|Is It Any Wonder?|
|I, I always thought that I knew I'd always have the right to Be living in the kingdom of the good and true And so on, but now I think I was...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Paste MagazineKeane knows its niche and plays it well. [Aug 2006, p.97]
BlenderBeautiful but strangely unhinged. [Jul 2006, p.100]
MojoTheir new direction sounds suspiciously like the old one. [Jul 2006, p.100]
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.
DHJun 25, 2006Another great album from Keane. I don't know how the critics cannot hear how good this music really is. As far as pop/rock goes this the Another great album from Keane. I don't know how the critics cannot hear how good this music really is. As far as pop/rock goes this the best stuff you are going to hear. The lyrics are good and when Chaplin sings, unlike most of his contemporaries, you can actually make out the words he is singing, unlike most crappy music today when you just wait for the "hook" and hardly listen to the words. This band is amazing and it seems like they made up a guitar in this album by using some sort of synthesizer for some songs. This is the best album of 2006.… Expand
ShellVOct 24, 2007I love this CD! UTIS is a very brilliant and lovely album. I am proud to listen to a band that has their own unique sound. I just love the I love this CD! UTIS is a very brilliant and lovely album. I am proud to listen to a band that has their own unique sound. I just love the melodies! My favorites are "Hamburg Song", "Atlantic", "Try Again", really just about all of them. It is really moving and inspiring, i have no idea what the critics are thinking... The depth and emotion of Iron Sea is unsurpassed, and it is a breath of fresh air compared to what other stuff is out today. I can't tell any of these other bands apart.… Expand
JorgePApr 22, 2007One of the best albums in history.
TimHJul 28, 2006Maybe it's too poppy, maybe it's too pretty, maybe it sounds too much like their first one... maybe it sounds like they're Maybe it's too poppy, maybe it's too pretty, maybe it sounds too much like their first one... maybe it sounds like they're copying too many other bands. I couldn't really care less. It's beautiful, and I love it.… Expand
CraigDJan 21, 2007A great follow-up to a fantastic debut. "A Bad Dream" and "Leaving So Soon" stand out for me, whilst even the slower songs like "Hamburg A great follow-up to a fantastic debut. "A Bad Dream" and "Leaving So Soon" stand out for me, whilst even the slower songs like "Hamburg Song" have their own appeal. True, it isn't much darker in sound (only lyrically), but this is nevertheless a fantastically pleasant album, with just the one filler song. This will probably end up being the most underrated album of 2006...Shame that three-chord emo rock has taken over from the truly enchanting melodies that real bands, such as Keane, consistently churn out. Wonderful stuff.… Expand
TennesseeJedJun 23, 2006A much better overall album than "Hopes..." - some critics just can't enjoy expertly crafted pop music!
JohnLAug 29, 2006the worst pop record I've ever listened to.
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