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Critics' Reviews

91
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: 

Aside from a single misstep (the title track, an instrumental that could serve as the too-ponderous theme for an art film about the rise and fall of Atlantis), the strings and things work well, adding density and drama.

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70
Billboard: 

An album to return to again and again, whose depth grows with every spin.

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60
ROLLING STONE: 

Depending on your taste for high romance, it either adds up to heart-tugging pop or nice dinner music.

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60
The Guardian: 

It's not bad - which is just as well, as it will be inescapable.

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41
Pitchfork: 

Iron Sea is filled with the sort of greeting-card poetry that would even give Bono pause.

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40
PopMatters: 

It's as if Keane desperately wanted to move past the "three blokes playing simple little songs" label, but didn't have the technical skill or the guts to pull it off.

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