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- Posted on May 17th 2010 5:15AM by Julian Marszalek
The guitarless trio -- whose previous albums 'Hopes and Fears,' 'Under the Iron Sky' and 'Perfect Symmetry' all took pole position -- beat off stiff competition from new releases by the National and Foals, and the No. 2 and No. 3 slots were taken by Plan B's 'The Defamation of Strickland Banks' and Lady Gaga's 'The Remix' respectively.
Keane's album comes just 18 months after the release of their last album and was written during the band's sold-out 28-country arena tour. The BBC reported drummer Richard Hughes saying the album was "inspired by all parts of the world" and that the album's inception had proved to be an enervating experience saying, "Writing and recording on the road meant that we could be creative."
Despite high placings in the midweek charts, the National secured a creditable No. 5 placing while Foals' second album, 'Total Life Forever,' also crashed into the Top 10, getting to No. 8.
Former Guns N'Roses guitarist Slash and entered the album charts at No. 17 with his eponymous solo album. 'Sea of Cowards' -- the second release from White Stripes guitarist Jack White's Dead Weather side project -- made a showing at No. 32.