Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The Bravery - Debut Album - 2005
It was an Indie Rock sound, with some 80s Wave and some Post Punk vocals. The tunes were catchy and the concept was truly creative. I thought that Endicott's vocals sounded a little like Robert Smith's vocals on a couple of tracks. And Conway's keyboards actually gave the music some substance that refined the rawness of the rest of the performance.
They released two more albums, that progressively proved that they put all of their good work on the first disc and then didn't know what to do. Some of the songs on The Sun and the Moon were good, but overall they lacked cohesiveness and creativity.
I used the same cover as the album, grabbed all the b-sides, and some of the mixes. It's a good set, and my favorite album of 2005.