Monday, June 19, 2006

New Keane CD available for listening

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"[E]ven I balked at Keane, who are derivative of Coldplay and Travis. My theory is that if the progenitors of this particular rock lineage—Bends-era Radiohead—are the equivalent of a natural high (coca leaves, say), then Coldplay and Travis must be a synthesized drug: refined and addictive, but a bit of a cheat. Which makes Keane the electrodes feeding directly into the pleasure centres of your brain. Sure, you want to keep pressing the button, pressing the button, keep pressing it, keep pressing the button... but you’re being played. There are record company executives in lab coats doing a Dad Rock experiment on your head, and you’re the monkey with shaved temples."