The Sun and the Moon


The Sun and the Moon

Infobox Album
Name = The Sun and the Moon
Type = studio
Artist = The Bravery


Released = flagicon|US May 22 2007 flagicon|UK July 16 2007
Recorded =
Genre = Alternative rock
Indie rock
Length = 39:37
Label = flagicon|US Island Records flagicon|UK Polydor Records
Producer = Brendan O'Brien
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|2.5|5 [http://www.allmusicguide.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:jvfuxzu5ldje link]
* "Blender" Rating|3.5|5 [http://www.blender.com/guide/reviews.aspx?id=4515 link]
* Entertainment Weekly B+ [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20038964,00.html link]
* Pitchfork Media (1.8/10) [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/43218-the-sun-and-the-moon link]
* "PopMatters" (6/10) [http://www.popmatters.com/pm/music/reviews/41659/the-bravery-the-sun-and-the-moon/ link]
* "Rolling Stone" Rating|2.5|5 [http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/bravery/sunandthemoon link]
* "Boston Globe" (9/10) [http://www.boston.com/ae/music/cd_reviews/articles/2007/05/30/and_the_stars_aligned/ link]
Last album = "The Bravery (2005)
This album = "The Sun and the Moon" (2007)
Next album = "The Sun and the Moon Complete" (2008)
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternative Cover
Type = Studio


"The Sun and the Moon" is the second album by New York-based rock band The Bravery.cite web|title=The Bravery announce second album details|date=27 October 2006|publisher=NME|accessdate=2006-10-28|url=http://www.nme.com/news/the-bravery/24886] The album was produced by Brendan O'Brien and released in the United States on May 22, 2007 (see 2007 in music).cite web|title=2007's Best Bets: Best of the Rest of 12 Months of Tunes|publisher=Billboard|url=http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003526099]

ales and chart performance

The album debuted at number 24 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 22,000 copies in its first week. [Katie Hasty, [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003591609 "Maroon 5 Nudges Linkin Park From Atop Billboard 200"] , Billboard.com, May 30, 2007.]

Track listing

# "Intro" – 0:28
# "Believe" – 3:46
# "This Is Not the End" – 3:59
# "Every Word From Your Mouth Is A Knife in My Ear" – 3:35
# "Bad Sun" – 4:02
# "Time Won't Let Me Go" – 4:11
# "Tragedy Bound" – 2:22
# "Fistful of Sand" – 3:10
# "Angelina" – 3:11
# "Split Me Wide Open" – 3:38
# "Above and Below" – 3:30
# "The Ocean" – 3:40

Bonus tracks / B-Sides

* "Rat in the Walls" – 3:03 (Best Buy bonus disc)
* "Faces" – 2:56 (Best Buy bonus disc)
* "Who Left Me Out?" – 2:33 (Newbury Comics/Rhino Records bonus disc)
* "Sorrow" – 2:25 (Newbury Comics/Rhino Records bonus disc & Time Won't Let Me Go Single)
* "The Dandy (Rock)" – 3:33 (German iTunes Store)

ingles

* "Time Won't Let Me Go" - #10 US Modern Rock
* "Believe" - #4 US Modern Rock

Other Non-Album Songs

* "Shapes" (Unreleased)
* "Satellite of Love" (Unreleased)
* "Rocket" ()

The band's official website has been updating their websites with sneak peeks of the band warming up during their "Secret Shows" for acoustic renditions of the songs from the album, notably "This is Not the End" and "Angelina".cite web|title=The Bravery - official website |date=16 December 2006|accessdate=2006-12-16|url=http://www.thebravery.com]

Popular Culture

Their song "The Ocean" was featured in a recent episode of Grey's Anatomy on ABC.Also, their song "Believe" is featured in the video game Madden 2008 as well as on an episode of Gossip Girl and The Hills also on television commercials for the New York Rangers' as well as the Dallas Stars' 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Song Believe was in the game Madden 08. It also was used as theme music for NFL Network's coverage of the 2008 NFL Draft. It is also featured in a trailer for the upcoming movie, Henry Poole is Here. Additionally, it was used for promos for NBC's Friday Night Lights Season 2 premiere. It was also used in the second episode of comedy-drama "Reaper". It can also be heard in the jukebox at Pontiac Cars official website. It is also used on commercials promoting ABC soap opera couples (i.e. Lulu and Johnny, Maxie and Spinelli). A Song by Bus Stop from there self-titled first album is called "The Sun and the Moon" told to be released as the album's first single. The song "Belive" was also featured in the TV Series, Prison Break in the episode "Five The Hard Way".

References

Review link

* [http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/bravery/sunandthemoon The Bravery: The Sun And The Moon (2007): Reviews] at Metacritic.

External links

* [http://www.thebravery.com/ The Bravery] - official website.
* [http://www.myspace.com/thebravery Official Myspace]


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