"To Lose My Life" (Fiction; 2009)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

British alternative rock is what you get with White Lies; there is some Synth rock on this disc as well. They also have an Indie flavor but it doesn't overpower. They mostly have dance or club tracks with some Synth rock to move the songs along.

These guys entered the UK Albums Chart at Number One. They a good sound so it's understandable why they took the top spot. Sometimes, they sound like The Cure but there is a deeper guitar sound and sometimes it's the bass that becomes the main instrument. They released this on all media formats: vinyl, CD and some with a green cardboard box covering.

There are some extra songs on iTunes, mostly b-sides and remixes if you want to seek out more of White Lies. This trio has released a good debut and I'm sure they will be around for a long time. They released four singles from this disc; I've listed some of the other cuts that were just as promising.

The best songs are: "To Lose My Life," "A Place To Hide," and "E.S.T."

White Lies: Harry McVeigh; Charles Cave; Jack Lawrence-Brown.

For more information, check out http://www.whitelies.com/ or http://www.myspace.com/whitelies.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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