To Lose My Life

Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Alternative Press
    70
    There's a slickness to the sound as well-not to mention a pop sensibility, which could combine to give the band a shot in the Anglophobic US market. [May 2009, p.122]
  2. On the whole, To Lose My Life is a solid debut that will certainly divide opinion, but approach with an open mind and dividends will be reaped en masse.
  3. For all its glum pronouncements of murder, mortality and loss, it’s an ecstatic listen, ponderous party music.
  4. Q Magazine
    80
    This could have all ended in Tears For Fears, but their winning seriousness is matched by a penchant for a grandiose but hummable melody. [Feb 2009, p.119]
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Jan 22, 2011
    9
    Catchier than Interpol, brighter than Joy Division and less serious than Editors
    Amazing album, Death was good song, but I fell in love with
    Catchier than Interpol, brighter than Joy Division and less serious than Editors
    Amazing album, Death was good song, but I fell in love with them since farewell to the fairground
    the only weak song is 50 on our foreheads
    I was waiting for some good new indie band to enter the charts
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  2. Apr 30, 2014
    10
    I'm a fan of good music first and foremost. This is without a doubt one of the best albums I've heard from any band. The lyrics, some of theI'm a fan of good music first and foremost. This is without a doubt one of the best albums I've heard from any band. The lyrics, some of the darkest and thought provoking one can find. Music should drive emotion, and this offering sure does - big time ! Brilliant album. Full Review »
  3. Jun 25, 2013
    8
    This is actually a very good album. It has a very Editors/Joy Division feel to it. Now, I give it an 8 only because they said theyThis is actually a very good album. It has a very Editors/Joy Division feel to it. Now, I give it an 8 only because they said they specifically don't LIKE Joy Division and yet they sound a lot like them. If a band sounds like what they don't like, then I do have to knock it a little but Death and Farewell To The Fairgrounds are both incredible songs, and To Lose My Life is a very haunting anthem. Overall, 8/10. Full Review »