It seems that no matter what happens in life there will always be a time and place for a Joy Division-influenced band. This time it's the turn of New York four-piece Interpol to wear their black hearts on their sleeve. Their vision is mapped clearly from the start; 'Untitled' begins proceedings with a ringing guitar and bass procession set to an echo-laden production that Martin Hannett would be proud of. Both 'Obstacle 1' and 'PDA' suggest the intense guitar work of prime-period Jam whereas 'NYC' is something else entirely; a moving, chilling atmospheric epic that proves that there's more to them than just trotting out the post-punk cliches; it's euphoric but in a miserable way. Even The Chameleons are referenced on 'Stella Was A Diver And She Was Always Down' and 'Hands Away' proving that their chiming guitar trademark is still respected. There's a lapse in quality in the three final tracks but nothing so poor to make anyone want to turn off the CD player. Cleverly, Interpol have re-created the sounds of 1980 without sounding too reverential and crass.