19 Songs, 1 Hour 15 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Comparisons to Echo & The Bunnymen and The Teardrop Explodes are inevitable, due to White Lies' cavernous reverb, heavily emphasized keyboards, and a somber longing that takes romantic troubles to the existential edge. Certainly, those who grew up immersing themselves in the early-'80s goth scene will find a sense of comfort in these familiar scenes. Yet anyone could enjoy the sublime melodies that hold these songs together. The mesmerizing first single, "There Goes Our Love Again," is too beautiful to lose, and "First Time Caller," which follows after an appropriate instrumental breather ("Space I"), furthers the reasons for taking this London trio seriously, no matter how carefully they've studied the early '80s. Songs such as "Mother Tongue," "Getting Even," and "Be Your Man" show an awareness of the pitfalls in this approach and deliberately seek to be as accessible as they are potentially dark. "Change" is where White Lies slow down for a ballad that seeks to drain every tearduct. The deluxe edition adds seven demos that display the group's talents with less reverb and more band interplay. 

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Comparisons to Echo & The Bunnymen and The Teardrop Explodes are inevitable, due to White Lies' cavernous reverb, heavily emphasized keyboards, and a somber longing that takes romantic troubles to the existential edge. Certainly, those who grew up immersing themselves in the early-'80s goth scene will find a sense of comfort in these familiar scenes. Yet anyone could enjoy the sublime melodies that hold these songs together. The mesmerizing first single, "There Goes Our Love Again," is too beautiful to lose, and "First Time Caller," which follows after an appropriate instrumental breather ("Space I"), furthers the reasons for taking this London trio seriously, no matter how carefully they've studied the early '80s. Songs such as "Mother Tongue," "Getting Even," and "Be Your Man" show an awareness of the pitfalls in this approach and deliberately seek to be as accessible as they are potentially dark. "Change" is where White Lies slow down for a ballad that seeks to drain every tearduct. The deluxe edition adds seven demos that display the group's talents with less reverb and more band interplay. 

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
67 Ratings
67 Ratings
casshebe ,

Great!

Cannot wait to hear this album in full! The epitome of beautiful Englishman vocals. Definitely recommend!

Dino in Toledo ,

Always good

If you've just listened to a Morrissey marathon and you're feeling optimistic about the world, list to White Lies. They will bring you back to that dark place you were looking for. In today's environment of music, very few bands can evoke real emotion any more. White Lies can and do. After being introduced to them by my Merceyside friend Tez, I've regarded them as one of my favorite things to listen to. Buying their music is money well spent, something I cannot often say with a straight face.

GeoXU19 ,

I’m a little late, but I made it

First off lets just say Harry McVeigh’s vocals kick so much butt. That dude has such a cool and different voice it’s awesome. I can’t quite remember how I found them, but the first song I heard was ‘To Lose My Life’ it was enough for me to download this album and that album. And I have to say, they are great! I was surprised to that I have liked them this much. Like I go out of my way to put them on in my car (at red lights of course). The song I like the most on this album is “Be Your Man.” I like the voice of Harry McVeigh in this song, it blends their sounds with what the Killers did with Sam’s Town and When We Were Young at least thats the vibe I got not only from this song the all of their music, I would say its like a Interpol and the Killers had a child then in 2009 they gave birth to White Lies. I really like their writing style. It is easy to listen to, but for me at least finding a band 3 albums deep is tough for me to get into mainly b/c I have to play catch up and cram all their music, but I gladly listened to all their albums and enjoyed them very much. I hope you do the same here not only w/ BIG TV but all their albums!! Worth it!

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