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  • Band members: Spencer Krug
  • Summary: Spencer Krug's second album under the name Moonface was recorded with the Finnish band Siinai.
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  1. 100
    Absolutely stunning... One HUGE startling success.
  2. Apr 17, 2012
    90
    Where Krug's output in the late 2000s was virtuosic and volatile, Bravery is poised and comparatively stoic. The record functions on tension and, for the most part, does so brilliantly.
  3. Apr 17, 2012
    83
    Heartbreaking Bravery is best when it smolders.
  4. Apr 16, 2012
    73
    A relatively straightforward rock record with no shortage of epic flourishes and catchy choruses.
  5. Apr 16, 2012
    71
    There's a purposeful simplicity to its narrative approach and a concreteness to its imagery--even when our narrator sounds less than engaged.
  6. Apr 20, 2012
    70
    Heartbreaking Bravery is a fantastic slab of meticulous indie composition by all standards, but it's truly incredible in its ability to make almost every statement on the record come off like the last word.
  7. 60
    Swirling synths abound, but remain encased in four-minute micro-epics which sometimes mine the icy ambition of pre-megastardom Simple Minds.

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