Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Under The Radar
    30
    If this is what happens when Keane attempt to delve into darkness, the mind reels at what these guys would sound like when they’re in a good mood. [#14]
  2. Keane have talked up Under the Iron Sea as being bleaker, more raw than their debut album. It is about the things they have seen over the last two years, the problems, the horrors, the sin. But Keane have not been uncovering the carcases of napalmed babies for the last two years. They’ve been playing music.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 110 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 110
  2. Negative: 4 out of 110
  1. JorgeP
    Apr 22, 2007
    10
    One of the best albums in history.
  2. Feb 26, 2017
    10
    A beautiful and haunting display of music that delves into the deeper parts of the human consciousness. A great mix of rhythmic tracks andA beautiful and haunting display of music that delves into the deeper parts of the human consciousness. A great mix of rhythmic tracks and quieter pieces of reflection, it truly is a work of art worth listening to. Full Review »
  3. Dec 11, 2016
    10
    An electrifying pop masterpiece. It took on a darker tone in comparison to Hopes and Fears, which worked wonderfully. The production alone isAn electrifying pop masterpiece. It took on a darker tone in comparison to Hopes and Fears, which worked wonderfully. The production alone is to be commended for it's atmospheric scope, which is then amplified by stunning vocals and beautiful song writing. An outstanding album indeed. Full Review »