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Old 12-23-2006, 08:22 PM   #46
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Cowards hide behind alters. Even with two usernames here...I am not hiding anything. Everyone knows who zoney!/zonelistener is....as well as my other alters.
I know I'm not one of the "cool kids" so I don't know what your other alters are. So what are they?
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Hopes & Fears is what I wished ATYCLB would have been. Under The Iron Sea is what I wish HTDAAB would have been.
By the way, I didn't necessarily mean to slag U2 off with that comment. Depending on my mood, I enjoy listening to all 4 albums. But the Keane CDs sound more natural and effortless to me than the U2 ones.
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So you guys agree with the DJ
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Okay, what I like about Keane:

1. The melodies! Such beautiful songs with just a piano and drums. Generally I'm nuts about guitar oriented rock but here I don't find myself missing the guitar at all. Shows me that if music created from a few instruments is good enough, then nothing else matters.

2. Tom's voice. He carries the songs so well. Great range and he sounds like a pro reaching pretty much any pitch effortlessly. I find his voice a lot more appealing than say, Chris Martin's... if we have to bring Coldplay into this.

Effortless is the word here. They don't sound like they're trying too hard like U2 on HTDAAB or The Killers on Sam's Town. So Is It Any Wonder sounds like it is inspired by U2. Big whoop. I think it stands on it's own quite well. You know, many people in EYKIW say stuff like, U2 is playing pure pop music now, so what? Does everything have to have guitars? Um, no. And Keane is the perfect example of pure pop done deliciously well. Hopes & Fears is what I wished ATYCLB would have been. Under The Iron Sea is what I wish HTDAAB would have been. The former is bright and sunny. The latter is dark and serious. Both brilliant.


I was going to respond to this thread earlier, but I knew you'd come 'round and say exactly what I wanted to say.

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So you guys agree with the DJ
Sure, they sound alike sometimes. But if you're going to sound like a band, it might as well be a great band like U2.
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I was going to respond to this thread earlier, but I knew you'd come 'round and say exactly what I wanted to say.
Thanks, fellow Keane fan!

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Thanks, fellow Keane fan!


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Sure, they sound alike sometimes. But if you're going to sound like a band, it might as well be a great band like U2.
I can see some likenesses with the music, but please dont tell me you guys think the singer sounds like Bono (I think the dj said this as well and I was like huh )
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I know I'm not one of the "cool kids" so I don't know what your other alters are. So what are they?
You can pm him if you want.
We're supposed to be moving along here.
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Keane sounding like U2?

Didn't sound anything like them when they supported in Barcelona but they were greeeaaaaaaaat!
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You can pm him if you want.
We're supposed to be moving along here.
Sorry. Bust since he was bragging that everyone knew all his alters I just thought he'd like to list them. Obviously not everyone does know them all.

I don't need to know badly enough to bother PMing him though.


...moving right along...

Keane. I like a couple of their songs enough to buy them and I do listen to those songs. I don't think I would buy a whole album of their's though (at least not right now). So I guess I fall into the "they're ok" camp. They are certainly loads better than many of the "hot new thing" bands right now.
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I can see some likenesses with the music, but please dont tell me you guys think the singer sounds like Bono (I think the dj said this as well and I was like huh )
Nah, Tom can sing a sweet little lamb to sleep and still belt it out like Is It Any Wonder?
I think Bono lost his sweet little lamb voice a long time ago. (As Canadiens pointed out in the Saints commentary.)

I mean, this is if we are talking about style.
If we are talking about actual voices...
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If we are talking about actual voices...
And this is what I'm talking about. That Keane guy makes me cringe every time I hear him trying desperately to hit the same note as the music.
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The singer can't carry a tune, people.

Doesn't matter, the songs are bloody good. That's all that matters. Thomy Yorke's voice can sometimes sound so out of whack that it sounds brilliant....

It's all about the melodies and the delicious hooks with Keane, and for many, they are utterly mesmerising....

Bedshaped
Bend and Break
Everybody's Changing
This Is The Last Time

All brilliant....

Planning on getting UTIS very soon...will probably enjoy it. Is It Any Wonder was captivating enough and Crystal Ball just sounded like the music you'd always hear in Utopia....effing fabulous.

What their b-sides like?
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Thomy Yorke's voice can sometimes sound so out of whack that it sounds brilliant....
Agreed.
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Similarly, I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't get Snow Patrol's appeal. I hear them, and they're just a big pile of meh.
They're a steaming pile of meh.
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