Leah Greenblatt
May 05, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Night Train

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Lise Erdrich
publisher
Coffee House Press
genre
Short Stories, Fiction

We gave it a B-

On 2008’s Perfect Symmetry, Keane, the U.K. piano tinklers, steered further into the rock-bombast fast lane. Now they’ve veered onto a whole new highway — somewhere between OneRepublic Road and Pet Shop Boys Boulevard. On Night Train their knack for earworm melodies is hard to fault, but between rap breakdowns from K’Naan and the odd techno noodlings, it can be tough to tell who’s at the wheel. B-

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