Tuesday, 6 May 2014

#283: Ring Ring Rouge - Head Full of Fog

Ring Ring Rouge

Head Full of Fog

April 28 2014 (Jack To Phono)


Upon first listen, Ring Ring Rouge seemed to me to be the pop equivalent of methadone; a substitute tailor-made to appease anyone who thinks it's been too long since the last Keane record. Scratch below the surface, however, beneath the stadium-sized choruses that go hand in hand with the stadium-sized clich├ęs, and 'Head Full of Fog' proves to be a fairly accomplished album that's shaped around a variety of influences. As a result it's nothing original, but that doesn't mean to say it isn't without merit.