The Bravery - The Sun And The Moon
- Artist: The Bravery
- Album: The Sun And The Moon
- Label: Island
- Year of Release: 2007
- ME Rating:
- Reviewed by: solitaryman on 2007-08-19
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Just who the hell do The Bravery think they are? Springing up from the same dance-rock ressurection that gave us far more inspired acts such as The Killers and Razorlight, these NY-based copycats are happy to ride the waves in the wake of a movement that hasn't lost much steam, but continues to exhibit plaugarism in tremendous doses. If you thought their s/t release was anything other than horribly bland and uninspired, The Sun And The Moon will no doubt give you little reason to change your opinion. Nothing surprises, nothing impresses and you still get the feeling they're winging it.
I believe the most depressing thing is when the band shows the slightest hint of improvement, like on the standard/effective ballad "Time Won't Let Me Go", where Sam Endicott does his best Brandon Flowers imitation yet. Depressing because they never seem to follow through on such fickle promises.
Bravery, listen up; your ship is setting sail, it's time to jump on or give up your ticket. Quick. Two albums of this substandard, lackluster nonsense is enough. It wouldn't be so terribly bad, if only you weren't focusing on a style of sound that demands passion and energy. You're drifting somewhere between Interpol, The Killers, and a vast empty nothingness called 'the bargain bin'. Everyone else; pass on The Sun And The Moon and, if you just need a Bravery album, check out their previous, slightly more foundationed release.
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on 2007-08-19 dscanland Said:
The first one wasn't that shit hot either. There is such great music coming out of the UK, don't bother with this crap. Head to the Cribs or even the Kaiser Chiefs sophomore.
on 2007-08-19 kev_stev Said:
I heard this album sucked, and based on this review I will not even attempt to listen to it. Thanks for the heads up ;)
on 2007-07-03 dadair Said:
(Time Won't Let Me Go EP) Well, it seems that Sam Endicott and troupe have turned away from their spat with The Killers that punctuated both bands’ debut album releases and the two have strolled off in different directions. For The Bravery, through this single from their explorative second album ‘The Sun and the Moon’, their path is now paved by atmospheric guitar jangles and the slower, slightly beleaguered vocal toe of Big Sam. These New Yorkers have been so focused on their regretful pondering that Sam is reported to have walked straight passed Kate Moss and blanked her, how rude, eh? Cruising sound-scapes draw out their thoughtful side and it will provide a neat contrast to their bounding anthems from the acclaimed first album, in a live setting. Welcome to a more focused The Bravery!