It would have been easy for Britpop trio Keane to stick to the Snow Patrol and Coldplay bandwagoneering that they exhibited on 2004's debut LP, the VH1-embraced Hopes and Fears. Instead of resting with that sound, albeit how profitable it could be, Keane instead struck out on its own path, melding newfound influences such as early Peter Gabriel Genesis, the lasery Muse and U2's Achtung Baby for an entirely different sound than the one heard on Hopes. Passages on 2008's Perfect Symmetry could have been lost Primal Scream or Faint B-sides. Earlier this summer, the band released Night Train, which at eight tracks is technically an EP. This time around, lead singer Tom Chaplin's angelic bellow swathes the mix like a circus tent, with world-music stars Tigarah and K'naan assisting on two key tracks.
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