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Old 09-11-2012, 08:38 AM   #121
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Day & Age no longer exists
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:43 AM   #122
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I must admit, Day & Age left some pretty deep scars I suppose on me with the Killers can't remember the last time I listened to it and it probably put me off the band for a better part of a year before I went back and listened to the first two albums again.

Really enjoying this, almost through the first listen
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:01 AM   #123
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Do u have a link for this?
Front page of their website. Click to buy the battle born special edition bundle.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:05 PM   #124
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I feel like I'm the only one who likes Day & Age (except for 'Dustland Fairytale' ). It's Sam's Town that I absolutely can't fucking stand!!!!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:17 PM   #125
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I thought Day & Age was slightly harshly treated, but the fact remains it is significantly lower in quality to the first 2. Spaceman, I Can’t Stay, This is Your Life and Losing Touch are all good songs without being classics.

The funny thing about Battle Born is I can see no songs that will be hit singles. They just don’t have the X factor (or significant lack of!) to be successful today. The quality of this album resides in the consistency from start to finish. Every song is good. There are some majorly epic choruses, some slow burners. They fuse the fun and frivolity of Hot Fuss, the storytelling and epicness of Sam’s Town, and the bombast and swagger that Day & Age was aiming for perfectly.

Runaways was definitely the right choice for first single. I would think Deadlines & Commitments for 2nd single, maybe Battle born 3rd for the epic hook.

Found it funny that some Killers fans are criticising it for sounding like Flamingo pt 2. I really liked Flamingo, and it served a purpose to get that music out of Brandon’s system. I think he brings the best parts of Flamingo with him, but it is definitely a Killers record.

All in all it surpassed my expectations after Day & Age – it really could have been the album that saw them slide into insignificance, instead it has set up the breathing space for 2-3 more at least.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:07 PM   #126
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Oh shit oh shit. Travis didn't tell me

And please let's all take a moment to note: IT DIDN'T LEAK FIRST.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:55 PM   #127
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I feel like I'm the only one who likes Day & Age (except for 'Dustland Fairytale' ). It's Sam's Town that I absolutely can't fucking stand!!!!!




Sam's Town is the best! Dustland Fairytale is a good song as well!

My Killers ranking is probably a bit atypical, but:

1. Sam's Town
2. Day & Age
3. Hot Fuss

Hot Fuss fails to have that 'full listen-ability' for me.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:31 AM   #128
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I didn't mind Day & Age that much. Half of it was pretty much worthless to me, but the other songs were pretty consistent I thought. I probably listen to This is Your Life and I Can't Stay the most out of them lately.

I gave the new album a full listen tonight, and the jury's still out on that. But I have enjoyed Flesh & Bone, The Way It Was, and Miss Atomic Bomb so far the most. The Way It Was actually has a huge This is Your Life vibe in the intro and verses, which makes me wonder if they're using the same chords there...
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:37 AM   #129
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Hot Fuss is by far and away the best Killers album. Everything was good and then one day Brandon found a copy of Born to Run in a Vegas dumpster and it destroyed the band.

First impressions of Battle Born:

The album starts off brilliantly with an epic one-two punch, only to fizzle out into complete shit by the fourth song, Here with Me, which has to be one of their weakest songs to date (the words "cell phone" should never stand beside each other in a chorus, or really anywhere in a song, ever). Then I remember really enjoying Deadlines and Commitments, and the closer was interesting. Most of what stood in between was goopy ballads and rockers that didn't hit quite as hard as Runaways, which has grown on me quite a bit.

Basically: lower high points, slightly higher low points than Sam's Town and Day and Age. There is no song here that comes close to Jenny, Mr. Brightside or Smile Like You Mean It, but most of it is likable.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:18 AM   #130
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Be Still is easily one of my favourite Brandon vocals. Seems to me like they mastered that slow quiet song after attempts with Everything, My List, Goodnight. Deadlines is the standout though for sheer originality and quality.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:16 PM   #131
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I am very excited to hear this. "Runaways" was just about as ace as ace can be.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:52 PM   #132
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I've streamed this album twice on iTunes now. I like. Good stuff.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:56 PM   #133
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It sounds like a Pat Benatar record. Crap.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:39 PM   #134
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:19 PM   #135
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It does sound like Pat Benatar, at least the synths do, but I like it for that reason.
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