The Bravery – The Sun And The Moon

Label: Island/Def Jam
Rating: 3 Guns

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The Bravery

When The Bravery came out, they were named “New York’s Official Next Big Thing” by the Village Voice. As their career as progressed, they were compared to The Killers and the band did suffer because of that. As similar as The Killers and The Bravery are, their styles are very different. The Bravery’s second album is cross of new wave and rock, but they stay true to their sound.

“Split Me Wide Open” sounds like an unreleased cut by The Cure.

Tragedy Bound” about a girl who was abused by her father and even after his death is still living a damaged life. The telling lyric “I’m starting to suspect she likes abuse” is just so telling. It is a very hard song to listen to.

My favorite tracks are “Believe” and “Time Won’t Let Me Go”. My favorite verse of the whole album comes from “Believe”. “So give me something to believe/cause I am living just to breathe/and I need something more/to keep on breathing for/so give me something to believe”.

“Time Won’t Let Me Go” is about looking back at your life and longing to go back a change the things we regret.

“The Ocean” a mix of strings and acoustic guitars speaks to a love that got away and how the ocean rows them away.

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