- The Bravest Man in the Universe

Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man in the Universe
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on 21 reviews
2012 Rank: #159 / 881
USER SCORE
73
Based on
14 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Beats Per Minute

The Last Soul Man has given us another soul classic, but in an unflinchingly modern package.

83
A.V. Club

While The Bravest Man In The Universe bears little surface relation to Womack’s best-known music, it is—like “Stylo”—in line spiritually with what Womack’s all about.

80
musicOMH

The album posits Womack as a restless spirit, ever expository, invigorated and emboldened by age and experience. 

80
Consequence of Sound

The strongest moments of The Bravest Man in the Universe brought me to tears. 

70
The 405

Bobby Womack's time has come once again, and he's still got it.

70
Under The Radar

Few voices have been able to reach the emotional heights of Bobby Womack's, and he infuses The Bravest Man in the Universe with every ounce of his lost time

70
PopMatters

Although not quite the greatest release that Womack’s name has been stamped on, The Bravest Man will, with some luck, serve as a pleasant and uplifting gateway to Womack’s imperative back catalogue.

62
Pitchfork

While The Bravest Man is a skeletal affair with the spotlight keenly trained on Womack's cracked vocals, it doesn't attempt to sound like "classic" Bobby Womack, for better or worse.

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DETAILS

June 12, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
XL / Label
Damon Albarn, Richard Russell / Producer
Soul / Genres
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Track List
  1. The Bravest Man in the Universe 
  2. Please Forgive My Heart 
  3. Deep River 
  4. Dayglo Reflection [ft. Lana Del Rey] 
  5. Sweet Baby Mine 
  6. Stupid 
  7. If There Wasn't Something There 
  8. Love Is Gonna Lift You Up 
  9. Nothin' Can Save Ya 
  10. Jubilee
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Added on: March 8, 2012