I’ve been listening a lot to Interpol (allmusic.com) lately – last week or so, since I got my hands on their “Turn On the Bright Lights”
Highly recommended. Another great band to come out of NYC recently. Check out last year’s favorites The Strokes (allmusic.com) if you haven’t yet. Highlight songs for me are PDA (of Popscene fame at least for me) as well as Untitled, Obstacle 1 and Say Hello to the Angels.
It is always interesting to see what one considers to be “hit single caliber” in a record before you even become aware of what the record company/band came to agree upon. PDA is definitely the catchiest tune, and I can see why they’ve picked Obstacle 1 as well. It’s all about guitar riffs these days I guess …
I did “pick up” the latest Radiohead as well, and I must say that as far as single release is concerned I would have much rather had 2+2=5 picked up. Great guitar riff, coming out of the blue one third into the song, making for another explosive, energetic Radiohead tune. A little disappointing record as a whole though upon first impression. We’ll have to wait and see if it grows on you like most other Radiohead releases do.