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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)

6.5/10


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 clichés, 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.