Big TV

  • Record Label: Polydor
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2013
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Universal acclaim- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
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  1. Aug 28, 2013
    This is a band who will never amaze but satisfy. The only addition to their sound on this album is a synth that is simultaneously more 80s and verging on dubstep.And it is only an accent in some songs. Lyrical content remains the same as always. Tempo is the same as always. And it is a pleasing combination as always. Nothing abhorrent, nothing outstanding.
  2. Aug 20, 2013
    A very good album, this has got to be White Lies at their best, some not so good songs but overall a decent album, there are some brilliant songs such as Big TV, There Goes Our Love Again, and Goldmine are particular favourites. This album for me is the best from White Lies to date.
  3. Aug 21, 2013
    White Lies best Album so far. Same rock/electronic style and deep robust singing( but a little more upbeat). Love every song especially Be your Man, There goes our love again, and First Time Caller.
  4. Aug 28, 2013
    Great album. I think they have managed a more uplifting sound but still with their sinister tinge. If I ever want to introduce a friend to White Lies, this album seems the most welcoming. Though their sound has never taken any drastic turns with the last two albums, White Lies continues to deliver what no band can all while adding more depth and grandeur.
  5. Jan 13, 2014
    Without a doubt, the best rock album of 2013. It's filled with tons of nice laid back sounds and emotional lyrics. White Lies has crafted an album that is at least as great as their first one.
  6. Apr 30, 2014
    Great album, a pleasant return to the sound that gave TLML its catchy, dark melodic sound. Far better than 'Ritual' but a notch under their debut. Top album !

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 50
    It’s full of pitch-perfect songs, but it will lead to digging for the real emotion, the heart buried somewhere at the center.
  2. Under The Radar
    Aug 28, 2013
    White Lies' third album Big TV is very much business as usual for the London band. [Aug-Sep 2013, p.101]
  3. Aug 22, 2013
    Big TV is a solid album, and it very much retains the White Lies sound. For existing fans it’s worth a listen, and it certainly won’t offend, but it probably won’t convert many new ears.