The Day's War - Lonely the Brave
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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the rock band from Cambridge, England.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 16, 2014
    100
    The Day's War is a record worthy of reclaiming all those devalued adjectives that have seem co-opted bu other, less-deserving recipients. [23 Aug 2014, p.52]
  2. Carefully constructed and wonderfully cohesive, it's an album or earnest, yearning rock that shows Lonely The Brave are aiming for the fire cannons and shirtless mega-gigs that Biffy Clyro have worked so hard for.
  3. Sep 2, 2014
    60
    Unfortunately, much of The Day's War relies too heavily on overly familiar chord sequences and featherweight angst, and it swiftly becomes hard not to yearn for a dash of the Biffy boys' brutish angularity to toughen things up a bit.
  4. Sep 2, 2014
    60
    Worth spending time with. [Jul 2014, p.110]
  5. Sep 2, 2014
    40
    The permanence of adolescent earnestness hangs about the Young Adult novel-ish lyrics. [Jul 2014, p.92]
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  1. Sep 7, 2014
    10
    A masterpiece. Every song on this album is flawlessly crafted from 'Intro' to 'Outro'. Singles 'Trick of the Light' and 'Backroads' start the album in more lively and upbeat vein before the more pounding and anthemic 'Islands', 'Deserter' and 'Dinosaurs' come in to add weight to the record. 'Untitled' adds space with an instrumental interlude before mid-tempo numbers 'Kings of the Mountain' and 'Victory Line' bring it back. 'Black Saucers' is the fastest and most aggressive song on here but is perfectly placed so that it doesn't feel out of place. But the true closing trio ('Outro' being in much the same vein as 'Untitled' and 'Intro') of 'The Blue, The Green', 'The Day's War' and 'Call of Horses' give this album the send off it deserves with the right mix of soul searching beauty, space and huge sound that makes this album so great.
    Best tracks: The Blue, The Green; Victory Line
    For fans of: Biffy Clyro, Mallory Knox
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