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Old 06-21-2021, 01:23 AM   #581
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You really should. A lot of people who haven't enjoyed their stuff in years really seemed to have a strong liking for it.
Fire in Bone sounds like a song that would come out of a generator for songs made for you
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Old 06-21-2021, 09:04 AM   #582
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Old 06-21-2021, 04:20 PM   #583
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Imploding the Mirage is comfortably top 3-4 Killers. I think they've been on a hot streak since their greatest hits release, as if they have a better idea now of what they want to accomplish as a band.
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Fire in Bone sounds like a song that would come out of a generator for songs made for you
Funny enough, that's one of the songs I'm not as fond of . It's got a fun chorus, though.

I'm not actually the biggest fan of Imploding the Mirage. I like it, but it's near the bottom of the rankings for me. I've also never been able to get over feeling like the best track on the album (Lightning Fields) is too much like "Red Rain" by Peter Gabriel. This is what happened with the last Wild Nothing album and me, as well. The best song on the album was a blatant cop off of another song (can't think of which ATM) and I was never able to look past it. I am weird.
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That said we're talking about one of my five favorite bands. Even an album I'm "not the biggest fan of" is still something I love more than most other music.
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Funny enough, that's one of the songs I'm not as fond of . It's got a fun chorus, though.

I'm not actually the biggest fan of Imploding the Mirage. I like it, but it's near the bottom of the rankings for me. I've also never been able to get over feeling like the best track on the album (Lightning Fields) is too much like "Red Rain" by Peter Gabriel. This is what happened with the last Wild Nothing album and me, as well. The best song on the album was a blatant cop off of another song (can't think of which ATM) and I was never able to look past it. I am weird.
Interesting. As mentioned, I love ITM, but Lightning Fields and Running Towards a Place are my two least favourite moments on the album.
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Here I go, listening to it again, to see if I've changed my mind.
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I heard Brandon give some insight into the lyrics for Lightning Fields: He said they were playing a card game at Thanksgiving and his dad got one which asked: What moment in life would you want to relive again? and his dad's response was something like: To relive falling in love with your mother again (who died in 2010).

And so the lyrics of Lightning Fields is Brandon imagining that his dad got that chance to do that and wanting to get back to her as fast as he could.
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I heard Brandon give some insight into the lyrics for Lightning Fields: He said they were playing a card game at Thanksgiving and his dad got one which asked: What moment in life would you want to relive again? and his dad's response was something like: To relive falling in love with your mother again (who died in 2010).

And so the lyrics of Lightning Fields is Brandon imagining that his dad got that chance to do that and wanting to get back to her as fast as he could.
I miss when I used to read a lot more stories like this. Thank you for sharing. And the one you shared the other day.



COBL, you were right, I do like Fire in Bone, not sure what I was remembering.
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OK, here's the thing with this album that always throws me off. It just starts so slow. Once you get to "Caution" it's great all the way through the end, but it's almost a chore for me to get there.

Also, "My God" is actually the best song on the album.
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I miss when I used to read a lot more stories like this. Thank you for sharing. And the one you shared the other day.
You're welcome. I thought both were pretty cool explanations.

It might be obvious but he also said Flesh In Bone lyrics are based partly on the prodigal son parable.

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OK, here's the thing with this album that always throws me off. It just starts so slow. Once you get to "Caution" it's great all the way through the end, but it's almost a chore for me to get there.

Also, "My God" is actually the best song on the album.
Blowback is probably my least fav on the album, but I like My Own Soul's Warning and Dying Breed quite a bit. "My God" is good, and I've heard several others (and read several reviews) saying it was the best on the album as well.

Overall I'm happy with the album...and interested what the new one will sound like. It's supposedly coming out in August.
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New Killers just in time for my birthday?
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Yay. I’m so glad they still make good music. I always thought Battle Born was going to be goodbye, so here’s to hoping they keep proving me wrong with better music.
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Oooft, I bloody love Blowback! Everything about it, the production, the vocals, the melody… in fact, my only criticism of the track is that the musical climax of the song doesn’t continue on for long enough, but I’m okay with being left wanting more. Especially when other tracks really hit that button hard, with particular emphasis on Dying Breed, My God and my personal favourite, When the Dreams Run Dry.

It’s such a banging album and I’m enjoying the different perspectives in this thread.
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Had some time off this week and, among other things, listened to each album, some for the first time in a while (hello, Sam's Town and Day & Age), and Imploding The Mirage slides into the #2 position in my own rankings.

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Imploding The Mirage
Battle Born
Sam's Town
Wonderful Wonderful
Day & Age

Reviewing other lists, both here and elsewhere, it's quite apparent I appreciate Battle Born more than most. I find it to be an extremely consistent record; the only major clunker on there is Here With Me, and I just replace it with Carry Me Home. I may have a soft spot for it because my older daughter also likes it and did a solo dance number to Be Still last year.

My listen to Sam's Town this week made me appreciate it a bit more, although there's still a few things on there I don't care for. Day & Age has a couple of my favorite Killers songs (Spaceman, Dustland), but the second half isn't very good. And I wasn't too fond of the direction they took with Wonderful Wonderful - although again, still really enjoy several songs on there, most notably the 1-2 punch of Run For Cover and Tyson vs. Douglas.

As someone else said, there really isn't a horrendous Killers album. Each one has some major highlights, but I feel they raised the bar with Imploding The Mirage, so I'm looking forward to what's next.
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I'll respond to this when I finish my own relisten to the discography I've been doing since we had this conversation a couple weeks ago.

But I will say that relistening to Battle Born today, I definitely don't DISlike that album.
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New album - Pressure Machine announced, released in just over 3 weeks. Great to see a big band turn out albums in consecutive years……..

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