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who is best? rank accordingly....
Interpol (first album)
That is all.
However, I love Interpol. Antics is still one of my favorite albums ever, honestly. I even liked Our Love To Admire a fair bit. Not as much as the other two, but you know.
Odd that they came up, I played guitar for the first time since October today and Slow Hands was like the second song I played...
mmm.... gun metal.
but other days I like Battleship Grey.
Today I like Battleship Grey.
it has a dark, powerful presence, yet beneath its frankly macho and chauvinistic exterior lies a slight vulnerability.
Band of the future - now!
but Considerable Gap made my album of 2009!
Interpol appeal for me for the duration of their debut, White Lies are annoying, Editors have become a recent love affair.
I'm sorry about replying seriously.
but on a serious note ; is that new editors album good, the electronicky number?
It's the one that actually got me properly into the band. There's a tiny lower point around the middle but before and after it it's an excellent album, with easily some of their best songs.
In which case I'd shoot White Lies and pistol whip the fuck out of the guy from Editors to within an inch of his life. He could spend the rest of his pitiful existence thinking about what he's done, in particular that line about smokers and hospital doors.
...I like all of them, to be honest.
Interpol has by far the best single collection of material on one album, out of all three.
Editors have the conistency as they have produced three very decent pop/ post-punk albums (and yes, their recent album may well be their best).
White Lies because...well, because they're not that bad at all - good tunes but they don't have any longevity.
Oh, and while I'm here let's get something clear: Interpol are not a "poor man's" Joy Division - anyone who thinks so has an idea of how they THINK Joy Division sound and have never probably listened to enough of their music to set that misperception to rights. Similarly, Editors may have started off with a much more accesible slant on the style of of sound that Interpol were immersed in, but both bands have developed in very different directions.
White Lies are very similar to the Editors though and if they claim to be unaware of how much they are trading in on Curtis' vocal delivery, they are being disingenuous.
...I can only recommend that you listen to 'Marble' by Lonelady on her forthcoming album 'Nerve Up'.
No, just listen to that album. Superb stuff.
Got 'Immaterial' as a free download from her website and it's gooood
Interpol >>> Editors >>>*Grahams numbers worth of ">"s >>>> White Lies
Editors are frankly unlistenable.
then god knows what White Lies are. My word they are awful.
I'm all for some cheap post-punky thrills but they just ruin it by seeming to think that making every song about people dying is a sure-fire way to success whilst the point that it needs to be done well e.g. Arcade Fire (cathartic), Flaming Lips (life-affirming).
Oh, and not all of your fucking lyrics have to rhyme. It makes me angry just thinking about it.
Both Interpol and Editors have each delivered 3 excellent and very different albums. They really aren't that similar as bands. Live, Interpol are stately-cool and they deliver. Editors deliver live in a completely different way - much more energetic. On record, White lies 'sound' great (top production job) but live they were frankly awful. We walked out. Some of the lyrics are actually quite good but far too much emphasis on 'death' and gloom for gloom's sake. They smell like fakers to me.
An honest and balanced evaluation, I think.
(was a diver and she was always down...)
Wait... Come back...!
Editors/White Lies come after, but in a non-linear sense. The two don't deserve to be ranked numerically.
White Lies ( mostly because they are alot more new ordery )
Editors can suck my cock
"In Shreds" started this whole genre, right?
What a tune.
or the Bunnymen.
Couldn't agree more, The Chameleons deserve more credit than they get, The Horrors owe them a nod as well ("Three Decades" from Primary Colours sounds just like them)
I recently discovered 'Heaven Up Here' and it's astonishingly good. Absolutely essential for any lover of this whole post-punk thing.
Heaven Up Here is the benchmark for which all post-punk is measured and compared. Wonderful album with stunning cover art to boot.
I'd also recommend The Church if you don't mind going a bit more poppy (especially songs like "Tantalized" and "Reptile).
Many other bands of similar ilk at the time sound quite thin now (Comsat Angels, Pale Fountains) due to the guitar effects not being used to their fullest potential, synths shoe-horned in before the technology was quite there, combined with the onset of poor production in the mid-80s.
The Bunnymen sounded powerful and tight right up until Ocean Rain, after which the label demanded synths and they brought in Laurie Latham as producer.
I'll investigate The Church. Keep hearing about The Chameleons too - need to follow that up. After picking up 'Heaven Up Here' and 'Ocean Rain', plus 'The Killing Moon' Best Of, I like it all but 'Heaven Up Here' is my favourite by miles. I almost daren't check out 'Crocodiles' and 'Porcupine' in case they just don't match up.
The idea of 'Crocodiles' and 'Porcupine' not living up to 'Heaven Up Here'. Don't worry they are both stone cold classics. 'Crocodiles' is actually my favourite.
It stands alongside the greats but (like the Chameleons' work in fact) this extraordinary album has been overlooked for too long. It basically sums up what post-punk should be in style and - importantly - substance.
Adrian Borland was a very unhappy young man and he channeled his deep anxieties into the sound that is almost shamelessly paraded as a fashion accessory by many of the post-punk revivalists.
Give it a go.
Interpol's first two are better than anything Editors have done, but each Editors record is better than Interpol's third. Editors also win points for getting better with each record. They get a bad rap as far as I'm concerned. White Lies have one decent song, as far as I know.
I actually got into The Chameleons due to loving Interpol, and wholeheartedly second the recommendation.
Second Skin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8u5qyn0Zzk
Tears - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fTTj_x8SCo&feature=related
Up the Down Escalator - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny_hZlXijRg&feature=related
Do you mean Sub-Editors?
Was such a damn good album. They did a Kings of Leon. Went from being to picture of rock and roll cool to being awful.
Turn on the Bright Lights
Interpol, I don't understand people's beef with Our love to Admire- great album: Pioneer to the falls, Rest my Chemistry, Heinrich Maneuver to name a few great tracks. Obviously it's not as good as Turn on the Bright Lights or Antics but to compare them to Kings of Leon, you serious? In my opinion Editors and White Lies between them haven't released an album half as good as any Interpol album.
Can't each make an album, put them together, and it be better than one Interpol album. TOTBL is amazingly good but isn't OLTA better than Antics? I'm not so sure after throwing Antics out of a car window on the highway and only hearing bits and pieces of OLTA.
Antics is mint and 50/50 which one you prefer. Like Queen is Dead or Strangeways.
That's easily 'The Smiths': half brilliant, half dogshit.
(see basslines) make it less special. i love the last two on that record.
...for the bottom
it's a tie between Editors and Interpol. I quite like the WL album but really I know it's sh*t and having seen them at the end of last year, I now know how truly dreadful they are live. If Interpol had not done OLTA then they would win hands down. However that album was soooooooo damn disappointing (and if we're on the subject of lyrics, how anyone can sit through "Rest My Chemistry" is beyond me) and the new Editors is pretty good, so we have a tie. At the risk of sounding wanky, Editors have also done some great b sides and other stuff (see the bonus "cuttings" CDs of the Back Room and In the Light...)
Oh, and the Julian Plenti album is loads better than you might expect too.
Inter-poll to find out.
Where are the Editors of this site?