"Keane sounds like U2". "Keane sounds like Radiohead". "Keane sounds like Coldplay". "Keane's first album was better". "Keane is MOR for 30-somethings."
Come on people, quit fussing over trivialities and pointless comparisons. Resist the perverse need to pigeon-hole. Truth is, Keane shares both an atmospheric pop sound and a uniformly serious tone with the likes of U2, Radiohead and Coldplay, but having said that, so what?
Listen to the absolute crap that is shoved at the "kid demographic" and therefore dominates cd sales and ends up on the charts - then listen to the artists who are making great pop and rock music these days. Isn't it enough that Keane is out there doing their thing?
Their first record is great, and this one is very good, and still growing on me.
All in, I'm glad Keane's around - I love their sound. If it also feels good to you to listen to Keane, then do that. Support and enjoy true talent wherever you find it - it is and always has been a rare thing in any endeavor.