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Old 06-17-2005, 02:53 AM   #1
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The Killers

is this band the best mainstream band at the moment?

mainstream music is in such a bad shape at the moment you feel guilty for liking anything that gets played on the radio

but theres something about this band which has this approach of making duran duran/ depeche mode type music which hits a note with me

initially i found the debut single 'somebody told me' too 'american pie drinking lots of beer' partyish

but then when you have solid material such as Everything Will Be Alright and Smile Like You Mean It
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I'm not a huge fan...but maybe my opinion will change when I see them at u2's Cardiff gig
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Personally, I only like "Somebody Told Me" and "Mr. Brightside"

otherwise, I can do without The Killers ... sorry fans !!
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Old 06-17-2005, 06:29 AM   #4
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Well, regardless of whether people like them or not, they have gone double platinum, better than any other new rock band of the last couple years.

I love their debut and hope that they can continue to do well, but am afraid that they have little room for growth.
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Old 06-17-2005, 07:10 AM   #5
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Don't start moaning about band index now, I think the last one was a fair while ago.

That said I'm still quite sick of the Killers vs. Anti-Killers camps.

Personally, you can put me in the middle. I quite like the two singles but not enough to make me want to hear more.
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Old 06-17-2005, 07:25 AM   #6
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I'm not a huge fan...but maybe my opinion will change when I see them at u2's Cardiff gig
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Old 06-26-2005, 05:14 AM   #7
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I was just a fan of the singles.....

i found 20 bucks one day, so i thought, i might buy it, because i do like those songs....

The singles are now the least listened to songs on that album for me.... so many classic tunes.... i recommened that anyone who even slightly lkes the singles to buy the album...

Jenny Was A Friend of Mine is the best track to open an album since I Will Follow
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i cant stand the singles
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Jenny Was A Friend of Mine is the best track to open an album since I Will Follow
Gotta love a song about a guy murdering some girl.
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i cant stand the singles
I'm with you there. I think it's some of the worst, most unimaginative music to come around in a long time. The vocals are so monotone, which is probably my biggest complaint. The lyrics are awful as well.

Everything about them reeks of glossy overproduction to me. But again, the vocals are my biggest complaint. Sometimes it feels as if Ben Stein is their singer.
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good band but i'm so tired of the singles. hear them every week at this indie club i go to.

'On top' is a great tune
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I just found a handful of B-sides, and they're not bad. "Under the Gun" is the best, with its chorus of "kill me now, kill me now, kill me now." I think even Killers haters can get behind that.
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i found 20 bucks one day, so i thought, i might buy it, because i do like those songs....


people pay for CDs these days?
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Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine is the only good track on their album
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Old 06-26-2005, 04:49 PM   #15
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The Killers are good approximators. The keyboard blast in "Mr. Brightside" is an excellent approximation of early '80's new wave keyboard stuff. The guitar solo in "Smile Like You Mean It" is an excellent approximation of Boy era Edge. The list goes on and on. As of now they're ok but, these guys have alot to prove. Approximation will only carry you so far.
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meeeh.
i have a much different opinion of killers compared to others i suppose. i never really thought about making a comparison of the Killers with U2??.... either with coldplay and U2.. .. the thought has never really crossed my mind.

but back to the topic. i really like the killers because they're such a unique group that's hit the mainstream yet (all you hear these days are pop songs with the same exact sounds/rhythms). the killers kind of remind me of duran duran for some odd reason. but we all have our own opinions.
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the killers are better than duran duran
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I like All these things that I've done. You should hear me singing it in the shower, perfection Parts of it remind me of the Beatles. I wouldn't really compare them to U2 but I like some of their songs. I'd love to see them live.
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I love The Killers the new song they are playing live are great...All The Pretty Faces is brilliant..i always thought Brandon Flowers had a good strong voice (not brilliant but good enough)....i also think the lyrics are pretty good...they are just story telling songs they aren't meant to be Running to Stand Still brilliant imagery lyrics....

Plus their influences are not Duran Duran...they say that actually they are more influenced by U2, The Cure, The Smiths and even the Stones....and i shall be seeing them in oh under 2 weeks time
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i havent listened to them in a while, i guess i got sort of sick of them. still, i do like them. the singles are annoying, but there are some good songs on there. the best are jenny was a friend of mine, midnight show, and all these things that ive done.

i think theyre good, but they need to do something very different with their second album if im going to buy it.
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