Editors’ Notes The Bravery’s third studio album continues to mine gold from the veins of darkwave or electro-glam or postpunk disco or whatever they’re calling it now. Singer Sam Endicott may croon like a young Robert Smith (especially on the nouveau goth-pop hit “I Am Your Skin”), but instead of song titles like “The Lovecats,” “Friday I’m In Love,” or “Lovesong,” this album abounds with tunes named “Hatef*ck,” “Slow Poison” and the semi misogynous “She’s So Bendable.” Endicott stated in an interview that there are dark undertones to Stir the Blood because he was dealing with a lot of anger when writing these songs. But the music nicely contrasts the brooding with upbeat rhythms and contagiously uplifting pop hooks that make for a mostly danceable affair. Every part of the pulsing “Slow Poison” contains something undeniably infectious — it’s one of those songs with a beat and melody that are impossible to shy away from. The Bonus Track Version contains three worthy remixes of “Slow Poison.”

SONG
Adored
1
3:41
 
Song for Jacob
2
3:23
 
Slow Poison
3
3:32
 
Hatef--k
4
2:55
 
I Am Your Skin
5
3:01
 
She's So Bendable
6
2:21
 
The Spectator
7
3:49
 
I Have Seen the Future
8
3:15
 
Red Hands and White Knuckles
9
3:20
 
Jack-O'-Lantern Man
10
2:50
 
Sugar Pill
11
3:27
 
Slow Poison (Lego My Echo Remix) [Bonus Track]
12
3:47
 
Slow Poison (Roy G and the Biv Remix) [Bonus Track]
13
4:25
 
Slow Poison (Bonus Video)
14
3:33
 

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