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Excellent

“Well Keane”

published 29/05/2004

ProSuperb debut album - catchy tunes and moving lyric...

ConsRather mournful in places

~~UPDATED FEBRUARY 2007~~ Despite all their recent fame and glory, there was no overnight success for Keane. Although they stormed into the charts with their debut album "Hopes & Fears" in 2004, they'd actually been around for nearly ten years beforehand, forming way back in 1995. They've been...

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Satisfactory

“THE NEXT SIR ELTON?”

published 26/07/2005

ProPolished, well-crafted

ConsToo polished, too well-crafted

The music press are always keen to suggest that the latest band to appear on their radar is the 'new' version of the last vaguely similar band that came along, thus Bloc Party become the 'new Franz Ferdinand', the Bravery (yukkk) become the 'new Killers' and this little mob from East Sussex...

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Excellent

“So Keane for this album”

published 05/08/2004

Promajority if the songs are really good

Consa couple of weak songs

I first stumbled upon Keane when i was travelling back home from college on a coach of which radio 1 was on and they played 'Everybodys Changing'. The very melodic notes caught my ear as well as the wonderful verses of which i wanted to known more about the band and i did this by buying the album...

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Super

“Lost In The Sunshine”

published 02/06/2004

ProEasy listening, great tunes, superb vocals

ConsI'm getting bored of this already

My musical pedigree is very, very common. If I were at musical Crufts, I’d be something tacky, commercial and completely without credibility. So I don’t base this review on a profound understanding of what’s hot and what’s not in the modern music world. One thing I am...

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Super

Progreat songs, great voice

Conscould get stale quickly?

I’ve had many musical discussions about who is better; Nirvana or Pearl Jam, Blur or Oasis, Suede or Strangelove, Hundred Reasons or LostProphets, Muse or JJ72... During our weekend away, our conversation turned into a discussion about whom everyone preferred; Keane or Snow Patrol. It seemed to...

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Excellent

Probrilliant lyrics, Chaplin's vioce

Consno extras

Who are Keane? This three piece from Battle are, Tom Chaplin on vocals, Tim Rice-Oxley on piano, keyboard and bass, and the gorgeous Richard Hughes on drums. The name “Keane” comes from Rice-Oxley’s nanny, Cherry Keane. Keane were brought to my attention as my partner told me about their stunning...

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Excellent

“ Life After Keane”

published 03/07/2004

ProThe return of pianos and reassuring lyrics

ConsNone

Most other reviewers have included descriptions and a history of the band in their pieces, so to avoid going over old ground, I've split this review into two parts: 1: A full review of the album with my usual track by track descriptions and ratings. 2: With so many gushing reviews of this CD...

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Excellent

“Keane - Hopes And Fears”

published 08/04/2005

ProEvery track is great

ConsNone

Keane are one of 2004’s biggest successes, shooting to fame in relatively short time, although they’ve been around for much longer (since 1997, to be precise). This, their debut album is, in my opinion, the best album of 2004 (perhaps only beaten by U2’s great album “How to Dismantle an Atomic...

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Excellent

“I'm "Keane" on it .... !”

published 27/05/2006

ProFabulously melodic ... ! You'll love it, if it's ...

ConsNone unless it's not your genre of music !

Keane ~ "Hopes and Fears" CD - £6.99 new on Amazon or from £3.99 2nd hand. Keane seemed to explode onto the British music scene from nowhere, at a time when I personally felt that British music scene, particularly within the "Indie" genre was lacking inspiration. Yet, all at once, we had an...

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Super

“Bedshaped no1!!!!”

published 24/09/2004

ProGood songs!

ConsNot many flaws at all!

Keane for me is a cross between Starsailor and maybe Travis. Set in a class of their own the band releases "Hopes and Fears", when this album came out I didn't actually know of them, I had heard a few of their songs due to release on single. But other than that I was at a loss. Track Listing 1...

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Excellent

“A great de -stresser”

published 24/10/2005

Proeasy listening, very relaxing.

Consthere are none.

I have to say that i wasn't sure what this album was going to be like when i bought it but im so glad i did! Before i start writing this review it would be best for me to give a bit of background info on Keane themselves for those who dont really know much about them, then people can understand...

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“Bedshaped - The Saddest Song”

published 02/09/2008

ProGreat lyrics and music. Tom's voice is gorgeous.

Cons------------------

This is Keanes debut album and was released in 2004. It became the biggest selling album in 2004 and continued to sell well in 2005. The members of Keane are: Vocals: Tom Chaplin Piano: Tim Rice-Oxley Drums: Richard Hughes Somewhere Only We Know - This song is about a special place. It could be...

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Super

ProSongs, different, easy listening

Consnone

Hopes and Fears is an album from British band Keane. The album was released ten years ago, back in 2004. The CD is currently available to buy from Amazon for a price of £5.27 which I think is good value for money. ~ * Track Listing * ~ 1) Somewhere Only We Know 2) Bend and Break 3) We Might As...

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Excellent

ProNew/ Refreshing/ Mature/ Vocals

Consnone

Keane are a 3 piece band hailing from Battle, Sussex, home to the battlefield of 1066. Tom Chaplin (Vocals) Tim Rice Oxley (Piano/Keyboards/Bass/Writer) Richard Hughes (Drums) Keane are a band that have hit the headlines in recent times with two successful singles and a number one album. They...

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Excellent

ProSUPERB vocals and piano

ConsCouple of weak songs

You know when you buy an album, you tend to maybe like around half of the songs a lot of the time, the others you do not listen to. If you liked their singles like "Somewhere Only We Know" and "Everybody's Changing" then you will love at least 8 of the 12, it's almost law. There are 12 songs on...

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EAN: 600753225530, 602517358461, 602498258422, 602498665732

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