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  • Summary: The Utah emo band's third disc is their first since the departure of drummer Branden Steineckert.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Because their energy matches their vision, they've managed to make the best record of their career thus far. [Jun 2007, p.148]
  2. There's no denying the galvanic power of singer Bert McCracken's blowtorch vocals. [25 May 2007, p.84]
  3. Lies for the Liars is a funny, befuddling, and altogether unexpectedly enjoyable record.
  4. After a while, the surfeit of ideas starts to sound like a lack. But the choruses are as effective as ever.
  5. Even if Lies for the Liars has the appearance of a crossover album, a la The Black Parade, it doesn't have the substance.
  6. 60
    While the Used honestly want to move away from their time-tested sound, the experiments come off as unfocused and confused. [May 2007, p.90]
  7. It seems as if they've done everything possible to distance themselves from their original, much more interesting sound, opting instead for songs with barely enough hooks and coherent structures.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 40
  2. Negative: 11 out of 40
  1. Sep 21, 2011
    The Used have been my favorite band for a long time now, and I can honestly say they are without a doubt the most talented song writers ever. Their lyrics are incredible and have helped me get through some of my bad days. I think every album they have done is great (I know all of them by heart) and I will always cherish any music they do. Expand
  2. Dec 22, 2013
    If there's one problem I have with this album, it's that the styles and sounds keep randomly changing, which does get irritating at times, but otherwise, this album is definitely worth it. One of the best albums of 2007. Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2012
    As bad as many thought it would be, Lies For The Liars continues The Used's great album artwork but that is about it. Apart from 'Find a Way', and 'The Ripper' little remains from their 2004 release, and what is left becomes a mixed bag of overwrought emotion and less energetic rip-offs of prior hits. Disappointing. Expand

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