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  • Summary: Brendan O'Brien produced this second album for the New York band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. This easily ranks among the top rock records of the year.
  2. Too sappy for the cool kids, sure, but still a fine pop record.
  3. The Sun And The Moon might be as essential as another Kajagoogoo album, but on its own modest terms—meaning appealing to those who guiltily loved The Bravery—it's a minor success, brimming with hooks nicked from Duran Duran and Naked Eyes, as well as few of their own.
  4. The Bravery is a pop-rock band and glad of it. That means plenty of nonsense syllables to invite singalongs, and utter shamelessness about borrowing other bands’ sounds and tricks.
  5. The Sun And The Moon", The Bravery's down-to-earth approach ought win them a second chance.
  6. The group’s first album had hooks in abundance, and they are only slightly less plentiful here. These hooks are the source of the pleasure, while Endicott’s sometimes questionable lyrics give us our feelings of guilt for being drawn in, in spite of ourselves.
  7. As annoying as Endicott's mascara-tainted bellyaching was on the Bravery's debut, his histrionics-for-the-masses commandeer the group's stylistic direction on The Sun and the Moon, cheapening already trite regurgitations of Robert Smith confessionals by bloating them to anthemic proportions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16