Albums to watch




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

ADM rating[?]


UK Release date
US Release date
  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
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  3. 8.0 |   NME

    A bold and artful evolution, though it's so claustrophobic you may long for a sense of release
    Read Review

  4. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Feels like the start of an exciting new chapter
    Read Review

  5. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Crackles with the energy of embracing life's unpredictable turns
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  9. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Across the record, it’s apparent just how remarkably consistent they are
    Read Review

  10. 8.0 |   Clash

    The sound of a band at ease with themselves, it could well be Interpol’s finest album in a decade
    Read Review

  11. 8.0 |   DIY

    A return to form that sees the trio overcome their mid-career slump
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  14. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Fans should be pleased to hear that Marauder shifts the group’s focus while still remaining recognizably Interpol
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  16. 7.0 |   Punk News

    Really worth the go
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  18. 7.0 |   Earbuddy

    Does Marauder suggest Interpol deserve to pull off a late-career comeback-slash-breakthrough? Half of it does
    Read Review

  19. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Poor production and mixing choices detract from an otherwise emotionally intense album
    Read Review

  20. 6.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A few highlights and some unexploited potential
    Read Review

  21. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Interpol seem to be in a constant battle with nostalgia, and that has only been accentuated in recent years
    Read Review

  22. 6.1 |   Pitchfork

    The least-bad Interpol album in more than a decade, but that still doesn’t make it great
    Read Review

  23. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Relaxed if variable post-punk stylings
    Read Review

  24. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Not entirely successful in their gothic re-imagination of indie clichés
    Read Review

  25. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Most of Marauder is perfectly well made Interpol music
    Read Review

  26. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Even when Interpol tries to change up the formula, they can't help but sound like themselves on Marauder
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  30. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Interpol sound best when they step far outside of their wheelhouse
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  32. 5.0 |   Crack

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

blog comments powered by Disqus

Watch it

Roll over video for more options

Hear it

Latest Reviews

More reviews