Keane – Perfect Symmetry – review

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Artist: Keane
Title: Perfect Symmetry
Label: Interscope
Rating: 5/10

The good:
“You Don’t See Me” – The rare occasion on “Perfect Symmetry” where Keane connect with some real emotion.

“Black Burning Heart” – You have to wonder why Keane made this the tenth track when its one of the better songs on the album.

The rest:
“Spiralling” – In this case Keane sounds like the Manic Street Preachers gone ’80s retro spiraling to the bottom of the well.

“The Lovers are Losing” – This is like staring at a wall–it’s without any emotion or excitement.

“You Haven’t Told Me Anything” – If this was close to average I’d be the first to applaud.

“Perfect Symmetry” – The album’s title track doesn’t provide any hope that this album is going to be good–and it proved that guess right.

Finally:
When Keane push their ’80s sensibilities they fail to be good. When they settle down and offer a sound that is strictly Keane they are far better. The beginning of “Perfect Symmetry” is little more than ’80s triteness while the tail-end of the album offers something different and full of emotion. It’s a shame that Keane didn’t pay more attention to their song choices and were a lot more critical.

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