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Keane are an English rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1995. The group currently comprises Tim Rice-Oxley (piano, synthesisers, backing vocals), Richard Hughes (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Jesse Quin (bass guitar, acoustic/electric guitar, backing vocals) and Tom Chaplin (lead vocals, acoustic/electric guitar). Their original line-up included founder and guitarist Dominic Scott, who left in 2001.

Keane immediately achieved mainstream, international success with the release of their debut album, Hopes and Fears, in 2004. Topping the UK charts, the album won several awards, including the 2005 Brit Award for Best British Album. It was the second best-selling British album of 2004. Their second album, Under the Iron Sea, released in 2006, continued the band's success, topping the UK album charts and debuting at number four on the US Billboard 200. Their third album, Perfect Symmetry, was released in October 2008.

In May 2008, both Hopes and Fears (number 13) and Under the Iron Sea (number 8) were voted by readers of Q magazine as among the best British albums ever, with Keane, The Beatles, Oasis and Radiohead the only artists having two albums in the top 20. In 2009, Hopes and Fears was listed as the ninth best-selling album of the 2000s decade in the UK. Their EP, Night Train, was released in May 2010. Their fourth studio album, Strangeland, was released in May 2012, and again peaked at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

Keane are known for using a piano (or a synth) as the lead instrument instead of guitars, differentiating them from most other rock bands. The inclusion of a distorted piano effect in 2006 and various synthesisers were a common feature in their music that back then combined the piano rock sound used during their first album and the more electronic sound which developed on the second and third albums. Since the start of their career, the band have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Hopes and Fears Keane 4 14
2006 Under the Iron Sea Keane 3 7
2008 Perfect Symmetry Keane 2.5 12
2012 Strangeland Keane 5 8

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 The Best of Keane Keane 4

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 iTunes Live From London Keane 2
2008 Live Recordings: European Tour 2008 Keane 2
2010 iTunes Festival: London 2010 Keane 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Call Me What You Like Keane 1
2001 Wolf at the Door Keane 1
2003 Everybody's Changing Keane 4
2003 This Is the Last Time Keane 6
2004 Somewhere Only We Know Keane 3
2004 Bedshaped Keane 5
2006 Is It Any Wonder? Keane 4
2006 Crystal Ball Keane 1
2006 Nothing in My Way Keane 2
2007 A Bad Dream Keane 3
2007 Try Again Keane 3
2007 The Night Sky Keane 4
2008 Spiralling Keane 4
2008 The Lovers Are Losing Keane 5
2008 Perfect Symmetry Keane 4
2009 Better Than This Keane 2
2010 Stop for a Minute Keane 2
2012 Silenced by the Night Keane 3
2012 Sovereign Light Café Keane 1
2012 Disconnected Keane 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 We Might as Well Be Strangers DJ Shadow vs. Keane 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 The Night Sky EP Keane 1
2008 Retrospective EP1: Everybody's Changing Keane 1
2010 Night Train Keane 2.5 5
2010 Retrospective EP2: Sunshine Keane 1
Connect Sets Keane 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Live Recordings 2004 Keane 1
2009 The Cherrytree Sessions Keane 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Winter 2003 Keane 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Live Acoustic Keane 1

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