someone tried to convince me that interpol was clever, charming even, but i can't help but think i'd rather listen to the cure or the smiths. the lead singer's four-note range and endless babble over weird, almost U2 guitar haze is novel until two songs in, when you realize, 'hey, this guy really can't sing.' and, listening to his lyrics, maybe he shouldn't. ' the subway, she is a porno.' no. the subway is transit and your voice is a lead weight on my head.