The nastiness, the blackness and bleakness, is a lot of the attraction.
I understand why Interpol’s considered a joke today. Even back in 2002 I understood why they were a joke. Everyone wants to be Joy Division, but nobody has ever wanted to be Interpol. The tragedy is that 99 per cent of the people who laugh at Interpol have a lot more in common with Interpol than they ever will with Joy Division.
All these bands that copy ’em … why draw the line at the music?
In Hornby’s view, rock critics are a pretty sheltered lot. It is, he points out, a young person’s game.
Most everything is fractured. This is good.
ALL music is fake. That’s why they call it a performance; that’s why they call it an act.
Yes, fuck, sure, I was way more hip than you were
a reprint of a review of the last Fall album, because I’m tired, and someone mentioned it on Facebook
In comic book terms, this would be called the second Silver Age of The Fall, or something.
Iceage have the wisdom to be brief: what they evoke is too much to bear for too long.