Interpol – the kings of drone. I’ve been on a rediscovery of late with this band’s music, and am more blown away now than I was in 2005 when I first heard them.
Firstly, let’s just imagine they only ever made 2 albums, ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ and ‘Antics’, because I don’t know what happened after that, but the quality of music just plummeted. These albums however, are works of true genius, merging some beautiful harmonic lines with great songwriting.
I harp on about this a lot, but the one trait that all music should aim for, whether you like the final product or not, is to be unique; to have your own sound. And whilst Joy Division fans will say otherwise, I really feel Interpol did this. They create these thick lines of harmony between all the guitars that is just a pleasure to listen to, and every track on both of those albums has elements showcasing this. There’s no filler on either of them.
The song I want to leave you with is one that I originally hated. I have no idea why, but one day it just ‘clicked’ with me and it became their masterpiece in my eyes. The song is ‘PDA’, and just listen to the incredible bass lines by Carlos D, masterful.