Singles of the year: #89

89. Everybody’s Changing – Keane

Look: I did my best to loathe Keane, I really did. Because you know how much I hate all that corporate-indie misery-lite dirgey droning – the musical equivalent of beige – as espoused by Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Starsailor and the like. Indeed, my prejudice against Keane ran so deep that I successfully avoided even listening to Everybody’s Changing until a week ago, when curiosity finally got the better of me. And guess what: it’s lovely, and really rather moving actually. Nevertheless, by my standards of cool, which I do realise are rather different from most people’s – this is possibly the most uncool single on the entire list.

(Cool, uncool – bah. Ghastly paradigm.)

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