For a band so enamoured with euphoric choruses, there has always been a dark side to Keane. Beneath Tom Chaplin's choirboy vocals lies the dark heart of Tim Rice-Oxley's songwriting. 'Is It Any Wonder?', the first single off their second album, on initial heairng sounds like a man in love with life but with the title of the song suffixed by "I'm tired", "That I feel uptight" and "I don't know what's right" the mood is of despair and frustration amidst the heavenly melody. This is Keane's skill in a nutshell; occupying that gift, along with the Coldplays and Travises of this world, for bringing melancholy to the masses. Yet 'Leaving So Soon', 'Put It Behind You' and 'Crystal Ball' also realise that picking up the pace also helps; each song rattling along at a good pace so listeners can revel rather than wallow in their despair. No surprise, therefore, that the slower songs aren't nearly as effective. In particular, 'Hamburg Song' is a plodding ballad which will only serve fuel to the fire for those who call them "bedwetters". Having said that, 'The Frog Prince' is still a touching finale. This is no great leap forward for Keane but then there was nothing particularly wrong with their first album and the production and choruses remain as reassuringly lush as ever.