White Lilies Island

  • Record Label: BMG
  • Release Date: Mar 5, 2002
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 7 out of 31

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  1. tomk
    Oct 22, 2003
    0
    need I say more.
  2. RobertW.
    Mar 10, 2002
    5
    Starts poorly and improves after the dreadful first three tracks. Hits the hights with "Everything Goes". Good, uncomplicated pop in places; terrible, cloying, shallow pop in others.
  3. daved
    Oct 22, 2003
    2
    Pathetic follow up. Not one catchy tune there. Really flat pop. Forgettable.
  4. JimmyN
    Oct 22, 2003
    1
    Terrible!!! Pop at its worst. The critics have been too kind.
  5. needaf
    Oct 22, 2003
    1
    Unbelievably bad. Boring. All the tracks sound the same. I liked her first album though.
  6. RobN
    Dec 27, 2003
    10
    Very good followup to her first. That Day and Wrong Impression are very catchy and caught my ear right away. The rest of the songs are very much matured from her first album and it shows. Very good album.
  7. DineshP
    Jul 19, 2006
    10
    Lovely easy listening.
  8. MattR.
    Dec 27, 2001
    10
    Awesome. Don't pay attention to the whiny music critics (music reviews bite anyhow) and get this CD
  9. LisaB.
    Mar 26, 2002
    7
    A more introspective album than "Left Of The Middle." Natalie's voice is warm and clear. Good songwriting. My favorite songs are "Everything Goes" and "Hurricane". It's a solid CD.
  10. LevisO
    Feb 26, 2005
    9
    A really lovely album. Has yet to wear out its welcome after almost 4 years. Hope her new album is just as good!:)
  11. 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 listen to this disk properly. Criminally underrated. Beauty On The Fire is one of the finest songs ever made. Period.
  12. BenK
    Jun 24, 2006
    8
    Not as poor as critics will have you believe. There are a few songs that lack depth, but others ("Sunlight" being my favorite) that have an awful lot to offer. The sound is a nice balance between slick, layered production and Natalie's beautiful voice. Definitely satisfies when you're in the mood for some lighter pop.
  13. BrianN.
    Aug 14, 2007
    7
    huge letdown from her unbelievable debut.
  14. 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 who is not far behind the "Left of the middle" on some tracks even surpasses the quality of the previous album.
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. One can sense that she has complete control, lyrically and musically.
  3. Despite Imbruglia's big, pouty voice, it's all perfectly pleasant and quickly forgotten.