The Bravery

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2005
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. 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."
  2. If you’ve heard one song by The Bravery you’ve pretty much heard them all. The keyboard settings may change, as do the guitar FX pedals, but there’s a formula at work here and how much you get out of this record depends entirely on how interesting you find that formula.
  3. Rock made on an assembly line-- predictable, economically efficient, and about as dynamic as a Model T.
  4. Los Angeles Times
    50
    Once you get past the surface attractions, Sam Endicott's arch singing and rock-rebel posturing are forced, and his production is as stiff as the mechanical discoid rhythms. [24 Apr 2005]
  5. Alternative Press
    40
    Where, say, Franz Ferdinand can fill dance floors with a jagged, arty sense of danger, the Bravery are more vanilla in their approach (read: They're Duran Duran). [May 2005, p.132]
  6. Under The Radar
    40
    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]
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 99 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 72
  2. Negative: 16 out of 72
  1. TheyRule
    Apr 17, 2007
    8
    Whoever thinks they sound like The Killers is seriously retarded. The Killers are boring posers who think they are original. This is pure Whoever thinks they sound like The Killers is seriously retarded. The Killers are boring posers who think they are original. This is pure fun. Robert Smith should call Brandon Flowers, that cocky twat. Full Review »
  2. KAndino
    Jan 19, 2007
    8
    Great retro sound!
  3. ameliae
    Nov 21, 2006
    8
    fun, summery dancey album with energy