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Somewhere Only We Know is the worst song ever written but Bedshaped is genius. Cheers.
AND ON YOUR OWWWWWN, BEDSHAAAAAAPED AND LEGS OF STONE
I dismiss their taste as soon as they say Bedshaped is shit
poor thing never stood a chance here.
are they no longer a going concern?
I found that what they did went so far against what everyone else was doing, it seemed positively brave. I even gave them a 10 on my (almost never updated) profile. As time went on, they started to really bore me - the nadir being the film they put out when they really weren't getting on. Should try and be more objective really - a lot of their early stuff was very decent and Spiralling's a tune as well.
Was disappointed that they didn't interest me much anymore. :(
If I went to a festival they were playing, I would 100% see them for that.
But think they're pretty excellent songwriters.
Sonically there was something very late 90s Britpop about them, but they would never have had success with that sound if they didn't have those songs.
They probably would have had even bigger success if they didn't give off these slight Tory-vibes. Didn't their singer confess to having an addiction... to port?
Is a strong song, but the production, performance and video is bad. Especially the singer's constant awkward hey-look-at-me-I'm-the-singer-man rushing around...
and apart from maybe 3 songs it isn't as strong as I remember.
HATED it at the time, but hey ... realised mortality+hangover = revisionism.
i cried at forset gump during a hangover, it was quite cathartic lol
and i woke up early with the chorus going around in my head, making it almost impossible for me to go back to sleep. then i'd wake up every 20 minutes and it'd still be there.
you're a cunt.
But 'Somewhere Only We Know' is still their best song by a mile. 'We Might As Well Be Strangers' too. Not a bad debut.
...yes they were, Morrissey said so.
after realising that the main kid in it with the distractingly prominent Real Madrid top has exactly the same head as the singer from Keane.
...that's a physical impossiblity.
This Is the Last Time
The Lovers Are Losing
Is It Any Wonder?
the new single isn't also bad.
or was good the last time I heard it several years ago.
Though I'm proud that I once went to one of their gigs just to see Rufus Wainwright as support - then fucked off before Keane came on. Didnt they release some dreadful electropop single? On another note - who remembers Kubb?
Didn't realise bedshaped was them. Quite like it, very, very different to their other singles which bore the absolute fucking arse off me. Just watched the video for it too, very good. Still. Keane are shite, yeah?
I actually quite like 'Spiralling' as well.
I'm a sucker for most of their first two albums, can't really get into anything after that, except maybe for that single they did with K'naan, though it wasn't their best.
They are and always have been shit, however.
i think you're saying they are shit
you know, like, bitches aint shit
and now I hate them all over again. I do enjoy that Bedshaped video though.
You can buy a pillowcase with the lyrics to "Bedshaped" printed on it!
Is a colossal tune.
the hazy guitar at the end. I hate these wankers, why is this song so good? Why is everything else by them so revolting?
Plenty of far better bands have gotten away with much worse songwriting, but dull music and lifeless production have held them back.
I used to hate them, but had a bit of a bet with some friends that Keane were the most likely band of that generation to do 'a Radiohead' or 'a Talk Talk', and snap from their major label unit-shifting pressures to record something challenging and exciting. Then throughout the recording of the third album they kept talking about this big 'experimental departure' in their sound and I was intrigued... but if Spiralling is the best they can do, we're better off without them.
Day Will Come
like so incredibly beautiful but I couldn't give a flying poo about anything else
...and had to listen to it 2-3 times a day for a year. I still don't hate Bedshaped, so it must be alright. Gwen Stefani would get a spork to the flange if I ever saw in person though.