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Old 10-09-2016, 01:13 PM   #406
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Human is a great song.

Face the cobbler wrath.




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Old 10-09-2016, 01:15 PM   #407
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This version of Human is easily my favorite.
Used to be an actual video to it, but looks like YouTube deleted all of their Abbey Road session videos.
https://youtu.be/szsYux9V-Pw
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Old 06-09-2017, 02:48 AM   #408
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Thought I would revive this with the following tidbit no doubt accidentally released today.

Fox Sports Australia announced they could confirm rumours of The Killers playing the AFL grand final on 30 September. They went on to claim that the grand final is 10 days after their next album will be released, while the lead single "The Man" will be released on 15 June.
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Old 06-09-2017, 02:53 AM   #409
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Sauce FYI:

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl...ampaign=FoxNRL
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Fucking yawn.
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Old 06-09-2017, 08:31 AM   #411
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Battle Born is easily one of the most underrated and extraordinary albums of the last decade.

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Old 06-09-2017, 08:35 AM   #412
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Brandon talks about how it wasn't as good as they had hoped...but I highly doubt they'll top it this time around.
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They were the band I thought would become the biggest band in the world, but they had a failure to launch. It seems like the rest of the band's urgency/work ethic is not quite equal to Brandon Flowers.

It was a thrill at the Vegas Vertigo tour show when he came out and matched Bono on "In a Little While", my favorite song on ATYCLB. They have a great setlist of songs live, but they maybe chased the hooks a little too much the last couple of albums...I appreciate chunky pop hooks as much as anyone, but you can do it much more subtle (Read My Mind) and it works better than hammer-to-head obvious (Runaways...still a good song, but nearly causes a tooth ache).
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Crazy it's been almost 5 years since Battle Born. I'm interested to see what they do next
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They were the band I thought would become the biggest band in the world, but they had a failure to launch. It seems like the rest of the band's urgency/work ethic is not quite equal to Brandon Flowers.

It was a thrill at the Vegas Vertigo tour show when he came out and matched Bono on "In a Little While", my favorite song on ATYCLB. They have a great setlist of songs live, but they maybe chased the hooks a little too much the last couple of albums...I appreciate chunky pop hooks as much as anyone, but you can do it much more subtle (Read My Mind) and it works better than hammer-to-head obvious (Runaways...still a good song, but nearly causes a tooth ache).
They keep headlining festivals so they must be doing something right
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They were the band I thought would become the biggest band in the world, but they had a failure to launch. It seems like the rest of the band's urgency/work ethic is not quite equal to Brandon Flowers.

It was a thrill at the Vegas Vertigo tour show when he came out and matched Bono on "In a Little While", my favorite song on ATYCLB. They have a great setlist of songs live, but they maybe chased the hooks a little too much the last couple of albums...I appreciate chunky pop hooks as much as anyone, but you can do it much more subtle (Read My Mind) and it works better than hammer-to-head obvious (Runaways...still a good song, but nearly causes a tooth ache).
Flowers has always had a soft spot for ATYCLB and In a Little While, which would probably make him a bad person in these parts.

I wasn't big on Battle Born myself, although there are a few good-to-very good songs that come out of it. Oddly, part of the reason I thought it tanked it a bit was that the hooks weren't there at all in a lot of songs. Even something like Carry Me Home, which was a bonus track, came off a lot better than some of the album tracks did. I'm a bit more optimistic about this upcoming album though after hearing The Desired Effect, which was as solid as an album you can find and was very full of the stereotypical Flowers writing style.
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Can't buy an argument re Flowers having poor work ethic - they actually have a great model that allows them all to pursue other creative outlets as well. Flowers has two really strong solo records
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Can't buy an argument re Flowers having poor work ethic - they actually have a great model that allows them all to pursue other creative outlets as well. Flowers has two really strong solo records
I think Wide Awake was trying to say that the band's work ethic wasn't up to par with Brandon's, instead of vice versa. Brandon seemed to hint in some interviews that both of his solo records would've probably been Killers records if the other's wanted to jump back into the "album/tour" mode right away, instead of doing their hiatus each time.
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I think Wide Awake was trying to say that the band's work ethic wasn't up to par with Brandon's, instead of vice versa. Brandon seemed to hint in some interviews that both of his solo records would've probably been Killers records if the other's wanted to jump back into the "album/tour" mode right away, instead of doing their hiatus each time.


But they all made music with their own bands - they just weren't famous. Big Talk had an album in parallel with Brandon's last one.

Anyway - they've dropped a teaser:

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