50 Best Albums of 2014

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Interpol, 'El Pintor'
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44. Interpol, 'El Pintor'

Interpol helped define the darkly glammy New York post-punk scene of the early '00s, and their first album in four years shows they still know how to bring the black-clad damage. Singer Paul Banks gives us a guided tour of his stylishly appointed pain cave as the guitars pierce and wail like bipolar hyenas amidst torrid drum swirls. 

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