Music Notes: Keane, Under The Iron Sea
I really like this album. 1/2 Radiohead, 1/4 U2, 1/4 Coldplay, and the rest a bit of the Smiths or the Sundays or whatever other mopey, sensitive British band you can name. If you hate the first two bands, don’t bother. It shows what can be done with above average musicianship and a sensitive vocalist. There’s a lot of range in styles, forms, and rhythm, even if the general feeling is a bit down-tempo.