Ritual (White Lies album)

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Ritual
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Studio album by White Lies
Released 17 January 2011 (2011-01-17)
Studio Assault and Battery 2 (London, England)
Genre Indie rock, post-punk revival
Length 49:39
Label Fiction
Producer Alan Moulder, Max Dingel
White Lies chronology
To Lose My Life...
(2009)To Lose My Life...2009
Ritual
(2011)
Big TV
(2013)Big TV2013
Singles from Ritual
  1. "Bigger than Us"
    Released: 3 January 2011
  2. "Strangers"
    Released: 21 March 2011
  3. "Holy Ghost"
    Released: 10 June 2011
  4. "The Power & the Glory"
    Released: 25 September 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 60/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC Music (positive) [2]
Drowned In Sound 5/10 stars [3]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars [4]
NME 6/10 stars [5]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [6]
Spin 4/10 stars[7]
Sputnik Music 2.5/5 stars [8]
The Telegraph 2/5 stars [9]
Pitchfork (2.5/10) [10]
Paste Magazine (8.4/10) [11]
The Quietus (very negative) [12]
TMR – The Music Review]] (7/10) [13]

Ritual is the second studio album by the British Indie rock[14] band White Lies.[15] It was released on 17 January 2011 by Fiction Records. The album was produced by Alan Moulder and Max Dingel,[16] at the Assault & Battery Studios in London.[17] The art direction and design were done by Tom Hingston Studio, featuring the Hartridge twins, Alice and Jessica, on the cover. The album's lead single, "Bigger than Us", was released on 3 January 2011.[18]

A Ritual short film was released, containing three songs from the album: "Bad Love", "Holy Ghost" and "Bigger than Us".

Reception[edit]

Ritual was met with mixed reviews. According to Metacritic, Ritual garnered an average score of 60 out of 100, from 24 reviews.[19]

As of January 2012, UK sales stand at 95,000 copies according to The Guardian.[20]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Harry McVeigh, Charles Cave and Jack Lawrence-Brown.

No. Title Length
1. "Is Love" 4:52
2. "Strangers" 5:24
3. "Bigger than Us" 4:43
4. "Peace & Quiet" 5:54
5. "Streetlights" 5:00
6. "Holy Ghost" 4:22
7. "Turn the Bells" 5:04
8. "The Power & the Glory" 5:13
9. "Bad Love" 3:58
10. "Come Down" 5:10
Japanese edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
11. "Bigger than Us (Walls Hold Me Remix)" 6:39
12. "Is Love (Stereolab Remix)" 6:26

Personnel[edit]

White Lies
Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[21] 21
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[22] 4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[23] 27
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[24] 2
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[25] 3
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[26] 20
French Albums (SNEP)[27] 123
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[28] 10
Irish Albums (IRMA)[29] 7
Italian Albums (FIMI)[30] 64
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[31] 19
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[32] 14
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[33] 94
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[34] 12
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[35] 15
UK Albums (OCC)[36] 3
US Billboard 200[37] 95
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[38] 14
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[39] 22


References[edit]

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  2. ^ Wade, Ian. "BBC - Music - Review of White Lies - Ritual". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
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  4. ^ "Ritual - White Lies - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  5. ^ NME.COM. "Album Review: White Lies - Ritual (Fiction) - NME.COM". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
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  7. ^ "Spin – Review". Spin Magazine. January 18, 2011. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 
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  12. ^ "The Quietus - Reviews - White Lies". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  13. ^ Pancccake (1 February 2011). "TMR-The Music Review: Review #2: White Lies-Ritual". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  14. ^ "White Lies - To Lose My Life". Clash. Retrieved March 21, 2011. 
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  16. ^ "Max Dingel". Woodpop Management. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  17. ^ "White Lies to release new album in January". NME. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  18. ^ Izundu, Chi Chi (2010-11-01). "White Lies reveal new album details". Newsbeat. BBC Online. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
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  20. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2012/jan/16/indie-rock-slow-painful-death?newsfeed=true
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