A Beautiful Lie

30 Seconds To Mars - A Beautiful Lie
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2005 Ratings: #367 / 367
User Score
Based on 79 ratings
2005 Ratings: #105
August 30, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Immortal, Virgin / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
Sputnikmusic
A more controlled effort with greater variety, this album contains some strong songs that prove the band is on the right track.
40
AllMusic
It's clear that Leto and the rest of 30 Seconds to Mars really mean it, man -- this is as earnest as an emo record gets.
40
Rolling Stone

Despite some credible modern-rock tunes, Leto's self-involved myopia guarantees that his band's second disc is long on melodrama.

20
NME
Myopic and utterly joyless throughout, it’s hard to imagine anyone actually wanting to listen to ‘A Beautiful Lie’. Apart from Jared Leto, that is.
0
DIY
‘A Beautiful Lie’ is such overproduced cack that even a Fall Out Boy fan would balk at it.
CLJesse
60
Has some good tracks but overall its very hit and miss.

Favorites: A Beautiful Lie, The Kill, Savior

Worsts: Was It A Dream?, From Yesterday, Hunter
tha138
44
How can you cope with such a lie, furthermore when the lie isn't even beautiful.
43
Lame
RyanDWessel
40
So it's cool to hate Jared Leto now right?
71
30 seconds to mars are 30 seconds to mars. Whether you like the debut or not it's the only album I can say from them is genuine to them. This album came out when everyone was wearing eyeliner and writing melodramatic pop punk or pop rock, so Jared leto followed suit and jumped on the emo bandwagon. But to be honest, out of all the bandwagons they've jumped on since the debut this is probably the best attempt they've had.

The back end of this thing is, well, bad. Battle of one is an overdone ... read more
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Track List

  1. Attack
  2. A Beautiful Lie
  3. The Kill
  4. Was It a Dream?
  5. The Fantasy
  6. Savior
  7. From Yesterday
  8. The Story
  9. R-Evolve
  10. A Modern Myth
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