White Lies - Friends album
Friends is the fourth studio album by English indie rock band White Lies.
It’s been a while since White Lies last surfaced through the smoke machine wisps of the indie disco with new material, and even longer since the band’s short-lived prominence with the release of To Lose My Life back in 2009. Landing that second, big-hitting album hasn’t quite happened as of yet, but with new record, Friends, they’ll be back with another attempt of follow-on glory
First problem with the album is a strange choice of singles, the lead single "Take It Out on Me" is a decent poppy track in the vein of album's previous lead single, but the chorus does not hit as hard. And God knows why "Come On" was even chosen as a single, on paper it seems like a great track with s nice build up and a big hook to follow, but the execution ultimately falls short.
What is the greatest White Lies album ever? From their debut To Lose My Life. to their 2019 album Five, this list also includes Friends, Big TV, and Ritual. Vote up the best White Lies albums, and vote down the ones that were disappointing. Photo: Fiction, Geffen.
tried-and-true White Lies formula. with more than a touch of menace to Harry McVeigh’s vocals. McVeigh’s talents as a singer are considerable and, for the most part, it feels as if they go underused on Friends, partly because the arrangements seldom call for him to really soar and partly because bassist Charles Cave fails to provide him with much in the way of inspired lyricism. Consequently, Friends is White Lies’ least inspiring record both musically and thematically; they appear to be back in identity crisis mode, and it might not be recoverable this time around.