- Audio Mixers: Catherine Marks; Alan Moulder.
- Recording information: Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY.
- On their fourth and self-titled full-length, Interpol return to Matador, the label that released their first two albums. It's their last album to feature bassist Carlos Dengler, whose departure was announced in May. Mixed by Alan Moulder (Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins, the Killers), there's a greater emphasis on the rhythm section, which carries the band through a set of dark, thematically connected songs.
Entertainment Weekly (p.89) - "The riffs here are grander, the rhythms more limber, and the melodies more memorably moody than they've been in years."
Alternative Press (p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Axe fireworks are still a big part of the sumptuous 'Lights,' and the fierce bass work on 'Barricade' jostles Banks' cage for some of his best vocals ever."
Billboard (p.40) - "Lead single 'Barricade' showcases Banks' best vocal tics and an inspired bassline..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's an immediate sense that Interpol have stripped down to their dark heart with this fourth album....An utterly involving listen..."
Uncut (magazine) (p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It is still familiar as an Interpol album but it's certainly their most refined, elegant and frightening release."