The Bravery (album)

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The Bravery
Studio album by The Bravery
Released March 14, 2005 (UK)
March 29, 2005 (US)
Recorded 2004
Genre Indie rock, post-punk revival, dance-punk
Length 37:51
Label Polydor Records (UK)
Island Records (U.S.)
Producer Sam Endicott
The Bravery chronology
The Bravery
(2005)
The Sun and the Moon
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Blender 3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (5.3/10) 19 Apr 05
PopMatters (7/10) 28 Mar 05
Robert Christgau (dud) link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars 7 Apr 05
Uncut 5/5 stars link

The Bravery is the self-titled debut album by New York indie rock band The Bravery, released in March 2005. It peaked at #18 on the U.S. charts[1] and at #5 on the U.K. charts.[2]

The first single from the album, "An Honest Mistake", was released on February 28, 2005. The UK and Japanese releases of the album contain the bonus track "Hot Pursuit". The version on the Japanese edition is a different mix featuring Gillian Conway (keyboardist John Conway's sister) on vocals along with Sam Endicott.

The track "Swollen Summer" is featured in the PlayStation 2 game, Gran Turismo 4. The Bravery opened up their set with this song at the July 27, 2008 Projekt Revolution concert held in the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia. The song "Unconditional" is featured in the PlayStation 2 game, Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. The song "An Honest Mistake" is featured in the video games True Crime: New York City and MVP Baseball 2005.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sam Endicott, except where noted.

  1. "An Honest Mistake" – 3:39
  2. "No Brakes" – 3:04
  3. "Fearless" – 3:06
  4. "Tyrant" (Endicott, John Conway) – 4:43
  5. "Give In" – 2:48
  6. "Swollen Summer" – 3:18
  7. "Public Service Announcement" – 3:35
  8. "Out of Line" – 3:04
  9. "Unconditional" – 3:21
  10. "The Ring Song" – 3:25
  11. "Rites of Spring" – 3:21

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Hot Pursuit" – 3:07 (Endicott, Conway) (UK/Japanese bonus track)
  2. "Hey Sunshiney Day" – 2:26 (Endicott, Conway) (Japanese bonus track)
  3. "Unconditional" (video) (Japanese bonus track)
  4. "An Honest Mistake" (video) (Japanese bonus track)

Personnel[edit]

  • Sam Endicott – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Michael Zakarin – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • John Conway – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Mike Hindert – bass, backing vocals
  • Anthony Burulcich – drums, backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard charts". Billboard charts. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  2. ^ "British charts". zobbel.de. Retrieved 2010-09-18.