EMI France
Release date
27 Sep 2004
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Next Evil 3:19 17,001
2 Evil 3:34 636,956
3 NARC 4:06 409,645
4 Take You on a Cruise 6:46 369,871
5 Slow Hands 3:01 551,318
6 Not Even Jail 5:46 339,969
7 Public Pervert 4:39 330,694
8 C'mere 3:10 400,502
9 Length of Love 4:06 317,367
10 A Time to Be So Small 5:45 306,533
11 Slow Hands (Dan the Automator remix) 3:59 11,446

About this album

Antics is the second album by New York City-based band Interpol, released in 2004 selling 488,000 copies in the U.S. and 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

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  • BanconIsGood


    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • andover

    lighter, in terms of atmosphere that is, it's just more optimistic.

    21 Jul 2014 Reply
  • andover

    Sits well as the lighter version next to Bright Lights.

    21 Jul 2014 Reply
  • matt1337c

    Wow what happened. Definition of the sophomore slump.

    16 Feb 2014 Reply
  • conditionals

    This and 'Room on Fire' are absolutely the two strongest 'second album in a wave of hype' releases in my memory.

    23 Jan 2014 Reply
  • electrobaboon

    As good as TOTBL. [2] Masterpiece.

    8 Jan 2014 Reply
  • forgetmenot

    My fav album by interpol, haters gonna hate. [2]

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Henriquecsl

    My fav album by interpol, haters gonna hate.

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Rock Springs

    evil and slow hands are awful

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Nerick

    I think there is also the factor of : which album made you discover Interpol. For me it was Antics and it was a complete revelation. Then I listened to TOTBL : I was looking for more of Antics, trying to recapture the magic of this first discovery and I was kind of surprised/disappointed by how different it sounded. Thankfully, i finally reached "The New", was completely blown away, and decided I should give TOTBL a chance as well. Now I like it almost as much as Antics ... almost. Anyway, I imagine things might be reversed for those who started with TOTBL

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Nerick

    At least that's my opinion

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Nerick

    Will you all stop ranting about TOTBL : granted it has an great start and an even greater finish, but the middle isn't and it kind of breaks the magic. Whereas Antics is awesome from start to finish!

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
  • fank19

    It's not TOTBL but still really good.

    27 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    good lord this is fucking shit

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    I really do not understand why this turned out to be so incredibly mediocre when totbl is a masterpiece

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • EricValeev

    ♥ ♥ ♥

    3 Jun 2012 Reply
  • indiegolfer

    one of the most underrated albums ever

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • iHeartTrigun

    I had not realized it before, but this is one of those albums that I love all of the tracks. It took a while, years, for me to actually properly listen to all of the tracks and for them to grow on me. I don't think I've ever listened to this album consecutively but if I were to, I would not skip a track.

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • selle22

    pure gold

    10 May 2012 Reply
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