White Lilies Island

  • Record Label: BMG
  • Release Date: Mar 5, 2002
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Mojo
    60
    The actual tunes may not be particularly strong, but crucially, at the centre of it all Natalie croons and sighs with all the clear-eyed moonfaced sweetness of Juliette Binoche baking cakes. [Dec 2001, p.116]
  2. Not everything about Imbruglia’s second album is as bad as most critics would like to make it.
  3. Imbruglia's delicate, sweet and well-behaved singing isn't the ideal vehicle for expressing angst, even if most of these minor-chord, gray-skies anthems seem to be yearning to do just that.
  4. Q Magazine
    40
    Imbruglia's thin voice can't keep pace with the excellent but demanding Everything Goes and Sunlight, while the half-dozen ballads aspire only to T'Pau's China In Your Hand. [#184, p.137]
  5. Uncut
    40
    The album runs out of steam halfway through as the songs become over-reliant on the production and Nat veers off into Dido territory. [Dec 2001, p.106]
  6. Blender
    40
    Skips from one song to the next without leaving any great impression or displaying a single sentiment Jessica Simpson would find distressing. [#4, p.118]
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Nov 6, 2013
    10
    Beautiful album. It has a very personal style, its content, which makes it unique. Just great. Natalie definitely your best album is this whoBeautiful album. It has a very personal style, its content, which makes it unique. Just great. Natalie definitely your best album is this who is not far behind the "Left of the middle" on some tracks even surpasses the quality of the previous album. Full Review »
  2. MichaelL.
    Sep 24, 2007
    10
    Simply amazing. This is an album that grows on you. The critics obviously were quick to write Natalie off as a one hit wonder and did not Simply amazing. This is an album that grows on you. The critics obviously were quick to write Natalie off as a one hit wonder and did not listen to this disk properly. Criminally underrated. Beauty On The Fire is one of the finest songs ever made. Period. Full Review »
  3. BrianN.
    Aug 14, 2007
    7
    huge letdown from her unbelievable debut.