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The Bravery Audio CD
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The Beginning By Sam Endicott

I grew up in DC and my life began with punk rock. I was all about the “harDCore” scene, Dischord records, DIY, and all that. Fugazi was my favorite band; I’ve seen them over 100 times.

John is from Santa Barbara. He surfs. He grew up on SoCal punk rock and 60’s reggae. He has an unsettlingly encyclopedic knowledge of early ... Read more in Amazon's The Bravery Store

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  • Audio CD (14 Mar 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B0007WL7AS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 196,004 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. An Honest Mistake
2. No Brakes
3. Fearless
4. Tyrant
5. Give In
6. Swollen Summer
7. Public Service Announcement
8. Out Of Line
9. Unconditional
10. Ring Song, The
11. Rites Of Spring

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Like their fellow New Yorkers The Strokes, The Bravery recycle the music of their youth and add a modern sensibility (as well as a pin-up swagger). But whereas The Strokes focussed on the guitar-rock of the Velvet Underground and Television, The Bravery seem more interested in their New Wave colleagues. And so, they combine the club-friendly basslines of New Order (opening single "An Honest Mistake" could have just as easily as originated in Manchester as lower Manhattan), the synths of bands like Human League and the arch cockiness of Duran Duran. Plus, when singer Sam Endicott groans "All I want is everything / Everything that I'll ever be" at the beginning of "Give In", he seems to be channelling The Cure's Robert Smith in both sound and sentiment. As a tribute to the Me Decade, it's near perfect--slotting somewhere between the sexiness of The Strokes and the darker edge of The Faint. Even if it's not a particularly original album, The Bravery is undeniably catchy, from beginning to end. --Robert Burrow

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THE BRAVERY The Bravery (2005 UK exclusive Strictly Limited Edition CD album featuring 12 tracks of electro-pop rock including the singles An Honest Mistake and Fearless plus Bonus Recording Hot Pursuit presented in superb silver embossed digipack picture sleeve - sealed!)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing some excitement back to life. 15 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
It must be twenty years since I bought a record on its release date, after counting down the days, but I did it for this one on the strength of the 'Honest Mistake' single and some rave reviews, and I have not regretted it.
This is one of the best debut albums I have ever heard, with not a single duff track on it. Like some of the other crop of new acts the bass is prominent and tuneful and the drums are also a feature instead of just background, but the added ingredient here is some fine keyboard work.
Although it is true that the singer's voice sounds very like Robert Smith's, and on many of the songs the interaction of keyboard and bass is reminiscent of New Order, I do not think this is derivative: just a group of people playing the sort of music they enjoy. Fortunately for them its the sort of music that a lot of others are likely to enjoy too.
Ironically, the 'Honest Mistake' single is the one track where the singing does nto sound so much like Robert Smith and is perhaps more like Planet Earth-era Duran Duran, but the other tracks are are just as good, if not better.
If this album is not near the top of all the 'best of 2005' lists at the end of the year I will be very surprised, because it will take a lot to beat this collection of goth-inspired tunes.
One word about the 'special packaging limited edition': it means the CD comes in a cardboard case instead of a jewel case. The disc is the same and, inserted inside the cover, is exactly the same booklet as in the normal edition. There is a bonus 12th track (Hot Pursuit) but this appears on the standard CD as well. Great for collectors, but if you just want to enjoy the music it might be as well to go for the normal version. Apart from anything else it will fit in a CD rack more easily.
Or why not just buy both, so you have a spare for when you play the first one so much that the disc wear out!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent new band 24 Mar 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
this is a great album, bought it on a spur of the moment because of the catchy 'Honest Mistake', and for once I havnt regretted buying an album for one single. Toe tapping rhythem throughout, cool guitar effects, generally a good all rounder - especially good for driving in the car!!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shimmering with awesome promise 21 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
After hearing "An Honest Mistake" way back in 2003, I knew that this would be a band to listen out for. I waited, and waited and waited, and finally in late 2004, the news of the Bravery album arrived.
Formed barely a year ago in their native New York, The Bravery are about to de-flower(s) Killers-obsessed indie nations across the globe. In a world where Hot Fuss seems to be the essential album, musically, The Bravery matches it 12 months on.
The album won't dissapoint. Kicking off with the stunning "An Honest Mistake", a tragic tale of post-twin towers love and loss, and then following through with the fantastic "No Breaks", a confession about life slipping out of control, ending with the line "I never know what I should do, can I leave it up to you". Needless to say, after the first listen you'll be hooked.
Naturally, The Bravery's mission is to provide us with thourough electro-indie/rock rather than engage us in deep emotional thought, but lyrically, The Bravery are superb.
Other tracks to listen out for are "Tyrant", "Fearless" and the fantastic "Unconditional". Without a doubt, The Bravery will become one of, if not THE biggest band of 2005.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bravery 25 Mar 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Many people were telling me that this was a new age 80's pop band, but they dispell these myths with fantastic guitar riffs and simply the best bass. If they are like anyhting it would be the Killers but with more rock added. No bad song on the album buy it alone on the brillaint Honest Mistake which sets the standard for the rest of the album, and it lives up to all the hype.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Every Penny 20 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
The Bravery are often compared to The Killers. Except they don't sound like them. The Killers' songs are slower with a more laid-back attitude towards the music. The Bravery has a real enthusiasm. Most of the tracks are bouncy, with a good rhythym that make you want to move. I defy you to listen through the album and not find your foot tapping at the end. The Bravery do have a lot in common with The Strokes. In fact, in 'Public Service Announcement' and 'The Ring Song', I could've sworn that Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas was singing.
Something that struck me about the album was how different the songs were in relation to each other. They all have clearly identifiable beats and riffs right from the first listen. I've bought some albums where you have to listen for months on end just to spot the song boundaries because they're so similar and even when you have you still get confused about which is which.
The Bravery may not be very original, but they are very good. If you want one of the best albums this year then buy this. You won't regret it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravely Infectious 18 Mar 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album off the back of the awesone An Honest Mistake which I'm sure is the case for many other people. Normally when this happens you find that the album doesnt match expectation. I am happy to say The Bravery surpasses all expectations. For someone who grew up listening to The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen and the like, this pushes all the right buttons. This is the first complete album I have bought in a long while. Thoroughly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value and service would recommend
Excellent value, product was in as new condition (as described). Will definitely use again.
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Published 6 months ago by Brian Ridal
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This is album is awesome. You will not be disappointed. Every song is superb!! Go on buy it!! What your ears were designed for!!
Published 22 months ago by SLASH
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising Album
This was such a suprise to listen to. Firstly their are more songs that I knew from this than I first thought. And all of these are great anthems. Read more
Published on 14 May 2009 by M. Tebbs
5.0 out of 5 stars A great album that does not deserve the reviews its getting...
This album has most certainly been one of the best albums i have ever bought. I bought it after hearing An Honest Mistake on the radio, whilst i was on the way to buy the latest... Read more
Published on 22 May 2007 by A. Hargrave
3.0 out of 5 stars Another 80's tribute?
After seeing some of the reviews for this album, i thought i would put my own slant on it. Yes, the Bravery have some nice sounds, but really, is it anything that you havent heard... Read more
Published on 18 May 2006 by me
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad
I bought this album on the back of their excellent support slot for Depeche Mode on the recent Playing The Angel tour. An Honest Mistake is a great song but for me that's about it. Read more
Published on 10 April 2006 by Coincidence Vs Fate
3.0 out of 5 stars It's A Grower
When I first head An Honest Mistake on the radio I became convinced this band were going to be something special. Read more
Published on 6 Mar 2006 by Panther777cat
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely fantastic
What an album. I have to say i have been blown away by the bravery and i am very dissapointed to see people slating it for having 'one or two good songs'. Read more
Published on 23 Sep 2005 by "corey_sam_martin"
2.0 out of 5 stars Too much hype?
This was made out to be one of the best albums of the year, from an amazing new band, but after buying it you'll realise that it's a bit of a let down. Read more
Published on 28 Aug 2005 by Katie
5.0 out of 5 stars DOIN' THEIR OWN THING!!
Like half the world, I bought the amazing Honest Mistake single, loved it & then bought the album. No mistake by me, either! Read more
Published on 26 Aug 2005 by The BlackFerret
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