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Antics (Interpol album)

Antics is the second album by New York City-based band Interpol, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music), selling 435,000 copies in the U.S. alone with over 100,000 in the UK. Although more confident than its predecessor, Turn on the Bright Lights, it largely repeats the same formula of sparse arrangement driven by bass throb and strong drums, with powerful, evocative lyrics sung in a resonant, somber voice by vocalist Paul Banks and intricate guitar lines, reminiscent of The Chameleons. Musically speaking, the general tone of this record is remarkably brighter than its darker predecessor. It made the top 10 list of several music critics for the year of 2004. Photography for the interior of the album was produced by Ami Barwell.

The album was reissued in August 2005 in the United States with a bonus disc that contained four remixes by the band, a B-side, and the videos for all three singles.

A poster was featured in the Without a Trace episode 911 of season 5.

Track listing

All tracks written by Interpol.

  1. "Next Exit" – 3:20
  2. "Evil" – 3:35
  3. "Narc" – 4:07
  4. "Take You on a Cruise" – 4:54
  5. "Slow Hands" – 3:04
  6. "Not Even Jail" – 5:46
  7. "Public Pervert" – 4:40
  8. "C'mere" – 3:11
  9. "Length of Love" – 4:06
  10. "A Time to Be So Small" – 4:50

Bonus tracks on Japanese release

Bonus disc on reissue

  1. "Song Seven"
  2. "Narc [Paul Banks Remix]"
  3. "Not Even Jail [Daniel Kessler Remix]"
  4. "Fog Vs. Mould For The Length Of Love"
  5. "Public Pervert [Carlos D Remix]"
  6. "Slow Hands [Video]"
  7. "Evil [Video]"
  8. "C'Mere [Video]"

Copy protection

Antics features Opendisc technology that claims to offer "Exclusive video, audio and more" but is in fact a form of DRM designed to stop CD ripping and unauthorised distribution. Despite these measures Antics can still be found on all major peer-to-peer filesharing systems.

Release details

Country Date Label Format Catalog number
United Kingdom September 27 2004 Matador Records LP OLE6161
CD OLE6162
United States September 28 2004 Matador Records LP OLE6161
CD OLE6162
Japan October 6 2004 Toshiba-EMI CD TOCP 66323
United States August 23 2005 Matador Records Bonus CD OLE6792



Year Chart Position
2004 U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart 15
2004 U.S. Top Independent Albums 1
2004 U.S. Top Internet Albums 15
2004 UK Albums Chart 21
2004 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 21
2004 Mexican Albums Chart 21
2004 Mexican International Albums Chart 10
2004 German Albums Chart 47
2004 Ireland Albums Chart 10
2004 France Albums Chart 11
2004 World Albums Chart 15
2004 New Zealand Albums Chart 16
2004 Norway Albums Chart 28
2004 Belgium Albums Chart 46
2004 Dutch Albums Chart 34
2004 Sweden Albums Chart 35
2004 Finland Albums Chart 36
2004 Swiss Albums Chart 99



Year Song Chart Position
2004 "Slow Hands" Modern Rock Tracks 15
2005 "C'mere" European Hot 100 Singles -
2005 "Evil" Modern Rock Tracks 24



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