• Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: May 22, 2007
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38

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  1. AmurabiM.
    Feb 8, 2008
    4
    What is this? A collection of pop songs without a minimal sign of authenticity? A mix of overproduced songs with ridiculous lyrics and poor musical development? An album that tries to be the next step from an act that is just a bad copy from the 80s new wave bands? The Bravery released an album that it feels mediocre. It´s a shame for Brendan O´Brien, but this is not his What is this? A collection of pop songs without a minimal sign of authenticity? A mix of overproduced songs with ridiculous lyrics and poor musical development? An album that tries to be the next step from an act that is just a bad copy from the 80s new wave bands? The Bravery released an album that it feels mediocre. It´s a shame for Brendan O´Brien, but this is not his fault. The sin is over the band´s shoulders. This is just an exercise of bad rhymes, few original melodies, tired vocals (it feels that he tries too hard to be Robert Smith) and really ludicrous and annoying lyrics. It seems to me that they lose the battle between all the other bands form its caliber. And that´s not a great battle to fight. Expand
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 70
    [An] album of sharply assembled rock & roll. [Jun 2007, p.105]
  2. Too sappy for the cool kids, sure, but still a fine pop record.
  3. The overall mood is a bit more pensive and solemn. [26 May 2007]