By Melissa Maerz
Updated November 28, 2009 at 05:00 AM EST
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Stir the Blood

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Once, the Bravery were the answer to that burning question: Can jocks be goth? With their pummeling synth-rock, they sounded like the kind of guys who’d steal the Cure’s lunch money. No more: Their third album, Stir the Blood, was written after singer Sam Endicott’s girlfriend attempted suicide, and he has never been more vulnerable. He wanders around post-Katrina New Orleans, grieves for drug addicts, even drifts into some ? lullabies. Yes, he’s still angry — check out the video for the awesome industrial pounder “Hatef—,” where some dude gets stabbed in the groin. But he’s far more empathetic now that there’s a reason behind all that rage. B

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