There is always going to be some comparisons with the Killers for this band, what with those digs from Brandon Flowers about them stealing the Killers ideas, sound or something. The fact is, the first Killers album had four brilliant songs at the beginning and the rest was a bit flat. The Bravery had a really good, and consistently good, album. It was better that the Killers' effort (even if it did not have anything as good as Somebody Told Me & Mr. Brightside). If I was Flowers, I would have been worried too.
And now the second album. For some reason, the Killers second has sold bucket loads despite being poor: overblown, derivative (nothing wrong with that, but it depends on your influences), patchy. The Bravery's second has sneaked out. Interest seems to have waned completely. They never did get good press, but it doesn't seem to have affected them. This album is really good.
From the start with a nice intro, guitars and then the keyboards subtly in the background, it sounded good. And it continues. Once again it is consistently good. They may have moved on a bit, but it is still clearly a relative of the first album.
Highlights: This is not the end, the Ocean, Time won't let me go.