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To Lose My Life

Artist: White Lies

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  YOU MUST BUY THIS ALBUM

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This has to be my album of the year so far i havent stopped playing it since it came out if you like the killers you will love this album
i look forward to seeing them live (A MUST)
Every track is excellent

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  4 going on 5 stars

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Gone for 4, but after a few more listens it might well find it being a 5!

2 stand out songs, but the rest are still of a very high standard. Well written and all catchy songs.

  Excellent

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Fantastic album, and an amazing live band. This is one of my favourite albums of the last 12 months. A must buy.

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  one word WOW!!!!!!!

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cant stop listening to this album, one of the best i have ever heard, they are going to be the biggest band in the world soon. cant wait to see them in glasgow on the 4th of may.

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  Best Album Of The Year

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This album is amazing... songs are genius and have been well written, and the singer is very good also. This is probly the best album in 2009! these are going to be massive... cant wait to see then at Leeds.!!!!

  One of the best!

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i dont usualy write reviews but i had to write one for this, one the best albums i've ever bought!

  album of 2009 so far

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This album really is great, at first listen i thought it was ok, but it really grew on me and now white lies are one of my favourite bands. Their like an english interpol. If you like interpol, editors, joy division you will like this band.

  50/50

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Don't believe the hype, a good solid album, but nothing special, death is a great tune to start, but after that the album struggles to reach those heights again.

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  Brillliant!!!!!!!!

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Love it can't stop listening to it, must buy for everybody. Album of the year already.It's like listening to a 21st century Joy Division.

  im sticking my head on the block with this opinion...

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...and that is that this album is simply a 'good' album. nothing more than that. there was alot of hype behind White Lies well before this album came out, and at the time while there was some potential, i dont feel that this translated to actual substance.

this album definately has its moments. opener Death marries soaring synths to a driving bassline and the same pop hooks that made the likes of the Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode so big. the titled track and recent single is a brilliant slap of synth-rock with the arresting chorus of 'lets grow old together/and die at the same time' which mixes Morrissey-esque melodrama with something quite darkly moving.

A Place To Hide however, is mediocre while Unfinished Business and From The Stars follow a similar mould. Fifty On Our Foreheads is halfway to being a great song, but is let down by vocals that dont seem to fit into the song. maybe that's the point, but it sounds disjointed in a very unappealing way. the lyrics arent particularly good either.

elsewhere in the album EST and Farewell To The Fairground are truly brilliant tracks, mixing stronger lyrics to the same dark pop energy that drove The Cure in the mid-late 80's. the final two tracks however, are pretty weak. Nothing To Hide's vocals are hideously reminiscent of Brandon Flowers (The Killers) while The Price of Love is simply bland in my opinion.

overall, there are glimpses of brilliance, but the album is far from consistent when it comes to quality. To Lose My Life is a reasonable effort and White Lies have potential to be great, but for the moment neither album nor band live up to all the hype just yet.

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