User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11

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  1. madsl
    Jan 30, 2006
    3
    the worst thing either of the involved has ever put their name to! I dont like anything about this collaboration. Whats the point of an album like this, anyway? Well, if you are Emmylou Harris you can churn out a masterpiece like Wrecking ball, but covers albums in general are surely risky business! And this one in particular underlines the rule..
  2. LeonardoF
    Feb 8, 2006
    8
    i would give this 7.5. there are some pretty good covers (daniel, love is love, cravo e canela, thunder road) but there are also some lousy songs too.
  3. ChrisM.
    Jan 24, 2006
    2
    This is truly awful. Taking great songs and stripping them of whatever strenghts they once had. "Have a little faith/there's magic in the night" in Bonnie's voice is completely void of this faith, and "no hope/see that's what gives me guts" looses said guts. This man who once said he was sad because he "was born". What a load of bollocks.
  4. JamieS
    Jan 27, 2006
    8
    ignore chris m, he's probably a springsteen fan with a grudge. it's a fine album, some very good interpretations, the springsteen cover is amongst the best covers i've ever heard. the richard thompson and elton john covers are also fantastic. recommended.
  5. EstanislaoB
    Apr 11, 2006
    9
    Es un album excelente, en el que se ve la perfecta unión entre dos grupos, que se multiplican hasta el infinito. Y además la seleccion de canciones es muy buena. Well done
  6. FValeron
    Apr 27, 2006
    4
    Do not ignore Chris M. my friends. I'm a huge Oldham fan, but this record is nonsense. 'Tis a shame...
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Q Magazine
    60
    A fun if disposable diversion. [Feb 2006, p.105]
  2. Unbearably bland.
  3. The Brave and the Bold is an awkward, lumbering affair, of passing interest to fans of the artists’ work and no one else.