Night Train

Keane - Night Train
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May 11, 2010 / Release Date
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Night Train is only eight tracks and that’s all it needs to be.

Keane should be commended for kicking the CD-era habit of packing an album with 70-80 minutes of music. The construction of Night Train, the group’s fourth release since Hopes and Fears (2004), heralds back to a bygone era when even the biggest pop artists released albums that challenged the standard five-to-a-side LP format. Look at the “Album of the Year” Gram

mys for 1983 (Michael Jackson: Thriller) and 1984 (Lionel Richie: Can’t Slow Down). They featured nine and eight songs, respectively. David Bowie’s Let’s Dance (1983)? Madonna’s 1983 debut? Eight songs.


"Everybody's changing-- and I don't feel the same." I'll unscientifically submit that this is Keane's most quoted lyric, and rightfully so, since one of the prevalent themes of their catalog is trying to find a semblance of comfort and truth in a world evolving at a frightening pace. Likewise, even as critical tastes seem to shift on the fly, Keane remain something of a constant: Even if you've never heard a note of their music, you've almost certainly heard th

ey're lame-- the third-tier Coldplay that will never end up on a Jay-Z album.

mostly excellent collection of songs
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Track List

  1. House Lights
  2. Back In Time
  3. Stop For A Minute
  4. Clear Skies
  5. Ishin Denshin (You've Got To Help Yourself)
  6. Your Love
  7. Looking Back
  8. My Shadow

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