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I’m not a huge Keane fan by any stretch. I've never seen what all the fuss was about. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy their music and I own Hopes & Fears and last year’s Under the Iron Sea but they aren’t my favorites. If I’m to be honest with you I’ll have to confess that the only time I really listen to their music is when they’re shuffled up on one of my many mp3 players or if I’m putting together a mix for someone else. What I’m saying is that while I don’t set about to put them on intentionally, once they’re playing I’m cool with it. Since I don’t consider myself to be a “fan” what does that make me? Am I an ambivalent audiophile? There’s gotta be a word for it. Maybe one day I’ll come up with the perfect term to describe how I feel about a band or artist that I’m not in love with but that I wouldn’t necessarily kick out of bed for eating crackers either. But until I do I’ll just keep listening.
Having said all that, I want to share three cover tunes from the band I hate to not love that I just can’t stop listening to this week. I adore the original versions of these songs and was fully prepared to slam the cover versions as cheap and unnecessary imitations but they’ve done a great job I want to share. So whether you’re a fan of the band or not…have a listen to these tracks and enjoy their interpretations.