Bollocks to The Bravery! - let me tell why in four words. They. Got. No. Soul. Once again this pathetic troop of hair-finned fashionistas and tarted-up 80s throwbacks are trying to peddle another excruciatingly dull three minutes of uninspiring electro-indie pap in our direction. “I just want, I just want love” Sam Endicott sings during ‘Unconditional’s bridge. May I suggest dear, that the only way you'll find it is by stepping away from the microphone. What a lousy, lousy vocal, and what a sickening set of trite, lazy lyrics - “I want something / Something for nothing” he coos in the chorus. Jesus! Julian Casablancas has got a lot to answer for. It doesn’t matter how many guitars The Bravery use, this re-release still sounds like a discarded outtake from a Human League b-side session.
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