Keane Albums Ranked

Keane is an English alternative rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1995. They met whilst at Tonbridge School together. The band currently comprises Tom Chaplin (lead vocals, electric/acoustic guitar), Tim Rice-Oxley (piano, synthesizers, bass guitar, backing vocals), Richard Hughes (drums, percussion, backing vocals), and Jesse Quin (bass guitar, acoustic/electric guitar, backing vocals). Their original line-up included founder and guitarist Dominic Scott, who left in 2001. The band returned after the hiatus with new music, announcing their fifth studio album titled Cause and Effect on 6 June 2019 and releasing the lead single from the album “The Way I Feel”. A collection of the songs were written by Tim Rice-Oxley during his divorce, and after discussions with Tom who had visited Tim the previous year, decided to proceed with recording the songs for the album. Cause and Effect were released on 20 September 2019. After the release of the album, the band embarked on the Cause and Effect Tour, visiting Europe and Latin America, before the remainder of the tour was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are all of Keane’s albums ranked.

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7. Night Train, 2010

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“Looking back at it in 2019: Songs like My Shadow and Clear Skies are still relevant. Other songs are not relevant to be part of a Keane setlist again. The intro in unnecessary and doesn’t add anything to the record.”

6. Cause And Effect, 2019

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“Keane can always be counted on for making very consistent pop rock albums and always delivering strong vocals with them. The songs are a bit more empty calorie here and I probably won’t find them as memorable in the long run as some of their other stuff but it’s a very easy pleasant listen that’s good from beginning to end. The problem is that it could have been great if not for overproduction. I’m not sure what the point of hiring a pop producer and introducing things like trance beats was, it makes several of these songs feel a lot more generic than they need to be. Just do what you do best which is stadium-like Britpop.”

5. The Best Of Keane, 2013

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“This is a good collection by Keane, but I find the number of songs per album out of proportion. For example, I have listened to three-quarters of Under the Iron Sea here. The new songs Higher Than the Sun and Won’t Be Broken add value to this collection.”

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4. Perfect Symmetry, 2008

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“Fantastically executed and fun! “Spiralling” is one of the best singles of 2008, and there’s many other amazing tracks, like the title track and “Better Than This”. It has a 80’s kind of feel to it that actually worked, unlike many other albums of the last two years. Keane have shown that they are much, much more than a mere affluent of the big britpop names like Blur and Oasis.”

3. Strangeland, 2012

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“‘Strangeland’ more than adequately showcases the style and talent of this band – it sounds very much like Keane, and in my opinion, that’s not a bad thing at all. My favourite track on this set is ‘Sovereign Light Cafe’ and having discovered the official video on Facebook, I love this song even more.”

2. Under The Iron Sea, 2006

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“They achieved to make a second album that doesn’t have the intention to be neither best nor equal to the first one. It’s only different. And it’s experimental in flirting with many styles and different emotions and moods, like the voice work on the first track, and the “fairy” mood on the last one.”

1. Hopes And Fears, 2004

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“This is light and stadium rock perfection. The vocals are amazing and it’s hard not to like the album unless you’re someone who really dislikes the band. I know they get compared to Coldplay but I’ve never heard another album which captures the sound of this one including their own future albums.”