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Not a patch on their debut effort,
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This review is from: Ritual (Audio CD)
I have always liked White Lies so I was intrigued by their second album. While this album isn't bad it doesn't hook like To Lose a Life. The songs aren't as catchy and are more drawn out, less indie and more electro. Their sound has been altered which of course is inevitable when you are trying to bring out new material devoid of the characteristics of the previous record. I interviewed Charles Cave a few years back just after the release of their first album where they were playing worldwide due to the success of the first record so I am holding out hope that over time they will continue to grow and excite. Any White Lies fan should buy this because despite it's slight inferiority to the first effort it still boasts a few stellar tracks including the single Bigger than Us, Peace and Quiet and The Power and the Glory.