What Keane perfects in these stadium-swelling anthems is the meticulous yet ineffable melodic progression that goes straight for the emotional reflex.
These UK hitmakers reclaim their wimpy-wistful sweet spot in pretty piano-pop tunes. [11 May 32012, p.67]
Another accomplished, warm, and welcoming record, one whose open-hearted generosity of spirit ultimately proves hard to resist.
Generally Strangeland is all too familiar fare. [Jun 2012, p.77]
At times it's catchy, but its maudlin ballads and monochrome synth-pop production are also kind of dull.