 (six months ago) Permalink

I feel this thread missed a golden opportunity to title it "InterPoll - Antics"

octobeard, Monday, 12 June 2017 22:50 (six months ago) Permalink


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