Under the Iron Sea

~ Release group by Keane

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Under the Iron Sea CD 13 Universal Island Records (not for release label use; a division of Universal Music Operations Limited) UICS 1109
Under the Iron Sea CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 0602498466186 602498466186
Under the Iron Sea CD + DVD-Video 12 + 16 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) CIDX8167/9857597 0602498575970
Under the Iron Sea CD 12 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) CID8167/9878227 602498782279
Under the Iron Sea CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 9856827 0602498568279
Under the Iron Sea CD 11 Interscope Records B0006855-02 602498568279
Under the Iron Sea CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 9856827 0602498568279
Under the Iron Sea CD 11 Universal Island Records (not for release label use; a division of Universal Music Operations Limited) 985 682-7 0602498568279

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: A Bad Dream
Crystal Ball
Is It Any Wonder?
Nothing in My Way
Try Again
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000448695 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/101360 [info]
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With four singles released in 2004, you could be forgiven for becoming sick of Keane's MOR tunes being played to death on the radio.

Thankfully there's now some new material to listen to and unlike their comparatively light-hearted debut, Under The Iron Sea offers an intense look at the dark underbelly of the human psyche. Tim Rice Oxleys skill with a synth adds depth to impassioned songs such as "Hamburg Song" even if it does occasionally go OTT.

Whether self-indulgently heartbreaking ("Broken Toy") or slightly giggle-inducing ("Crystal Ball": "Oh crystal ball, crystal ball / Save us all, tell me life is beautiful") Tom Chaplin's angelic vocals are unfalteringly sincere.

The Sussex trio allegedly avoided a split during the making of this album, thanks to the sheer quality of the music.

With no hope of 'musical differences' surfacing between the life-long friends, you'd better make some more room in the guilty pleasures section of your music collection.