Like Stabbing Myself in the Neck

Let's set the record straight: Interpol does not sound like Joy Division. Singer Paul Banks has a distinctive baritone, not too much different from that of late Joy Divison vocalist Ian Curtis. But Interpol sounds like boring, mopey alt-rock.


Interpol (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)

It was fitting that the rain started to fall harder during the New York quintet's set. Misery loves company. There was absolutely no spark to the band's performance. It was so bad I was actually hoping some beach balls would fly my way. After half an hour I had enough. Well, after 10 minutes I had enough, but after 30 I gave up and left.

-- David Malitz

By Maura McCarthy |  August 5, 2007; 7:34 PM ET  | Category:  Sunday's Festival
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Ditto. Most soulless performance of the day. Dan Deacon brought the house down in the tent at noon. The least Interpol could have done was have the decency to get off the stage for the band everyone was there to see, the Pumpkins.

Posted by: Ryan | August 6, 2007 12:27 AM

oh please...they were fantastic....you are obviously not fans of the band....if you were, you would realize just how amazing they were....

Posted by: | August 6, 2007 01:09 PM

oh please...they were fantastic....you are obviously not fans of the band....if you were, you would realize just how amazing they were....
not everyone is into recycled super groups and dinosaur reunions...

Posted by: Tony | August 6, 2007 01:12 PM

I agree -- they were actually one of my favorite performers there -- besides CSS! I thought it was fitting it rained because they are moody so it was in sync with their image and sound -- so what?

I feel this writer must be into Incubus and some of the other cookie-cutter bands....

Posted by: Melanie | August 6, 2007 04:40 PM

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