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,[1] post-punk revival
Length 49:39
Label Fiction
Producer Alan Moulder, Max Dingel
White Lies chronology
To Lose My Life...
(2009)
Ritual
(2011)
Big TV
(2013)
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[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC Music (positive) [3]
Drowned In Sound 5/10 stars [4]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars [5]
NME 6/10 stars [6]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [7]
Spin 4/10 stars[8]
Sputnik Music 2.5/5 stars [9]
The Telegraph 2/5 stars [10]
Pitchfork Media (2.5/10) [11]
Paste Magazine (8.4/10) [12]
The Quietus (very negative) [13]
TMR (7/10) [14]

Ritual is the second studio album by the British Indie rock[15] band White Lies.[16] It was released on 17 January 2011, through Fiction Records. The album was produced by Alan Moulder and Max Dingel,[17] at the Assault & Battery Studios in London.[18] The art direction and design was done by Tom Hingston Studio. The album's lead single, "Bigger than Us", was released on 3 January 2011.[19]

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.[20]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed 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]

  1. ^ "White Lies – To Lose My Life". Clash. Retrieved March 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/ritual/white-lies
  3. ^ BBC Music Review
  4. ^ Drowned In Sound Review
  5. ^ Ritual – White Lies | AllMusic
  6. ^ NME Review
  7. ^ Rolling Stone Review
  8. ^ "SPIN Review". 
  9. ^ Sputnik Music Review
  10. ^ The Telegraph Review
  11. ^ Pitchfork Media Review
  12. ^ Paste Magazine Review
  13. ^ The Quietus Review
  14. ^ TMR Review
  15. ^ "White Lies - To Lose My Life". Clash. Retrieved March 21, 2011. 
  16. ^ Doherty, Niall (2010-10-07). "White Lies 'Ritual' // First Listen". The Fly. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  17. ^ "Max Dingel". Woodpop Management. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  18. ^ "White Lies to release new album in January". NME. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  19. ^ Izundu, Chi Chi (2010-11-01). "White Lies reveal new album details". Newsbeat. BBC Online. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  20. ^ Ritual Reviews, Rating, Credits, and More at Metacritic
  21. ^ "Austriancharts.at – White Lies – Ritual" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  22. ^ "Ultratop.be – White Lies – Ritual" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  23. ^ "Ultratop.be – White Lies – Ritual" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  24. ^ "Danishcharts.com – White Lies – Ritual". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  25. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – White Lies – Ritual" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  26. ^ "White Lies: Ritual" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  27. ^ "Lescharts.com – White Lies – Ritual". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  28. ^ "Officialcharts.de – White Lies – Ritual". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  29. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 3, 2011". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  30. ^ "Classifica settimanale dal 17/01/2011 al 23/01/2011" (in Italian). FIMI. ACNielsen. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  31. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – White Lies – Ritual". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  32. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  33. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – White Lies – Ritual". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  34. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – White Lies – Ritual". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  35. ^ "Swisscharts.com – White Lies – Ritual". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  36. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  37. ^ "White Lies – Chart history" Billboard 200 for White Lies. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  38. ^ "White Lies – Chart history" Billboard Top Alternative Albums for White Lies. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  39. ^ "White Lies – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for White Lies. Retrieved 16 June 2014.