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Cause & Effect


Cause & Effect

Fifth full-length studio release for English pop-rock quartet Keane and their first in seven years, produced by David Kosten and the band themselves

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  1. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Tim Rice-Oxley's break-up reunites his band with songcraft and synth-pop
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    Cause & Effect plays to their strengths. Print edition only

  3. 7.0 |   All Music

    Not a game-changing comeback by any means, Cause and Effect is instead a satisfying return to form that manages to gracefully age Keane by invigorating a familiar formula with wisdom and honesty learned over a dramatic, life-changing decade
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  4. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Just in time for the decade-end roundups, Cause and Effect arrives packing the punch of two decades of contemporary pop rock
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  5. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Moving from innocence to experience, the formerly insipid indie rockers show off their emotional arsenal
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  6. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Cause and Effect isn’t Keane breaking any new ground, but in the quieter moments it’s surprisingly good
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  7. 6.0 |   NME

    The Radio 2-friendly band's first album in seven years is a cosy reminder that they have had four consecutive UK Number One records, but there's experimentation too
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  8. 4.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Welcome back Ke – oh, actually, you know what – nevermind, now’s not a good time
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