Fueled by their smash hit 'Somewhere Only We Know,' Keane have been poster boys for piano rock ever since their debut album, 's 'Hopes and Fears,' was released. The Brit rockers have since put out three more studio records and sold over 10 million albums worldwide. Lead-off single 'Silenced by the Night' is drenched with dreamy keys and reassuring drum beats. Keane's anthem about separated lovers attempting to reunite reveals shades of the band's breakthrough hit, 'Somewhere Only We Know,' and that sense of nostalgia lands 'Silenced by the Night' at No. There are few bands that we can think of who would be inspired by professional wrestling legend Ric Flair, and Keane certainly weren't one of them. The track sounds like Keane took a page out of '80s new wave group ABC, incorporating more synth elements than fans were used to. Singer Tom Chaplin was apparently a huge fan of Flair growing up, and the "woo" during the chorus pays homage to the "dirtiest player in the game. For fans who are unfamiliar with Keane's work before , listening to 'Call Me What You Like' would make them think it was a completely different band. Keane sound like a modern day Queen on this song, which was never included on any of their albums. Guitars definitely take center stage on 'Call Me What You Like,' with hardly any keyboards thrown in.
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As problems go, this is among the nicer ones. Tim Rice-Oxley clicks a playlist on his iTunes folder. Over the past few months, band members have made the case for their favourites; friends have chipped in with their opinions. It feels a little bit like the point in the marriage vows where onlookers are asked to name any lawful impediment to the imminent declaration of marriage. Indeed not. But what next? It was a question that Tim had asked himself from time to time.
List of Keane songs, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. English rock band Keane shot to fame with their debut album "Hopes and Fears". The record was packed full of piano rock ballads and were widely praised. Five albums later, Keane have amassed a powerful catalog of tracks, but which is the best?
See Full Schedule. Something has happened in the Keane camp. Their former singer and guitarist Dominic Scott left, all around them friends started careers and this teen dream of having a hit record seemed to be vanishing before their very eyes. And then Tim Rice-Oxley realized there was enough sonic oomph coming from his effects-laden piano to allow them to trim down to a three-piece, and they wrote a song about feeling stuck in a rut. This was then, ironically enough, seized upon as a single, and became the catalyst for their early success. Time for a bit of sterling rock action from the newly road-hardened trio. This is the song that people who claim to never like Keane are relatively happy to admit enjoying. Note the reluctant language there: hating Keane became something of a national obsession in Britain for a while there. Or go a bit bonkers and whizz off to rehab Tom. This, for example, is almost angry.