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Boomkat Product Review:
Interpol have made the jump from being a big-hitting indie act (with a Pitchfork end of year 100 topping debut no less) to a major label band, unleashing this long-awaited album on their new home, Capitol. Such upheaval tends to herald a change of tack by a band - if nothing else, an enhanced production budget tends to be evident, and that's at the very least. Interpol seem to have been largely unaffected by this shift however, instead keeping to the kind of scale they've already found success with, and the jagged austerity of songs like 'No I In Threesome' and single 'The Heinrich Maneuver' by no means mark a great departure for the band (they still have that NYC Joy Division sound to them), but they're certainly suggestive of the band's refinement since their early days. Not for the first time the band borrow from the Pixies (compare the bass riff in that opens 'Evil' on Antics to Surfer Rosa's 'Gigantic'): 'Rest My Chemistry' has more than a touch of 'Where Is My Mind?' to it, transforming that song's famous guitar riff into something more resolutely bleak and world-weary. The most radical departure from Interpol's previous form comes at the beginning and end of the album, with both 'Pioneer To The Falls' and 'Lighthouse' offering up something new. In the former case there's a heightening of dynamics, with the band thickening up their sound, building the song with patience and a real sense of scale, while the latter song finishes off the album with washes of texture and wave-like guitar swells shaping the dynamics in the absence of a beat during its first four minutes or so. The final 90 seconds are possibly the best on the entire record, showing Interpol at their most ambitious, with awkward time signatures and huge, melodic guitar passages. By no means a quantum leap from previous Interpol releases, Our Love To Admire nonetheless succeeds, and arguably, rewards repeat listens more than previous long-players.