Hopes And Fears

Album Review of Hopes And Fears by Keane.

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Hopes And Fears


Hopes And Fears by Keane

Release Date: May 25, 2004
Record label: Island / Interscope
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative

65 Music Critic Score
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Hopes And Fears - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

The English music press can never let anyone be. They're always quick to hail the next big thing, and in this case, the next big Coldplay is Keane. (Lowgold briefly held that title upon its debut release in 2001, but U.K. critics rushed to give that crown to someone else.) Keane haven't positioned themselves to be kings of anything, though, let alone the next Coldplay.

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The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5

Blame Coldplay. Since their success - and subsequent absence - everyone with half a tune and a long-lost love thinks they're sensitive. But three-piece band Keane actually are. And they don't need guitars to prove it. Instead, they rely on singer Tom Chaplin's choirboy vocals and some tender piano ….

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