Hopes and Fears

Keane

Hopes and Fears

Three men and a piano nail anthemic arena rock at their first attempt. Even without guitars, Keane’s politesse, emotion and epic choruses immediately place them in the same big-capacity ballpark as Coldplay and Snow Patrol, with “Bedshaped” and “Somewhere Only We Go” ready-made festival closers. Groove and forward-momentum give Keane songs their identity though and the dancefloor textures of “Unititled 1” and “Sunshine” suggest a band already investigating promising new paths.

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