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Old 10-08-2015, 09:32 PM   #376
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The Killers - Battle Born

I haven't listened to much of his new solo album, but I can tell the first one (Flamingo) is just him pretty easily. But you're right, Battle Born is sort of where his solo stuff does meet The Killers.
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:59 AM   #377
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I kinda hated the fact that the Battle Born didn't generate as much "buzz" as it deserved. It was great album, nice songs, but nobody cared. or am I extremely out of touch?
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:08 AM   #378
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I thought it was downright bad, personally. The best song is a B-side (Carry Me Home). The lead single is stripped down of Killers' identity. The one song that could've saved the album, Flesh and Bone, was underdeveloped and hits it's high note only once leaving you wishing a small section of the song was more of the structure of the hook.
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:49 AM   #379
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I don't know if I've listened to it all the way through more than twice.
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Old 10-09-2015, 12:09 PM   #380
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Battle Born would've been better if they made some slight changes.
This would be a better track listing imo....

01 Flesh and Bone
02 Runaways
03 Miss Atomic Bomb
04 The Rising Tide
05 The Way It's Always Been
06 Shot at the Night
07 Carry Me Home
08 Heart of A Girl
09 Prize Fighter
10 Matter of Time
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Old 10-10-2015, 08:36 AM   #381
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I kinda hated the fact that the Battle Born didn't generate as much "buzz" as it deserved. It was great album, nice songs, but nobody cared. or am I extremely out of touch?

Battle Born was a near perfect album I felt - if they had just chopped Here With Me, it would have been leaner and right on the money flow-wise.

I love almost everything they have produced, and I think the title track is their greatest moment. Why did it fail? Too earnest, too out of step with the times. The Killers aren't cool anymore.


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This is the sad truth.


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The Killers - Battle Born

Unfortunately. Such a great band.
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They just need another single like Human for you all to hate and everyone else to love and they'll be cool again.
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I love "Human". In fact, I love all of Day & Age. It's my favorite Killers album.


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The Killers - Battle Born

I like it too, and I love Day & Age. And the mainstream loved it. Killers fans are generally more critical.

The reason why Battle Born was such a flop in popularity was because Runaways was downright weak as a lead single. Casual fans didn't care. Nowadays, bands that are "cool" release the "songs of the summer." Look at Walk the Moon. They're "cool." Most people only know one song, maybe two. But their entire inventory is pretty good stuff I'd say.
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I like it too, and I love Day & Age. And the mainstream loved it. Killers fans are generally more critical.

The reason why Battle Born was such a flop in popularity was because Runaways was downright weak as a lead single. Casual fans didn't care. Nowadays, bands that are "cool" release the "songs of the summer." Look at Walk the Moon. They're "cool." Most people only know one song, maybe two. But their entire inventory is pretty good stuff I'd say.

"Shot At The Night" would've been a stronger lead single if they had put it on Battle Born.
I didn't like "Runaways" at first, but I've found it to be a great road song.


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I don't think Runways is a terrible song. It's one of the better ones on the album. It's just a reeeeallly weak lead single.
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I don't think Runways is a terrible song. It's one of the better ones on the album. It's just a reeeeallly weak lead single.

I agree. Casual fans will hear it and think "Yep. This is what The Killers sound like." A lead single really has to be something dynamic in order to generate some traction in the current music industry. That's why it wasn't really popular.


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I really miss these guys.
Looks like they've been playing a bunch of shows lately and the sets have been pretty good.
Midnight Show, Change Your Mind, and a couple other deep tracks have popped up. Hoping they'll do "Believe Me Natalie" or "Sweet Talk", they're some of my favorites.


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