Friday, January 07, 2005

Keane

The last line of the article referenced in the last post pointed out that the Britpop trio Keane scored the second best-selling album of the year in the U.K. I'm glad the band is doing well, at least in their homeland. I was given their debut CD Hopes And Fears as a Christmas present, and I have been enjoying it. The press has been comparing the guitar-less trio to Coldplay, but I think Keane are better than their supposed soundalikes. Several songs on Keane's CD (especially the lead-off track "Somewhere Only We Know") have a vintage pop sound that few contemporary bands can pull off so well. Time will be kind to Keane, as long as success doesn't spoil them.

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