White Lies - Ritual

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Album Review

Release date: 28 January 2011

White Lies - Ritual

Album Review: White Lies - Ritual (Fiction)

They've got the requisite moves and style - and even catchy songs - but the gloomy trio's second strikes a little hollow

On the surface, there was nothing gravely wrong with White Lies ’ 2009 debut, ‘ To Lose My Life ’. In fact, we’d wager that a sizable minority of those who sent it to the top of the charts two years ago would happily have it canonised as a gloom-rock masterpiece on a par with The Cure ’s ‘ Pornography ’ or Interpol ’s ‘ Turn On The Bright Lights ’. To my ears,...

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  • Jan 17, 2011

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Their third album featured Michael Kagan's oil painting 'Pilot 2' on the cover

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White Lies - Ritual: Wikipedia Album Entry

Ritual is the second studio album by the British alternative rock band White Lies. It is set for release on 17 January 2011, through Fiction Records. The album was produced by Alan Moulder and Max Dingel, at the Assault & Battery Studios in London. The album's lead single, "Bigger Than Us", was released on January 3rd 2011.


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