Don't get me wrong, I liked Under the Iron sea, but it was just a wee bit dreary and far too much like hopes and fears wasn't it? Well, after a period off and what appears to be some major rethinking, Keane have come back with a stellar performance here.
This album seems to have a slightly electric, almost techno-inspired feel to it, and I have to say the new attempt is very fresh.
The album starts off with techno-fest weirdness "Spiralling", a superb little track, before slowing down to a very thoughtful little number "The lovers are losing". The album follows this all the way throughout and it's all good, despite there only being a few other really standout pieces. "Pretend that you're alone", and "Love is the end", also give me a little reminiscence of some of their work from "Hopes and Fears", and it's nice to see the original style hasn't been completely canned.
All in all, it's an excellent album and a return to form, but those used to the first 2 albums of this group must be prepared for change if you want any enjoyment from it, because it's a whole world different this time!