Night Train [EP]

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Like a modern empowered woman, Keane are obsessed with ‘having it all’. Juggling a career, great hair and kids equates for them to making safe, dowdy AOR while giving the finger to those who call them safe, dowdy AOR.
  2. No matter what their exteriors, Keane still seem incapable of anything other than the most heavy-handed gestures, peddling the same populist mock uplift that leaves you feeling pushed when it's meant to move.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Sep 24, 2010
    7
    perfect album experimental..for a try on new things keane do very well jog the collaborations are very good its good to see then beingperfect album experimental..for a try on new things keane do very well jog the collaborations are very good its good to see then being different in each album Full Review »
  2. Feb 26, 2017
    9
    The album definitely was a shot in the dark, and the experimentation was a grand overhaul for the band. Ishin Dishin was however the downfallThe album definitely was a shot in the dark, and the experimentation was a grand overhaul for the band. Ishin Dishin was however the downfall of this EP, and more songs that resembled "Stop for a Minute" and "Looking Back" would have made the album way more consistent. Overall, The quality from the band still shines through. Full Review »
  3. Dec 11, 2016
    4
    Had this have been released as a studio album, it would have been career suicide. The fact it's an EP makes it forgivable. It's good to hearHad this have been released as a studio album, it would have been career suicide. The fact it's an EP makes it forgivable. It's good to hear them having fun and experimenting, but overall it's still a mess. 'Your Love' is a standout track here for it's classic synth-rock sound, as well as 'My Shadow' for it's classic Keane sound. The others are cheap, forgettable and a little trying-to-hard-to-be-different. Full Review »