The Brink - The Jezabels
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
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  1. Feb 18, 2014
    80
    Mary's revelatory, palpable desire and seemingly newfound strength permeate all of The Brink, leaving you with an impression of the Jezabels as a band that's (in spirit) one part singer/songwriter, one part stadium rock god, and, ultimately, all woman.
  2. Feb 18, 2014
    70
    The Brink is less immediate than all of the band's prior releases and is indeed a grower when given time to settle.
  3. Feb 21, 2014
    70
    The electro-pop melodies are as stellar as they were on Prisoner, but the backdrops are more graceful and subdued, more elegant, and less exuberant. [Feb/Mar 2014, p.72]
  4. Feb 13, 2014
    50
    Although The Brink does sound more assured and accomplished than their debut, The Jezabels’ return poses a number of problems, the most central of which being that it is just far too pedestrian.
  5. Feb 25, 2014
    50
    The Jezabels are a talented collective, but I find their latest set half as compelling as it could have been. The Brink remains grounded when it should soar.
  6. Feb 13, 2014
    40
    Their pop-rock posturing comes studded with lyrical yearning but lacks real emotional weight. [Mar 2014, p.96]
  7. Mar 18, 2014
    40
    This is wishy-washy music for moody goth-lite teens. [Apr 2014, p.112]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Feb 21, 2014
    10
    This album is different to the first but still uniquely The Jezabels. Great Aussie band and there's no one else like them. Brilliant albumThis album is different to the first but still uniquely The Jezabels. Great Aussie band and there's no one else like them. Brilliant album don't listen to the 'critics' Expand
  2. Aug 19, 2014
    8
    I don't know if this is a good album but The Jezabels do something few artists do nowadays; They bring it.While they may incorporate aI don't know if this is a good album but The Jezabels do something few artists do nowadays; They bring it.While they may incorporate a smattering of the musical 'fashions' of the time they are unafraid to have their own distinct sound. Great bands are not followers and while I'm not sure if I would consider them great at this time, they are progressing to that point.They are extremely impressive live and it's always a pleasure to see them. Expand