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Under The Iron Sea

Released on 12 June 2006

Artist: Keane

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  1. Atlantic
  2. Is it Any Wonder?
  3. Nothing in my Way
  4. Leaving so Soon?
  5. A Bad Dream
  6. Hamburg Song
  7. Put it Behind You
  8. The Iron Sea
  9. Crystal Ball
  10. Try Again
  11. Broken Toy
  12. The Frog Prince
  • Piano-led, stadium-sized soft rockers continue their domination of the UK airwaves with this follow up to their 2004 debut 'Hopes And Fears'. On this album they experiment with a darker, harder sound than on their debut, but the retention of their trademark poppy melodies and epic choruses means it is unlikely to alienate their core fanbase. Includes the singles 'Is It Any Wonder' and the download-only 'Atlantic'.

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 Average rating (5 reviews)

 Slower Burner but Fab

| | See all RobbieN's reviews (1)

I really, really loved 'Hopes and Fears' and on initial listening of 'Under the Iron Sea' I felt a little underwhelmed. However, this is one of those albums that grows and grows on you the more you listen to it. You pick up on subtleties in the music that you miss the first time. Now I listen to the album almost all the time and love it to bits (I had the same reach to Radioheads 'Ok Computer compared to the 'The Bends')
Favourites on the album are 'Bad Dream' 'Try Again' 'Crystal Ball'

Thoroughly recommend this album to any one who liked 'Hopes and Fears'


| | See all oystercatcher's reviews (1)

You can't buy a second album expecting the same style songs as the first -- if you do, you'll be disappointed, and rightly so. Who wants to listen to a formula anyway? It would be like putting Delia Smith recipes to music. This second album is melodic, varied and complex. Keane are not only brilliant live (surely every band should be?) and their studio work is simply some of the best music around. Top marks for a deep and devastatingly good CD.


| | See all debbiedoo's reviews (3)

What a fabulous album. Even better than Hopes and Fears. I can't seem to take it out of my cd player as, as soon as I go to, I want to listen all over again. Well done Keane for such FAB album. (PS. You were fantastic at the O2)

 Love it!

| | See all GixerGaz's reviews (12)

Yes, it a bit different to "Hopes and Fears" and I know more than one person who does not like their new album.

Personally, I really like it.....besides who wants to listen to artists playing the same boring type songs all the time like boy bands do?!

Well done Keane, looking forward to your next album!

 Always interesting for instrumentals and lyrics

| | See all 7Miriam7's reviews (1)

After the first preview of the CD I thought I missed out something - none of the songs seemed to be catchy and, to be honest, I thought the album wasn't that good. After two or three listenings I understood that without catchy melodies (except for Crystal Ball) this album is just richer in this way.

Even though I have been listening for it since the album came out, I'm still not bored! From amazing instrumentals to meaningful lyrics - there is something in every single song that makes you listen to this album again and again.

Some people compare it with "Hopes and Fears" - in my opinion, "Under the Iron Sea" is a lot better, but at the same time they are so different that maybe we shouldn't compare them at all.