Interpol - ‘Obstacle 1’ (Matador)

30 Dec 2003

re-release of classic tune, on dvd-45 & with remixes; release - '03.

Interpol - 'Obstacle 1'

Need we any introduction?

Interpol, one of word-of-mouth's best, demonstrable selling-points - whose debut-LP 'Turn On The Bright Lights' has become a modern-treasure - are releasing their signature-tune once again on multi formats and with not-too-tragic remixes to subtly remind us of their radiating gleam of smartly haircutted genius.

'Obstacle 1' is one of those timeless moments when cold atmospherics and sharp suits blend to form the most coolly devastating rush of blood to the heart - where subtle melody, a biting chorus and driving, striking guitars trip you up before you nestle and nurse your wound amidst the warming croon of vocalist Paul, as he deadpans, 'Her heaven is never enough.' Well, our skyward-based after-life is - as it's nigh-on this very record.

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