quite an intellegent take on the new album Id say. My perspective is slightly more positive. Surely a bands signature sound is essential to their identity...and theres certainly a lot of that going on with Interpol. I found Antics to be such a surprise, it really is quite distinct from TOTBL. So as far as the new album goes Im neither blown away nor disapointed. Its slightly watered down in parts I feel. but I think "Pioneer to the Falls" is the exact opposite of anything I would call watered down. It is more "Interpol" than any of their other stuff Iv heard. When I first heard it I thought..."This is really the kind of thing Iv always hoped for from them . as is The Lighthouse. Id give it 4 out of 5.