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Marauder

Interpol

Marauder

Sixth album from the New York indie rock band produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, OK Go, The Vaccines, The Flaming Lips)

ADM rating[?]

7.0

Label
Matador
UK Release date
24/08/2018
US Release date
24/08/2018
  1. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Treat it like a work-of-art, you might be moved to see shapes too. Treat it like a comeback album, and you might find you miss the point. Open your minds, your ears, your energy - and it will show you incredible sights
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  2. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Sounds like a band heading down new avenues with a confident swagger and a emboldened sense of purpose. Interpol may be getting older, but on this evidence they’re also getting wiser
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    A bold and artful evolution, though it's so claustrophobic you may long for a sense of release
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  4. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Feels like the start of an exciting new chapter
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  5. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Crackles with the energy of embracing life's unpredictable turns
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  6. 8.0 |   Q

    Not the sound of a group chasing lost sounds or long ago glories, rather it is a band detaching itself from its past, from a time that has long defined them; it is the sound of growing older, closer and more open. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    They know their limits, and while they are prepared to test them, gently, Marauder isn't in the market for revelation. With songs this subtle and steely, though, reinforcement is good enough. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   The Music

    Everything that makes Interpol unique - rousing guitar riffs, striking basslines, Joy Division-esque drumming and Paul Banks' unmistakable baritone - it's all celebrated on Marauder
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  9. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Across the record, it’s apparent just how remarkably consistent they are
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  10. 8.0 |   Clash

    The sound of a band at ease with themselves, it could well be Interpol’s finest album in a decade
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  11. 8.0 |   DIY

    A return to form that sees the trio overcome their mid-career slump
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  12. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Their most experimental to date, blending everything from rough garage rock to Motown rhythms. They’re reinvigorated, brimming with energy and self-assurance
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  13. 8.0 |   All Music

    Marauder doesn't need to be qualified in terms of the band's former successes -- on its own terms, it's one of the richest albums of Interpol's career
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  14. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Fans should be pleased to hear that Marauder shifts the group’s focus while still remaining recognizably Interpol
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  15. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Marauder is a solid record with several decent tracks that will make it a welcome addition to the group's discography
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  16. 7.0 |   Punk News

    Really worth the go
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  17. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    ‘Marauder’ twists and turns and not all of the myriad ideas it throws at the proverbial wall end up sticking, but when they do, they suggest there’s plenty left in the tank. In that respect, mission accomplished
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  18. 7.0 |   Earbuddy

    Does Marauder suggest Interpol deserve to pull off a late-career comeback-slash-breakthrough? Half of it does
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  19. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Poor production and mixing choices detract from an otherwise emotionally intense album
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  20. 6.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A few highlights and some unexploited potential
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  21. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Interpol seem to be in a constant battle with nostalgia, and that has only been accentuated in recent years
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  22. 6.1 |   Pitchfork

    The least-bad Interpol album in more than a decade, but that still doesn’t make it great
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  23. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Relaxed if variable post-punk stylings
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  24. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Not entirely successful in their gothic re-imagination of indie clichés
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  25. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Most of Marauder is perfectly well made Interpol music
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  26. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Even when Interpol tries to change up the formula, they can't help but sound like themselves on Marauder
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  27. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    What Marauder provides is a top-up of Interpol for the band’s most dedicated fans, but nothing that approaches their former glory
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  28. 6.0 |   Uncut

    The result is neither an especially loud or revelatory one. Print edition only

  29. 5.5 |   Under The Radar

    It's doubtful Marauder will win Interpol any new fans and may even leave existing fans somewhat disappointed, but if you work at it, you can find some redeeming qualities since a sub-par Interpol is still better than most
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  30. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Interpol sound best when they step far outside of their wheelhouse
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  31. 5.0 |   Exclaim

    Interpol are far past the point of trying to recapture their glory days, but even their attempts to change things up come off as a mixed bag. Prospective fans and diehards alike are better off starting at the beginning
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  32. 5.0 |   Crack

    A mixed bag. A tick-box of Interpol’s best bits, with none of the magic of their heyday
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