White Lies – To Lose My Life…

March 24, 2009

whiteliesTo Lose My Life…, the first album from London based band White Lies, debuted at number one in January on the UK charts, the first UK band to do so in 2009. The music is sweeping, anthemic and very much rooted in early 80’s New Wave influences, recalling current bands like Interpol and the Killers, and past bands like Ultravox. For the most part, White Lies gives their music an undeniably powerful kick, though sometimes this translates into over the top bombast, with lyrics that occasionally follow suit, all subtlety out the window. In general, missteps aside, To Lose My Life… is a pretty enjoyable debut, and recommended mostly to music fans that like their vocals, guitar and synthesizer riffs on a soaring, epic scale. Standout cuts: “Death,” “To Lose My Life,” “Fifty On Our Foreheads” and “From The Stars.”



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