A Beautiful Lie


  • Vocals, Guitar: Jared Leto
  • Guitar, Violin, Keyboard: Tomislav Milicevic
  • Drums: Shannon Leto

A Beautiful Lie is the second studio album by the American rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. It was released on 31 August 2005 by Virgin Records as successor by 30 Seconds to Mars. The album made ​​the band known internationally and reached the charts, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

  • 4.1 album
  • 4.2 Awards
  • 4.3 Singles

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The song A Modern Myth actually ends after 2:59 minutes. If you wait, however, until 12:26, so sounds Praying for a Riot, a so-called hidden track. The single A Beautiful Lie deals with climate change. Attack and The Kill are available as DLC for Rock Band.

Title list

The titles were written by lead singer Jared Leto. Only in the case Savior From Yesterday and worked with the rest of the band. Hunter is a cover of the Icelandic singer Björk.


As the lead single attack was released, but could not place in the charts themselves. As a second single The Kill came on the market before even From Yesterday and A Beautiful Lie was published.


Laut.de finds that the music similar to cold, aseptic, also a short distance calculated acts like the cover. The album will be compared thanks to producer Josh Abraham with Linkin Park and Velvet Recorder: Pathetic rock, presented clean, even edges and corners are set apparently targeted. Also CDstarts.de praised the production of the album: That "A Beautiful Lie" still ignites lies on the once more flawless production, for which Josh Abraham, who already pushed for Linkin Park 's controls, may pat on the back. The hidden track has been described as very expendable and the cover version of Hunter as unnecessary. In total, 6.5 out of 10 points vergeben.Allmusic.com awarded 2 stars out of 5.

Chart positions


The album sold in its first week in the United States 21,000 times. So far, there has been sold around 1.2 million times.


  • 5x Gold
  • 2x platinum


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