Starsailor (Virgin)

The popularity of Keane and the ubiquity of Coldplay combined to squeeze Starsailor out from the place at pop’s top table that looked likely to be theirs six or seven years ago.

Still, while the straightforward, piano-heavy pop that dominates All The Plans won’t surprise anyone, least of all those with another Starsailor album on their shelves, tracks such as Neon Sky and Hurts Too Much are delivered with laudable confidence.

Comfort food, more or less. WILL FULFORD-JONES