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Has anyone actually read the lyrics of this album? They're truly excruciating. It's hard to believe a human being could write things this bad (Holy Ghost is the best example with its 'moth in molasses' and 'yelled spanish like an out of date acid'). But the last straw is the percussion on 'Turn The Bells' which is lower than K-tel standard, and brings back horrific eighties memories. And by the way, how do you 'turn' a bell? It's all quite alarming after what was a decent if completely unoriginal debut album. And the first track in fact suggests promising progression, but the album just gets gradually worse and worse till you feel like a moth in molasses yourself. Veering towards electro pop is not a sign of progression, sadly, only of desperation. In ten years time people will struggle to remember who White Lies were, and those who do will chuckle at such po-faced idiocy. This is the first CD I've ever thrown straight in the bin and not felt any guilt in doing so. I advise any other intelligent person who doesn't want to be embarrassed in retrospect to do the same.
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Initial post: 1 Feb 2011 16:39:35 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
Yes. I was leant this by someone who was under the odd impression that I like sub-Joy Division ripoffs. Thing is, the original doom and gloom / long overcoat scene was cr@p in the first place. Interpol and Editors have tried reviving it already so another effort isnt necessary.
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