The Sun And The Moon Review

artist: The Bravery date: 07/28/2008 category: compact discs
The Bravery: The Sun And The Moon
Release Date: May 22, 2007
Label: Island
Genres: Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative Pop/Rock
Number Of Tracks: 12
They capture the ears and hearts of listeners in an imaginative and young sound-scape and you'll have trouble escaping.
 Sound: 9.5
 Lyrics: 8.5
 Overall Impression: 10
 Overall rating:
 9.2 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.4 
 Users rating:
 8.9 
 Votes:
 32 
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 238 
reviews (2) 9 comments vote for this album:
overall: 9
The Sun And The Moon Reviewed by: unregistered, on february 11, 2008
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sound: This album is probable one of the most overlooked of the year, which is a shame because it skillfully transposes stories of teenage love and life's mysteries in it's mind numbingly beautiful sound-scapes. With catchy synth riffs reminiscent of their self-title album they revisit a style they've clearly developed into a well thought out sound with interesting guitar licks, and simplistically genius bass riffs overlaid with sincere and honest vocals of Sam Endicott. // 9

Lyrics: The lyrics uncannily flow with the well developed instrumental chorus. They do however repeat often throughout the course of one song. But there's little complaint because the vocals of Sam Endicott pull it off well. We even get to hear a beautiful acoustic side of a once tagged "Synth-Pop-Rock" group in the song "Tragedy Bound" with lyrics beautiful yet sorrowful lyrics, amplified by a well played acoustic guitar and string accompaniment. // 8

Overall Impression: I was nothing short of amazed with the the growth of The Bravery in this amazing and well developed album. They capture the ears and hearts of listeners in an imaginative and young sound-scape and you'll have trouble escaping. They have easily surpassed their own album and set a bar for the indie-rock/pop rock genres, The Killers should keep an eye out for this steam building band. // 10

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overall: 9.7
The Sun And The Moon Reviewed by: unregistered, on july 28, 2008
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Sound: This is one of the most original sounding albums I have heard in a long time. It's completely new sounding and it's great. The songs are not as dance oriented as the first album, more rock, but they still have the killer synthesizer sounds that make it so unique. There are still songs that remind you of the first album but it also explores new musical landscape, something a lot of bands today would never do. // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics at first impression may seem like fillers for the music, but really they are very sincere and well written. The songs cover topics such as felling alone, death, and even an abused teenage girl. Of course there are your always present love songs and overall the lyrics are great topped of with the excellent vocals of lead singer Sam Endicott. // 9

Overall Impression: This is one of the best albums of the last decade in my opinion. A completely new sound that gives rock 'n' roll something to look forward to. Every song is strong and there are a number of potential singles. The high points of the album are Believe, which is already a rising single, Time wont let me go, and Above and Below, which shows off the bands new, more rock based sound blended with the synthesizer. Overall a great album by a band we will be hearing a lot more of soon. // 10

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