Posted Dec 28, 2007 in Music.
It is interesting how musical journeys evolve and develop over time. I remember falling in love with “Sing” from the Travis album The Invisible Band, and I went straight out and bought the CD. I liked it so much, I purchased The Man Who. Hearing that Coldplay's “Clocks” was very similar fare, I bought A Rush of Blood to the Head, Parachutes and then the absolutely awesome X&Y.
More recently, Travis released The Boy with No Name, which I bought with Keane's absolutely superb Under the Iron Sea. I've been playing the latter to death for a few months now, especially the soaring, sweeping “Atlantic” at the beginning. I specifically asked for the UK version of Keane's first album Hopes and Fears for Christmas because it featured an extra track, and I haven't been disappointed. My mother kindly bought it for me, and I've been listening to it almost continuously since then. It doesn't quite match the stellar sound of Under the Iron Sea, but it comes pretty damn close. Highly recommended.