My Top 1000 Songs #449: Evil

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

I'll concede that, to the extent I listen to Interpol these days, it's largely limited to their debut, 2002's Turn On The Bright Lights, which did a tremendous job updating and Americanizing its unabashed Joy Division influence. Still, the 2004 follow-up, Antics, is pretty solid, and did offer a killer single in "Evil." The song somehow manages to maintain the band's dark, sinister vibe while rendering it downright catchy. Plus, it's got some truly incisive lines that have stuck with me ever since. That "But hey, who's on trial?" is particularly striking, as is the chorus refrain "It took a life span, with no cellmate," which just chills my soul.

Plus--coolest, creepiest video ever?

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