I'm listening to The Bravery by, uh, The Bravery.
Let me say first that I think I like The Bravery.
The problem is I messed myself up with my one-line summary of their album and style.
I consider The Bravery a Scottish version of the The Killers, which I look at as a pop version of the Cure.
Which in my mind makes them a Scottish pop Killers/Cure. Which is to say, a ethnically Scotts version of a Killers-sounding Cure. Not an awesome Scotts-based cure for pop (which would be really, really nice).
That said, I do like some of their stuff. I particularly like "Tyrant" and "Out Of Line".
So I'll listen to them some more, and see if I can get past my self-induced labeling.
They also smack a bit of Depeche Mode and The Smiths and Morrissey, but that didn't give me the same killer Scottish cure for pop.
Which someone should really come up with ...