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The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

Old 06-07-12, 08:05 PM
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The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

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FUCKIN. A.
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

One of my favorite bands. Can't wait. Day & Age was good but not as great as their first two.
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

Hot Fuss is awesome, Sam's Town sucks, Day & Age is good but still not at the level of Hot Fuss. Looking forward to a new album though.
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

I like the Killers a lot. I enjoyed Sam's Town a lot more than Day & Age. The trailer is kinda ridiculous to me... I guess the whole idea of a trailer for a music album is ridiculous to me.
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

Love me some new Killers. Awesome news
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

The single sounds like "A Dustland Fairytale Pt. II" which is probably my favorite track off Day & Age, so my hopes are high.
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

Single's on Spottie:

http://open.spotify.com/album/0BYyCY7me6o2NjGx0fnOIp
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

Loving Runaways. Cant wait for the album.
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I am perfectly OK with Brandon Flowers trying to be Springsteen. It's a good direction to aim.
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

Boy I'm out of touch. Albums have trailers now?!?!?! Any-whoo, I'll still pick it up. Enjoy the Killers.
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

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Loving Runaways. Cant wait for the album.
Same here.
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Big fan.
So far I'd call it "Sawdust 2"
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

LOVIN' IT so far. 18,000x better than Day & Age, IMO. Glad to have them back.
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

can't wait to buy this either today or tomorrow from Target - which apparently has two extra tracks. (and yes, I love physical media, none of this download crap)
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This one is definitley a return to form. I like it. "Flesh & Bone' has stadium rocker written all over it.
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

I've listened to the album a couple times now and it's ok. Solid, nothing special. I like Day & Age better.
I'd rank their albums 1. Hot Fuss 2. Day & Age 3. Battle Born 4. Sam's Town (the only terrible album)
I don't count Sawdust.

Anyway back to this album. I like about half the tracks. I don't care for the singles like Runaways and Flesh and Bone, but do like Rising Tide, Heart of a Girl, Battle Born, From Here On Out and A Matter of Time.

Here With Me and Miss Atomic Bomb are awful, never want to hear those songs again.

I'm satisfied, but it could have been better.
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

Here With Me is awful... mentioning the word "cell phone" in a ballad sounds really cheesy. He couldve easily written something like "dont wanna settle for your picture" instead.

Not enough synths, too many ballads. I like the first 3 songs... but most arent very catchy. Maybe I need more listens. I enjoyed his solo album over this. I liked Sam's Town...that is way better than this. I think I would rank the albums in order they came out, enjoying each one less than the previous. Was planning on seeing them when they hit up The Garden in December...but I think I'll pass. Too big of a venue for them, and 80 bucks is ridiculous. Saw them play for $25 outdoors a few years ago, and saw Brandon at The Stone Pony (great show) during his solo tour.

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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

Gave this a first listen today and liked it enough. Too early to tell where I'd rank it. Think I might catch them in December.
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

Originally Posted by Osiris3657
I've listened to the album a couple times now and it's ok. Solid, nothing special. I like Day & Age better.
I'd rank their albums 1. Hot Fuss 2. Day & Age 3. Battle Born 4. Sam's Town (the only terrible album)
I don't count Sawdust.
Yep. Pretty much how I see it, too. Battle Born was just ok, to me. Didn't hate, but didn't love it, either. It just kind of is.
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

It's an okay record. Give it a month or so and it will all be forgotten, however.

The problem isn't in the production or Brandon's lyrics. It's simply unmemorable as a whole.

And people aren't used to a boring Killers album. Plain and Simple.
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

First listen...so far so good. Day & Age was a little too light for my taste...this seems like a nice return to form.
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

Originally Posted by Dan1boy
It's an okay record. Give it a month or so and it will all be forgotten, however.

The problem isn't in the production or Brandon's lyrics. It's simply unmemorable as a whole.

And people aren't used to a boring Killers album. Plain and Simple.
This. I still haven't made it all the way through the album yet in one listen.
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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

New video for "Here With Me" directed by Tim Burton, featuring one of his former regulars. It's a weird, slightly creepy video, but I'll say this for it : It's much better and more entertaining than Dark Shadows.

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Re: The Killers - Battle Born - Fall 2012

Saw them live last night. Great show.

Mr. Brightside
The Way It Was
Smile Like You Mean It
Spaceman
Bling (Confession of a King)
Miss Atomic Bomb
Human
Somebody Told Me
Here With Me
For Reasons Unknown
From Here On Out
A Dustland Fairytale
Read My Mind
Runaways
When You Were Young

Encore:
Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
All These Things That I've Done
Battle Born

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