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Ritual

17 Jan. 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2010
  • Release Date: 17 Jan. 2011
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
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  • Total Length: 49:38
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  • ASIN: B004HAFDRY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,521 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C22man on 18 Aug. 2012
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As a big fan of White Lies' debut album, i was excited to hear of their second release. Its fair to say it takes some getting used too. On first listen i thought it was just dodgey synths and metallic noises, but after some repeated listening i realised that its actually very good. Gone are the echoing guitars to be replaced by distant synths. Still, its an interesting album.

'Strangers' has a grand sound that would fit on their debut. While 'Bigger Than Us' might be their best song to date, packed with a massive chorus and catchy rhythm. 'Peace and Quiet' is brilliant, having a very minimal sound and 'Streetlights' sounds a lot like Joy Division. In other areas 'Holy Ghost' has an Industrial feel to it and its excellent ending may be the best thing here, while 'The Power & The Glory' is eerie and builds wonderfully throughtout.

Is it as good as 'To Loose My Life'? No. But it is an accomplished, different style album and is well worth a listen.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By N. Phillips on 12 Feb. 2011
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An OK album, but I was expecting much more after 'To Lose My Life', which was one of the best CDs I'd bought for a long chalk.
'Ritual' is a bit samey, without the variety of 'To Lose My life'. It's ok to settle on a style, but I think the boys have gone too far with this.

But there are some good tracks, which the more I hear the more I like. 'In love' is good, not so sure about 'bigger than us', and 'turn the bells' is the one that sticks in my head out of all of them. 'Power & glory' would be brilliant if it wasn't for that annoying little squeak through the first half - what's all that about, totally ruins it.

I usually listen to music in the car, but this is one that does deserve an at-home listen, as some of the musical details get lost in the road noise.

Hoping the next album will rediscover some of the freshness. Please guys.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Pounde on 18 Jun. 2014
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I bought this album for the song 'Bigger Than Us' which I saw them perform at Glastonbury several years ago. I find the song really poignant, but the rest of the album was enjoyable enough to encourage me to buy 2 more of their albums. Well worth a listen and I defy you not to like 'Bigger Than Us'
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michele on 10 May 2011
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Enjoyed the album, but it lacked some of the energy and diversity of 'To Lose My Life' (a truly excellent album). Certainly not as memorable and it definitely inspired no singing along whilst driving! Unable to connect with it in the same way as their first album.
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By kindletime on 7 Sept. 2013
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The first album 'To Lose My Life..' was always going to be a difficult act to follow with it's great singalong and catchy tunes. It was one of our most played albums in 2008/9/10 and they were great live.
So really excited when this album was released but it was just a huge disappointment - some overblown production and orchestration just killed the songs and after a few listens it has been at the bottom of the pile for the past couple of years.
Perhaps I should have listened to it before I bought it!
The third album has just been released and I have yet to listen to it - let's hope it proves that this album was just a blip.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Flegestus on 22 Mar. 2013
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Do You Remember the Dark Wave of the Glorious 80's? Good. Now you can listen again that kind of music in a modern point of view. And the story goes on...
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Great album and great little set. It's great that record companies are adding value now. This contrasts all the reasons I've always hated CD's and find digital downloads so...boring. Aside from my love for the sound of well-mastered vinyl, I enjoy artwork and the thought that's put into something like this. White Lies write amazing songs so it's a logical choice for a special edition.
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After really enjoying their first album, I thought the follow-up was going to be difficult at best. How wrong i was. Although not as instant as it's prequel, I must say I reagard this as a better album. I'ts definitely worth the wait for the songs to finally arrive, as they are generally more subtle and harder to grasp, yet definitely more satisfying. great great album.
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