***** In perhaps one of my sillier moments, what really convinced me on the potential of this song was not any label or radio hype, but an iTunes review. An iTunes review by an evidently passionate fan who was willing to admit the band's missteps, and felt rather out of place in a home of 1 & 5 star reviews that add nothing useful to the conversation.*
I tried the song off the back of that and wow I was pretty quickly sold. To take their words, an instant classic, from a band who seemed like they dropped off all their classics in their first 5 (or heaven forbid, 3) years in the limelight. And this is all without that distinctive bass that made "Turn On The Bright Lights" so good, as well as pitching the band a style that would work for them.
What's funny is that this song essentially has one riff, the one that starts off the song. Everything else you hear is pretty much just that sped up or played with some more notes. But it's one that works a treat, giving the song its commanding presence that makes it hard to overlook on "El Pintor".
Some of Banksy's best moments are on this track too. When he says 'I'm a frustrated man', it's something that really cuts through. The hook is one of their finest too for how well he sells it.
Definitely the best Interpol song I've heard in ages, and really a great upswing to show that it hasn't just all been downhill from the beginning. 5.4
*Not specifically referring to "El Pintor" here which is hardly much of an offender, but just iTunes reviews as a whole.
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