The Bravery - The Bravery
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  • Summary: Another hot, retro-sounding band based in New York? Is there some sort of factory churning these bands out? (Or in the case of The Bravery, a Factory?) The band's self-titled debut, preceded by the requisite buzz, utilizes a new wave-flavored sound which is also reminiscent of, oh, let's just say New Order and The Cure. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. 100
    This album really is just too good to be true. [Apr 2005, p.114]
  2. They don't sound too new, but their shuddering pop melodies and knack for smiling through gritted teeth might just make the Bravery the nation's favourite new band.
  3. 80
    This is a swaggering, unashamedly fun pop record. [May 2005, p.94]
  4. By the end of this brief guilty pleasure, the verdict rings clear: The Killers may have made better singles, but The Bravery made the better album.
  5. The Bravery do a jockier version of the New Wave competition, pumping the drums in straight-ahead tunes such as "An Honest Mistake" and "The Ring Song."
  6. We're reaching critical mass for new wave nostalgia, but we might have made room for your debut if there was something we could dance to. [#10, p.109]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 72
  2. Negative: 16 out of 72