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Not as good as White Lies' first album
on 12 February 2011
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.