tunes : keane, finally
perfect symmetry : spiraling down : naturally
Hi All -
Recently, I mentioned the sneak preview of Keane's new album Perfect Symmetry. I listened to the available songs and although I wasn't completely sold, I purchased the new album. Well, actually, I pre-ordered it, then canceled my order, then pre-ordered it again. After listening to it several times, I like it and the songs are catchy. They are much more upbeat than Under The Iron Sea. Someone noted on Last.fm that the band sounded happy and they preferred their melancholy sound. Oh boy.
It's not all good, though. There is a 'metallic' sound to some of the tracks. I'm not sure how to describe it, but their first two albums had a warmth that I really liked. Tom's voice still reigns supreme and sometimes his singing gives me the chills. There are videos for Spiralling (strange) and The Lovers Are Losing (weird), which you can check out on You Tube.
My favorite sing-along song is Again & Again. What is a sing-along song you ask? It's a song that I imagine myself singing with the band when they discover me through their Google Alerts, of course. I just hope that a 'real' microphone has a similar feel to the curling iron I'm currently using for practice.
Have you guys heard the new album? If yes, what do you think?
[Note 10.26.08: I listen to this album everyday - I really love it.]
PS Keane's drummer, Richard, is my favorite band member. He is an avid photographer and the last time I heard he only uses film. Often, his photography is featured on their site.