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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. 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.
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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.