Interpol ‎– Turn On The Bright Lights

Matador ‎– OLE 545-2, Matador ‎– ole 545-2
CD, Album


1 Untitled 3:56
2 Obstacle 1 4:11
3 NYC 4:19
4 PDA 4:59
5 Say Hello To The Angels 4:28
6 Hands Away 3:05
7 Obstacle 2 3:47
8 Stella Was A Diver And She Was Always Down 6:27
9 Roland 3:35
10 The New 6:07
11 Leif Erikson 4:00

Companies, etc.



All songs © by Interpol, Copyright Control / BMI 2002.

Packaging: Jewel Case
Total Playing Time: 48 mins

©℗ 2002 Matador Records.

Printed on CD and back insert: OLE 545-2
Printed on back page of booklet: ole 545-2

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 44861 05452 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): wea mfg. OLYPHANT Z10728 LN OLE 545.1-2 02 M1S7
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): wea mfg. OLYPHANT Z10728 LN OLE 545.1-2 02 M1S1
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): ifpi L909
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2U8D
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2U8H
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 36) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OLE 545-1 Interpol Turn On The Bright Lights(LP, Album, 150) Matador OLE 545-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Interpol Turn On The Bright Lights(CDr, Album, Promo) Labels none France 2002 Sell This Version
5099951540128 Interpol Turn On The Bright Lights(CD, Album) Gala Records (5), Labels, Virgin 5099951540128 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
VISA 6966 Interpol Turn On The Bright Lights(CD, Album, Promo) Labels VISA 6966 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
none Interpol Turn On The Bright Lights(CDr, Album, Promo) Matador none UK 2002 Sell This Version


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August 9, 2017

The weakness of this LP is the lyrics. Dude is trying too hard but not communicating.


April 30, 2014

Quite frankly, a bad album that was produced badly and pressed at an even lower standard. I have heard multiple vinyl versions of this played around the city and they are all hideous sounding.


January 13, 2012

I'd like to consider this a comment rather than a review. I don't expect anyone else to share my tastes. I think that this album represents a stellar debut. It's impossible to state that without acknowledging the popular and extensive criticism that Interpol is repackaging an older sound. They certainly owe a debt to Joy Division, The Sound, The Chameleons. But they bring much to the table in a skill for memorable tunes and effective arrangements. This album is solid to a degree that is positively rare. For what it's worth, highly recommended for anyone who likes the smoky, spiky rock music of the early eighties post punk.