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Perfect Symmetry

2 Ratings: 4.0
2008 Album from Keane

Perfect Symmetry is the third studio album by English rock band Keane, released on 13 October 2008 in the United Kingdom.[2] The album's title was released on 31 July 2008. The band had completely transformed their look and their new album was said … see full wiki

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Now I'm even keener on Keane

  • Nov 2, 2008
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Keane reinvent themselves for the third time with this excellent album that equals their brilliant debut album Hopes & Fears. From the first bars of "Spiralling" I sat up and said "Whoah! - This is Keane?"

Leaning more towards mainstream, this album blends alt rock and pop into a very pleasing result. Varying from their usual piano music forte, we hear drums, guitars, and synthesizers, especially on the first few tracks which will take you back to the `80s, when you listened to "Pop Goes the World" by Men Without Hats and "Maria Magdalena" by Sandra.

There's no need for me to list the good tracks from this album, as they're already right there on the track listing. After "Spiralling", which makes the observation "When we fall in love, we're just falling in love with ourselves", the next notable single is "The Lovers Are Losing", where Tom Chaplin sings:

"You take the pieces of the dreams that you have
Cause you don't like the way they seem to be going
You cut them up and spread them out on the floor
You're full of hope as you begin rearranging"

The title track sounds the most like the Keane of their debut album, and will bring back fond memories of "Bend and Break" and "Somewhere Only We Know". Same goes for "Again and Again".

Keane remains of the few groups/performers whose album I'd buy without even listening to a single song. Three albums, and they are yet to disappoint me. Great album, great album cover - enough already - you have to buy this one. Highly recommended.

Amanda Richards
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Perfect Symmetry
Release Date: October 14, 2008
Label: Interscope
Artist: Keane

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