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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

An 80's Zoo For Keane

Keane's third record Perfect Symmetry drops today. For 80's suckers and U2 fans like me, you gotta love songwriter/keyboardist Tim Rice Oxley's recall, especially on the single, "Spiralling."

Some of the record seems to embrace, or perhaps send up the fame they've been known not to crave- kind of a Zoo TV vibe, the video hints at.

And after his rehab issues, singer Tom Chaplin seems eager to put those golden pipes to grand use.

That's the thing about Keane- they always have something big to say, and it's just three guys and a lot of cool keyboard efffects that do the talking.

1 comment:

Paul said...

I think the whole band should go back into rehab. How can this album compare to their other efforts? I like 80's retro, but the sound is almost a smack in the face.