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Old 07-10-2012, 10:21 PM   #61
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I don't know, especially in that "we can wait till tomorrow" line I thought I was listening to a Keane song.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:39 PM   #62
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If we're just talking about the vocals, I can agree with that.

But I don't think the song sounds anything like Keane. That band doesn't have a guitar player, for one thing.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:48 PM   #63
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I guess the album title "Battle Born" is the state slogan of Nevada, which reflects the fact that Nevada became a state in 1864 during the Civil War.

...and now you know.
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Unable to listen until I get home from work in like 4 hours

Any impressions beyond like/dislike? What previous Killers does it remind you of? Any stylistic notes / reviews?
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I like it. I would call it reminiscent of their earlier work yet still quite fresh at the same time.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:33 PM   #66
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Just downloaded it. It's alright, maybe it has to grow on me. It's no When You Were Young.. Reminds me of Dustland Fairytale in terms of storytelling.
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Just had a sneaky listen. Sounds a bit like a morph of WYWY and Dustland Fairytale.

In a good way though.

Not as 'classic' as the first album, but not as throwaway either. Love the gallop guitar picking in the choruses. Some good chunky guitar sounds in that - not as thin as in Sam's Town. Brandon's voice sounds tops too.

Good to hear some synths prominent in the mix - proper synths, not Day & Age synths.

All over - 2 listens down on semi decent headphones - definite potential - bodes very well for the album. Will listen on repeat after work and see how much it sticks in my heads. I love "At night I come home after they go to sleep / like a stumbling ghost I haunt these halls"
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Meh.
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Digging this song so far, especially the guitar.

Can't wait for the album, and definitely putting The Killers on my list of bands to see live ASAFP. Still mad at myself for missing them the last time they were in town.
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Just had a sneaky listen. Sounds a bit like a morph of WYWY and Dustland Fairytale.

In a good way though.

Not as 'classic' as the first album, but not as throwaway either. Love the gallop guitar picking in the choruses. Some good chunky guitar sounds in that - not as thin as in Sam's Town. Brandon's voice sounds tops too.

Good to hear some synths prominent in the mix - proper synths, not Day & Age synths.

All over - 2 listens down on semi decent headphones - definite potential - bodes very well for the album. Will listen on repeat after work and see how much it sticks in my heads. I love "At night I come home after they go to sleep / like a stumbling ghost I haunt these halls"
agreed.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #71
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I have listened a fair bit more now, and I am getting a big "This River is Wild" vibe (definitely underrated on Sam's Town).

Really growing, iTunes says I have played it 10 times through on my computer, and add probably 15 or so iphone car / running listens. Not getting sick of it yet, and it is getting stuck in my head when I'm not listening to it.

All good signs, and in typical Killers style, I expect this song to be the most 'immediate' song on the album, but say 7th or 8th best on the album. Same happened for me with Somebody Told Me, WYWY and Human. Actually, same again with Crossfire.

I get the feeling about the Killers that this album is going to be their 'Unforgettable Fire". The album that shows that they can mature but maintain their quality. I think they swapped War and October with Day & Age and Sam's Town.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:14 PM   #72
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I dunno about that.

While I love the Killers, in the past few years the only vibe I get from the band is 'we're only still together because we're The Killers'. Now I'm not saying that's the case, but I just don't see the strive from the Killers to really step up. Honestly, for an American rock band, the #1 band is theirs for the taking if you ask me...
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TOMORROW NITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


can't wait!
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TOMORROW NITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


can't wait!
enjoy the show. i'll be expecting a full report.

or at the very least a thumbs up/thumbs down.

hope you get to hear some more new tunes. I saw some interview where mr. flowers said that Runaways was the first song written, and a sort of jumping off point for everything else. that bodes well to my ears.
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enjoy the show. i'll be expecting a full report.

or at the very least a thumbs up/thumbs down.

hope you get to hear some more new tunes. I saw some interview where mr. flowers said that Runaways was the first song written, and a sort of jumping off point for everything else. that bodes well to my ears.
Yep, I will definitely report back. Unfortunately no cameras per the band
I'm so bummed. Called the box office and they confirmed it. I will have my iPhone though so I might be able to get something.
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