Erica Anderson | Minneapolis, MN | 02/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'll admit that I was one of Natalie's detractors when "Torn" was played into the ground a few years ago. I was about to write her off as a one-hit wonder but that all changed when I heard the first single off her new album "White Lilies Island", called "Wrong Impression". The song itself is even catchier than "Torn", a song I once loved but grew tired of. When I heard the entire album I was definitely a changed person. This album has definitely altered my perception and attitude towards Natalie. I absolutely adore this album. Every song on this album just impressed me so much that I have completely forgiven Natalie for "Torn". "Everything Goes" is a perhaps my favorite ballad on this album. It's quiet, subdued, and emotional. The opening riffs to "Hurricane" definitely has some Garbage influences in the first few seconds, as does the following track "Sunlight". Apparently Natalie has been listening to a lot of Garbage and maybe Joydrop with that same electronic/rock vibe."That Day" and "Beauty on Fire" is an excellent way to open up the album. There were even moments when Natalie's vocals sounded a bit like Ani Difranco. "Goodbye" is a stunning ballad that is just as good as "Everything Goes". None of the tracks on this album sounds anything like "Torn" which is a good thing. My only flaw with this album is that I can't play it on my computer at work which really annoys me to no ends of the earth (thank you very much RCA Records). Nevertheless I love this album. I'm not going to give it up just because I can't listen to it on my computer at work."
Its a Marvel
colroc | Lima, Peru | 02/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all im a Natalie Imbruglia huge fan, but im going to be very objective on this review. This a marvelous CD. And for you guys outside US dont panic if you dont like That day because the 11 other songs have nothing in common with the first track. I have to say that my favourites songs from WLI are Satellite, Come September, Beauty on the Fire and That day. I kind of dislike Sunlight and Hurricane, i really dont get that songs.
And talking about Wrong Impression, many people say that thats the best track, but i disagree. I think that song is nice, happy, its video is good, but its too radio-like, so its easy to be tire of that song quickly."