Braver Than We Are

Album Review of Braver Than We Are by Meat Loaf.

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Braver Than We Are

Meat Loaf

Braver Than We Are by Meat Loaf

Release Date: Sep 16, 2016
Record label: 429 Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Arena Rock

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Braver Than We Are - Fairly Good, Based on 4 Critics

Classic Rock Magazine - 80
Based on rating 4/5
80

Loaf and Steinman: reunited and (gloriously) overexcited For one of the best-selling artists ever, Loaf’s had one turbulent career. It always seems that just to float, he has to run like some kind of winged mammal out of Hades. He continues to gig, act and have health scares. Now, 39 years after Bat Out Of Hell and five years after Trump fired him from The Celebrity Apprentice for being too emotional, comes his thirteenth album.

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AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

Jim Steinman parted ways with Meat Loaf sometime after their improbable 1993 blockbuster Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell. He contributed a couple of songs to its 1995 sequel, Welcome to the Neighborhood, but by the time Meat Loaf was ready to do a third installment of Bat Out of Hell, Steinman opted out for unspecified reasons, leaving the singer to use five previously released Steinman songs as produced by Desmond Child -- a satisfactory compromise that at the very least illustrated how Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" should've been on a Bat Out of Hell album. Through a series of circumstances, Meat Loaf and Steinman wound up reuniting for 2016's Braver Than We Are, which was produced by Paul Crook, just like its 2012 predecessor Hell in a Handbasket.

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Under The Radar - 65
Based on rating 6.5/10
65

After collaborating to produce one of the top five best-selling albums of all time, a schism grew between singer Meat Loaf and songwriter Jim Steinman. It took them 16 years to make amends and follow Bat Out of Hell with its potent sequel, Bat Out of Hell II; however, their peace treaty was short-lived. After another 23 years of feuding and bitterness, the two have made up once again to produce another long-awaited record combining their idiosyncratic talents.

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Record Collector - 60
Based on rating 3/5
60

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