Lies For The Liars

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  • Summary: The Utah emo band's third disc is their first since the departure of drummer Branden Steineckert.

Top Track

The Bird and the Worm
He wears his heart Safety pinned to his backpack His backpack is all that he knows Shot down by strangers Whose glances can cripple The heart and... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Alternative Press
    80
    Because their energy matches their vision, they've managed to make the best record of their career thus far. [Jun 2007, p.148]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    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. Spin
    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]
  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. Blender
    60
    The Used remain best when dripping with sweat, not sentiment. [Jun 2007, p.108]
  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 41
  2. Negative: 11 out of 41
  1. K-Fed
    Jun 10, 2007
    10
    An amazing album from The Used. Keep it coming.
  2. CarolB.
    Feb 29, 2008
    10
    This is a great album. The USed managed once again to succesfully merge crazy awesome chaos with swweeett melody! Earthquake is awesome. I This is a great album. The USed managed once again to succesfully merge crazy awesome chaos with swweeett melody! Earthquake is awesome. I don't think that any of there songs are cheesy. I just think you have to understand them. Yes, the Used can get a little angry at times (like in lies for liars) but I think it is still a great song especially if your mad. Basically this album has a song for every mood. It can also be therapy. The used just makes great music and will always make great music! Expand
  3. Sep 21, 2011
    10
    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.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
  4. CarlyS
    Jun 12, 2007
    9
    I think that The Used new album is awesome. The only thing I can think of for why people are giving this album such low ratings is that they I think that The Used new album is awesome. The only thing I can think of for why people are giving this album such low ratings is that they don't like this style or genre of music. If you don't like it, don't listen to it! And plus, the ratings have gone way down because of people like that, I mean 7 out of 10? Thats pretty good, but it could be better if it weren't for all those low ratings. Expand
  5. jyotirmayadas
    Jul 3, 2007
    7
    I normally don't like the Used, but this album was getting such good reviews, and there wasn't anything else out there that I was I normally don't like the Used, but this album was getting such good reviews, and there wasn't anything else out there that I was interested in, so I bought it... and I love it!!! Well balanced and shows maturity in music and lyrics. Expand
  6. Feb 20, 2012
    3
    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',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
  7. Cables
    May 30, 2007
    0
    These guys used to rock. Now they blow.

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