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Title: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on June 07, 2012, 09:30:19 AM
First the 2nd Law trailer, now this! This fall will be amazing!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&hl=en&client=mv-google&v=T9M61MGFRoY&nomobile=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&hl=en&client=mv-google&v=T9M61MGFRoY&nomobile=1)
Title: Re: BattLe Born
Post by: The Grave on June 07, 2012, 10:09:33 AM
 :'( tears of joy. LOOKING AMAZING

COME ON AND GET SOME TOUR DATES
Title: Re: BattLe Born
Post by: The Grave on June 07, 2012, 10:14:25 AM
love the symbol. but I want atleast a month  :-\
Title: Re: BattLe Born
Post by: balchinian1 on June 07, 2012, 10:33:14 AM
they said more guitars on this one...i dont hear more guitars!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on June 07, 2012, 12:20:05 PM
That instrumental is sounding pretty good though. I can see it as the album opener, a lead-in to a big song
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on June 07, 2012, 12:21:44 PM
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That instrumental is sounding pretty good though. I can see it as the album opener, a lead-in to a big song
yea. especially that drum beat at the end  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on June 07, 2012, 12:24:33 PM
 :D I'M SO EXCITED
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on June 07, 2012, 01:37:32 PM
WOW that's awesome

yknow when the Muse trailer came out <i dont like Muse> all i could think was oh MAN i wish Killers would do this......so you can thank me
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on June 07, 2012, 01:42:08 PM
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WOW that's awesome

yknow when the Muse trailer came out <i dont like Muse> all i could think was oh MAN i wish Killers would do this......so you can thank me
I knew you had something to do with this DS.

but no likey Muse  :'(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on June 07, 2012, 01:43:34 PM
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WOW that's awesome

yknow when the Muse trailer came out <i dont like Muse> all i could think was oh MAN i wish Killers would do this......so you can thank me
I knew you had something to do with this DS.

but no likey Muse  :'(

also dont like MX!! :D

but yea this sounds good it's a great teaser, no vocals or anything just some music
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: hartroc on June 07, 2012, 02:26:10 PM
Not a fan of the Battle Born logo (the one with the lightning bolt). And that seems like a lame thing to pick on, but an album's visual aesthetic is really important to me for some reason. Haha

Of course, I'll withhold judgement until I actually hear the album though. Haha
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Boom Cha! on June 07, 2012, 04:23:16 PM
Finally!  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on June 07, 2012, 04:33:58 PM
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Finally!  8)

yea seriously! i have a feeling the flood gates will be opening soon. i mean were bound to get more with al the festivals theyre playin this summer, right?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Mercurial on June 07, 2012, 04:48:16 PM
New Killers and Muse....unreal! I can't handle it, lol. /faints
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: balchinian1 on June 07, 2012, 04:57:07 PM
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New Killers and Muse....unreal! I can't handle it, lol. /faints
Seconded!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Mercurial on June 07, 2012, 05:08:00 PM
I watched the trailer (who came up with this album trailer stuff? I like it, lol), it gave me a 80's vibe, the logo, the way it appeared on the screen and the music. Seemed like the intro to an early 80's movie or something.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on June 07, 2012, 05:10:15 PM
I'm so freakin excited
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on June 07, 2012, 05:15:40 PM
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I watched the trailer (who came up with this album trailer stuff? I like it, lol), it gave me a 80's vibe, the logo, the way it appeared on the screen and the music. Seemed like the intro to an early 80's movie or something.

i think that's what they're going for. and i get an ACDC vibe from the lightening bolt logo
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on June 17, 2012, 10:22:30 AM
Read this article

Quote
The Killers are dying to cut loose
The Killers are dying to get back on the road. Source: The Sunday Telegraph

Down the business end of their Las Vegas studios, The Killers' drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr is anxiously pacing.

Not because the band is unveiling songs from their fourth album Battle Born - named after their studio - to prying journalists. Rather in his head, he's already way out of his home town of Vegas and firmly on the road.

"Our touring starts from July through to question mark," he says, happy with the open-ended schedule.

"It's been too long making this record. Unnaturally long."

Battle Born is indeed the most time The Killers have ever spent on a record, arriving four years after their third album Day & Age.

"It's time," Vannucci says.

"I can't wait to get out of this f-ing studio so we can go out and play. There's a craziness that's been building up and up, making me into a crazy person.

"You get to a point where the songs are in a place were you don't really need to worry about them, they just need to be mixed.

"So my mind is already towards the live show, it's like getting out of jail, you're ready to show the world."

First up, there's an album to finish. For the first time in The Killers' history, they've used multiple producers on one album - five all up.

There's Daniel Lanois, who frontman Brandon Flowers bonded with on his 2010 solo album Flamingo.

"He makes you want to be better," Flowers says. "That's a good start right there."

There's also Pearl Jam producer Brendan O'Brien, who invited the band to Nashville, Bjork's cohort Damian Taylor, Stuart Price, who produced Day & Age, and Brit Steve Lillywhite, the man behind some of their favourite U2, Talking Heads and Morrissey records.

Battle Born sees the Killers return to the Americana-feel of their Sam's Town album.

The ridiculously catchy Runaways slots nicely next to The Killers' rock anthems including When You Were Young.

"There's more in that vein on the album," Flowers says. "You've got to tap into that sucker if you can."

After the "experimental" Day & Age, Battle Born sees guitars back front and centre in The Killers.

"Thank God," Vannucci says. "Day & Age was a reaction to Sam's Town," Flowers says. "This is almost a reaction to Day & Age. You just can't help it."

The band are in the midst of mixing the record with Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine) who'll add cohesion from the various producers.

Then comes the process of deciding what makes the cut. One newbie - Rising Tide - is on shaky ground when we speak. The catchy Flesh and Bone looks locked in. As does Carry Me Home. One song - Miss Atomic Bomb - was dumped, then salvaged.

"I can't imagine it not being on the album now," Flowers says. "I'm happy to hear

that dude," a relieved Vannucci says.

The title track is also a keeper.

The band are particularly happy with Heart Of A Girl which was recorded live, just 30 minutes after being written.

"It doesn't usually happen that fast," Flowers admits.

"It's great that it's 2012, where everyone's making everything perfect on computers, fixing pitches," Vannucci says. "That's just a nice snapshot of a band in a room, making music."

The other extreme is Here With Me, which sounds like precisely the kind of mainstream mid-tempo track The Killers haven't given American radio to date.

"It's one of the most accessible things we've ever done, definitely," Flower says.

Flowers admits he's anxious about The Killers' comeback after so long away, but notes the misunderstood Day & Age (whose use of saxophone, divisive at the time, is now the instrument du jour) featured the right songs at perhaps the wrong time.

"(2008 single) Human was ahead of its time," Flowers says. "If you put that sh- out right now it would destroy. It's our biggest song pound for pound. But now we're about to throw you on another loop."

Battle Born is due to be released later this year


 8)

#NUUUUTTTTT
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on June 17, 2012, 10:28:23 AM
omagawd. if BB is like Sam's Town....
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on June 17, 2012, 11:05:14 AM
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omagawd. if BB is like Sam's Town....

ive read interviews where they say it basically sounds like all the other 3. or that most of the songs could of come from any of the 3, that and all the producers involved makes me hope its not a incohseive mess

"(2008 single) Human was ahead of its time," Flowers says. "If you put that sh- out right now it would destroy. It's our biggest song pound for pound. But now we're about to throw you on another loop."

 ::) k brandon if you say so. his ego is kinda ridic
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on June 27, 2012, 06:09:06 PM
The first single "Runaway" is set to be released on July 10th.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on June 27, 2012, 06:37:19 PM
wow. how come TK and Muse keep announcing News together
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on June 27, 2012, 06:38:13 PM
I don't know but I like it!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on June 27, 2012, 06:40:02 PM
where is your source  :P

I do trust you though  ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on June 27, 2012, 06:47:34 PM
Some official guy posted it on twitter, and then it spread to Tumblr.

https://twitter.com/rub3n_roxx/status/218121075253460996
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on June 27, 2012, 06:48:32 PM
hope it's true.

I will have to get some money. cause the two Blur singles are coming out Monday
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on June 27, 2012, 06:52:37 PM
I still need to download Survival  :-[

I'll try to buy iTunes money, but will most likely download it off YouTube like all my other music for the past 6 months
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on June 27, 2012, 06:55:11 PM
I spent all my money already. wish I knew before then  :(

have enough money left for 1 song. why do songs cost 1.29 :'(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on June 27, 2012, 06:55:59 PM
iTunes made a bad choice for that one
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on June 27, 2012, 06:57:50 PM
yeah. They also need to start selling 5 dollar Itunes giftcards. sell a lot more
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on June 27, 2012, 07:03:00 PM
Even $10 giftcards I'd buy. But I usually don't have $15 to spare
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on June 27, 2012, 07:04:08 PM
I know right. and who the hell buys 100 dollar cards?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on June 27, 2012, 07:06:43 PM
Ikr, that's just pointless. I swear, some of these big corporate people are not the smartest people out there
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on June 27, 2012, 07:07:54 PM
you know what we should do. We should make a new type of Itunes. and call it Puzzles
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on June 27, 2012, 07:10:11 PM
 :D That is a genius idea
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on June 27, 2012, 07:42:53 PM
wow. 2 weeks? man. excitement pumps thru my veins on this evening.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 02, 2012, 12:32:39 PM
New Single Cover

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=12634304&l=1251e48b96&id=35718435694
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 02, 2012, 12:33:30 PM
I can't wait!!  :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 02, 2012, 12:43:37 PM
FAIL.

still no tracklisting or album art?

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 02, 2012, 01:25:49 PM
I like it

and no
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 02, 2012, 05:48:04 PM
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I like it

and no

nothing wrong but they're gonna pull a coldplay and give us all the real album info closer to the release date i guess
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 06, 2012, 10:48:49 AM
Runaways premiring on Zane Lowe 7:30 w/ a Brandon interview
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 06, 2012, 01:18:55 PM
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Runaways premiring on Zane Lowe 7:30 w/ a Brandon interview

as in next Tuesday, right?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 06, 2012, 01:20:57 PM
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Runaways premiring on Zane Lowe 7:30 w/ a Brandon interview

as in next Tuesday, right?
yeah
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 07, 2012, 10:17:08 AM
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Runaways premiring on Zane Lowe 7:30 w/ a Brandon interview

as in next Tuesday, right?
yeah

oh, you THINK you can hide from me on the Sweet Talk forums, KILLER KEN, but i sees you!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 07, 2012, 02:30:57 PM
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Runaways premiring on Zane Lowe 7:30 w/ a Brandon interview

as in next Tuesday, right?
yeah

oh, you THINK you can hide from me on the Sweet Talk forums, KILLER KEN, but i sees you!
yes Muntant Turtle avi  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 07, 2012, 02:45:10 PM
so the album will be released on the same day as Muse's album

do I sense another Oasis/Blur  :P







of course not. nobody cares about this music that much anymore
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: balchinian1 on July 07, 2012, 02:57:11 PM
how do you know the release date?!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 07, 2012, 02:57:44 PM
it's on Amazon

SHOULD BE THE GREATEST DAY EVER
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 07, 2012, 03:03:12 PM
i got a lil chuckle outta the fake cover art.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 07, 2012, 03:03:55 PM
I saw that. maybe if they used that as front and back. but not likely  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 07, 2012, 03:09:20 PM
i hope not its not very creative! its silly
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 07, 2012, 03:13:17 PM
yeah. it looks nice on the Runaways cover though

and is Sweet Talk always this empty?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 07, 2012, 03:22:05 PM
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yeah. it looks nice on the Runaways cover though

and is Sweet Talk always this empty?

Miami66 is there to, same sn.

Yea this is more active then its been in a year. I got into the Killers in like 2010 and dug thru the forums finding pre-HF demos and bootlegs, but now it's starting to kick into gear with Runaways around the corner. Most of the threards are lameeeeeeeeee. "Where is your Sams Town?" "What colors do you associate with the albums?" ummmmmmmmmmmm.......guys? get a hobby.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 07, 2012, 03:25:09 PM
it's better than some of them here :P

lol at Miami's post and Marty joined a few days ago like me


I knew it was you from your sig
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on July 07, 2012, 09:16:17 PM
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yeah. it looks nice on the Runaways cover though

and is Sweet Talk always this empty?

Miami66 is there to, same sn.

Yea this is more active then its been in a year. I got into the Killers in like 2010 and dug thru the forums finding pre-HF demos and bootlegs, but now it's starting to kick into gear with Runaways around the corner. Most of the threards are lameeeeeeeeee. "Where is your Sams Town?" "What colors do you associate with the albums?" ummmmmmmmmmmm.......guys? get a hobby.

I know I'm just very desparate for news
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 07, 2012, 09:23:34 PM
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yeah. it looks nice on the Runaways cover though

and is Sweet Talk always this empty?

Miami66 is there to, same sn.

Yea this is more active then its been in a year. I got into the Killers in like 2010 and dug thru the forums finding pre-HF demos and bootlegs, but now it's starting to kick into gear with Runaways around the corner. Most of the threards are lameeeeeeeeee. "Where is your Sams Town?" "What colors do you associate with the albums?" ummmmmmmmmmmm.......guys? get a hobby.

I know I'm just very desparate for news
this. it's really empty. no news really
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on July 07, 2012, 09:25:20 PM
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yeah. it looks nice on the Runaways cover though

and is Sweet Talk always this empty?

Miami66 is there to, same sn.

Yea this is more active then its been in a year. I got into the Killers in like 2010 and dug thru the forums finding pre-HF demos and bootlegs, but now it's starting to kick into gear with Runaways around the corner. Most of the threards are lameeeeeeeeee. "Where is your Sams Town?" "What colors do you associate with the albums?" ummmmmmmmmmmm.......guys? get a hobby.

I know I'm just very desparate for news
this. it's really empty. no news really

I swear to god if they don't come close to Nebraska I will $#!+ my pants. I might not be a fan of them anymore.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 07, 2012, 09:28:18 PM
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yeah. it looks nice on the Runaways cover though

and is Sweet Talk always this empty?

Miami66 is there to, same sn.

Yea this is more active then its been in a year. I got into the Killers in like 2010 and dug thru the forums finding pre-HF demos and bootlegs, but now it's starting to kick into gear with Runaways around the corner. Most of the threards are lameeeeeeeeee. "Where is your Sams Town?" "What colors do you associate with the albums?" ummmmmmmmmmmm.......guys? get a hobby.

I know I'm just very desparate for news
this. it's really empty. no news really

I swear to god if they don't come close to Nebraska I will $#!+ my pants. I might not be a fan of them anymore.
I think they're a band taht will tour everywhere again.

and they better come to Atlanta and play a better venue than the Atlanta Civic Center  >:(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 09, 2012, 10:10:09 PM
IT'S SO FREAKING EPIC
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 09, 2012, 10:57:53 PM
IT'S GONNA BE SO AMAZING LIVE
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 10, 2012, 06:26:06 AM
Link?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 06:26:45 AM
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Link?
just search on Tumblr. been posted plenty of times

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/the-killers?before=1341897024

WE CAN'T WAAAAAAAAAIT TIL TOMORROW
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 10, 2012, 06:33:13 AM
That sounds really good. I'll have to listen to it more later, but I already like what I hear
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 06:35:00 AM
it took me a few listens. I was about to go to sleep at midnight but then there was a guy on Sweet Talk beating around the bush  :P

it's amazing and will rock live  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Mercurial on July 10, 2012, 06:53:31 AM
Wow...love it. It reminds of "A Dustland Fairytale" and "Losing Touch". Almost has a Springsteen feel (except for synths).
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 07:36:50 AM
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Wow...love it. It reminds of "A Dustland Fairytale" and "Losing Touch". Almost has a Springsteen feel (except for synths).
I think more of a mix of D&A and ST. but more towards Sam's Town.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Mercurial on July 10, 2012, 09:36:02 AM
I agree, it's no Hot Fuss. The guitar riff is similar to LT and the feel of the song is similar to ADT, at least to me. Either way, it's good and it's going to be hard to wait for this release. Love The Killers. :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 10, 2012, 12:42:02 PM
I LOVE IT
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 12:43:36 PM
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I LOVE IT
8)

Brandon interview on Radio 1 right now
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 10, 2012, 12:44:23 PM
Well they definitely took a soaring anthem direction.

Excellent song for a first single.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 10, 2012, 12:47:34 PM
Link for the interview?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 12:49:01 PM
it's over. not very good though. just stuff already said. no tour announcements :'(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 10, 2012, 12:52:11 PM
Sadface. But at least Runaways is amazing
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 12:54:10 PM
http://www.xfm.co.uk/

interview with the band in 6 minutes
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 12:59:23 PM
damn UK people. not allowed to listen outside  >:(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 10, 2012, 12:59:49 PM
Booooooooo
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 01:03:04 PM
better get on youtube soon  ::)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 10, 2012, 01:09:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LOeImx0kW4&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LOeImx0kW4&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 01:10:47 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LOeImx0kW4&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LOeImx0kW4&feature=player_embedded)
I was talking about the Xfm interview but thanks for reminding me to listen to the song again  :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 01:23:12 PM
I read on Sweet Talk that they said there will be a UK tour in Autumn

THE KILLERS. Y U TOUR UK 1ST!!!!!!!!! >:(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 10, 2012, 01:26:45 PM
 :'(

I hope they tour the US in the spring/summer, along with Muse
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 01:29:45 PM
yeah. and I guess it's a good thing. I'm still broke from Springsteen and Coldplay  :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 10, 2012, 01:31:11 PM
My friend's sister saw Coldplay last night, and I guess if you create a MX shirt with neon colors, you can get picked to move to the front row. Some people in front of her got moved there
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 01:34:58 PM
oh that's the roadies. They don't sell the first 3 rows cause then all the rich people will be in front. So they get roadies to go up to the highest levels and ask them about Coldplay. If they know they're stuff they're upgraded.

but enough about Coldplay. BRANDON I WANT SOME EFIIN DATES  >:(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 10, 2012, 01:36:33 PM
Sweet!

Me too. And I still want some Muse news
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 01:38:36 PM
we'll get a single soon enough.

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Boom Cha! on July 10, 2012, 02:22:40 PM
I'm a little disappointed. :/

Maybe it just needs some time to grow on me.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 10, 2012, 02:29:55 PM
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oh that's the roadies. They don't sell the first 3 rows cause then all the rich people will be in front. So they get roadies to go up to the highest levels and ask them about Coldplay. If they know they're stuff they're upgraded.

but enough about Coldplay. BRANDON I WANT SOME EFIIN DATES  >:(

yea i was sitting in nosebleed with a mom and her teen son, her husband and their other 3 kids were selected to go up front, leaving mom and son behind <they werent all sitting together>

yea it's good i dont get the WYWY comparisons but it's def more Sams Town. It reminds me more of Flamingo than anything
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 02:33:11 PM
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I'm a little disappointed. :/

Maybe it just needs some time to grow on me.
a lot of people are saying that. I'm sure it will grow though  ;)

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oh that's the roadies. They don't sell the first 3 rows cause then all the rich people will be in front. So they get roadies to go up to the highest levels and ask them about Coldplay. If they know they're stuff they're upgraded.

but enough about Coldplay. BRANDON I WANT SOME EFIIN DATES  >:(

yea i was sitting in nosebleed with a mom and her teen son, her husband and their other 3 kids were selected to go up front, leaving mom and son behind <they werent all sitting together>

yea it's good i dont get the WYWY comparisons but it's def more Sams Town. It reminds me more of Flamingo than anything
if I was the son that got left I'd be pi**ed  :P

the beginning is more Flamingo but once it gets further in the Killers vibe kicks in more
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 10, 2012, 02:44:05 PM
yea i expected a "grower" D&A and Flamingo were growers but i revist them all the time, obv D&A more. and on top of that their lead singles <SMT, WYWY, Human> aren't the best the albums have to offer imo anyways
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 10, 2012, 02:44:45 PM
It kinda reminds me of WYWY. But mostly, all I hear is the classic Killers vibe, and that's good enough for me!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 02:45:09 PM
WYWY was

rank the first singles:
1. WYWY
2. Sombody Told Me
3. Runaways
4. Human
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 10, 2012, 02:48:38 PM
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WYWY was

rank the first singles:
1. WYWY
2. Sombody Told Me
3. Runaways
4. Human

no, i'm sayin each single was NOT the best song from it's respective album, i.e. WYWY isn't the best song on Sam's Town etc. unless that's what you meant.....that you think it was. it's top 5 but to me i like the title track off ST best probably.

question!

on Sweet Talk they seem to dislike Bones and Neon Tiger, both of which i LOVE!

thoughts?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 02:50:45 PM
WYWY is probably my fav Killers song. not a big fan of the album version of ST. love the Abbey Road version

and I agree. especially with Bones. Easily a top 10 song from the band. Neon Tiger is good, a medium track of the album
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 10, 2012, 02:56:47 PM
idk how i'd rank the singles. honestly i just think STM was overplayed so i'm not sure if that would affect my judgement of it. i love WYWY and Human thou and ive never even heard those <or any ST/D&A single> on the radio
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 02:57:48 PM
I have only heard songs like Mr. Brightside and SMT too.

I hate how people are demanding TK go back to Hot Fuss. it's a great album but I don't want the same stuff.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: balchinian1 on July 10, 2012, 02:58:50 PM
NOT ENOUGH GUITARS FOR MY LIKING
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 10, 2012, 02:59:54 PM
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I have only heard songs like Mr. Brightside and SMT too.

I hate how people are demanding TK go back to Hot Fuss. it's a great album but I don't want the same stuff.

yea the return to ST, while artistically might be a lil disliked, is fine with me. the synthy-new-wave of HF would seem like they were just trying to hard to be popular again, or more popular anyways. it's almost admirable they go back to the sound of an album that pretty much flopped as opposed to the easy cash grab return to HF's sound.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 03:02:04 PM
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yea that's the one problem. but Dave's picking is fantastic througout

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I have only heard songs like Mr. Brightside and SMT too.

I hate how people are demanding TK go back to Hot Fuss. it's a great album but I don't want the same stuff.

yea the return to ST, while artistically might be a lil disliked, is fine with me. the synthy-new-wave of HF would seem like they were just trying to hard to be popular again, or more popular anyways. it's almost admirable they go back to the sound of an album that pretty much flopped as opposed to the easy cash grab return to HF's sound.
wait did ST flop  ???

I don't think it's purely ST. it's Flamingo, ST and a bit of D&A keyboard
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 10, 2012, 03:04:39 PM
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yea that's the one problem. but Dave's picking is fantastic througout

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I have only heard songs like Mr. Brightside and SMT too.

I hate how people are demanding TK go back to Hot Fuss. it's a great album but I don't want the same stuff.

yea the return to ST, while artistically might be a lil disliked, is fine with me. the synthy-new-wave of HF would seem like they were just trying to hard to be popular again, or more popular anyways. it's almost admirable they go back to the sound of an album that pretty much flopped as opposed to the easy cash grab return to HF's sound.
wait did ST flop  ???

I don't think it's purely ST. it's Flamingo, ST and a bit of D&A keyboard

i'd be glad to be wrong but i was under the impression all Flowers cd's including Flamingo have flopped. Or maybe they just exaggerated that since they didn't live up to HF's sales
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 03:07:16 PM
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yea that's the one problem. but Dave's picking is fantastic througout

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I have only heard songs like Mr. Brightside and SMT too.

I hate how people are demanding TK go back to Hot Fuss. it's a great album but I don't want the same stuff.

yea the return to ST, while artistically might be a lil disliked, is fine with me. the synthy-new-wave of HF would seem like they were just trying to hard to be popular again, or more popular anyways. it's almost admirable they go back to the sound of an album that pretty much flopped as opposed to the easy cash grab return to HF's sound.
wait did ST flop  ???

I don't think it's purely ST. it's Flamingo, ST and a bit of D&A keyboard

i'd be glad to be wrong but i was under the impression all Flowers cd's including Flamingo have flopped. Or maybe they just exaggerated that since they didn't live up to HF's sales
oh you meant Flamingo  :D I think it did as it was expected. I don't think anyone thought it would get big.
Title: Re: Battle Born
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yea that's the one problem. but Dave's picking is fantastic througout

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I have only heard songs like Mr. Brightside and SMT too.

I hate how people are demanding TK go back to Hot Fuss. it's a great album but I don't want the same stuff.

yea the return to ST, while artistically might be a lil disliked, is fine with me. the synthy-new-wave of HF would seem like they were just trying to hard to be popular again, or more popular anyways. it's almost admirable they go back to the sound of an album that pretty much flopped as opposed to the easy cash grab return to HF's sound.
wait did ST flop  ???

I don't think it's purely ST. it's Flamingo, ST and a bit of D&A keyboard

i'd be glad to be wrong but i was under the impression all Flowers cd's including Flamingo have flopped. Or maybe they just exaggerated that since they didn't live up to HF's sales
oh you meant Flamingo  :D I think it did as it was expected. I don't think anyone thought it would get big.

allow me to clarify further
Sams Town, Day and Age, Flamingo were flops, or so i thought.
Title: Re: Battle Born
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yea that's the one problem. but Dave's picking is fantastic througout

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I have only heard songs like Mr. Brightside and SMT too.

I hate how people are demanding TK go back to Hot Fuss. it's a great album but I don't want the same stuff.

yea the return to ST, while artistically might be a lil disliked, is fine with me. the synthy-new-wave of HF would seem like they were just trying to hard to be popular again, or more popular anyways. it's almost admirable they go back to the sound of an album that pretty much flopped as opposed to the easy cash grab return to HF's sound.
wait did ST flop  ???

I don't think it's purely ST. it's Flamingo, ST and a bit of D&A keyboard

i'd be glad to be wrong but i was under the impression all Flowers cd's including Flamingo have flopped. Or maybe they just exaggerated that since they didn't live up to HF's sales
oh you meant Flamingo  :D I think it did as it was expected. I don't think anyone thought it would get big.

allow me to clarify further
Sams Town, Day and Age, Flamingo were flops, or so i thought.
pretty sure none of the Killers albums have flopped. maybe not reach HF ranking worldwide but certainly not flopped
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 10, 2012, 03:15:32 PM
even D&A?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 03:16:21 PM
I thought it'd done pretty well. Human was a pretty big hit, I remember it on the radio before I was a big fan
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on July 10, 2012, 09:51:07 PM
So i heard that this song premiered on the Kevin & Bean show this morning. So when does it hit iTunes?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 10, 2012, 09:57:07 PM
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So i heard that this song premiered on the Kevin & Bean show this morning. So when does it hit iTunes?
next week. so sad

BUT STILL SO EPIC
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: dferry09 on July 11, 2012, 04:56:56 AM
Runaways sounds great. The Killers' sound reminds me of a certain Mr Springsteen at times.

Looking forward to the new album if this is anything to go by.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 11, 2012, 07:27:40 AM
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Runaways sounds great. The Killers' sound reminds me of a certain Mr Springsteen at times.

Looking forward to the new album if this is anything to go by.

i'm sure the album will go up from here.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: hartroc on July 14, 2012, 11:23:39 PM
Yeah, definitely got a Flamingo sound to it.

Not a huge fan, I'm afraid. :/
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on July 15, 2012, 09:42:41 AM
I did NOT like it upon the first listen. However I've listened to it probably an average of 7 times a day since then and I LOVE IT
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 15, 2012, 10:00:07 AM
i can only see people not liking this song as it's Killers by number, but in the best way, imo. it's a very accesible song, i love it. though i think i haven't listened to it since Friday :(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 15, 2012, 01:46:53 PM
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I did NOT like it upon the first listen. However I've listened to it probably an average of 7 times a day since then and I LOVE IT
that seems like the story for everybody  :D

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i can only see people not liking this song as it's Killers by number, but in the best way, imo. it's a very accesible song, i love it. though i think i haven't listened to it since Friday :(
my view count has been been stale the last few days  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 16, 2012, 09:49:33 PM
Runaways is on US Itunes  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 19, 2012, 12:12:41 PM
First Warm up in North Carolina tonight

someone said that Runaways, Flesh and Bone and Miss Atomic Bomb have been soundchecked. can't wait til they're on Itunes. feels kinda the same like Mylo Xyloto did with a lot of the songs being played early
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 19, 2012, 01:12:38 PM
itll be real difficult to not spoil the new stuff by dl'ing bootlegs. must refrain!
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Post by: The Grave on July 19, 2012, 01:17:19 PM
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itll be real difficult to not spoil the new stuff by dl'ing bootlegs. must refrain!
I'm not sure what I'm gonna do yet but it's definitely exciting  :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: balchinian1 on July 19, 2012, 03:41:47 PM
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Runaways is on US Itunes  ;D 8)
so unfair
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Post by: The Grave on July 19, 2012, 04:54:11 PM
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Runaways is on US Itunes  ;D 8)
so unfair
yeah. it's weird how they haven't put it there yet
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 20, 2012, 07:38:31 AM
Rising Tide, Miss Atomic Bomb and Flesh and Bones were all played last night. I love Rising Tide and MAB but Flesh and Bones didn't really live up the hype  :-\
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 20, 2012, 12:01:22 PM
now Flesh and Bone is growing. All 3 songs will be fantastic on record
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 20, 2012, 09:38:29 PM
reports of new songs Here On Out and Battle Born played tonight. no comfirmation
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Peter Parker on July 21, 2012, 12:30:43 PM
 ;D
http://open.spotify.com/track/7JBdvzcuoPEZxXvU2Z0j2g
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 21, 2012, 03:25:42 PM
video for Runaways to be released on July 26th

another performance tonight at the Firefly Festival in Delaware
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 22, 2012, 07:56:15 AM
where is everyone  :D just heard Here On Out and it's another great song. This will be their best album yet  8)

Flesh and Bone is growing on me too.

ranking the new songs

1. Runaways
2. Flesh and Bone
3. Miss Atomic Bomb
4. Here On Out
5. The Rising Tide

hope all the songs make the album
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 22, 2012, 09:24:43 AM
please dont be a victim of NME <New Music Excitement>, Boy Wonder...............

i won't listen to these till i hear the album. i dont want some crappy nosebleed-recording of a great song to be my first listen. i'm sure i'll like the album fine but i have a feeling it'll be a grower
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 22, 2012, 12:57:10 PM
they aren't bad. they're close cause the venues were small and the quality from last night's show was good
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 22, 2012, 08:50:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKrB-S65q7s - Flesh and Bone from Firefly

if anyone wants some good quality this person has good vids.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on July 22, 2012, 09:45:49 PM
yeah I think I'll just wait for the album.

Runaway is underwhelming...

don't think some phone footage will give me the best viewing and listening experience.
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Post by: THRILLHO on July 22, 2012, 09:47:16 PM
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yeah I think I'll just wait for the album.

Runaway is underwhelming...

don't think some phone footage will give me the best viewing and listening experience.

this. Sept. 17th isnt that far off. I mean it IS but i can survive. If they release another single before then i'll listen for sure.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on July 22, 2012, 09:50:17 PM
anticipation of a new album is bloody brilliant. Just wait. Be patient. get excited.

Like many here, I still remember hearing Zoo Station for the first time.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 22, 2012, 09:51:06 PM
I like listening to them spread out. It lets me appreciate the song more. Unfortunetly when I hear an album in full the first time I tend to stick to my favorites and not listen to the whole thing after a few listens

and Runaways is fantastic
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 25, 2012, 02:20:01 PM
in the tradition of being the first to unveil new album covers to the @U2 users <MX>, i present to you the Battle Born cover......

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Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 25, 2012, 02:31:12 PM
LOVE IT!!!!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 25, 2012, 03:31:30 PM
YOU STOLE THE COVER?!?!1

im bummed the tracklisting wasnt released too
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 25, 2012, 04:13:32 PM
I like it
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 25, 2012, 05:39:33 PM
tracklisting should be soon. we're too close

I stole this avi from Sweet Talk
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 25, 2012, 05:43:11 PM
I can't wait! Which songs have they already played?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 25, 2012, 05:50:57 PM
they've played

Runaways. duh
Flesh and Bone
The Rising Tide
Miss Atomic Bomb
Here On Out

I think all of them except Rising Tide will be on for certain. Last I saw the band aren't sure of it yet.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 25, 2012, 05:53:15 PM
I love Runaways. How are the rest?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 25, 2012, 05:55:48 PM
Flesh and Bone has grown so much. It's on the same level with Runaways now; can't wait for good audio

Miss Atomic Bomb is great. The consensus on Sweet Talk is that it's the girl from the Mr. Brightside story

Rising Tide is good but we've known that since last year  ;)

Here on Out is iffy for me. Too short and too simple
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 25, 2012, 05:58:19 PM
Sounds good, I listen to them now.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on July 25, 2012, 08:07:05 PM
holy crap the album art is AWESOME!!!!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on July 25, 2012, 11:04:31 PM
The art is so 80's, I love it. Journey, Asia, Boston, etc. would be so proud. 8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: MASTER YODA on July 25, 2012, 11:55:27 PM
this has more posts than the new U2 album in 2013....sad ---> :(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 26, 2012, 07:27:37 AM
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this has more posts than the new U2 album in 2013....sad ---> :(

well, the Killers are a fresh young band, and it's been 4 years since they've released an album. U2 have more or less run their course, Killers are just starting out.
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Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 26, 2012, 07:47:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMbyWSGYUgc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMbyWSGYUgc)

Very nice
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 26, 2012, 07:52:53 AM
amazing with just the band but the images are fantastic
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Post by: The Grave on July 26, 2012, 07:59:34 AM
and to add on. LOVE the use of the road, although I thought we'd see the horse and car in there somewhere  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 26, 2012, 09:15:14 PM
Holy S-word.  Just heard Runaways for the first time.  WOW.
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Post by: The Grave on July 26, 2012, 09:16:52 PM
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Holy S-word.  Just heard Runaways for the first time.  WOW.
exactly
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 26, 2012, 09:28:35 PM
Yea, basically blown away on first listen. Semi-average lyrics, but Flowers' delivery is stunning and the music sounds gripping.  Absolutely loved it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 26, 2012, 09:30:46 PM
yea. a bit too much cliche but he is fantastic throughout
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 26, 2012, 09:32:43 PM
Watching the Live from Royal Albert Hall DVD has made me very excited for this album. And I'm loving Runaways more and more every listen.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 26, 2012, 09:35:25 PM
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yea. a bit too much cliche but he is fantastic throughout

Exactly.  The cliche lyrics hide behind the awesome delivery.  Still love it
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 26, 2012, 09:37:29 PM
I've been watching the new songs live so much.  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 26, 2012, 09:59:04 PM
"We can't WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTT til tomorrow"

and

"We all just runaway"

are my two favorite lines/deliveries right now.  Especially how the chorus of voices sings "runaway" in the first line of the chorus  :)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on July 26, 2012, 10:14:22 PM
I love the last verse. The part where Brandon sings "Ain't we ALL, JUST, RUNAWAAAAAYYSSS" and Ronnie bangs on the drums is awesome
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 27, 2012, 07:39:47 AM
I love it everytime Brandon sings "Ain't We All Just Runaways" and then fistpumps live and in the video  ;
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on July 31, 2012, 03:21:04 PM
You guys are kidding right?

I love the killers but they have released this song 15 times already...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on July 31, 2012, 03:24:13 PM
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You guys are kidding right?

I love the killers but they have released this song 15 times already...
why is it always bad for a band to release a song that sounds like previous material. Looking at all their other new songs it will be a different album than others.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: balchinian1 on July 31, 2012, 03:30:27 PM
when will this be on UK itunes?!
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Post by: The Grave on July 31, 2012, 04:25:07 PM
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when will this be on UK itunes?!
they're saying not til September  :-\
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on August 01, 2012, 02:26:39 AM
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You guys are kidding right?

I love the killers but they have released this song 15 times already...
why is it always bad for a band to release a song that sounds like previous material. Looking at all their other new songs it will be a different album than others.

It's not 'bad'...

It's just not particularly interesting.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 01, 2012, 07:28:34 AM
Yea i'd agree with this. it's been a month since it came out and i haven't listened to it since the first week of release. ill give it a re-visit today but yea its a lil to safe for them. still excited for the album but my hopes have been tamed
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 01, 2012, 09:21:43 AM
I've been listening to it less but still a lot. The video is fantastic
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 01, 2012, 02:47:02 PM
ill watch the video later i should give the song another go-round.

48 days till i am Battle Born!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Boom Cha! on August 02, 2012, 05:14:16 PM
The more I hear this song the more uninterested I become in the new album. They can and have done so much better than this song.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 02, 2012, 05:16:38 PM
it's pretty weird. All I'm seeing on Sweet Talk is positive reviews and the bad responses are little to none

but here noone is liking it. weird
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Boom Cha! on August 02, 2012, 05:36:26 PM
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it's pretty weird. All I'm seeing on Sweet Talk is positive reviews and the bad responses are little to none

but here noone is liking it. weird

I'm a member of Sweet Talk (I haven't been on it in years), but I don't like that forum. It's only filled with teenage girls posting things like; "OMG!!!!111 Brandon is soooooooo HAWT!!!".

Needless to say, I respected none of their opinions on music. Then again, things could be different there now.
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Post by: The Grave on August 02, 2012, 05:55:54 PM
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it's pretty weird. All I'm seeing on Sweet Talk is positive reviews and the bad responses are little to none

but here noone is liking it. weird

I'm a member of Sweet Talk (I haven't been on it in years), but I don't like that forum. It's only filled with teenage girls posting things like; "OMG!!!!111 Brandon is soooooooo HAWT!!!".

Needless to say, I respected none of their opinions on music. Then again, things could be different there now.
but I'm not a girl and I say that about Brandon  :P

but I've been there for a few weeks and haven't seen much of that. I know the almight DS appears there too
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on August 02, 2012, 06:19:39 PM
The Sweet Talk forum is a joke. The victims forum however is pretty good.
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Post by: The Grave on August 02, 2012, 06:21:55 PM
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The Sweet Talk forum is a joke. The victims forum however is pretty good.
I would join but.....you know.....money  :P
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The Sweet Talk forum is a joke. The victims forum however is pretty good.
I would join but.....you know.....money  :P

yea i'd never pay money to join a forum or a fan club for that matter honestly
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The Sweet Talk forum is a joke. The victims forum however is pretty good.
I would join but.....you know.....money  :P

yea i'd never pay money to join a forum or a fan club for that matter honestly
only U2. and only if it's something as good as U22
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The Sweet Talk forum is a joke. The victims forum however is pretty good.
I would join but.....you know.....money  :P

yea i'd never pay money to join a forum or a fan club for that matter honestly
only U2. and only if it's something as good as U22

Kenning is wise beyond his years
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 07, 2012, 09:32:52 PM
lol looks like we'ere getting trailers for each member

http://www.spinner.com/2012/08/07/the-killers-ronnie-the-sage-a-battle-born-album-trailer/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Spinner+%28Spinner.com%29&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: satellitedog01 on August 10, 2012, 05:00:08 PM
Are they playing new songs at festivals? My girlfriend really wants to go to Sziget Festival, and only three foreign acts will play who might be of interest to us. The Killers, Lamb (the current favourite, but not clashing with TKs) and The Ting Tings on the same stage after Lamb (at the same time as TKs). Since both The Ting Tings and Killers are pop, it will be an on the spot decision. Are the new songs worth the screaming girls?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 12, 2012, 07:18:36 PM
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Are they playing new songs at festivals? My girlfriend really wants to go to Sziget Festival, and only three foreign acts will play who might be of interest to us. The Killers, Lamb (the current favourite, but not clashing with TKs) and The Ting Tings on the same stage after Lamb (at the same time as TKs). Since both The Ting Tings and Killers are pop, it will be an on the spot decision. Are the new songs worth the screaming girls?
yes. the new songs they have been playing are fantastic. Runaways of course, Flesh and Bone, Miss Atomic Bomb, From Here on Out and sometimes The Rising Tide
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 12, 2012, 07:30:50 PM
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Are they playing new songs at festivals? My girlfriend really wants to go to Sziget Festival, and only three foreign acts will play who might be of interest to us. The Killers, Lamb (the current favourite, but not clashing with TKs) and The Ting Tings on the same stage after Lamb (at the same time as TKs). Since both The Ting Tings and Killers are pop, it will be an on the spot decision. Are the new songs worth the screaming girls?
yes. the new songs they have been playing are fantastic. Runaways of course, Flesh and Bone, Miss Atomic Bomb, From Here on Out and sometimes The Rising Tide

must avoid these songs!!!!! sept 18th isnt that far!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 12, 2012, 07:44:53 PM
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Are they playing new songs at festivals? My girlfriend really wants to go to Sziget Festival, and only three foreign acts will play who might be of interest to us. The Killers, Lamb (the current favourite, but not clashing with TKs) and The Ting Tings on the same stage after Lamb (at the same time as TKs). Since both The Ting Tings and Killers are pop, it will be an on the spot decision. Are the new songs worth the screaming girls?
yes. the new songs they have been playing are fantastic. Runaways of course, Flesh and Bone, Miss Atomic Bomb, From Here on Out and sometimes The Rising Tide

must avoid these songs!!!!! sept 18th isnt that far!
I do not have the will power of the mighty DS
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 12, 2012, 08:10:59 PM
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Are they playing new songs at festivals? My girlfriend really wants to go to Sziget Festival, and only three foreign acts will play who might be of interest to us. The Killers, Lamb (the current favourite, but not clashing with TKs) and The Ting Tings on the same stage after Lamb (at the same time as TKs). Since both The Ting Tings and Killers are pop, it will be an on the spot decision. Are the new songs worth the screaming girls?
yes. the new songs they have been playing are fantastic. Runaways of course, Flesh and Bone, Miss Atomic Bomb, From Here on Out and sometimes The Rising Tide

must avoid these songs!!!!! sept 18th isnt that far!
I do not have the will power of the mighty DS

Almighty DS was not ALWAYS this strong young Kenning. It took years to obtain the strength to resist!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: satellitedog01 on August 13, 2012, 03:10:45 AM
Okay, I went to see their gig yesterday. LMFAO were playing before them, so there was a large crowd gathered already.
The Killers played for about 1h 45 minutes, maybe a song or two longer. I'm not sure, I left after All These Things... which was the last one before the encore, which included Smile Like You Mean It and When You Were Young, and a third song at least which I don't remember now... (it takes time to leave the festival grounds, so I caught some of the encore)
The show included the usual singles of course. The only new song I heard them play was Miss Atomic Bomb (Brandon announced it before), which was sadly better than most of the non-singles they crammed into the show.

I don't think I'll become an album buying fan, as most songs sounded the same (surprised me actually how little many songs differed in mood or melody or even dynamics) I was wishing for U2 to be playing instead, and I didn't like 360° at all.
Also Brandon still sounds like some dramatic chipmunk when he's pushing it, and yesterday he was pushing his voice a lot, missing melodies and basically he was a bit shouty. On the plus side, he wasn't singing out of tune too often, which he did when I first heard them in person at the Vertigo show in Chorzow, Poland in 2005.
Good stage presence (a little nerdy, but still okay) and he was in good mood, the guitarist was into it as was the drummer.
The crowd was very responsive and numerous, almost stadium sized. (I stood far on the right of stage still in thick crowd, about 60-80 meters away from the stage and we were in the upper third of the field, length wise in relation)
All in all it was a fun show with good sound, and Brandon was beaming all the way through.

Oh, I think it might be a live regular (it was pretty obvious sounding), but they played a one guitar plus voice version of Forever Young.

The festival was broadcast live on Youtube (don't know much about the approach for this, or if The Killers were added or not) so here's the festival's channel http://www.youtube.com/szigetofficial?feature=etp-gs-shu and they might add some of their set later.

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 13, 2012, 12:59:35 PM
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Okay, I went to see their gig yesterday. LMFAO were playing before them, so there was a large crowd gathered already.
The Killers played for about 1h 45 minutes, maybe a song or two longer. I'm not sure, I left after All These Things... which was the last one before the encore, which included Smile Like You Mean It and When You Were Young, and a third song at least which I don't remember now... (it takes time to leave the festival grounds, so I caught some of the encore)
The show included the usual singles of course. The only new song I heard them play was Miss Atomic Bomb (Brandon announced it before), which was sadly better than most of the non-singles they crammed into the show.

I don't think I'll become an album buying fan, as most songs sounded the same (surprised me actually how little many songs differed in mood or melody or even dynamics) I was wishing for U2 to be playing instead, and I didn't like 360° at all.
Also Brandon still sounds like some dramatic chipmunk when he's pushing it, and yesterday he was pushing his voice a lot, missing melodies and basically he was a bit shouty. On the plus side, he wasn't singing out of tune too often, which he did when I first heard them in person at the Vertigo show in Chorzow, Poland in 2005.
Good stage presence (a little nerdy, but still okay) and he was in good mood, the guitarist was into it as was the drummer.
The crowd was very responsive and numerous, almost stadium sized. (I stood far on the right of stage still in thick crowd, about 60-80 meters away from the stage and we were in the upper third of the field, length wise in relation)
All in all it was a fun show with good sound, and Brandon was beaming all the way through.

Oh, I think it might be a live regular (it was pretty obvious sounding), but they played a one guitar plus voice version of Forever Young.

The festival was broadcast live on Youtube (don't know much about the approach for this, or if The Killers were added or not) so here's the festival's channel http://www.youtube.com/szigetofficial?feature=etp-gs-shu and they might add some of their set later.

HAHAHA that was funny!

and, Forever Young? as in......Rod Stewart's song? orrrr.......? I hate that it doesnt look like theyll be playin their UV cover as i think they nailed it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 13, 2012, 02:52:13 PM
they also played Runaways and From Here on Out. worried that Flesh and Bone has missed a couple of shows now
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: satellitedog01 on August 13, 2012, 04:13:16 PM
They played Alphaville's '80s hit song DS.

@ Ken: Okay, I didn't know all the songs, but three is a good amount for a festival gig out of their homeland.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 15, 2012, 01:54:50 PM
1. Flesh and Bone
2. Runaways
3. Miss Atomic Bomb
4. Here with Me
5. Matter of Time
6. Deadlines and Commitments
7. The Way it Is
8. Rising Tide
9. Heart of a Girl
10. From Here on Out
11. Be Still
12. Battle Born

DELUXE EDITION:
13. Carry Me Home
14. Flesh and Bone (JLC Remix)
15. Prize Fighter
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on August 15, 2012, 02:24:16 PM
I like it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 15, 2012, 02:50:10 PM
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1. Flesh and Bone
2. Runaways
3. Miss Atomic Bomb
holy sh**
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 15, 2012, 02:50:41 PM
^.....what?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 15, 2012, 02:51:53 PM
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^.....what?
that will be the best start to an album ever
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on August 15, 2012, 02:52:19 PM
I hope they release their cover of Forever Young. It sounds amazing
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on August 15, 2012, 06:23:07 PM
The synth from Flesh and Bone (also the trailer music) is an eargasm.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 15, 2012, 06:33:02 PM
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The synth from Flesh and Bone (also the trailer music) is an eargasm.
YES. it's probably from the remix on the deluxe. which I will be getting  ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on August 15, 2012, 06:47:14 PM
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The synth from Flesh and Bone (also the trailer music) is an eargasm.
YES. it's probably from the remix on the deluxe. which I will be getting  ;)

I am definitely getting that now.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 15, 2012, 06:48:46 PM
Oh i just assumed that was the album ver.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on August 15, 2012, 06:52:56 PM
You can hear the synth during the chorus, but it's not exactly like the trailer.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 15, 2012, 06:54:51 PM
the snyth is more out front
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 16, 2012, 12:07:42 PM
https://artist.widgetmatic.com/killers/album/images/app/album4.jpg
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 16, 2012, 04:08:03 PM
GAH BREAK UP THE TRILOGY  >:(

still will be great before Rising Tide.

nice back cover
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 16, 2012, 05:31:48 PM
an amazing, studio sound Miss Atomic Bomb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1ayg0uZ6Zg
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 16, 2012, 08:35:07 PM
NO Kenning. Just. No.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 17, 2012, 02:44:57 PM
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NO Kenning. Just. No.
???
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 17, 2012, 04:04:31 PM
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NO Kenning. Just. No.
???
wait for the album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 17, 2012, 04:07:11 PM
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NO Kenning. Just. No.
???
wait for the album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've only heard Runaways *like everyone else*, Flesh and Bone, Miss Atomic Bomb, From Here on Out, and Rising Tide. less than half the album  :P

that's less than MX
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 17, 2012, 04:21:34 PM
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NO Kenning. Just. No.
???
wait for the album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've only heard Runaways *like everyone else*, Flesh and Bone, Miss Atomic Bomb, From Here on Out, and Rising Tide. less than half the album  :P

that's less than MX

 ::)

much like my experience with MX, you've probably ruined the best songs on the album by listening to the bootlegs. i really regret having known the first 4 songs of MX so well prior to release. But i assumed not all of them would make the cut... :(

and no, i'm not saying you shouldn't have listened to the lead single, tahts fine <even though i sometimes even avoid those>, ive heard Runaways <sadly it doesnt have staying power imo, forgettable>, Rising Tide <from a 2011 bootleg, i never would of guess it'd of made the album, i'm hoping its totally redone> and the F&B remix from the BB trailer. I ripped the audio from the youtube video and i have a "battle born" playlist already.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 17, 2012, 04:24:55 PM
well. there still is Heart of a Girl which Brandon said was part of the heart of the album. and Battle Born
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 18, 2012, 04:24:22 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/the-killers/65603?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fanpage-nmenews-killersv

can't stop drooling
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 18, 2012, 04:51:00 PM
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http://www.nme.com/news/the-killers/65603?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fanpage-nmenews-killersv

can't stop drooling

*FACEPALM*

Shadowplay? STILL? CMON morons cover UV please...............

i DO love the idea of a DLBIA cover!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 19, 2012, 07:22:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Lo4_JrmREw

drool
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 19, 2012, 01:52:58 PM
less than a month!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 21, 2012, 05:07:57 PM
pre-orders are being taken on iTunes for those that don't want to own the physical cd
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 21, 2012, 05:23:53 PM
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pre-orders are being taken on iTunes for those that don't want to own the physical cd
nah. Best Buy will be getting my visit Tuesday after school  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 21, 2012, 06:02:36 PM
does anybody know if you can pre order from stores like Best Buy?

and Mark trailer is up http://idolator.com/6827181/the-killers-battle-born-album-trailer-mark-the-silver
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: YeahNoYeah on August 23, 2012, 03:16:45 PM
I really hope this is better than Day & Age. D&A had some gems...Losing Touch, Human, Dustland but I wasn't impressed overall.

Runaways - what a terrible first single. Their weakest yet.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 23, 2012, 08:34:03 PM
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I really hope this is better than Day & Age. D&A had some gems...Losing Touch, Human, Dustland but I wasn't impressed overall.

Runaways - what a terrible first single. Their weakest yet.

D&A is gold through and through. It's a grower but it's solid from beginning to end. Runaways is depressingly forgettable. GOD i hope the album is only up from here.........
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 23, 2012, 08:37:09 PM
wow. out of the 3 forums I read. this is the one that has a bunch of negative views to Runaways.

I love it and it's in my top 5 TK songs
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 23, 2012, 08:39:01 PM
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wow. out of the 3 forums I read. this is the one that has a bunch of negative views to Runaways.

I love it and it's in my top 5 TK songs

i swear to God you're dead
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 23, 2012, 08:40:43 PM
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wow. out of the 3 forums I read. this is the one that has a bunch of negative views to Runaways.

I love it and it's in my top 5 TK songs

i swear to God you're dead
only you Almighty can swear to God
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on August 23, 2012, 10:53:13 PM
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wow. out of the 3 forums I read. this is the one that has a bunch of negative views to Runaways.

I love it and it's in my top 5 TK songs

We're U2 fans - we expect the best!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: YeahNoYeah on August 24, 2012, 11:42:08 AM
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D&A is gold through and through. It's a grower but it's solid from beginning to end. Runaways is depressingly forgettable. GOD i hope the album is only up from here.........

Yeah, it's not terrible but it's no Sam's Town. Also, Runaways sounds like something that would've been on Flamingo.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 24, 2012, 12:43:34 PM
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D&A is gold through and through. It's a grower but it's solid from beginning to end. Runaways is depressingly forgettable. GOD i hope the album is only up from here.........

Yeah, it's not terrible but it's no Sam's Town. Also, Runaways sounds like something that would've been on Flamingo.

Run sounds like Flamingo meets Sam's Town yea. I have high hopes for the album but i find the lead single to not stick with me like all of ST and D&A did. In that regards it's very much like Flamingo, which i love but doesnt get stuck in my head so to speak.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 24, 2012, 02:25:46 PM
oh DS what would you have wanted for a first single?

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wow. out of the 3 forums I read. this is the one that has a bunch of negative views to Runaways.

I love it and it's in my top 5 TK songs

We're U2 fans - we expect the best!
and TK are one of the best. especially Runaways  ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 24, 2012, 05:22:42 PM
http://www.thekillersmusic.com/battleborn/

apparently the standard version is only 11 songs now. not sure what got cut?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 24, 2012, 05:38:17 PM
I don't know but LOVE the look of the CD. I hope they just made a mis"type"  :P

must get vinyl
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 24, 2012, 05:42:02 PM
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I don't know but LOVE the look of the CD. I hope they just made a mis"type"  :P

must get vinyl

could be a typo yea . yea the cd looks cool. nah i never buy vinyl.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 24, 2012, 05:45:36 PM
I'm happy with the deluxe format for the CD. likes Noely G's Deluxe edition
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 25, 2012, 12:37:56 AM
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I'm happy with the deluxe format for the CD. likes Noely G's Deluxe edition

oh man im so glad i get to go see Noel in Nov!!!!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 28, 2012, 03:14:16 PM
12 songs are confirmed

and last trailer. Brandon. The Battle Born http://www.rollingstone.de/news/meldungen/article319347/the-killers-letzte-webisode-zum-neuen-album-battle-born.html
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on August 28, 2012, 03:28:52 PM
Those videos are epic.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 28, 2012, 03:52:00 PM
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Those videos are epic.

i'm not gonna watch em till the cd comes out lol i know theres no album tracks in the vids but itll be part of my BB release-day party! party for one ........ :(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 28, 2012, 05:56:50 PM
there are no spoilers fyi. it's just runaways.

and yes. the vids are awesome
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 29, 2012, 06:00:26 PM
should of be one of the greatest days ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J71ur0UpUXE&feature=g-all-u
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on August 29, 2012, 06:23:13 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 29, 2012, 06:29:27 PM
Mighty DS will resist!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 29, 2012, 06:29:57 PM
but it will be the day of the release  ::)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 29, 2012, 06:32:48 PM
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but it will be the day of the release  ::)

what, Lowly Kenning? what is that video even of? SPOILER FREE MIGHTY DS REIGNS
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 29, 2012, 06:34:15 PM
it's a trailer for the live American Express broadcast for the NYC concert
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 29, 2012, 06:39:07 PM
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it's a trailer for the live American Express broadcast for the NYC concert

when is this concert you tell tales of
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on August 29, 2012, 06:41:37 PM
it will be broadcasted live
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 29, 2012, 06:51:31 PM
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it will be broadcasted live

oh. i didnt realize you meant the show/cd release would be the same day. i understand now
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Post by: The Grave on August 29, 2012, 06:56:59 PM
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it will be broadcasted live

oh. i didnt realize you meant the show/cd release would be the same day. i understand now
and understanding is half the battle
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 31, 2012, 11:39:12 AM
Disc 1:

    Flesh And Bone
    Runaways
    The Way It Was
    Here With Me
    A Matter Of Time
    Deadlines And Commitments
    Miss Atomic Bomb
    The Rising Tide
    Heart Of A Girl
    From Here On Out
    Be Still
    Battle Born
    Carry Me Home
    Flesh And Bone (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
    Prize Fighter
    Be Still (Alternate Version)
    Runaways (Michel Remix)


2 more bonus tracks for the Australian version. Michel remixed Runaways for us. Whoever that is.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: YeahNoYeah on September 01, 2012, 05:18:04 PM
I have some high hopes for this era of The Killers just because it looks like Flowers ditched the spacesuit for good.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 04, 2012, 02:42:37 PM
damn UK.

October
26 Glasgow SECC
27 Aberdeen AECC
31 Birmingham LG Arena

November
3 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
4 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
5 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
8 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
9 Liverpool Echo Arena
13 Manchester Arena
16 London O2 Arena
17 London O2 Arena
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 04, 2012, 03:17:19 PM
TWO WEEKS
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 04, 2012, 03:18:59 PM
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TWO WEEKS
AlmightDSMANHUG
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Post by: THRILLHO on September 04, 2012, 03:26:42 PM
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TWO WEEKS
AlmightDSMANHUG

KENNINGCHESTBUMP
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 04, 2012, 03:30:33 PM
lol women chest bump. men hug
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Babyface1411 on September 09, 2012, 05:55:09 AM
I saw The Killers live one week ago, in Italy!! I loved them so much!!!....and Brandon is amazing!! ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 09, 2012, 02:25:54 PM
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I saw The Killers live one week ago, in Italy!! I loved them so much!!!....and Brandon is amazing!! ;)

The Perfect Day festival? Yea i'm currently listening to the broadcast bootleg. OMG these stupid dj's are talking over EVERY SONG! wow i love FM bootlegs but this is ridic....  :'(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 09, 2012, 02:43:17 PM
I thought you said no spoilers for you Almighty DS?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 09, 2012, 02:50:25 PM
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I thought you said no spoilers for you Almighty DS?

there aren't any. i deleted MAB off the ipod :D and ive heard Runaways i'm fine with listening to the lead single
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Babyface1411 on September 09, 2012, 03:40:28 PM
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I saw The Killers live one week ago, in Italy!! I loved them so much!!!....and Brandon is amazing!! ;)

The Perfect Day festival? Yea i'm currently listening to the broadcast bootleg. OMG these stupid dj's are talking over EVERY SONG! wow i love FM bootlegs but this is ridic....  :'(

yeah The Perfect Day festival! :)

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Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: balchinian1 on September 10, 2012, 12:59:28 PM
Im listening to them live on Radio 1 now ;D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 10, 2012, 05:04:14 PM
so previews leaked about an hour ago and were clickly taken away

 >:(

1 week left
Title: Re: Battle Born
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so previews leaked about an hour ago and were clickly taken away

 >:(

1 week left

ONE WEEK TILL KENNING AND ALMIGHTY DS ARE BATTLE BORN!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 10, 2012, 05:22:30 PM
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so previews leaked about an hour ago and were clickly taken away

 >:(

1 week left

ONE WEEK TILL KENNING AND ALMIGHTY DS ARE BATTLE BORN!
!!!!!!

some weird Euros and Aussies get it on Friday  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 10, 2012, 05:23:09 PM
http://www.thekillersmusic.com/preview

WAITING FOR MY DAD
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 10, 2012, 05:30:53 PM
they all sound amazing

favs so far: Flesh and Bone, Runaways, Here with Me, A Matter of Time *especially the end*, MISS ATOMIC BOMB, The Rising Tide and Battle Born

really like the backing vocals

Brandon's voice on Flesh and Bone sounds amazing

not to thrilled with Heart of a Girl

amazing way to end the day. some of the most intense minutes of my life

CAN'T WAIT TIL NEXT WEEK
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 10, 2012, 06:10:33 PM
1. Flesh and Bone
2. Miss Atomic Bomb
3. Runaways
4. Battle Born
5. Matter of Time
6. The Rising Tide
7. Here With Me
8. Deadlines and Commitments
9. The Way it Was
10. From Here on Out
11. Be Still
12. Heart of a Girl
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 10, 2012, 07:30:56 PM
God those are sounding awesome. Flesh and Bone will probably be one of my favorites songs of the year, that synth is just beautiful.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 10, 2012, 08:23:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l0w1E9ahZI

Here with Me was played live today

sounds awesome
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Boom Cha! on September 10, 2012, 11:48:48 PM
It's streaming right now on iTunes.  :)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 11, 2012, 01:13:11 AM
Am off to hear it at an industry preview tonight. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: satellitedog01 on September 11, 2012, 05:54:04 AM
Wow, going by the previews and the gig I went to in August, they have perfected what Meatloaf, Bryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen (among other masculine musicians) messed around childishly with in the eighties. What a band. I need some stonewashed jeans tees and frotte (terrycloth?) wrist and headbands to rock out. Also gas lighters will make a huge comeback, so stock up and forget your smartphones.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jick on September 11, 2012, 09:23:31 AM
Saw the clips on YT of the first live performance of "Here With Me".  I like the song.

Here is my best transcription of the lyrics:

---------

Wheels are turning
I remember when you were mine
Just to reach you
Baby I'd stand in line

But there's another world
you're living in
Tonight

And there's another heart
who's fading in
your life

I don't want your picture
On my celphone
I want you here
with me

I don't need those memories
In my head now
I want you here
with me

We spent the summer
Just laying out in the sun
Time seems to move so slowly
when you're taking it as it comes
Maybe we were just too young

Your body was tan
And you hair was too long
You showed me your smile
and my cares were gone


We're falling in love
With my soul in fright
You said "come on babe,
it will be alright"

I must have been a fool
to the bitter end
Now I hold on to hope
to have you back again

I bargain and
I fight

But there's another world
you're living in
Tonight

I don't want your picture
On my celphone
I want you here
with me

I don't need those memories
In my head now
I want you here
with me

When I saw you in the restaurant
The other day
And instead of walking towards you
I run away

I keep on waiting for you
for you to come around
come around and say


I don't want your picture
On my celphone
I want you here
with me

I don't need those memories
In my head now
I want you here
with me

-------------

So far so good from them.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on September 11, 2012, 09:37:19 AM
I guess I'm the only one who found his performance pitchy?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on September 11, 2012, 02:55:57 PM
I don't like to open my Christmas presents early but since I'll be out of town next week I decided to check out the free streaming on iTunes. So far I'm really enjoying it. It's not as heavy as they said it would be but I'm okay with that. It sounds like a natural sequel to Day & Age and I'm looking forward to listening to it over and over again when it's finally released.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 11, 2012, 02:57:30 PM
can you stream the album on a phone. I don't have my laptop for a few days and I can't figure out how to stream it  :-[
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 11, 2012, 03:01:39 PM
using mom's laptop  ;D

first listen here we go

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 11, 2012, 03:05:47 PM
Wait, you can listen to the whole thing on iTunes? :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 11, 2012, 03:09:02 PM
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Wait, you can listen to the whole thing on iTunes? :D
yep
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 11, 2012, 03:09:51 PM
Found it! Dear god, Flesh and Bone is sooooooooooo good.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 11, 2012, 03:10:29 PM
still installing Itunes on this laptop  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 11, 2012, 03:20:32 PM
installed and ready to go

will come back with rankings. probably will wait to review after a few listens
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 11, 2012, 04:12:50 PM
Songs:
1. Flesh and Bone
2. Miss Atomic Bomb
3. Battle Born
4. Matter of Time
5. Here With Me
6. Be Still
7. Runaways
8. The Rising Tide
9. Way It Was
10. Deadlines and Commitements
11. From Here On Out
12. Heart of a Girl
13. Prize Fighter
14. Carry Me Hom
 
Albums:
BATTLE BORN
Sam's Town
Hot Fuss
Day and Age

sweet gawd. this album is amazingness. no filler at all. every song is a good one
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 11, 2012, 04:14:11 PM
hard to believe that I thought Runaways was gonna be on top of that list seeing how amazing it is. unbelievable that they made 6 better songs  :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 11, 2012, 04:28:35 PM
1. Flesh and Bone - has there ever been a better album opener. just as good as the live version. so original 10/10
2. Runaways - great first single. very big song. 9.5/10
3. The Way it Was - great ballad. one of many on the album but good song 8/10
4. Here With Me - "I DON'T WANT YOUR PICTURE, ON MY CELL PHONE" in love with this line so much. great ballad 9.5/10
5. Matter of Time - totally surprised me. has a bit of a Hot Fuss feel too it which is never bad. 9.5/10
6. Deadlines and Commitments - not my favorite title of all time but a good song. love how he sings the title in the song 8/10
7. Miss Atomic Bomb - WOW. love this song so much that it doesn't need me talking. Top song from the band 10/10
8. The Rising Tide - have liked this song ever since it was played last year. Happy they put it on the album and it gels nicely
9. Heart of a Girl - ....ugh. the one song of the 12 on the normal version I'm not a huge fan of. still a decent song. Not a fan of the "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy and Baby, Baby, Baby" 7/10
10. From Here on Out - just jumping for joy with The Killers. nothing to see here. I just wanna get up and jump around with this song 8/10
11. Be Still - dear God. Brandon you are an angel. you're voice is amazing. "Don't break...character" just more amazing lyrics 9.5/10
12. Battle Born - BOOM!!!!! UP AGAINST THE WALL. EPIC ANTHEM and a great album closer. needs to a single. 10/10

13. Carry Me Home - not a big fan. good extra song though 6.5/10
14. Flesh and Bone (remix) - lol there isn't a version of this song I wouldn't like. BRING ON THE BANJO. 9.5/10
15. Prize Fighter - the better of the two non-remix bonus songs. 7/10

couldn't be happier with the album, everything I wanted and more. I of course expected a great album but this........wow. Probably tied with Sam's Town right now but might jump ahead.

THE FLAG THAT BEARS THE NAME

BATTLE BORN

first review
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 11, 2012, 04:46:51 PM
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 Albums:
BATTLE BORN
Sam's Town
Hot Fuss
Day and Age

sweet gawd. this album is amazingness. no filler at all. every song is a good one

 ::) Kenning lets calm the NME <new music excitment> down cmon now......
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 11, 2012, 04:48:09 PM
I agree that past reviews from albums have been a bit.... much *see Mylo Xyloto*

but this one.........just......just.....I COULDN'T WAIT ALMIGHTY DS
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 11, 2012, 04:52:00 PM
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I agree that past reviews from albums have been a bit.... much *see Mylo Xyloto*

but this one.........just......just.....I COULDN'T WAIT ALMIGHTY DS

ALMIGHTY DS understands! trust me......i REALLY want to hear this RIGHT NOW! the next week will be torturous for me reading about it!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 11, 2012, 04:53:19 PM
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I agree that past reviews from albums have been a bit.... much *see Mylo Xyloto*

but this one.........just......just.....I COULDN'T WAIT ALMIGHTY DS

ALMIGHTY DS understands! trust me......i REALLY want to hear this RIGHT NOW! the next week will be torturous for me reading about it!
I am proud of you Almighty. I don't have the will power to resist Brandon's Brandon-ness
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Mercurial on September 11, 2012, 06:21:16 PM
I'm weak, I'm listening to it on iTunes. Flesh and Bone is awesome, just awesome. They don't have it indexed together, so I have to figure out the tracks.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jick on September 11, 2012, 06:28:54 PM
I am listening to the album right now, it is awesome!  The best album from The Killers to date.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 11, 2012, 06:41:12 PM
God, I can't wait to listen to this.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 11, 2012, 06:47:40 PM
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I am listening to the album right now, it is awesome!  The best album from The Killers to date.

Cheers,

J
Jick is speaking da truth

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God, I can't wait to listen to this.
what's stopping you ???
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 11, 2012, 07:02:38 PM
I have too much work to do :(
But as soon as I'm free that's definitely the first thing I'm listening to!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 11, 2012, 07:05:36 PM
I listened to it while doing homework  ;)

now I'm done and it can get my full attention for a second listen
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 11, 2012, 07:14:03 PM
I'll probably end up doing that soon. I listened to Flesh and Bone though, and that blew me away.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 11, 2012, 07:18:03 PM
I KNOW. the album is so amazing. I need it on my Iphone  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 11, 2012, 07:20:54 PM
I need to preorder this asap.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on September 11, 2012, 07:38:06 PM
It's really good. It's not as heavy as I might have been hoping for but it sounds great and the songs have a lot of spirit behind them, something The Killers are great at. I'm looking forward to listening again when I get time!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 11, 2012, 08:06:28 PM
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Songs:
1. Flesh and Bone
2. Miss Atomic Bomb
3. Battle Born
4. Matter of Time
5. Here With Me
6. Be Still
7. Runaways
8. The Rising Tide
9. Way It Was
10. Deadlines and Commitements
11. From Here On Out
12. Carry Me Home
13. Heart of a Girl
14. Prize Fighter
 
adjust my rankings a bit. Carry Me Home has moved up

this album gets better every listen. can't get enough of A Matter of Time right now
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on September 11, 2012, 08:52:13 PM
So as far as past album similarity, it's closest in sound to D&A?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Boom Cha! on September 12, 2012, 12:32:45 AM
Am I the only one that's extremely disappointed? It's way too over-the-top, bombastic, and cheesy.

I'm hoping this is only a bump in the road for them.  :(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: satellitedog01 on September 12, 2012, 02:16:58 AM
It's the belated definition of '80s arena rock. A love or hate thing. Too cheesy for me.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Mercurial on September 12, 2012, 07:51:35 AM
I don't find it too cheesy, I love it. I think it's their best album yet. I love all the little synths on Flesh and Bone and how they sprinkled it into other songs.

I'd say it borrows from all of their albums. It's like they went with the Dustland Fairytale theme from D&A and took a 80's rock direction with it. I found D&A to be awesome but it had a LOT of synths, maybe too much for me. I think it's more D&A in theme but more Sam's Town/Hot Fuss in sound, IMHO.

I think the first thing that everyone will notice after listening to it is that Runaways is not even the best song, so many others are much better.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jick on September 12, 2012, 08:18:50 AM
Cheesy is actually a good thing.

This album is easy-listening. It captivates the audience in the first listen.

So some are immediately catchy with sing-a-long choruses.

"I don't want your picture on my celphone...."

This is exactly what The Killers need after a few duds and inaccessible tunes with their previous releases.

In this day and age (pun intended), albums have no time to "grow on you." It has got to capture you immediately and The Killers have done that with this one.

I hope U2 can do that with theirs.

Cheers,

J
 
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 12, 2012, 12:10:43 PM
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I don't find it too cheesy, I love it. I think it's their best album yet. I love all the little synths on Flesh and Bone and how they sprinkled it into other songs.

I'd say it borrows from all of their albums. It's like they went with the Dustland Fairytale theme from D&A and took a 80's rock direction with it. I found D&A to be awesome but it had a LOT of synths, maybe too much for me. I think it's more D&A in theme but more Sam's Town/Hot Fuss in sound, IMHO.

I think the first thing that everyone will notice after listening to it is that Runaways is not even the best song, so many others are much better.

this is what i assumed, lead singles are never the albums best song. it seem F&B is the clear favorite song at this point. i still havent heard the album thou :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 12, 2012, 02:31:31 PM
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I don't find it too cheesy, I love it. I think it's their best album yet. I love all the little synths on Flesh and Bone and how they sprinkled it into other songs.

I'd say it borrows from all of their albums. It's like they went with the Dustland Fairytale theme from D&A and took a 80's rock direction with it. I found D&A to be awesome but it had a LOT of synths, maybe too much for me. I think it's more D&A in theme but more Sam's Town/Hot Fuss in sound, IMHO.

I think the first thing that everyone will notice after listening to it is that Runaways is not even the best song, so many others are much better.
great post

I don't see anything Cheesy
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: satellitedog01 on September 12, 2012, 04:42:56 PM
I saw a horse charging muscle car against a desert landscape at dawn on the sleeve for one ;-) and all the songs are bombastic '80s arena rock tunes.
They are excellent songs for the long "lost" genre they represent, and if I were 14 -17 years old I'd be jumping around with joy, but this album is surely as cheesy as a family size quattro formaggi...
I will listen to it again, and maybe if I'm in the mood I'll get out a tennis racket and frotte Stallone headband and rock the f out listening to it in the parking lot. :-)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 12, 2012, 04:47:00 PM
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I saw a horse charging muscle car against a desert landscape at dawn on the sleeve for one ;-) and all the songs are bombastic '80s arena rock tunes.
They are excellent songs for the long "lost" genre they represent, and if I were 14 -17 years old I'd be jumping around with joy, but this album is surely as cheesy as a family size quattro formaggi...
I will listen to it again, and maybe if I'm in the mood I'll get out a tennis racket and frotte Stallone headband and rock the f out listening to it in the parking lot. :-)

i think you're thinking this is an 80's metal album. surely it's not THAT cringe-worthy. that reminds me i need to go buy Violator today!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Hype #1 Fan on September 12, 2012, 04:51:21 PM
To be honest, I'm not impressed with this album. Flesh and Bone, Matter of Time, The Rising Tide, and the title track are all great, but the rest are kind of... meh. Call me crazy, but it seems like they're all the same song with a different backing track. A lot of the lyrics are very cheesy and sometimes even cringeworthy (see Heart of a Girl), and that's hard for me to get past. Overall, the album has some classic moments and is definitely good, but it isn't their best. I'd give it 7/10.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 12, 2012, 04:53:02 PM
oh yea here's a question, how overdone are the lyrics about Vegas? Neon lights in Vegas etc?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: satellitedog01 on September 12, 2012, 05:01:37 PM
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i think you're thinking this is an 80's metal album. surely it's not THAT cringe-worthy. that reminds me i need to go buy Violator today!

No it isn't and I didn't say it is either :-) I listened to the previews (and will listen to the full album) and my first comment afterwards mentioned Meatloaf and Springsteen. Wasn't Bon Jovi playing songs like these in the '80s btw?

Oh, and joking aside, anyone who likes this needs to give Once Upon A Time by Simple Minds a spin. Youngsters take heed, it's a good album in a similar fist pumping romantic way (with slightly less obvious Springsteen-isms, and more Joshua Tree-isms) I don't listen to it anymore precisely because it's too over the top.
Here's a youtube link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKwtJzOFbeM
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 12, 2012, 05:22:26 PM
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oh yea here's a question, how overdone are the lyrics about Vegas? Neon lights in Vegas etc?
not much Vegas in particular. but SW of course
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 12, 2012, 05:48:27 PM
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oh yea here's a question, how overdone are the lyrics about Vegas? Neon lights in Vegas etc?
not much Vegas in particular. but SW of course

KENNING YOU ARE THE HERO OF THE YEAR TO THE ALMIGHTY DS!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 12, 2012, 05:54:51 PM
Pretty decent album but not as excited by it as I was Day & age or Sams Town at the same point...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 12, 2012, 06:06:14 PM
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Pretty decent album but not as excited by it as I was Day & age or Sams Town at the same point...

see D&A was a grower for me, so was Flamingo. D&A is easily a strong #2 fav TK album, it will be tough for BB to beat that
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 12, 2012, 06:20:50 PM
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oh yea here's a question, how overdone are the lyrics about Vegas? Neon lights in Vegas etc?
not much Vegas in particular. but SW of course

KENNING YOU ARE THE HERO OF THE YEAR TO THE ALMIGHTY DS!
of course

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Pretty decent album but not as excited by it as I was Day & age or Sams Town at the same point...

see D&A was a grower for me, so was Flamingo. D&A is easily a strong #2 fav TK album, it will be tough for BB to beat that
I agree that it was a grower but it's my least fav TK album. Not a big fan of Goodnight, Travel Well, Losing Touch and Joy Ride *I like it played live though*
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: MASTER YODA on September 12, 2012, 06:29:44 PM
THE ALBUM WAS AVERAGE AT BEST.....so disappointed  :(

The songs don't have any great lines.
Runaways was my favorite song.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 12, 2012, 06:35:05 PM
how come other forums have good reviews about this. *coldplaying and sweettalk*

@U2 can be picky  ::)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Boom Cha! on September 12, 2012, 06:47:26 PM
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how come other forums have good reviews about this. *coldplaying and sweettalk*

@U2 can be picky  ::)

We just know what we're talking about.  :P

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 12, 2012, 07:18:30 PM
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how come other forums have good reviews about this. *coldplaying and sweettalk*

@U2 can be picky  ::)

We just know what we're talking about.  :P
the amount of Radio**** says otherwise
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 12, 2012, 07:43:32 PM
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oh yea here's a question, how overdone are the lyrics about Vegas? Neon lights in Vegas etc?
not much Vegas in particular. but SW of course

KENNING YOU ARE THE HERO OF THE YEAR TO THE ALMIGHTY DS!
of course

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Pretty decent album but not as excited by it as I was Day & age or Sams Town at the same point...

see D&A was a grower for me, so was Flamingo. D&A is easily a strong #2 fav TK album, it will be tough for BB to beat that
I agree that it was a grower but it's my least fav TK album. Not a big fan of Goodnight, Travel Well, Losing Touch and Joy Ride *I like it played live though*

OMG I HATE YOU

i LOVE those 3. in fact GTW is the only strong album closer i've heard thus far. EWBA is to slow, Exitlude is fun and silly but not a "closer" per se.

See, the Weezer forum is the same as this its the best/worst release by TK yet. I just pray i like it more than HF! but yea the whole multiple producers/the album sounds like all 3 other albums makes it sound disjointed :(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 12, 2012, 07:49:00 PM
GNTW is ok. but Battle Born is such an epic closer it isn't even funny
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 12, 2012, 08:05:21 PM
GNTW just takes to long to build up imo is the only problem
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on September 12, 2012, 08:29:11 PM
meh  I waited this long for this?  :(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 12, 2012, 08:29:48 PM
well. time to go to SweetTalk for some positive stuff
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 12, 2012, 08:40:39 PM
you need to read positive reviews to satisfy your own opinion of the album? Strange...

I liked it. If it were their first album it would probably be amazing, but with the time off and with 3 albums behind them I'd just hoped to be blown away a bit more.

We'll see if it's a grower. It's still better than All That you Can't Leave Behind :-)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on September 12, 2012, 09:10:32 PM
I'm really getting excited now. Just in the last few days or so, I'm starting to really like Runaways. If you who've heard the album on iTunes say the rest is even better. Yes!!!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Mercurial on September 13, 2012, 06:51:17 AM
DS, there is at least one "driving in the desert" type lyric, but I don't recall too much Vegas stuff like in D&A. It does seem that each song has a "You and I" type of theme. It's sung from the perspective of the boy chasing the girl, etc. Was this supposed to be a concept album?  Kind of like Mylo Xyloto?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 13, 2012, 02:56:00 PM
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you need to read positive reviews to satisfy your own opinion of the album? Strange...

I liked it. If it were their first album it would probably be amazing, but with the time off and with 3 albums behind them I'd just hoped to be blown away a bit more.

We'll see if it's a grower. It's still better than All That you Can't Leave Behind :-)
no. I just need to get away from the negative...stuff

glad you liked the album BriscoE.

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DS, there is at least one "driving in the desert" type lyric, but I don't recall too much Vegas stuff like in D&A. It does seem that each song has a "You and I" type of theme. It's sung from the perspective of the boy chasing the girl, etc. Was this supposed to be a concept album?  Kind of like Mylo Xyloto?
I don't think it's a concept. but it's easily the theme
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 17, 2012, 02:22:58 PM
Fall/Winter tour

Nov 29 - Broomfield CO, 1st Bank Center
Nov 30 - Orem UT, UCCU Center
Dec 3 - Vancouver BC, Pacific Coliseum
Dec 13 - Camden NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
Dec 14 - New York NY - MSG
Dec 15 - Toronto ON - Air Canada Center
Dec 17 - Boston MA - Agganis Arena
Dec 18 - Fairfax VA - Patriot Center
Dec 20 - Ypsilanti MI - EMU Center
Dec 21 - Chicago IL - UIC Pavillion
Dec 28 - Las Vegas NV - Chelsea Ballroom
Dec 29 - Las Vegas NV - Chelsea Ballroom

nothing even close to me. this sucks  :(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 17, 2012, 02:27:12 PM
Chicago!! And that works perfectly for me, it's my first day of Christmas vacation.
Don't worry Ken, they'll definitely have another leg.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on September 17, 2012, 02:30:14 PM
I really dislike the Patriot Center and expected them to be at Verizon Center in DC.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 17, 2012, 02:30:46 PM
Atlanta never gets the cold shoulder. why the Killers are coming no where near confuses me
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 17, 2012, 02:51:33 PM
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Fall/Winter tour

Nov 29 - Broomfield CO, 1st Bank Center
Nov 30 - Orem UT, UCCU Center
Dec 3 - Vancouver BC, Pacific Coliseum
Dec 13 - Camden NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
Dec 14 - New York NY - MSG
Dec 15 - Toronto ON - Air Canada Center
Dec 17 - Boston MA - Agganis Arena
Dec 18 - Fairfax VA - Patriot Center
Dec 20 - Ypsilanti MI - EMU Center
Dec 21 - Chicago IL - UIC Pavillion
Dec 28 - Las Vegas NV - Chelsea Ballroom
Dec 29 - Las Vegas NV - Chelsea Ballroom

nothing even close to me. this sucks  :(

yea that sucks but i'm sure texas/oklahoma will get some love next year!

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Atlanta never gets the cold shoulder. why the Killers are coming no where near confuses me


they are intimidated by KENNING
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 17, 2012, 02:56:35 PM
Brandon is afraid of my swag

noTKforKENNINGandALMIGHTYHUG
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on September 17, 2012, 02:57:38 PM
I'll be seeing the Killers tomorrow night in the Bronx!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 17, 2012, 02:58:49 PM
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I'll be seeing the Killers tomorrow night in the Bronx!
ME TOO. I have a front row seat by my laptop  :D

hope it's a great show
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 17, 2012, 03:00:13 PM
I still haven't pre-ordered the album. Better get on that...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on September 17, 2012, 03:00:36 PM
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I'll be seeing the Killers tomorrow night in the Bronx!
ME TOO. I have a front row seat by my laptop  :D

hope it's a great show

I'm sure it will be. Its a cool old theater although it's in a terrible neighborhood.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on September 17, 2012, 03:02:44 PM
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Atlanta never gets the cold shoulder. why the Killers are coming no where near confuses me

They were in Asheville, NC and Orlando this summer. That'ts not so near, though. I think it means they will surely be in Atlanta come spring.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 17, 2012, 03:07:02 PM
CALM THYSELF KENNING

it's not like that's the whole tour that just till new years!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 17, 2012, 03:07:30 PM
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Atlanta never gets the cold shoulder. why the Killers are coming no where near confuses me

They were in Asheville, NC and Orlando this summer. That'ts not so near, though. I think it means they will surely be in Atlanta come spring.
that was on sale only to the Victims and not many tickets

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CALM THYSELF KENNING

it's not like that's the whole tour that just till new years!
BUT I NEED THEM NOW  :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on September 17, 2012, 03:09:36 PM
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Atlanta never gets the cold shoulder. why the Killers are coming no where near confuses me

They were in Asheville, NC and Orlando this summer. That'ts not so near, though. I think it means they will surely be in Atlanta come spring.
that was on sale only to the Victims and not many tickets

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CALM THYSELF KENNING

it's not like that's the whole tour that just till new years!
BUT I NEED THEM NOW  :D
 

What is this?

No, silly, that's Lady Antebellum!  ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 17, 2012, 03:11:10 PM
REMINDER! Target has a Deluxe Edition with 5 extra songs, the normal 3 bonuses and 2 other bonuses, a book too! for $18
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on September 17, 2012, 03:13:07 PM
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REMINDER! Target has a Deluxe Edition with 5 extra songs, the normal 3 bonuses and 2 other bonuses, a book too! for $18

Oooh! I was just going to ask about the Amazon.com Deluxe edition. I wonder if it's the same as the Target one? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008I3R2VG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Check out the comments for the Amazon.com

Judging by the track listing at Wikipedia and what today's Target Sunday advertisement says, it looks like the Amazon deluxe version is the standard deluxe version and has 15 tracks as listed. The Target-exclusive deluxe version has all 15 tracks that Amazon's version has as well as two additional exclusive tracks.


The two Target exclusive tracks are:

Runaways (Michel Remix) and Be Still (Alternate Version).

It's on sale this week at Target for $13.99. For the same price, it's worth it to make a quick trip to Target tomorrow.


Wonder if this means the $13.99 is for the one w/ the book too?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 17, 2012, 03:13:46 PM
going to Target after school.

first ever CD I've bought from there I think
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 17, 2012, 03:14:59 PM
^ yea i saw taht too, no details, and its WAY to late! the album comes out tomorrow i HAVE to have it tomorrow!!!!!! Target opens at 8!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 17, 2012, 03:18:27 PM
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^ yea i saw taht too, no details, and its WAY to late! the album comes out tomorrow i HAVE to have it tomorrow!!!!!! Target opens at 8!
lol I am awaiting the Almighty review
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 17, 2012, 03:24:47 PM
The deluxe edition was available on shelves here on sunday. Picked up a copy.

Listened a few times and yep, it's OK but really seems to lack the depth of Sam's Town (probably a more apt comparison than day and age).

Very much killers by numbers to my ears. A safe album that will get plenty of radio play but will never be as revered as their first 3 for mine.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 17, 2012, 03:45:27 PM
yea tehres a store here that breaks street date on any album, selling it the weekend before. but it's expensive as hell so i just said id wait to get the one i want at Target.

and i can't imagine i'd like HF more than BB. I predict after a few months itll be my 3rd fav K album
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 17, 2012, 03:46:46 PM
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REMINDER! Target has a Deluxe Edition with 5 extra songs, the normal 3 bonuses and 2 other bonuses, a book too! for $18

Oooh! I was just going to ask about the Amazon.com Deluxe edition. I wonder if it's the same as the Target one? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008I3R2VG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Check out the comments for the Amazon.com

Judging by the track listing at Wikipedia and what today's Target Sunday advertisement says, it looks like the Amazon deluxe version is the standard deluxe version and has 15 tracks as listed. The Target-exclusive deluxe version has all 15 tracks that Amazon's version has as well as two additional exclusive tracks.


The two Target exclusive tracks are:

Runaways (Michel Remix) and Be Still (Alternate Version).

It's on sale this week at Target for $13.99. For the same price, it's worth it to make a quick trip to Target tomorrow.


Wonder if this means the $13.99 is for the one w/ the book too?

i imagine it is. from target.com the only one listed is this super DE.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Mercurial on September 17, 2012, 07:30:03 PM
Been listening to it nonstop. Love it. I love the "bridge" in Flesh and Bone.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on September 17, 2012, 07:32:25 PM
I'm listening to it for the first time now
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 17, 2012, 08:47:09 PM
WE CANT WAAAAAAAAAAAAAIT TIL TOMORROW AT 5 PM
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 17, 2012, 09:21:22 PM
i keep forgettin about that concert thats being shown too!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 17, 2012, 09:26:04 PM
Website has been updated. Victims section of the site is all broken. Links are cactus...

Hopefully by the morning...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 17, 2012, 09:35:43 PM
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Website has been updated. Victims section of the site is all broken. Links are cactus...

Hopefully by the morning...

hopefully what by morning....?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on September 17, 2012, 09:51:46 PM
I'm downloading the album right now from itunes
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on September 18, 2012, 08:08:28 AM
Stopped at Target this AM. Got it!  :)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on September 18, 2012, 08:47:18 AM
UPS just delivered my tickets for tonights show  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 18, 2012, 08:54:50 AM
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Stopped at Target this AM. Got it!  :)

*HIGH FIVE FOR MOM*

so did i hahaah im gonna listen to it in a minute but i was THRILLED to see they had a stack of the Target Xclusive DE. Not that it would sell out, but that they jus wouldn't stock it at all.

I AM BATTLE BORN
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on September 18, 2012, 10:05:38 AM
 ;)

Plenty at my Target too.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 18, 2012, 12:04:25 PM
Yea i liked it quiet a bit. Gonna give it a few more spins before i rank it. Fav songs are F&B <duh!> Battle Born, A Matter of Time, Miss Atomic Kenning. It's more cohesive than i thought it would be, and i'm glad theres almost no Vegas/Neon lights references, save 2 "neon" lines
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 18, 2012, 02:06:07 PM
glad you like it.

father tried going to 2 Targets today and neither had the deluxe. gonna try one more when he gets home. May have to settle for the regular deluxe which would be fine
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 18, 2012, 02:07:48 PM
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glad you like it.

father tried going to 2 Targets today and neither had the deluxe. gonna try one more when he gets home. May have to settle for the regular deluxe which would be fine

be still is acoustic/piano it removes the drum machine of the album version

and runaways is jsut a club-remix kinda jam
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 18, 2012, 02:15:31 PM
so is it worth the running around?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 18, 2012, 03:46:56 PM
Of course the day it comes out I get grounded.  :'(
But my mom did go to Target for the deluxe. They were out, but she got a rain check certificate and said she'll keep on popping in this week.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 18, 2012, 04:06:52 PM
none of the Target's around me had so I just saved a copy at Best Buy. Dad is getting it shortly

stupid Target.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 18, 2012, 04:07:35 PM
What time does the concert start?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 18, 2012, 04:07:55 PM
7
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 18, 2012, 05:36:29 PM
CD now in my hands. VERY happy it's a digipak
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 18, 2012, 05:41:02 PM
The YouTube stream isn't working for me  :(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 18, 2012, 05:44:06 PM
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The YouTube stream isn't working for me  :(
it's crapping out for everyone.
not a good job compared to the Coldplay one last year.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 18, 2012, 05:46:50 PM
I remember that one running pretty smoothly.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 18, 2012, 05:56:52 PM
lol

STAY TUNED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

this is pathetic
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 18, 2012, 06:09:01 PM
Mine's on!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 18, 2012, 06:14:33 PM
comes back for 30 secs and then leaves :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 18, 2012, 06:36:36 PM
Of course it goes out right before the explosion in WYWY
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 18, 2012, 06:38:13 PM
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Of course it goes out right before the explosion in WYWY
they're replaying so hopefully it will be good picture
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on September 18, 2012, 08:13:39 PM
last week when I listened to it on iTunes I was more than pi**ed about how crappy it was. Nonetheless I was at Best Buy today when they opened and grabbed the standard issue cd.


Best 10 dollars spent in a looong time.


This is a grower of an album, great sound, great guitars, great hooks and choruses... great album overall. Probably their 2nd best..
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 18, 2012, 08:15:49 PM
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last week when I listened to it on iTunes I was more than pi**ed about how crappy it was. Nonetheless I was at Best Buy today when they opened and grabbed the standard issue cd.


Best 10 dollars spent in a looong time.


This is a grower of an album, great sound, great guitars, great hooks and choruses... great album overall. Probably their 2nd best..
yes come over to the BB side. its more fun
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on September 18, 2012, 08:16:32 PM
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last week when I listened to it on iTunes I was more than pi**ed about how crappy it was. Nonetheless I was at Best Buy today when they opened and grabbed the standard issue cd.


Best 10 dollars spent in a looong time.


This is a grower of an album, great sound, great guitars, great hooks and choruses... great album overall. Probably their 2nd best..
yes come over to the BB side. its more fun

Baby I was battle born.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 18, 2012, 08:21:04 PM
I've haven't listened to it in full very much, but it's sounding amazing. Be Still is beautiful, Battle Born will be awesome live, and Flesh and Bone...I don't think I need to describe that one.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 18, 2012, 08:30:57 PM
Not sure where to rank it yet. Def not #1. Probably not #2. Doesn't have the highs of HF but it's easily more consistent
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 18, 2012, 08:32:02 PM
stronger than HF and D&A but probably equal with ST.

YAY for Be Still. its SOOOOO Amazing
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 18, 2012, 08:36:39 PM
I'd probably rank this as my 2nd or 3rd favorite. I still need to get it on my iPod and listen to it without being preoccupied with anything else. But so far so good!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 18, 2012, 08:47:39 PM
Just saw this on Tumblr:

"On Thursday at 3pm ET / 12pm PT the band will be doing a live Q&A. Just tweet the band @thekillers with the hashtag #AskTheKillers and your question could be answered!"
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 18, 2012, 08:48:18 PM
I will be on the road to Charlotte, NC so I will try to ask some questions
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on September 18, 2012, 08:55:15 PM
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Of course the day it comes out I get grounded.  :'(
But my mom did go to Target for the deluxe. They were out, but she got a rain check certificate and said she'll keep on popping in this week.

THIS is why I MUST see U2 in Chicago!!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 18, 2012, 09:00:20 PM
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stronger than HF and D&A but probably equal with ST.

YAY for Be Still. its SOOOOO Amazing

 :o


...............I KILL YOU!

it's a grower but so was D&A and Flamingo. We'll see how i feel about it after 3462456344 more listens.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 18, 2012, 09:00:44 PM
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Of course the day it comes out I get grounded.  :'(
But my mom did go to Target for the deluxe. They were out, but she got a rain check certificate and said she'll keep on popping in this week.

THIS is why I MUST see U2 in Chicago!!
;D Chicago always gets the best! Not counting sports. Or politicians. Or a lot of other stuff...oh well
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 18, 2012, 09:01:32 PM
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Of course the day it comes out I get grounded.  :'(
But my mom did go to Target for the deluxe. They were out, but she got a rain check certificate and said she'll keep on popping in this week.

THIS is why I MUST see U2 in Chicago!!

 :o

.....you were grounded when U2 was in Chicago?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 18, 2012, 09:02:15 PM
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Of course the day it comes out I get grounded.  :'(
But my mom did go to Target for the deluxe. They were out, but she got a rain check certificate and said she'll keep on popping in this week.

THIS is why I MUST see U2 in Chicago!!

 :o

.....you were grounded when U2 was in Chicago?
No, I got grounded today. If I was grounded when U2 was here, I would be VERY upset  :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on September 18, 2012, 09:03:58 PM
I didn't buy it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 18, 2012, 09:07:04 PM
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Of course the day it comes out I get grounded.  :'(
But my mom did go to Target for the deluxe. They were out, but she got a rain check certificate and said she'll keep on popping in this week.

THIS is why I MUST see U2 in Chicago!!

 :o

.....you were grounded when U2 was in Chicago?
No, I got grounded today. If I was grounded when U2 was here, I would be VERY upset  :D

I was referring to Mom.

True story, my friend got grounded on his bday, the same night he had tickets for Popmart no less. SCREW.THAT. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i'd of LOVED to of snuck out to the Popmart show ON MY BDAY! I'd of reveled in my punishment the next day!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 18, 2012, 09:08:52 PM
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Of course the day it comes out I get grounded.  :'(
But my mom did go to Target for the deluxe. They were out, but she got a rain check certificate and said she'll keep on popping in this week.

THIS is why I MUST see U2 in Chicago!!

 :o

.....you were grounded when U2 was in Chicago?
No, I got grounded today. If I was grounded when U2 was here, I would be VERY upset  :D

I was referring to Mom.

True story, my friend got grounded on his bday, the same night he had tickets for Popmart no less. SCREW.THAT. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i'd of LOVED to sneak out to the Popmart show ON MY BDAY! I'd of reveled in my punishment the next day!

Whoops, my bad  :P
A Popmart concert would be a perfect bday present! It would make all the trouble you'd get into worth it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 18, 2012, 09:11:05 PM
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Of course the day it comes out I get grounded.  :'(
But my mom did go to Target for the deluxe. They were out, but she got a rain check certificate and said she'll keep on popping in this week.

THIS is why I MUST see U2 in Chicago!!

 :o

.....you were grounded when U2 was in Chicago?
No, I got grounded today. If I was grounded when U2 was here, I would be VERY upset  :D

I was referring to Mom.

True story, my friend got grounded on his bday, the same night he had tickets for Popmart no less. SCREW.THAT. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i'd of LOVED to sneak out to the Popmart show ON MY BDAY! I'd of reveled in my punishment the next day!

Whoops, my bad  :P
A Popmart concert would be a perfect bday present! It would make all the trouble you'd get into worth it.

exactly. id take my punishment like a badge of honor!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on September 18, 2012, 09:16:03 PM
My sister could have given me tips on how to get to the show. She jumped out of the 2nd floor window once while I was begging her NOT to and I was 4 years older!  :o
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 18, 2012, 09:19:45 PM
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My sister could have given me tips on how to get to the show. She jumped out of the 2nd floor window once while I was begging her NOT to and I was 4 years older!  :o

HAHAHAH! what was it she was so desperate to get to?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on September 18, 2012, 09:24:03 PM
Some party I think. I'll have to ask her. She got in so much trouble, but she still went!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on September 18, 2012, 10:23:04 PM
Just got home from the show. Best concert I was ever at. I had  seats all the way up top and about 5 songs into the show we got upgraded to the floor....15 feet from the stage. Freakin awesome!!!!!!! The crowd was amazing and the band was really into it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 18, 2012, 10:24:31 PM
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I didn't buy it.

why?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on September 18, 2012, 10:28:47 PM
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Just got home from the show. Best concert I was ever at. I had  seats all the way up top and about 5 songs into the show we got upgraded to the floor....15 feet from the stage. Freakin awesome!!!!!!! The crowd was amazing and the band was really into it.

HOW???! Wow!!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on September 18, 2012, 10:37:40 PM
I noticed some venue staff giving out wristbands in the aisle below us. I wasn't sure what they were for but I had a feeling I should try and get one. Just as I approached the staff member, a guy jumped in front of me and got the last two. The staff member told me not to worry and wait right there, he'd be back. 5 minutes later he returned and gave me and my friend wrist bands. I then asked him what they were for and he said to go downstairs to the floor level. I said " so this is for the lower level seating?" and he replied "No, go down stairs and go to the front of the stage." I was shocked but sure enough me and my buddy went down to the GA security guy. Once he saw the wristband he was like " go up to the front." Unbelievable!! This kind of stuff never happens to me.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on September 18, 2012, 10:47:36 PM
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I noticed some venue staff giving out wristbands in the aisle below us. I wasn't sure what they were for but I had a feeling I should try and get one. Just as I approached the staff member, a guy jumped in front of me and got the last two. The staff member told me not to worry and wait right there, he'd be back. 5 minutes later he returned and gave me and my friend wrist bands. I then asked him what they were for and he said to go downstairs to the floor level. I said " so this is for the lower level seating?" and he replied "No, go down stairs and go to the front of the stage." I was shocked but sure enough me and my buddy went down to the GA security guy. Once he saw the wristband he was like " go up to the front." Unbelievable!! This kind of stuff never happens to me.

Me either! Way to go! Happy birthday! Merry Christmas!!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on September 18, 2012, 10:56:56 PM
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I noticed some venue staff giving out wristbands in the aisle below us. I wasn't sure what they were for but I had a feeling I should try and get one. Just as I approached the staff member, a guy jumped in front of me and got the last two. The staff member told me not to worry and wait right there, he'd be back. 5 minutes later he returned and gave me and my friend wrist bands. I then asked him what they were for and he said to go downstairs to the floor level. I said " so this is for the lower level seating?" and he replied "No, go down stairs and go to the front of the stage." I was shocked but sure enough me and my buddy went down to the GA security guy. Once he saw the wristband he was like " go up to the front." Unbelievable!! This kind of stuff never happens to me.

Me either! Way to go! Happy birthday! Merry Christmas!!



Thank you! Amazing experience  to see a band like that up close
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Zoonationalist on September 18, 2012, 11:30:42 PM
Alright folks, I've now listened to the album 10 or more times...and I absolutely LOVE it.

It IS a grower. I was not impressed at all when the preview snippets were posted on itunes. But now I have to say that this is, in my opinion, their best album since Hot Fuss.

And the sound and songwriting are of a more mature nature. I expect that in 10 years, I'll be coming back to this album more than any of their others. You can tell they put a lot of work into this one. (And I'm a HUGE Lanois fan...and I can hear his influence throughout.)

Congrats to the Killers! I must admit, I wasn't expecting much-- best surprise in a long time!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 19, 2012, 12:09:08 AM
They're playing 1 small show in Melbourne in January, about a 2000 person theatre. Got my tickets today.

Perhaps I'll like the album more by then :-)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on September 19, 2012, 04:38:18 AM
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I didn't buy it.

why?

I have to save up money for homecoming. Seriously, I'm waiting to buy The Avengers until the week after it comes out!  :o
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Jack_31 on September 19, 2012, 05:02:27 AM
Have now given Battle born a good few spins and the album has grown on me to a certain extent. Yet I wouldn't say it's a great record, a decent one but nothing extraordinary.

Have put up my review here: http://fendersharks.com/cds.php (http://fendersharks.com/cds.php)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AchtungPiano on September 19, 2012, 07:58:41 PM
Not gonna lie, it's good...but still a little underwhelming.

Maybe if not EVERY SINGLE SONG was a power ballad...

Perhaps I just expected another Mylo Xyloto.  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 19, 2012, 08:00:27 PM
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Not gonna lie, it's good...but still a little underwhelming.

Maybe if not EVERY SINGLE SONG was a power ballad...

Perhaps I just expected another Mylo Xyloto.  :P
my friend, I only count 3 power ballads.

2 of which are some of the best songs on the album  ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 19, 2012, 08:41:18 PM
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Not gonna lie, it's good...but still a little underwhelming.

Maybe if not EVERY SINGLE SONG was a power ballad...

Perhaps I just expected another Mylo Xyloto.  :P
my friend, I only count 3 power ballads.

2 of which are some of the best songs on the album  ;)

Probably fair to say you loved it before you heard it though, right?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 19, 2012, 08:42:44 PM
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Not gonna lie, it's good...but still a little underwhelming.

Maybe if not EVERY SINGLE SONG was a power ballad...

Perhaps I just expected another Mylo Xyloto.  :P
my friend, I only count 3 power ballads.

2 of which are some of the best songs on the album  ;)

Probably fair to say you loved it before you heard it though, right?
no. I wasn't sure about the ballads. I had a good feeling about some of the faster songs *MAB and FAB* but was worried when I saw so many ballads
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 19, 2012, 09:37:54 PM
still waitin on a high quality audio rip of the concert. anyone know the set list? i could look it up on sweet talk i guess.

we need to rip the audio of the cover song in Dark Shadows when thats out on dvd. on Oct. 2nd!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 19, 2012, 09:48:22 PM
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-killers/2012/paradise-theater-new-york-ny-13dd8921.html

so.....they wont give up that dumb Shadowplay, and they're playing another cover that's not available for purchase, but NOT playing UV????
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 19, 2012, 10:58:02 PM
Shadowplay is brilliant.

Dumb? Please elaborate...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on September 20, 2012, 06:00:50 AM
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http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-killers/2012/paradise-theater-new-york-ny-13dd8921.html

so.....they wont give up that dumb Shadowplay, and they're playing another cover that's not available for purchase, but NOT playing UV????


Shadowplay was one of the best songs of the night. A highlight of the show for me.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 20, 2012, 07:21:15 AM
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Shadowplay is brilliant.

Dumb? Please elaborate...

No it's not. The original maybe. The cover isn't good and they have more recent covers they could play instead. I find it to be the IALW of Killers setlists as in "why is this damn song still in the set??"

it would make sense to me to update the set to include UV, since they are all huge U2 fans and have <or at least Flowers> done U2 covers live before.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 20, 2012, 07:37:07 AM
hahaha I hear you on the IALW analogy but I don't agree. I think their cover is great, they've put their own slant on it without being full of killers cliches and I reckon it works nicely. Anyway...

Back on the album...

Have listened to it a number of times now and I must say it's not working for me. There's too many songs that I can imagine Bon Jovi doing at this point. The lyrics are, at least at this early point of listening, some of Brandon's weakest and I really think they've reacted to Day & Age in the way that U2 reacted to Pop. Gone back to the tried and tested formula.

I don't dislike the album yet, but rather than growing on me, with each listen I'm finding myself more and more critical of Brandon finding a need for that big fat Nord lead pad on almost every song. But that's edge's delay pedal I guess.

Best track: Currently I really like Matter of time, even though it opens like Somebody Told Me.

Worst Track: Hands down The Way It Was. It sounds like a terrible 80s Starship song (Nothing's gonna stop us now). Lanois... I'm blaming you for that. Sounds mired in the mid-late 80s. Ugh. Lyrics too are godawful.

I think what is grating on me the most on this album are the backing vocals. So heavily produced and overbearing throughout. Very 80s ballad, even when the tunes aren't ballads.

Looking forward to seeing them live though, perhaps by then the album will have grabbed me more and I'll get to see some of the tunes come alive. It's an album that is going to get the radio play that U2 would crave though. It will get played on almost every type of station. Even some country sounds on there...


Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 20, 2012, 01:37:56 PM
See, i think Matter Of Time is the most Bon Jovi-esque. With that woahhh oh oh oh ohhhhhh backing vox. The way you feel about this is the way i feel about Mylo Xyloto. Instead of growing on me, it's lessening with each listen. I'd rank it 3rd, only a step ahead of HF due to it's consistent quality, i like it alot and am liking it more with each listen, but it wont beat ST, D&A to me. With that being said, the tour will blow my mind i am sure. Yea, i can see these songs taking on a whole new dimension live!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 20, 2012, 01:45:07 PM
I got my copy today and just downloaded it onto my iPod. I'm really liking it, though like DS I don't think it tops my favorite Sam's Town. Flesh and Bone will probably be one of my favorite songs of 2012, and Be Still and Battle Born are the two others that I like the most.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 20, 2012, 03:24:07 PM
Yeah i actually hate mylo xylophonolotto
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on September 20, 2012, 06:22:04 PM
I'm enjoying it. It's not mind-blowing like I was hoping for but it's a solid record and has enough great songs to keep their legacy going.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: singnomore on September 21, 2012, 05:06:26 AM
On my first listen I think its an album that needs some work to get into...

Then again I was like that with Day and Age
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AchtungPiano on September 21, 2012, 06:56:31 AM
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See, i think Matter Of Time is the most Bon Jovi-esque. With that woahhh oh oh oh ohhhhhh backing vox. The way you feel about this is the way i feel about Mylo Xyloto. Instead of growing on me, it's lessening with each listen. I'd rank it 3rd, only a step ahead of HF due to it's consistent quality, i like it alot and am liking it more with each listen, but it wont beat ST, D&A to me. With that being said, the tour will blow my mind i am sure. Yea, i can see these songs taking on a whole new dimension live!
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Yeah i actually hate mylo xylophonolotto

THERE SHALL BE NO HATING ON MYLO XYLOTO IN UNRELATED THREADS. >:(

Anyways, the best songs for me are the big ones: Flesh and Bone, Runaways, Here With Me, and Rising Tide.

The worst is easily The Way It Was, I completely agree with you on that one Briscoe.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 21, 2012, 07:16:42 AM
why is The Way It Is the worst?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 21, 2012, 07:20:12 AM
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why is The Way It Is the worst?

the lyrics, the jefferson starship melody rooted in the mid 80s,the horrible mid tempo. Ugh. Horrible
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 21, 2012, 07:21:42 AM
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On my first listen I think its an album that needs some work to get into...

Then again I was like that with Day and Age

Yea D&A isn't instantly accessible for anyone
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on September 21, 2012, 07:33:36 AM
I like the album but some of the lyrics are immature, almost like a teenager writing about a breakup. Musically, I really like it. Overall, at this point, I like the album and it's growing on me the more I listen to it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Mercurial on September 21, 2012, 09:08:19 AM
They were great on Letterman last night.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jc619er on September 21, 2012, 10:14:12 PM
I'm loving it. Honestly it's hard to go wrong with Lillywhite producing and this album does not disappoint. He seems to get the best out of a lot of bands.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on September 22, 2012, 08:18:24 AM
to me the ONLY song that I hate and refuse to listen to now on Battle Born is that god-awful Heart of A Girl song. Everything else is pretty damn good.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on September 22, 2012, 03:49:16 PM
I still haven't heard it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 22, 2012, 06:05:25 PM
I think they absolutely kill the album with tracks 3 and 4. It sucks the life out of the opening two songs.

As I've said, track 3 is nothing short of awful, and as for track 4... 'Don't want your picture on my cell phone, I want you here with me'. Who the flower does flowers think he is? Carly Rae Jepsom?

Horrendous pairing of songs and awful placement on the album.

Thankfully other parts of the album are very listenable, if not particularly challenging for the band.

Live they've always been strong, but I can't even see Bon Jovi getting far with The Way it Was and Here With Me. Well, OK, actually I can...probably to number 1. But that's precisely my point...

I think. I'm not sure what my point is. Or was.

Oh yeah. Tracks 3 and 4. Dogs.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 22, 2012, 06:14:23 PM
I must say I'm disappointed in the album. It's still good, just not as good as I expected. I'd rank it fourth out of the five albums, behind Sam's Town, Day and Age, and Hot Fuss.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 22, 2012, 06:26:44 PM
still say HOAG and BS are the worst. The Way It Was? That's not that bad at all imo. I agree with the "picture on my cell phone" line being very immature, as i agree with the "teenage heartbreak" lyrics being a lil beneath Flowers at this point, but overall it's a grower and i like it. Yea, i'd rank 3rd of the 4 albums. Switch out HOAG with Carry Me Home from the DE and i'd be happier.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 23, 2012, 05:48:30 AM
I actually prefer Sawdust at this point in time.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 23, 2012, 09:41:17 AM
Sawdust has Sweet Talk, Tranquilize, Where The White Boys Dance. That's all i remember liking. Oh and a ton of HF garbage.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 23, 2012, 06:47:10 PM
I love every track except HOAG which BF seems to LOVE  ::)

rankings as of today

1. FAB
2. Battle Born
3. Miss Atomic Bomb
4. Be Still
5. Here With Me
6. Runaways
7. Deadlines and Commitments
8. The Rising Tide
9. Matter of Time
11. Carry Me Home
12. The Way it Was
13. Prize Fighter




14. HOAG
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Sawdust has Sweet Talk, Tranquilize, Where The White Boys Dance. That's all i remember liking. Oh and a ton of HF garbage.
that and LTBOTS and All the Pretty Faces
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 23, 2012, 08:28:11 PM
LTBOTS? no. no friggin way. i HATE that damn song. seriously though i never want to hear ANY of the HF era outtakes/b-sides ever again in my life ever not once.

ATPF is good yea. When i think of Sawdust i think of the 3 i listed instantly, then ATPF, Daddys Eyes, well all the Sam's Town stuff.

Yea, BF loves HOAG and Shadowplay. Guess those will be set list staples from here to the bands end *SIGH*
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 23, 2012, 08:28:47 PM
and im still frustrated i can't find the youtube concert online :( i mean an audiorip.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 23, 2012, 08:30:10 PM
if they don't play Battle Born...............mad is an understatement
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 23, 2012, 08:31:25 PM
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if they don't play Battle Born...............mad is an understatement

yea idk why but i get the feeling they wont play this regularly on the tour.

speaking of...

waht album tracks have never been played live off the first 3 albums?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 23, 2012, 10:11:20 PM
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Yea, BF loves HOAG and Shadowplay. Guess those will be set list staples from here to the bands end *SIGH*

Except that they didn't play either of these at their last show.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 23, 2012, 11:15:53 PM
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I love every track except HOAG which BF seems to LOVE  ::)

rankings as of today

1. FAB
2. Battle Born
3. Miss Atomic Bomb
4. Be Still
5. Here With Me
6. Runaways
7. Deadlines and Commitments
8. The Rising Tide
9. Matter of Time
11. Carry Me Home
12. The Way it Was
13. Prize Fighter




14. HOAG
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Sawdust has Sweet Talk, Tranquilize, Where The White Boys Dance. That's all i remember liking. Oh and a ton of HF garbage.
that and LTBOTS and All the Pretty Faces

So what do you think of the yee-haw country of From Here on Out?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Mercurial on September 24, 2012, 07:51:45 AM
I can't rank the album yet, I do like Here on Out in and of itself, but maybe not as a Killers track. I don't know what it is, but I'm not feeling the awesomeness of Miss Atomic Bomb. Everyone is rating so high and it's near the bottom for me.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: eddyjedi on September 24, 2012, 08:06:17 AM
It's a terrible album if you ask me. I downloaded it and deleted it within an hour.

It comes across incredibly dated, which isn't always a good thing.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 24, 2012, 11:54:58 AM
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Yea, BF loves HOAG and Shadowplay. Guess those will be set list staples from here to the bands end *SIGH*

Except that they didn't play either of these at their last show.

good for them. hope they leave Shadowplay out of the set. hey maybe they read my message about it on here? haha
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on September 24, 2012, 01:32:18 PM
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Yea, BF loves HOAG and Shadowplay. Guess those will be set list staples from here to the bands end *SIGH*

Except that they didn't play either of these at their last show.

good for them. hope they leave Shadowplay out of the set. hey maybe they read my message about it on here? haha

The crowd in the Bronx loved Shadowplay
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on September 24, 2012, 04:16:28 PM
My local library just got Battle Born. I just checked it out and I'll let you know what I think.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 24, 2012, 10:03:41 PM
I'v actually changed my mind. You know a few pages back I said I liked it but was disappointed, well I've listened to it a LOT to see what I'm missing.

Turns out, I now don't like it. In fact tending towards labelling it their All That You Can't Leave Behind.

So disappointing. I got the same amount of wood listening to Glen Medieros, Peter Cetera and Jon Secada.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: suitoflights on September 26, 2012, 01:43:24 PM
The Killers have become such bland MOR.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 26, 2012, 01:57:32 PM
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The Killers have become such bland MOR.

lol wut? MOR?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 26, 2012, 02:05:16 PM
Almighty are you enjoying Battle Born?[quote author=Mr. Atomic Ken link=topic=19733.msg1291075#msg1291075 Rakings after a week

1. Flesh and Bone
2. Battle Born
3. Miss Atomic Bomb
4. Be Still
5. Deadlines and Commitments
6. Carry Me Home
7. The Rising Tide
8. Runaways
9. Here With Me
10. Matter of Time
11. Prize Fighter
12. From Here on Out

13. The Way it Was



14. Heart of a Girl

Carry Me Home is now a fav, Here with Me has dropped a bit *but still love it*, and Deadlines and Commitments is just so amazing. now top 5
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 26, 2012, 02:24:54 PM
1. Flesh and Bone
2. Be Still
3. Battle Born
4. Runaways
5. Miss Atomic Bomb
6. From Here On Out
7. Deadlines and Commitments
8. Here With Me
9. The Rising Tide
10. The Way It Was
11. Matter of Time
12. Carry Me Home
13. Prize Fighter
14. Heart of a Girl
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 26, 2012, 03:28:02 PM
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The Killers have become such bland MOR.

i tend to agree. Sad
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 27, 2012, 06:12:01 PM
*thinks to self* am I still loving the album?



yep
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 27, 2012, 07:27:10 PM
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*thinks to self* am I still loving the album?

yep

Good for you. I'm not here to make you hate it. Promise.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 27, 2012, 07:27:52 PM
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*thinks to self* am I still loving the album?

yep

Good for you. I'm not here to make you hate it. Promise.
I know BriscoE. tis why I love you
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 27, 2012, 08:47:49 PM
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Almighty are you enjoying Battle Born?

yea def i havent listened to it in a few days thou, ill listen at work tomorrow foshizzy
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 28, 2012, 02:01:55 PM
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Almighty are you enjoying Battle Born?

yea def i havent listened to it in a few days thou, ill listen at work tomorrow foshizzy
:D

TK are on Ellen today.  #watching
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on September 28, 2012, 02:52:31 PM
What a boring album.

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Turns out, I now don't like it. In fact tending towards labelling it their All That You Can't Leave Behind.

It can't be their All That You Can't Leave Behind. The album has to be successful first. :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Boom Cha! on September 28, 2012, 02:55:31 PM
I was really hoping The Killers where going to be more quirky and artsy after Day & Age (like Talking Heads, Vampire Weekend, etc.), but instead they went with being a bombastic, Bruce Springsteen tribute band.

I miss my Killers.  :(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 28, 2012, 02:56:37 PM
may I ask everyone *besides Boom who just answered* what did you really want this album to be like?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 28, 2012, 03:00:57 PM
I still like the album. I just was expecting it to blow me away, and only a few songs really did. Other than that, it's just decent. Still a good album.

1. Sam's Town
2. Day and Age
3. Hot Fuss
4. Battle Born
5. Sawdust
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on September 28, 2012, 03:02:53 PM
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may I ask everyone *besides Boom who just answered* what did you really want this album to be like?

I wanted it to have exciting songs like Day & Age and the first half of Hot Fuss.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 28, 2012, 03:07:25 PM
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may I ask everyone *besides Boom who just answered* what did you really want this album to be like?

I wanted it to have exciting songs like Day & Age and the first half of Hot Fuss.
so Flesh and Bone, Miss Atomic Bomb and Battle Born aren't exciting


1. Sam's Town
2. Battle Born
3. Hot Fuss
4. Day and Age

don't think it's fair to rank Sawdust since it's B-sides
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on September 28, 2012, 03:09:28 PM
I love Flesh and Bone, Runaways, Miss Atomic Bomb, From Here On Out, Be Still, and Battle Born. Other than those, meh.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 28, 2012, 03:10:05 PM
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I love Flesh and Bone, Runaways, Miss Atomic Bomb, From Here On Out, Be Still, and Battle Born. Other than those, meh.
I love everything besdies HOAG. which is terrible and should have been replaced with Carry Me Home
The Way It Was is ok
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 28, 2012, 03:25:02 PM
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may I ask everyone *besides Boom who just answered* what did you really want this album to be like?

I wanted it to have exciting songs like Day & Age and the first half of Hot Fuss.
so Flesh and Bone, Miss Atomic Bomb and Battle Born aren't exciting


1. Sam's Town
2. Battle Born
3. Hot Fuss
4. Day and Age

don't think it's fair to rank Sawdust since it's B-sides

yea Sawdust doesn't count.

ST
D&A
BB
HF

i like the first half of HF better than BB but BB doesn't crap the bed half way thru like HF does, It's consistently good but without the highs of HF
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on September 28, 2012, 09:50:38 PM
to be fair though I don't think that the killers will write a better song than All These Things That I've Done.

I'll have to listen through HF, ST and DaA before releasing my rankings. But it seems to me they keep getting better with every release. 
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: singnomore on September 28, 2012, 11:50:49 PM
I cant quite put my finger on this - and its maybe because I've only listened to the album in the car and the limitations of sound that it brings....but I'm finding Brandon's vocal performance....difficult?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 29, 2012, 08:29:34 AM
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I cant quite put my finger on this - and its maybe because I've only listened to the album in the car and the limitations of sound that it brings....but I'm finding Brandon's vocal performance....difficult?
I think Brandon is really strong on the album.

especially on songs like Be Still
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on September 29, 2012, 11:28:18 AM
Runaways is the only memorable song to me
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jc619er on September 29, 2012, 01:27:29 PM
Honestly the more I listen to this album the better it gets. To me they've finally put it all together. It's their most complete album from beginning to end. Honestly I don't find a weak song on it. That's not to say every song is amazing and it's the best album I've ever heard but there's no song on there I want to skip and it has a great sound and pacing throughout the whole album.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Mercurial on September 29, 2012, 02:14:53 PM
Heart of a Girl is the only song I don't really care for, the rest are good to excellent. Carry Me Home makes makes up for it as a nice extra track. I even like Prize Fighter more than HoaG.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on September 29, 2012, 02:23:03 PM
After giving it a few more listens I really do like it, but it's my least favorite Killers album.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 29, 2012, 04:17:35 PM
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Heart of a Girl is the only song I don't really care for, the rest are good to excellent. Carry Me Home makes makes up for it as a nice extra track. I even like Prize Fighter more than HoaG.

Yea, i'm comin around on the idea of PF being album-worthy. Both are superior to HOAG yea.

BEST ALBUM OF THE PAST 20 YEARS!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: singnomore on September 30, 2012, 12:40:57 AM
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I cant quite put my finger on this - and its maybe because I've only listened to the album in the car and the limitations of sound that it brings....but I'm finding Brandon's vocal performance....difficult?
I think Brandon is really strong on the album.

especially on songs like Be Still

Its growing on me but I dunno just cant quite put my finger on it..
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on September 30, 2012, 09:55:50 AM
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Heart of a Girl is the only song I don't really care for, the rest are good to excellent. Carry Me Home makes makes up for it as a nice extra track. I even like Prize Fighter more than HoaG.

Yea, i'm comin around on the idea of PF being album-worthy. Both are superior to HOAG yea.

BEST ALBUM OF THE PAST 20 YEARS!


Nope.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 30, 2012, 12:05:19 PM
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Heart of a Girl is the only song I don't really care for, the rest are good to excellent. Carry Me Home makes makes up for it as a nice extra track. I even like Prize Fighter more than HoaG.

Yea, i'm comin around on the idea of PF being album-worthy. Both are superior to HOAG yea.

BEST ALBUM OF THE PAST 20 YEARS!


Nope.
one of them IMO
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 30, 2012, 12:07:01 PM
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Heart of a Girl is the only song I don't really care for, the rest are good to excellent. Carry Me Home makes makes up for it as a nice extra track. I even like Prize Fighter more than HoaG.

Yea, i'm comin around on the idea of PF being album-worthy. Both are superior to HOAG yea.

BEST ALBUM OF THE PAST 20 YEARS!


Nope.

hahahahha

that was saracasm. i was making fun of AP's new music excitement induced claim of MX being the best of the past 20.

BB isn't even top 2 Killers' best.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on September 30, 2012, 12:14:11 PM
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Heart of a Girl is the only song I don't really care for, the rest are good to excellent. Carry Me Home makes makes up for it as a nice extra track. I even like Prize Fighter more than HoaG.

Yea, i'm comin around on the idea of PF being album-worthy. Both are superior to HOAG yea.

BEST ALBUM OF THE PAST 20 YEARS!


Nope.

hahahahha

that was saracasm. i was making fun of AP's new music excitement induced claim of MX being the best of the past 20.

BB isn't even top 2 Killers' best.
but MX is the best album evar.

BB is one of my favs though. it's still not ST
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 30, 2012, 12:49:51 PM
Honestly if this is the follow up weve waited 4 years for, i can say with assurance ST is the best we'll get. I like BB but no i dont love it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on September 30, 2012, 01:23:29 PM
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Heart of a Girl is the only song I don't really care for, the rest are good to excellent. Carry Me Home makes makes up for it as a nice extra track. I even like Prize Fighter more than HoaG.

Yea, i'm comin around on the idea of PF being album-worthy. Both are superior to HOAG yea.

BEST ALBUM OF THE PAST 20 YEARS!


Nope.

hahahahha

that was saracasm. i was making fun of AP's new music excitement induced claim of MX being the best of the past 20.

BB isn't even top 2 Killers' best.

Oh, I knew that. ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AchtungPiano on September 30, 2012, 05:03:54 PM
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Heart of a Girl is the only song I don't really care for, the rest are good to excellent. Carry Me Home makes makes up for it as a nice extra track. I even like Prize Fighter more than HoaG.

Yea, i'm comin around on the idea of PF being album-worthy. Both are superior to HOAG yea.

BEST ALBUM OF THE PAST 20 YEARS!


Nope.
that was saracasm. i was making fun of AP's new music excitement induced claim of MX being the best of the past 20.

First, *sarcasm. ;)

Second, I only said that about MX because I believe it's true. Heck, almost a year has passed and I'd still say that's true after the dust has settled. Certainly nothing from this year has gotten close.

Anyways, my 2-week report on Battle Born is...it's okay. I'd rank it 3rd, or tied with Day and Age for 2nd. I do love cheesy power ballads, but some of these just seem soulless. Honestly, I think they just gave up their title of America's Best Band, and Passion Pit and Fun. can have a Battle Royale for it.

However, the good songs on this album are FANTASTIC. Flesh and Bone, Runaways, Here With Me, Deadlines and Commitments, and Miss Atomic Bomb are all stellar. It just has too much filler to live up to Sam's Town or Day and Age.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 30, 2012, 06:30:25 PM
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Second, I only said that about MX because I believe it's true. Heck, almost a year has passed and I'd still say that's true after the dust has settled. Certainly nothing from this year has gotten close.

5 off the top of my head...

Blunderbuss by Jack White
Blues Funeral by Mark Lanegan
Celebration Rock by Japandroids
Beard, Wives & Denim by Pond
Sonik Kicks by Weller

You're right. They don't come close. They smash it out of the park.


Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AchtungPiano on September 30, 2012, 08:37:58 PM
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Second, I only said that about MX because I believe it's true. Heck, almost a year has passed and I'd still say that's true after the dust has settled. Certainly nothing from this year has gotten close.

5 off the top of my head...

Blunderbuss by Jack White
Blues Funeral by Mark Lanegan
Celebration Rock by Japandroids
Beard, Wives & Denim by Pond
Sonik Kicks by Weller

You're right. They don't come close. They smash it out of the park.

Ehhh...we're going to have to agree to disagree on this one.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 30, 2012, 08:38:58 PM
Only if you've listened to those 5 :-)

Otherwise it's not an educated disagreement.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AchtungPiano on September 30, 2012, 08:42:33 PM
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Only if you've listened to those 5 :-)

Otherwise it's not an educated disagreement.

Darn...got me on that one... :-X

But I have heard a few Japandroids songs, I enjoy their sound!

Haven't listened to any post-White Stripes stuff from Jack White, mainly because I was so dissapointed with the Raconteurs. You're honestly one of the few who's praised Blunderbuss, I've mostly heard that it's decent, but no White Blood Cells.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 30, 2012, 09:42:08 PM
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Only if you've listened to those 5 :-)

Otherwise it's not an educated disagreement.

Darn...got me on that one... :-X

But I have heard a few Japandroids songs, I enjoy their sound!

Haven't listened to any post-White Stripes stuff from Jack White, mainly because I was so dissapointed with the Raconteurs. You're honestly one of the few who's praised Blunderbuss, I've mostly heard that it's decent, but no White Blood Cells.

I'm not a huge white stripes fan, but I think Blunderbuss is my favourite album of 2012. That perhaps has something to do with it, I wasn't expecting anything white stripes like. I think Jack has taken a variety of genres and made them his own, in turn delivering an album that sounds like a history of the blues, yet unlike anything you've heard before.

To bring it back on topic (sorry)...

I think it's what the killers did well with day and age, showing their admiration for the 80s without letting it become a cover act. I think they've failed this time around as they're trying too hard to recreate the MOR appeal of 80s balladry...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on October 01, 2012, 05:03:11 AM
Wrecking Ball, Away From the World and Blunderbuss are the 3 greatest albums of the year so far IMO.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jick on October 02, 2012, 07:31:13 AM
Battle Born is such a great accessible album.

I hope U2's next album will be in a similar vein.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: eddyjedi on October 02, 2012, 09:27:00 AM
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Battle Born is such a great accessible album.

I hope U2's next album will be in a similar vein.

Cheers,

J


Ha.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 02, 2012, 02:05:57 PM
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Battle Born is such a great accessible album.

I hope U2's next album will be in a similar vein.

Cheers,

J


Ha.

i agree with Ha
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 02, 2012, 02:38:09 PM
I love BB but I hope it isn't the direction U2 goes in
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on October 02, 2012, 03:35:45 PM
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After giving it a few more listens I really do like it, but it's my least favorite Killers album.

This is exactly how I feel too. It's certainly a solid album and I'm really enjoying it; however, I'd rank it as my least-favorite of their records. It has some great moments but it lacks the intensity and teeth that I came to love them for.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AchtungPiano on October 03, 2012, 10:28:56 PM
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After giving it a few more listens I really do like it, but it's my least favorite Killers album.

This is exactly how I feel too. It's certainly a solid album and I'm really enjoying it; however, I'd rank it as my least-favorite of their records. It has some great moments but it lacks the intensity and teeth that I came to love them for.

It's dissapointing, but it ain't worse than listen-only-to-the-singles Hot Fuss.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on October 04, 2012, 08:36:13 AM
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It's dissapointing, but it ain't worse than listen-only-to-the-singles Hot Fuss.

I like Hot Fuss quite a bit but I think Sam's Town and Day & Age are stronger.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 04, 2012, 01:04:20 PM
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It's dissapointing, but it ain't worse than listen-only-to-the-singles Hot Fuss.

I like Hot Fuss quite a bit but I think Sam's Town and Day & Age are stronger.

yea. the first 5 songs are all amazing, the non singles included....there are good songs after that but not really anything great. i like Midnight Show and Change Your Mind
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 07, 2012, 05:03:50 PM
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I love BB but I hope it isn't the direction U2 goes in

They've already done it with ATYCLB.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 08, 2012, 05:58:40 PM
https://twitter.com/thekillers/status/255428874639388672

cover is eh. but happy with the choice of MAB

can't wait for the vid
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 08, 2012, 07:34:56 PM
MAB. Safe. Very safe. It's a decent tune that would have fit on Hot Fuss.

Not as awful as the other stuff.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on October 13, 2012, 03:03:55 PM
Is it just me or is AMOT terribly underrated? It's amazing and arguably my favorite song on the album. I was hoping it would be the next single. MAB is okay but it's not my favorite on the album.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 13, 2012, 03:45:33 PM
I think A Matter of Time and Battle Born are my two favourite tracks on the album.

But they're not up against much
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on October 13, 2012, 04:57:01 PM
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I think A Matter of Time and Battle Born are my two favourite tracks on the album.

But they're not up against much

The title track is indeed solid. I also love "Be Still". I realize it may be an acquired taste for some but it really floored me the first time I heard it and I keep coming back to it. I'm disappointed when looking at the setlists for this current tour because it seems they're only playing a handful of these songs in concert. They played nearly everything from D&A on the previous tour and it seems like this one is getting shafted, which I find puzzling.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on October 13, 2012, 05:23:44 PM
Runaways is literally the only song on the album that I remember.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AchtungPiano on October 13, 2012, 05:37:08 PM
Well, now I think I've heard it enough times to give it a song ranking!

1) Runaways
2) Flesh and Bone
3) Miss Atomic Bomb
4) Here With Me
5) Deadlines and Commitments (most underrated on album)
6) Battle Born
7) The Rising Tide
8) The Way It Was
9) Be Still
10) A Matter of Time
11) From Here On Out
12) Heart of a Girl
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 13, 2012, 05:42:52 PM
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5) Deadlines and Commitments (most underrated on album)
THE TRUTH
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Clarky on October 13, 2012, 07:02:26 PM
Is it just me or is Brandon Flowers' voice just too annoying? I used to like the Killers, but the sound of his singing has just taken it's toll over the years. It's not soothing at all..way too whiny all the time.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on October 13, 2012, 07:44:53 PM
^^Deadlines and Commitments and A Matter of Time are my favorites on the album.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 13, 2012, 07:53:00 PM
latest rankings

1. Flesh and Bone
2. Battle Born
3. Be Still
4. Miss Atomic Bomb
5. Here With Me
6. Carry Me Home
7. Deadlines and Commitments
8. Matter of Time
9. The Rising Tide
10. Runaways
11. The Way It Was
12. Prize Fighter

13. From Here on Out
14. Heart of a Girl
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Droo on October 13, 2012, 09:33:33 PM
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Is it just me or is Brandon Flowers' voice just too annoying? I used to like the Killers, but the sound of his singing has just taken it's toll over the years. It's not soothing at all..way too whiny all the time.

I agree. I think he sounds terrible on All These Things I've Done. I haven't paid any attention to them since that song. Ugh. 
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: hartroc on October 14, 2012, 01:28:14 AM
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Is it just me or is Brandon Flowers' voice just too annoying? I used to like the Killers, but the sound of his singing has just taken it's toll over the years. It's not soothing at all..way too whiny all the time.

Really? I'd argue that his singing voice has gotten much, MUCH better since Hot Fuss.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 14, 2012, 12:22:33 PM
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Is it just me or is Brandon Flowers' voice just too annoying? I used to like the Killers, but the sound of his singing has just taken it's toll over the years. It's not soothing at all..way too whiny all the time.

Really? I'd argue that his singing voice has gotten much, MUCH better since Hot Fuss.
this
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 14, 2012, 01:33:23 PM
It's not a matter of it improving or nor. His voice is a distinctive one so if you don't like it, you're probably never going to.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on October 14, 2012, 05:41:24 PM
Brandon's voice has always been unique and I think it sounds better than ever on this album. He shines through on every track and really demonstrates what he can do vocally.

As for rankings, this is my current list:

1. A Matter of Time
2. Be Still
3. Flesh and Bone
4. The Way It Was
5. Runaways
6. Battle Born
7. Here With Me
8. From Here on Out
9. Miss Atomic Bomb
10. Deadlines and Commitments
11. The Rising Tide
12. Heart of a Girl
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: singnomore on October 18, 2012, 01:00:53 AM
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It's not a matter of it improving or nor. His voice is a distinctive one so if you don't like it, you're probably never going to.

I have all The Killers stuff - seen then several times in concert etc. I have struggled with his vocals on this album - in the car it doesn't sound good (his vocals are too prominent - could be my car stereo of course) It does sound better on the computer.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 18, 2012, 06:07:11 AM
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It's not a matter of it improving or nor. His voice is a distinctive one so if you don't like it, you're probably never going to.

I have all The Killers stuff - seen then several times in concert etc. I have struggled with his vocals on this album - in the car it doesn't sound good (his vocals are too prominent - could be my car stereo of course) It does sound better on the computer.

I'm not sure that his voice itself has changed a great deal. He's definitely singing in a higher register and he's doing a LOT of oversinging on this album. It's to me a metaphor for the whole album... just sounds too forced, contrived and unnatural.

It's not really setting the world on fire in the mainstream either...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 18, 2012, 07:09:49 AM
i'd compare this to ATYCLB too, in regards to a long break then a "sorry about that last album......" "return to form" style of mediocrity.

and yea, who even knows this album is out? i hear runaways sometimes, i only know 1 guy thats heard it and he hates it. but only the only Killers he really likes is the first half of HF
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on October 19, 2012, 12:25:21 AM
So The Killers performed on The Colbert Report tonight.  My girlfriend and I went to the taping.

The Killers were INCREDIBLE.  Brandon and Ronnie had a sit-down interview with Colbert before they played, and Ronnie was pretty funny while Brandon was shy but funny too.

Next, they played Miss Atomic Bomb.  Us and these two girls next to us in the second row, about 8 feet from the band, were standing up and singing the entire time so Brandon gave us a lot of eye contact and smiles throughout the song. Aside from us four, there were a few other younger people standing up and singing throughout the mostly middle aged audience.  I thought Brandon's voice sounded great, and so did the song.  Miss Atomic Bomb was the only song played for broadcast.

Next, Stephen Colbert (killing some downtime between the taping of segments) came on stage and had a funny exchange about being able to play the Star Spangled Banner on the bass, which resulted in Colbert and Brandon singing the national anthem acapella.  Pretty good stuff.

Last, The Killers performed All These Things That I've Done for just us, the studio audience.  Brandon yelled for everyone to get on their feet early into the song, and that's what everyone did.  During the "I got soul but I'm not a soldier" lines, EVERYONE was singing and much more people seemed familiar with the song.  All in all, a great performance!  :)

And as we were leaving, Ronnie was standing next to the stage and as the crowd was filing out, I walked over and talked to him for a few minutes.  The final project for the music class I'm in at my university is interviewing and writing a profile about a musician, so I asked if I could interview the band when they come back to New York in mid-December, and to my surprise, Ronnie said absolutely!  He said I had to go through the proper channels, like management and their booking people, but I am encouraged nonetheless. 

Here's the picture I got with him outside the studio!

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Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 19, 2012, 02:35:35 PM
so jealous Soapy!!!!

and if you DO get that interview. you should really try tell them to come to Atlanta  ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on October 19, 2012, 02:37:01 PM
That's awesome!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 19, 2012, 02:37:46 PM
U2OAP - what, did you wake Vanucci up for that photo or something? ha!

lucky guy you are
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Droo on October 19, 2012, 02:42:41 PM
You look so happy! :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Tumbling Dice on October 19, 2012, 04:52:11 PM
I know that I'd have looked a lot happier meeting the legendary OAP.

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Droo on October 19, 2012, 05:25:15 PM
OAP, where were you sitting in Colbert's audience? I want to see if I can make you out in the crowd shots. :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on October 20, 2012, 12:25:21 AM
Oh yeah, I was so excited.  My legs were all shaky after I talked to him!

Here's Miss Atomic Bomb (with the preceding interview.  Performance starts at 3:10 mark): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICIFbU9e5QY

Here's All These Things That I've Done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60AQFkcmvLc

And Droo, we were sitting directly in front of the bass player, in the second row.  About 10 feet away from Brandon, at his 10 o' clock.   If you look at the row from left to right, I'm in the fourth seat, wearing a red St. John's tee shirt.  My girlfriend is to my right, wearing a greenish shirt.  There are two young looking girls to her right.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jick on October 22, 2012, 01:45:12 AM
The Killers are the best active band in the world right now.

U2 of course are still inactive.

Just my opinion.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 22, 2012, 03:00:50 AM
Look like they still have some live mojo. That's encouraging. They're gonna need it
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on October 26, 2012, 11:45:59 AM
I was never really a Killers fan...but I went out and bought Battle Born today, and I'm really digging it

I'm going to have to get their other albums
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: So Cruel on October 26, 2012, 11:50:50 AM
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I was never really a Killers fan...but I went out and bought Battle Born today, and I'm really digging it

I'm going to have to get their other albums

Sams Town is one of the best albums of the 2000's
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 26, 2012, 04:15:47 PM
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I was never really a Killers fan...but I went out and bought Battle Born today, and I'm really digging it

I'm going to have to get their other albums

lol WOW if Battle Born won you over you're gonna have your mind blown apart by the other 3!

Sams Town <best by a mile>
Day and Age <underrated>
Hot Fuss <the first 5 are amazing the last half is underwhelming>
Battle Born <nothing that stands out as amazing, but easily the best album closer>
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on October 26, 2012, 10:35:54 PM
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Sams Town is one of the best albums of the 2000's

Totally agree! All of their albums are great but there's just something special about Sam's Town that makes it my favorite Killers album.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 27, 2012, 12:53:07 AM
You'll probably hate Sam's Town, Day and Age and Hot Fuss if you love Battle Born, let's be honest...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 27, 2012, 10:27:24 AM
nah. i "loved" HF until i discovered how superior ST and D&A were. Forgot HF altogether after that.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on October 27, 2012, 10:08:28 PM
The Killers are on London Live right now on Palladia. Weird thing is that the TV listing said it was from 2007, but it clearly is not. It led w/ Runaways!

OAP - so cool!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on October 28, 2012, 04:53:18 PM
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You'll probably hate Sam's Town, Day and Age and Hot Fuss if you love Battle Born, let's be honest...

I heard Sam's Town yesterday, and it sounded really great. I wasn't too crazy about it 6 years ago...but it sounds amazing to me now.

I'm probably going to buy Day & Age next, since I know the first 5 songs from Hot Fuss already

Sometimes, it just takes a while for a band to click with you, I suppose. Part of the problem I think is that also The Killers weren't that great of a live band back in '04 and '05...so when I saw them playing on TV back then, I wasn't really impressed.

But now, Jesus...Brandon's voice is so powerful
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 28, 2012, 05:02:30 PM
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You'll probably hate Sam's Town, Day and Age and Hot Fuss if you love Battle Born, let's be honest...

I heard Sam's Town yesterday, and it sounded really great. I wasn't too crazy about it 6 years ago...but it sounds amazing to me now.

I'm probably going to buy Day & Age next, since I know the first 5 songs from Hot Fuss already
Sometimes, it just takes a while for a band to click with you, I suppose. Part of the problem I think is that also The Killers weren't that great of a live band back in '04 and '05...so when I saw them playing on TV back then, I wasn't really impressed.

But now, Jesus...Brandon's voice is so powerful

you don't own HF or..? D&A was the only grower to me, i was expecting something more like ST, no i'd never heard Human or Spaceman, hadn't even heard When You Were Young either. BB just doesn't stick with you but i liked it enough right away.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 28, 2012, 07:21:36 PM
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You'll probably hate Sam's Town, Day and Age and Hot Fuss if you love Battle Born, let's be honest...

I heard Sam's Town yesterday, and it sounded really great. I wasn't too crazy about it 6 years ago...but it sounds amazing to me now.

I'm probably going to buy Day & Age next, since I know the first 5 songs from Hot Fuss already

Sometimes, it just takes a while for a band to click with you, I suppose. Part of the problem I think is that also The Killers weren't that great of a live band back in '04 and '05...so when I saw them playing on TV back then, I wasn't really impressed.

But now, Jesus...Brandon's voice is so powerful

Whoa.... please never ever again judge a band's live prowess on how they look/sound on TV :-)

Trust me. The killers were a great live band in 04 and 05. And they had good songs to boot.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 28, 2012, 07:35:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaBjzrxU3B8
wow

two good sets to open the shows

friday http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-killers/2012/secc-glasgow-scotland-4bdd63ba.html
 
yesterday http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-killers/2012/aberdeen-exhibition-and-conference-centre-aberdeen-scotland-4bdd5f16.html

can't believe they're skipping the South  :'(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 28, 2012, 07:58:22 PM
wow again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGdOWSzAfHk
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 28, 2012, 08:03:18 PM
IMO AMOT should open all the shows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUjP2kDGl0M
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 28, 2012, 08:13:59 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaBjzrxU3B8
wow

two good sets to open the shows

friday http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-killers/2012/secc-glasgow-scotland-4bdd63ba.html
 
yesterday http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-killers/2012/aberdeen-exhibition-and-conference-centre-aberdeen-scotland-4bdd5f16.html

can't believe they're skipping the South  :'(

Yikes. 10 songs from Battle Born.

They obviously believe in it. Which is good I guess...

Wonder if they will follow their idols and chop it back to 2 songs by the end of the tour?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 28, 2012, 08:19:34 PM
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can't believe they're skipping the South  :'(

oh trust me. they'll play the south. fear not Boy Wonder!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on October 28, 2012, 08:23:37 PM
I'm glad they're playing so many songs from the new record. I love when a band really supports their new album and I was worried when I saw early shows where they were only playing a handful of BB songs. I'm hoping they'll come to the South at some point. My wife and I would love to see them.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 28, 2012, 08:26:36 PM
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I'm glad they're playing so many songs from the new record. I love when a band really supports their new album and I was worried when I saw early shows where they were only playing a handful of BB songs. I'm hoping they'll come to the South at some point. My wife and I would love to see them.

yea, tbh i wouldn't mind them cuttin a few <be still first> and maybe, hey, throw the UV cover in the mix!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jc619er on October 29, 2012, 11:23:51 AM
Man both of those setlists posted were fantastic. Perfect setlists. I'm really liking the new album and am happy they are playing so much of it and working in some of their best work. They are coming to San Diego but it's part of some stupid Christmas festival concert so I'm sure it won't be the same full length concert. So I haven't decided if I want to go since I don't want to sit through five or six bands I could care less about. I wish they were doing a proper show here.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 29, 2012, 12:23:42 PM
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Wonder if they will follow their idols and chop it back to 2 songs by the end of the tour?

what band did that?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 29, 2012, 03:01:55 PM
the new songs sound look so good live.
I'd be happy to hear all of them *except HOAG*

I AM IN FEAR DS. EVERY BAND IS HATING ON GA RIGHT NOW
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 29, 2012, 03:13:39 PM
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the new songs sound look so good live.
I'd be happy to hear all of them *except HOAG*

I AM IN FEAR DS. EVERY BAND IS HATING ON GA RIGHT NOW

i refuse to believe the tour won't come to the south. FEAR NOT KENNING! DALLAS AND GA WILL BECOME VICTIMS!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 29, 2012, 03:15:17 PM
I'm sure they'll come to Dallas. Jerry Jones can buy them

but I'm worried they don't have a place to play here. I can't see them selling out a full arena
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on October 29, 2012, 03:32:34 PM
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Wonder if they will follow their idols and chop it back to 2 songs by the end of the tour?

what band did that?

I think he's referring to how U2 treated NLOTH on 360.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 29, 2012, 03:37:56 PM
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Wonder if they will follow their idols and chop it back to 2 songs by the end of the tour?

what band did that?

I think he's referring to how U2 treated NLOTH on 360.

Yea, i know he is. But they kept 4 songs till the end. With that being said i wouldn't mind some of the mid album tracks from BB being dropped, i just want to hear F&B, BB, MAB live for sure. Runaways or MOT would be cool. Leave HOAG and BS out of the set. Maybe bring CMH into the set?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on October 29, 2012, 04:21:02 PM
Agreed on Flesh and Bone, Battle Born, and Matter of Time. Miss Atomic Bomb I could take or leave; Deadlines and Commitments I would love to see. I do hope they bring a cover into the set - UV would be great, but so would Forever Young like they were playing before.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 29, 2012, 04:34:06 PM
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Wonder if they will follow their idols and chop it back to 2 songs by the end of the tour?

what band did that?

I think he's referring to how U2 treated NLOTH on 360.

Sorry. 3 songs.

I was referring to the latter Vertigo shows where only City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo and Sometimes you can't make it got a run.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 29, 2012, 04:55:46 PM
I think BS is a great encore opener
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Tumbling Dice on October 29, 2012, 04:56:15 PM
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Wonder if they will follow their idols and chop it back to 2 songs by the end of the tour?

Tight lines, ye olde fisherman, keep 'em tight.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 29, 2012, 06:06:14 PM
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I think BS is a great encore opener

Yep, really lifts the roof off...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on October 29, 2012, 06:30:46 PM
I really love Be Still. I know it's probably an acquired taste for some but it's one of my favorites. I would certainly be happy to hear it live. I'm just hoping they make their way to the Dallas area at some point!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 29, 2012, 07:43:07 PM
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I really love Be Still. I know it's probably an acquired taste for some but it's one of my favorites. I would certainly be happy to hear it live. I'm just hoping they make their way to the Dallas area at some point!

yea they will. an encore opener needs to be more energetic than the snooze inducer that is BS.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 29, 2012, 07:46:26 PM
If you want a energetic opener. FAB open the encore and Be Still placed near the end of the main set
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 29, 2012, 07:50:09 PM
Those who've nipped out to the gents or to the bar at the end of the main set will hardly sprint back for fear of missing Be Still...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 29, 2012, 07:51:10 PM
so where would you put it BriscoE?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 29, 2012, 07:52:00 PM
I'm sorry. Thing is... I've gone from thinking the album is OK, to being disappointed, to being on the verge of hating it.

Good albums have never done that to me before. They've always improved with each listen.

I should probably take a break from this thread right? Right?  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 29, 2012, 07:52:40 PM
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so where would you put it BriscoE?

The same place the irishmen put wild honey.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 29, 2012, 07:53:26 PM
doh. I knew my thread hiatus wouldn't last.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 29, 2012, 07:54:57 PM
Be Still is much better than Wild Honey. and this album is not close to the mess that is ATYCLB

I see so much love for BS on Sweet Talk
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 29, 2012, 08:04:45 PM
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Be Still is much better than Wild Honey. and this album is not close to the mess that is ATYCLB

I see so much love for BS on Sweet Talk

yea i've avoided the ST forum since i'm sure it's nothing but "BEST KILLERS ALBUM YET AHHHHHH!!!!!" over and over again. i'd like to find some hq bootlegs of these shows though maybe i should check back
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 29, 2012, 08:07:21 PM
I don't think it's like that any more. I haven't gotten on for a month before yesterday

this album isn't as good as ST. but it's second. close w/ HF
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 29, 2012, 08:12:27 PM
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this album isn't as good as ST. but it's second. close w/ HF

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 29, 2012, 08:14:45 PM
sorry. not the biggest fan of D&A.

but Dustland and Spaceman are some of my favs
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 29, 2012, 08:20:33 PM
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sorry. not the biggest fan of D&A.

but Dustland and Spaceman are some of my favs

yea but nothin on D&A is as embarassing as AYAS :(

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: The Grave on October 29, 2012, 08:22:02 PM
yea. I don't even listen to AYAS

but I LOVE On Top, Midnight Show Change Your Mind and Everything Will Be Alright
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AchtungPiano on October 29, 2012, 08:22:11 PM
NOTHING TOPS SAM'S TOWN AND DAY AND AGE, AND NOTHING EVER WILL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 29, 2012, 08:23:36 PM
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yea. I don't even listen to AYAS

but I LOVE On Top, Midnight Show Change Your Mind and Everything Will Be Alright

i can enjoy these

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NOTHING TOPS SAM'S TOWN AND DAY AND AGE, AND NOTHING EVER WILL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THIS
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AchtungPiano on October 29, 2012, 08:25:47 PM
Unless the Killers' next album is a rave one with Calvin Harris and Deadmau5.  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 29, 2012, 09:38:58 PM
Sweet talk is full of sycophants.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Boom Cha! on October 29, 2012, 09:41:44 PM
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Sweet talk is full of sycophants.

It's awful. There's never any criticism of the band.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Boom Cha! on October 29, 2012, 09:42:44 PM
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NOTHING TOPS SAM'S TOWN AND DAY AND AGE, AND NOTHING EVER WILL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

So you're saying that The Killers will never top themselves? Why keep listening to them then?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on October 29, 2012, 09:59:49 PM
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NOTHING TOPS SAM'S TOWN AND DAY AND AGE, AND NOTHING EVER WILL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

So you're saying that The Killers will never top themselves? Why keep listening to them then?

I don't. ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AchtungPiano on October 30, 2012, 05:53:47 PM
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NOTHING TOPS SAM'S TOWN AND DAY AND AGE, AND NOTHING EVER WILL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

So you're saying that The Killers will never top themselves? Why keep listening to them then?

Because they still put out a few good songs here and there, its just I was incredibly disappointed with Battle Born.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Boom Cha! on October 30, 2012, 06:26:08 PM
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NOTHING TOPS SAM'S TOWN AND DAY AND AGE, AND NOTHING EVER WILL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

So you're saying that The Killers will never top themselves? Why keep listening to them then?

Because they still put out a few good songs here and there, its just I was incredibly disappointed with Battle Born.

Yeah, Battle Born is awful, but I have faith that their next one will be back to the quality we expect from The Killers.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on November 13, 2012, 05:36:16 PM
so the Killers are playing WEMBLEY FREAKING STADIUM next summer. actually the day after Brandon's *and MINE  ;D* birthday


some bad news. BFlow lost his voice today and had to cancel both Manchester gigs after just 5 songs  :'(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on November 13, 2012, 08:12:59 PM
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so the Killers are playing WEMBLEY FREAKING STADIUM next summer. actually the day after Brandon's *and MINE  ;D* birthday


some bad news. BFlow lost his voice today and had to cancel both Manchester gigs after just 5 songs  :'(

NO KENNING. We only celebrate MY birthday, June 22! 21st be DAMNED i say.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on November 14, 2012, 05:41:06 PM
^

^^

You both are wrong. We only celebrate MY birthday on June 20th. However, hubby's birthday is the 22nd.  ;)

DS - Did you ever do your ranking for Battle Born? I think I'm ready to do mine.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on November 14, 2012, 06:04:07 PM
BUT BFLOW'S BIRTHDAY IS MIIIIIIINE. HE'S ALL MINE DAMMIT

I'll update my rankings for BB

1. Flesh and Bone
2. Battle Born
3. Be Still
4. Miss Atomic Bomb
5. Here With Me
6. A Matter of Time
7. The Way it Was
8. Carry Me Home
9. Runaways
10. The Rising Tide
11. Deadlines and Commitments
12. Prize Fighter

13. From Here on Out




14. Heart of a Gzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on November 14, 2012, 09:18:13 PM
No. he was born june 21 1981. i was born june 22 1981. i win.

haven't ranked BB yet no i will soon
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AchtungPiano on November 14, 2012, 09:39:45 PM
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BUT BFLOW'S BIRTHDAY IS MIIIIIIINE. HE'S ALL MINE DAMMIT

I'll update my rankings for BB

1. Flesh and Bone
2. Battle Born
3. Be Still
4. Miss Atomic Bomb
5. Here With Me
6. A Matter of Time
7. The Way it Was
8. Carry Me Home
9. Runaways
10. The Rising Tide
11. Deadlines and Commitments
12. Prize Fighter

13. From Here on Out




14. Heart of a Gzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Why are Deadlines and Runaways so low???  :'( :'(

1) Runaways
2) Flesh and Bone
3) Miss Atomic Bomb
4) Deadlines and Commitments
5) Here With Me
6) Be Still
7) A Matter of Time
8) Battle Born
9) The Way It Was
10) The Rising Tide
11) From Here On Out (not horrible, just not necessary)
12) Heart of a Girl
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on November 14, 2012, 11:27:12 PM
Deadlines is my fav. 8)

1. Deadlines and Commitments
2. A Matter of Time
3. Battle Born
4. Flesh and Bone
5. Here With Me
6. Runaways
7. The Way It Was
8. The Rising Tide
9. Miss Atomic Bomb
10. Heart of a Girl
11. Be Still
12. From Here On Out
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on November 15, 2012, 12:49:34 AM
Grabbed hold of battle Born to work out my current track listing.

Put it down and listened to Cosmo Jarvis instead.

Best call of the day.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on November 15, 2012, 09:57:35 AM
Here's my updated ranking after listening to the album over the last few weeks:

1. A Matter of Time
2. Be Still
3. The Way It Was
4. Flesh and Bone
5. Runaways
6. Miss Atomic Bomb
7. Here With Me
8. From Here on Out
9. Battle Born
10. Deadlines and Commitments
11. The Rising Tide
12. Heart of a Girl
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on November 15, 2012, 01:22:42 PM
rough draft

1. F&B
2. BB
3. D&C
4. MAB
5. AMOT
6. Runaways
7. TRT
8. FHOO
9. TWIW
10. HOAG
11. HWM
12. BS
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on November 15, 2012, 04:03:01 PM
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rough draft

1. F&B
2. BB
3. D&C
4. MAB
5. AMOT
6. Runaways
7. TRT
8. FHOO
9. TWIW
10. HOAG
11. HWM
12. BS
WHAT??????
well. atleast our top 2 is the same

AP - I love Deadlines. I just love the other a bit more. that ranking near the bottom *excluding FHOA and HOA* is sooooo close
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on November 15, 2012, 04:39:57 PM
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rough draft

1. F&B
2. BB
3. D&C
4. MAB
5. AMOT
6. Runaways
7. TRT
8. FHOO
9. TWIW
10. HOAG
11. HWM
12. BS
WHAT??????
well. atleast our top 2 is the same

AP - I love Deadlines. I just love the other a bit more. that ranking near the bottom *excluding FHOA and HOA* is sooooo close

i cant stand that nothingness of a song. its like the cp songs i hate. get rid of the bottom 4 ballads and replace them with CMY, PF and youve got a 10 song album i can get behind! or at least remember :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on November 15, 2012, 06:02:28 PM
Seriously, none of these songs are well known enough to warrant acronyms.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on November 15, 2012, 08:07:08 PM
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Seriously, none of these songs are well known enough to warrant acronyms.

i'm ok with using them
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on November 17, 2012, 09:38:03 AM
1. BS
2. BB
3. F&B
4. MAB
5. HOAG
6. TWIW
7. AMOT
8. TRT
9. Runaways
10. HWM
11. FHOO
12. D&C

There's not a song I dislike on here, I've just rated them by the frequency in which I have listened to each one

I'm looking forward to their new Christmas single: Alan Moulder produced it!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on November 17, 2012, 09:43:49 AM
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1. BS
2. BB
3. F&B
4. MAB
5. HOAG
6. TWIW
7. AMOT
8. TRT
9. Runaways
10. HWM
11. FHOO
12. D&C

There's not a song I dislike on here, I've just rated them by the frequency in which I have listened to each one

I'm looking forward to their new Christmas single: Alan Moulder produced it!

gawd i'm not. in fact i forgot about them. those christmas singles have been downhill from the 3rd one on. it'll probably be some snooze inducing love ballad crap.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on November 17, 2012, 09:49:53 AM
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gawd i'm not. in fact i forgot about them. those christmas singles have been downhill from the 3rd one on. it'll probably be some snooze inducing love ballad crap.

I read that Moulder produced AGBS and DSMS...and he was a co-proudcer of Sam's Town...so maybe it will be good

It's rumoured to be called "Feel It In My Bones", which with a title like that, maybe has the potential not to be a love ballad. And Ryan Pardy is playing Santa Claus again, you can't go wrong with that  ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on November 17, 2012, 09:55:19 AM
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gawd i'm not. in fact i forgot about them. those christmas singles have been downhill from the 3rd one on. it'll probably be some snooze inducing love ballad crap.

I read that Moulder produced AGBS and DSMS...and he was a co-proudcer of Sam's Town...so maybe it will be good

It's rumoured to be called "Feel It In My Bones", which with a title like that, maybe has the potential not to be a love ballad. And Ryan Pardy is playing Santa Claus again, you can't go wrong with that  ;)

yea maybe. i did enjoy the last more WAY more than the previous 2. but it's not close to Sled/Santa status of pure awesome.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on November 18, 2012, 07:20:36 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/the-killers/67251

pardon the drool on the floor
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on November 18, 2012, 07:42:00 PM
Full band and full song version please! They're SIAMYCGOO/IALW-ing this.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on November 18, 2012, 09:20:30 PM
uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hey the Killers, why not cover UV? or would that make to much sense.

this pisses me off. how cliched can you get? why not just cover One? lol
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on November 19, 2012, 06:27:20 AM
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uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hey the Killers, why not cover UV? or would that make to much sense.

this pisses me off. how cliched can you get? why not just cover One? lol
I really don't care :D it's U2

I like how their covering songs before Read My Mind. transitions so well
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jick on November 19, 2012, 08:42:14 AM
No big deal.  They only wasted two minutes of some people's lives.

The most important thing is that this "cover" did not take up space to deprive any other song of a setlist space, unlike in the early stages of U2's Popmart Tour when the karaoke songs by The Edge actually took up the space of one entire song - totally wasting everyone's time.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on December 01, 2012, 11:35:50 AM
It's a dark Christmas song, but I believe it's brilliant:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-killers-rock-for-charity-on-i-feel-it-in-my-bones-premiere-20121201
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on December 01, 2012, 06:15:18 PM
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It's a dark Christmas song, but I believe it's brilliant:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-killers-rock-for-charity-on-i-feel-it-in-my-bones-premiere-20121201



Meh... I don't get it.

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 01, 2012, 06:33:28 PM
I love it

X-mas Rankings

1. Don't Shoot Me Santa
2. Great Big Sled
3. I Feel It In My Bones
4. Boots
5. Happy Birthday Guadelupe
6. Joseph
7. Cowboy Christmas
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 02, 2012, 03:22:12 PM
and btw Here With Me is the third single. release date Dec. 16
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on December 02, 2012, 10:10:22 PM
so predictably dull to release that for the 'easy listening' market...

horrible song.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: singnomore on December 02, 2012, 11:01:41 PM
So does anyone think they will sell out Wembley Stadium? Has Battle Born got the legs to take them to another level?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on December 03, 2012, 05:08:20 AM
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So does anyone think they will sell out Wembley Stadium? Has Battle Born got the legs to take them to another level?

no.

and i still can't muster the desire to listen to the new Christmas song.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on December 03, 2012, 09:16:42 AM
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So does anyone think they will sell out Wembley Stadium? Has Battle Born got the legs to take them to another level?

GA tickets are sold out, and considering that their entire UK Arena Tour was sold out, yeah, I think they will (especially since the concert isn't until June)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 03, 2012, 03:04:51 PM
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So does anyone think they will sell out Wembley Stadium? Has Battle Born got the legs to take them to another level?
no. but it will be atleast 75 percent hopefully
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on December 03, 2012, 06:18:37 PM
They will slash ticket prices, and/or offer 2 for 1.

Way too ambitious on the back of an album that is just not up to it.

It's a shame, because they're a great live act, but you've got to have the tools to pull it off.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Tumbling Dice on December 03, 2012, 06:31:02 PM
I'm saddened that they're not going to give their devoted UK lovers a passionate experience close up and personal. 

Hopefully they'll play to a half-empty stadium but I suspect they won't.

And we generally only get BOGOF's in supermarkets in Britain.  Although that could have been a neat marketing stunt for U2 on the PopMart tour, except that they nearly sold out the UK dates.

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on December 03, 2012, 07:16:50 PM
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I'm saddened that they're not going to give their devoted UK lovers a passionate experience close up and personal. 


Do you mean venues smaller than arenas? I just in regards to the UK arena tour they just finished, I wasn't sure if you would consider those up close and personal, or if you were referring to something else
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on December 03, 2012, 07:22:06 PM
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Way too ambitious on the back of an album that is just not up to it.

Battle Born went #1 in the UK just like all their previous albums, and the fact that their UK arena was completely sold out (including two nights at the O2), I believe illustrates that there is a big demand in the UK music market for The Killers

NME even wrote an article about how big they in the UK now: http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=1&title=the_killers_are_bigger_than_they_ve_ever&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

I know these all just my opinions, but I think they actually might do it (sell out Wembley). We'll find out by June
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 04, 2012, 10:01:21 AM
Two more weeks!!!

Opening act Tegan & Sara. Checking out their songs now...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 04, 2012, 02:41:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECHv5KV4ZuM&feature=g-all

epic.

best Christmas single since DSMS
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on December 04, 2012, 06:01:29 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECHv5KV4ZuM&feature=g-all

epic.

best Christmas single since DSMS


Really?!?  I think its very forgettable ..... And I'm a huge Killers fan.
Title: Re: Battle Born
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECHv5KV4ZuM&feature=g-all

epic.

best Christmas single since DSMS


Really?!?  I think its very forgettable ..... And I'm a huge Killers fan.
I love.
much better than Boots, Joseph and Cowboy Christmas
Title: Re: Battle Born
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECHv5KV4ZuM&feature=g-all

epic.

best Christmas single since DSMS


Really?!?  I think its very forgettable ..... And I'm a huge Killers fan.
I love.
much better than Boots, Joseph and Cowboy Christmas

Maybe it'll grow on me
Title: Re: Battle Born
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECHv5KV4ZuM&feature=g-all

epic.

best Christmas single since DSMS


Really?!?  I think its very forgettable ..... And I'm a huge Killers fan.
I love.
much better than Boots, Joseph and Cowboy Christmas

Maybe it'll grow on me
hope it does.

the video is awesome too
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on December 04, 2012, 08:02:41 PM
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Way too ambitious on the back of an album that is just not up to it.

Battle Born went #1 in the UK just like all their previous albums, and the fact that their UK arena was completely sold out (including two nights at the O2), I believe illustrates that there is a big demand in the UK music market for The Killers

NME even wrote an article about how big they in the UK now: http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=1&title=the_killers_are_bigger_than_they_ve_ever&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

I know these all just my opinions, but I think they actually might do it (sell out Wembley). We'll find out by June

Let's be honest, like U2, The Killers have made those sales on the strength of their previous work.

I'm off to see them at a small 1500 capacity venue here in Melbourne next year, and I'm looking forward to it, but certainly I doubt many will be going along to hear 'Here with Me' or any of the other stuff on Battle Born...
Title: Re: Battle Born
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECHv5KV4ZuM&feature=g-all

epic.

best Christmas single since DSMS


Really?!?  I think its very forgettable ..... And I'm a huge Killers fan.
I love.
much better than Boots, Joseph and Cowboy Christmas

Yea, it's one i'll revisit, but it's no AGBS, DSMS <which my gf hates...... ::) >
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 04, 2012, 10:06:10 PM
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Way too ambitious on the back of an album that is just not up to it.

Battle Born went #1 in the UK just like all their previous albums, and the fact that their UK arena was completely sold out (including two nights at the O2), I believe illustrates that there is a big demand in the UK music market for The Killers

NME even wrote an article about how big they in the UK now: http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=1&title=the_killers_are_bigger_than_they_ve_ever&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

I know these all just my opinions, but I think they actually might do it (sell out Wembley). We'll find out by June

Let's be honest, like U2, The Killers have made those sales on the strength of their previous work.

I'm off to see them at a small 1500 capacity venue here in Melbourne next year, and I'm looking forward to it, but certainly I doubt many will be going along to hear 'Here with Me' or any of the other stuff on Battle Born...

1500? Wow! That would be very nice.

I'd go to hear a few off Battle Born, but that's about it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on December 04, 2012, 10:19:04 PM
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Way too ambitious on the back of an album that is just not up to it.

Battle Born went #1 in the UK just like all their previous albums, and the fact that their UK arena was completely sold out (including two nights at the O2), I believe illustrates that there is a big demand in the UK music market for The Killers

NME even wrote an article about how big they in the UK now: http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=1&title=the_killers_are_bigger_than_they_ve_ever&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

I know these all just my opinions, but I think they actually might do it (sell out Wembley). We'll find out by June

Let's be honest, like U2, The Killers have made those sales on the strength of their previous work.

I'm off to see them at a small 1500 capacity venue here in Melbourne next year, and I'm looking forward to it, but certainly I doubt many will be going along to hear 'Here with Me' or any of the other stuff on Battle Born...

1500? Wow! That would be very nice.

I'd go to hear a few off Battle Born, but that's about it.

i'd want to hear F&B, BB, MAB and maybe Runaways. Other than that i could enjoy D&C.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 05, 2012, 03:09:32 PM
http://share.whiptheapp.com/s-NXXgv6Pg Nice pics.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 05, 2012, 04:58:50 PM
Ugh! They just released floor seats for our concert! What will I do w/ my other tickets? Aaahhh!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on December 05, 2012, 09:59:23 PM
See, I'd go to see Miss Atomic Bomb if they weren't playing Mr Brightside or Somebody Told me. A poor imitation of those two...

Should still be fun.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jick on December 09, 2012, 07:31:06 PM
Here With Me is their next single.

The music video is directed by Tim Burton and features Winona Ryder.

This will be epic.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on December 10, 2012, 03:47:43 AM
Tim Burton using Winona Ryder is ground breaking...

what next, the leftfield addition of a Johnny Depp cameo??
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on December 10, 2012, 03:49:02 AM
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http://share.whiptheapp.com/s-NXXgv6Pg Nice pics.

If you like iPhones...  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: singnomore on December 10, 2012, 02:00:50 PM
Just got Tickets for T In The Park - and found out The Killers are headlining so happy days..
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on December 10, 2012, 02:01:47 PM
T in the park is a bloody great festival. You'll have a blast.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: singnomore on December 10, 2012, 02:03:23 PM
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T in the park is a bloody great festival. You'll have a blast.

I've been a couple of times (this year included) so agree - a great festival. You been brisco?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jick on December 10, 2012, 03:14:26 PM
Since I don't really belong in any Killers fansite or forums, I'd appreciate it if anyone can post a link to the video once it is out.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 10, 2012, 03:17:49 PM
well. the single is out on Dec. 16th. no announcement on the video release I think
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on December 10, 2012, 06:23:33 PM
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T in the park is a bloody great festival. You'll have a blast.

I've been a couple of times (this year included) so agree - a great festival. You been brisco?

Yeah I went waaaaay back in 1999.

Manics, Blur, Massive Attack, Placebo, James.... brilliant lineup.

My memory is a teeeeeeny bit hazy.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on December 10, 2012, 07:22:39 PM
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Tim Burton using Winona Ryder is ground breaking...

what next, the leftfield addition of a Johnny Depp cameo??

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If you like iPhones...  :P

HA!!! Briscoe is too funny.

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My memory is a teeeeeeny bit hazy.

It's from the drugs you took, I assume?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on December 10, 2012, 09:57:56 PM
how DARE you  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 11, 2012, 12:19:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qok9Ialei4c&feature=g-high-u

great vid. the end is beyond words

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 11, 2012, 12:26:21 PM
Thanks for the reminder! Yesterday, I knew it was coming out today. Today, I forgot!  ;)

This song will do what Runaways did not as far as airplay.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on December 11, 2012, 01:02:49 PM
This video is very impressive, not to mention they used the same actors from the Mr. Brightside video, which is a great touch and links the songs together perfectly. Very well done!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on December 11, 2012, 08:43:05 PM
Love it. Has to be one of my favorite videos.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on December 11, 2012, 08:53:13 PM
That video was heartbreaking...incredibly well done
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jick on December 13, 2012, 10:28:59 AM
One of the best videos ever.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on December 13, 2012, 11:35:23 AM
Going to see then tomorrow night at MSG  :)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 13, 2012, 12:13:59 PM
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Going to see then tomorrow night at MSG  :)

That MSG is THE place to be!

Have a great time. Take care of them and send them down my way for our Tuesday show in Northern VA!  ;)

Oh, and thank you, Killers. I totally appreciate you releasing the video for Miss Atomic Bomb just in time to get us psyched for your concert!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jick on December 13, 2012, 04:14:36 PM
Since the Miss Atomic Bomb video just got release now, I think it may take some time before they Here With Me video directed by Tim Burton will make the light of day.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: balchinian1 on December 14, 2012, 10:26:10 AM
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Since the Miss Atomic Bomb video just got release now, I think it may take some time before they Here With Me video directed by Tim Burton will make the light of day.

Cheers,

J


you think wrong ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SxTyvOixJA
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on December 14, 2012, 10:42:58 AM
Is tonight's show at msg cancelled?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on December 14, 2012, 02:36:38 PM
Just got the email saying the shows been cancelled  :-[
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on December 14, 2012, 04:24:36 PM
Why is that? Laryngitis?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on December 14, 2012, 04:29:02 PM
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Why is that? Laryngitis?
Yep
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on December 14, 2012, 04:30:53 PM
I've had terrible luck over the years with shows being cancelled/postponed. Billy Joel w/ Elton John, U2, Kings of Leon, and now the Killers.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jick on December 14, 2012, 06:20:46 PM
The Killers' songs are not as demanding vocally as perhaps a U2 song and Flowers is no vocal acrobat so I am sure he can sing through a bad throat.

Shows have also been cancelled in Europe.

Maybe there is a deeper reason behind the cancellation? Perhaps one or a few of them have their own personal matters to deal with?

Also, what did you guys think of the Here With Me video?

I found it quite odd for a song that accessible and poppy to have a video that odd and scary, but that's what you get with Tim Burton.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on December 14, 2012, 06:37:28 PM
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I've had terrible luck over the years with shows being cancelled/postponed. Billy Joel w/ Elton John, U2, Kings of Leon, and now the Killers.

wow that does suck.......man alive i can't imagine how pi**ed i'd be if a show i was anticipating got cancelled/postponed. well, Denver 360 did but that was a road trip i wasnt really looking forward to so i got to delay that.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 14, 2012, 10:00:56 PM
ugh I can't believe Brandon is sick again. feel sorry for everyone including Brandon


the HWM vid was quick. it's alright. just wish it wasn't Burton.

I had an image of a high school video
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 15, 2012, 09:35:54 AM
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Just got the email saying the shows been cancelled  :-[
Did they say why?

My Killers' show is Tuesday. I wonder if he'll be well by then.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on December 15, 2012, 09:47:24 AM
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Just got the email saying the shows been cancelled  :-[
Did they say why?

My Killers' show is Tuesday. I wonder if he'll be well by then.

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Why is that? Laryngitis?
Yep
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jick on December 16, 2012, 06:37:54 PM
Those are the two best music videos in music history that were released within a week of each other.

Miss Atomic Bomb has been universally liked.

Even the strange Here With Me is starting to grow on me too, great job by Burton to mask the "poppiness" of that song.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AchtungPiano on December 17, 2012, 07:30:14 PM
I don't love the HWM video...I mean, out of context, it's cute and funny and creepy in a Burton way...but it doesn't fit with the song AT ALL.

Not nearly as incredible as Miss Atomic Bomb.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 18, 2012, 08:14:36 PM
the boys were great tonight on The Voice. too bad the song had to be cut up
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on December 18, 2012, 08:20:11 PM
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the boys were great tonight on The Voice. too bad the song had to be cut up

my gf loves that show, what did they play? im sure she recorded it
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Post by: TheU2Ken on December 18, 2012, 08:21:02 PM
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the boys were great tonight on The Voice. too bad the song had to be cut up

my gf loves that show, what did they play? im sure she recorded it
Here With Me. one of the finalist *who is very attractive* sang the end w/ BFlow
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on December 18, 2012, 08:22:40 PM
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the boys were great tonight on The Voice. too bad the song had to be cut up

my gf loves that show, what did they play? im sure she recorded it
Here With Me. one of the finalist *who is very attractive* sang the end w/ BFlow

 :P hot chicks are pretty hot. might make the song better!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on December 18, 2012, 09:58:07 PM
Hey real fans,
I just finished my first listen through of this album.  I liked it but couldn't shake how "heartland" (for lack of a better or real adjective) it sounds. It's not a bad thing; it reminded me of being a kid listening to Bruce cassettes in my mom's minivan.  Right now the whole recored is a jumbled mess in my head, but I'll give it at least 3 more good listens before seeing the boys on the 29th.
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Hey real fans,
I just finished my first listen through of this album.  I liked it but couldn't shake how "heartland" (for lack of a better or real adjective) it sounds. It's not a bad thing; it reminded me of being a kid listening to Bruce cassettes in my mom's minivan.  Right now the whole recored is a jumbled mess in my head, but I'll give it at least 3 more good listens before seeing the boys on the 29th.

it was those successive listens that killed my enthusiasm. it's just a very bland ballady album. great opener and closers. MAB is good. the rest isn't really that good
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on December 18, 2012, 10:02:52 PM
so there not playing a single american date next year so far. if the tour really ends in June 2013 then it's sad they didn't play more American dates. Or at least Texas or Oklahoma.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on December 18, 2012, 10:03:59 PM
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Hey real fans,
I just finished my first listen through of this album.  I liked it but couldn't shake how "heartland" (for lack of a better or real adjective) it sounds. It's not a bad thing; it reminded me of being a kid listening to Bruce cassettes in my mom's minivan.  Right now the whole recored is a jumbled mess in my head, but I'll give it at least 3 more good listens before seeing the boys on the 29th.

it was those successive listens that killed my enthusiasm. it's just a very bland ballady album. great opener and closers. MAB is good. the rest isn't really that good
I always try to put space between my first listen and the subsequent ones.  I won't have the opportunity to play it again until after Christmas. 

DS, are you the one who told me months ago that the second half of Sam's Town is a mess?  Because I wholeheartedly agree, even if that wasn't you. (I did all the Killers' albums yesterday, except for Day and Age because I did that a few weeks ago).

Anyway, husband's a bigger fan than me but I thought I better brush up on this BB stuff because spoiler, I dunno the sets looks pretty heavy with it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 18, 2012, 10:52:09 PM
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so there not playing a single american date next year so far. if the tour really ends in June 2013 then it's sad they didn't play more American dates. Or at least Texas or Oklahoma.

If my Killers concert tonight is any indication of how American crowds react to them, I wouldn't play here either. My daughter and I were so mad at our crowd! DUDsville! Brandon was a bit frustrated but kept right on pouring it out. He was terrific! Boo DC!!!

Here With Me sounded terrific. Miss Atomic Bomb was also very good. The crowd only knew the old stuff except maybe Runaways. They didn't do Flesh and Bone...

Blue - I agree about BB being very Springsteen-esque. I thought so from the first listen of Runaways on the radio.

If they were on The Voice tonight, it had to be pre-recorded. I wonder when since Brandon is having so much trouble with his voice...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on December 18, 2012, 11:45:31 PM
They were on The Voice?

f****** hell they've jumped the shark.
Title: Re: Battle Born
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Hey real fans,
I just finished my first listen through of this album.  I liked it but couldn't shake how "heartland" (for lack of a better or real adjective) it sounds. It's not a bad thing; it reminded me of being a kid listening to Bruce cassettes in my mom's minivan.  Right now the whole recored is a jumbled mess in my head, but I'll give it at least 3 more good listens before seeing the boys on the 29th.

it was those successive listens that killed my enthusiasm. it's just a very bland ballady album. great opener and closers. MAB is good. the rest isn't really that good
I always try to put space between my first listen and the subsequent ones.  I won't have the opportunity to play it again until after Christmas. 

DS, are you the one who told me months ago that the second half of Sam's Town is a mess?  Because I wholeheartedly agree, even if that wasn't you. (I did all the Killers' albums yesterday, except for Day and Age because I did that a few weeks ago).

Anyway, husband's a bigger fan than me but I thought I better brush up on this BB stuff because spoiler, I dunno the sets looks pretty heavy with it.

second half of Hot Fuss, def not Sams Town that's solid thru and thru.

Mom - did the crowd boo them or something?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on December 19, 2012, 08:35:06 AM
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so there not playing a single american date next year so far. if the tour really ends in June 2013 then it's sad they didn't play more American dates. Or at least Texas or Oklahoma.

If my Killers concert tonight is any indication of how American crowds react to them, I wouldn't play here either. My daughter and I were so mad at our crowd! DUDsville! Brandon was a bit frustrated but kept right on pouring it out. He was terrific! Boo DC!!!

Here With Me sounded terrific. Miss Atomic Bomb was also very good. The crowd only knew the old stuff except maybe Runaways. They didn't do Flesh and Bone...

Blue - I agree about BB being very Springsteen-esque. I thought so from the first listen of Runaways on the radio.

If they were on The Voice tonight, it had to be pre-recorded. I wonder when since Brandon is having so much trouble with his voice...
I read about crowds being lukewarm/arenas not really selling out! Don't you hate how other people can screw up your concert experience?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-killers-go-big-in-denver-tour-kickoff-20121130 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-killers-go-big-in-denver-tour-kickoff-20121130)

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on December 19, 2012, 08:40:21 AM
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second half of Hot Fuss, def not Sams Town that's solid thru and thru.

I maintain my Sam's Town opinion.  ;) There was something about Uncle Johnny especially that turned me off (and it wasn't his coke habit).  I'll have to listen for that mess at the end of Hot Fuss now.

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 19, 2012, 09:34:09 AM
Mom - did the crowd boo them or something?

No booing, just not into it at all and Brandon could tell. I don't get why people were there if that's how unenthusiastic they behave. My daughter and I were just looking at each other... The arena wasn't sold out. They released better seats than ours about 10 days ago and they weren't filled and were very near the stage!!! The GA standing was only 1/2 full which makes no sense. I wanted those tickets, but they were sold out?? The GA front row was the only movement on the floor save a stray girl or two dancing in the back of GA.

Very odd and boring group of concert goers. Of course, Brandon is the only one of the band up there with any showmanship. The guitarists are boring. Maybe the crowd was feeding off them? But, those guys always look like that in concert footage. I kept wishing I'd seen them last summer at the inaugural Firefly Festival with people who know how to enjoy a concert properly. At least I'd hope there were people like that for them.

I haven't felt this bad for a band since we saw Switchfoot at a small local club and it wasn't sold out either. What is WRONG w/ people's ears?  >:(

Here's their set list from last night. http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-killers/2012/patriot-center-fairfax-va-53da6bb5.html

Mr. Brightside
The Way It Was
Smile Like You Mean It
Spaceman
Heart of a Girl
(first verse and chorus only)
Bling (Confession of a King)
Miss Atomic Bomb
Human
Somebody Told Me
Here With Me
For Reasons Unknown
From Here On Out
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Battle Born
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on December 19, 2012, 09:41:30 AM
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second half of Hot Fuss, def not Sams Town that's solid thru and thru.

I maintain my Sam's Town opinion.  ;) There was something about Uncle Johnny especially that turned me off (and it wasn't his coke habit).  I'll have to listen for that mess at the end of Hot Fuss now.

ummmmmmmmmm............yea. i stand by my opinion that the 2nd half of ST is just as strong as the first. I LOVE the riff of Uncle J. and i LOVE Bones, The Rivers Is Wild. I GUESS my least fav is My List. who knows maybe youll love the 2nd half of HF......

Mom- Yes, i hate boring crowds i.e. the Arlington TX 360 show where no one moved till the greatest hits songs started. I do feel bad for bands when the crowd just stares on, totally disinterested.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 19, 2012, 03:23:23 PM
^There's a special kind of torture for concert goers like this!!

Review from today's Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/the-killers-concert-review-brandon-flowers-proves-himself-a-frontman-for-the-ages/2012/12/19/ff6281a6-49ed-11e2-8af9-9b50cb4605a7_story.html

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on December 19, 2012, 04:41:52 PM
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I read about crowds being lukewarm/arenas not really selling out! Don't you hate how other people can screw up your concert experience?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-killers-go-big-in-denver-tour-kickoff-20121130 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-killers-go-big-in-denver-tour-kickoff-20121130)

Mark Stoermer tweeted that the Denver show was sold out, and that Rolling Stone reported it wrong...and I know Boston was sold out too.

Madison Square Garden was sold out, and so was the Camden, NJ date (before they were canceled). I don't know about Toronto

I just know because I was trying to buy tickets for at least one of those shows  ;) , albeit unsuccessfully 

They kicked ass on The Voice last night!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on December 19, 2012, 04:56:08 PM
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so there not playing a single american date next year so far. if the tour really ends in June 2013 then it's sad they didn't play more American dates. Or at least Texas or Oklahoma.

They're bound to announce more North American dates. There's all of May, and most of of April (they may play Coachella then, though)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AchtungPiano on December 19, 2012, 07:42:26 PM
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second half of Hot Fuss, def not Sams Town that's solid thru and thru.

I maintain my Sam's Town opinion.  ;) There was something about Uncle Johnny especially that turned me off (and it wasn't his coke habit).  I'll have to listen for that mess at the end of Hot Fuss now.

ummmmmmmmmm............yea. i stand by my opinion that the 2nd half of ST is just as strong as the first. I LOVE the riff of Uncle J. and i LOVE Bones, The Rivers Is Wild. I GUESS my least fav is My List. who knows maybe youll love the 2nd half of HF......

Mom- Yes, i hate boring crowds i.e. the Arlington TX 360 show where no one moved till the greatest hits songs started. I do feel bad for bands when the crowd just stares on, totally disinterested.

Agree with DS. Sam's Town is their best album, and Hot Fuss' second half is torture.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on December 19, 2012, 07:50:09 PM
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so there not playing a single american date next year so far. if the tour really ends in June 2013 then it's sad they didn't play more American dates. Or at least Texas or Oklahoma.

They're bound to announce more North American dates. There's all of May, and most of of April (they may play Coachella then, though)

oh right i didnt notice there were no late april/may dates! heres to hoping!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 19, 2012, 08:02:06 PM
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second half of Hot Fuss, def not Sams Town that's solid thru and thru.

I maintain my Sam's Town opinion.  ;) There was something about Uncle Johnny especially that turned me off (and it wasn't his coke habit).  I'll have to listen for that mess at the end of Hot Fuss now.

ummmmmmmmmm............yea. i stand by my opinion that the 2nd half of ST is just as strong as the first. I LOVE the riff of Uncle J. and i LOVE Bones, The Rivers Is Wild. I GUESS my least fav is My List. who knows maybe youll love the 2nd half of HF......

Mom- Yes, i hate boring crowds i.e. the Arlington TX 360 show where no one moved till the greatest hits songs started. I do feel bad for bands when the crowd just stares on, totally disinterested.
Bones is amazing. so is the 2nd half of ST

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so there not playing a single american date next year so far. if the tour really ends in June 2013 then it's sad they didn't play more American dates. Or at least Texas or Oklahoma.

They're bound to announce more North American dates. There's all of May, and most of of April (they may play Coachella then, though)

oh right i didnt notice there were no late april/may dates! heres to hoping!
yes. stay strong Almighty. they haven't hit THE SOUTH yet
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on December 19, 2012, 08:43:50 PM
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second half of Hot Fuss, def not Sams Town that's solid thru and thru.

I maintain my Sam's Town opinion.  ;) There was something about Uncle Johnny especially that turned me off (and it wasn't his coke habit).  I'll have to listen for that mess at the end of Hot Fuss now.

ummmmmmmmmm............yea. i stand by my opinion that the 2nd half of ST is just as strong as the first. I LOVE the riff of Uncle J. and i LOVE Bones, The Rivers Is Wild. I GUESS my least fav is My List. who knows maybe youll love the 2nd half of HF......

Mom- Yes, i hate boring crowds i.e. the Arlington TX 360 show where no one moved till the greatest hits songs started. I do feel bad for bands when the crowd just stares on, totally disinterested.
Bones is amazing. so is the 2nd half of ST

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so there not playing a single american date next year so far. if the tour really ends in June 2013 then it's sad they didn't play more American dates. Or at least Texas or Oklahoma.

They're bound to announce more North American dates. There's all of May, and most of of April (they may play Coachella then, though)

oh right i didnt notice there were no late april/may dates! heres to hoping!
yes. stay strong Almighty. they haven't hit THE SOUTH yet

together we will remain strong Boy Wonder.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 29, 2012, 06:28:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8w2S-KlBc0E

great job by Mr Flowers
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on December 29, 2012, 07:05:20 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8w2S-KlBc0E

great job by Mr Flowers


What exactly did he do other than point out that there was a fight?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 29, 2012, 07:17:26 PM
^He had the band stop playing and made the fight stop too.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 29, 2012, 07:20:54 PM
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^He had the band stop playing and made the fight stop too.
yea

and "2nd verse same as the first" was classic

will make Ken's new tagline  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on December 29, 2012, 07:26:33 PM
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^He had the band stop playing and made the fight stop too.

That's not what I saw. Yes, he made the band stop playing but the fight ran its own course. I do give Brandan an A for effort though.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 29, 2012, 07:28:36 PM
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^He had the band stop playing and made the fight stop too.

That's not what I saw. Yes, he made the band stop playing but the fight ran its own course. I do give Brandan an A for effort though.
I think they got separated and shown their way out.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 29, 2012, 07:30:19 PM
^Looked to me like security broke it up. Yes, they were still entangled UNTIL that point.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 29, 2012, 10:36:34 PM
Is it just me or do you all think that the light show effects detract from the performance? Just saw TK do Runaways on MTV's European Music Awards and the crowd was as dead as they were for my concert. The light show on TV looked cool, but the band was so far removed from the live audience. Plus, again, what is w/ the guitarists? They look fresh from the coffin...Geesh!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on December 30, 2012, 09:50:28 AM
Mom - do they look like Flowers does in ALL the music videos? lifeless and bored as hell. or just awkward.

i just watched all 4 BB videos including I Feel It In My Bones. Videos can give you a new appreciation for a song and while i loved MAB anyways, the video took it to next level awesome. Same with IFIIMB to, tbh. That may be the first post-DSMS christmas song i remember the words to! HWM's video is nonsensical and odd. Runaways was cool.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 30, 2012, 10:06:54 AM
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i just watched all 4 BB videos including I Feel It In My Bones. Videos can give you a new appreciation for a song and while i loved MAB anyways, the video took it to next level awesome. Same with IFIIMB to, tbh. That may be the first post-DSMS christmas song i remember the words to! HWM's video is nonsensical and odd. Runaways was cool.
OMG the Almighty and Boy-Wonder feel the same
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 30, 2012, 10:16:01 AM
dear god

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKMq5wQwTDg
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 30, 2012, 11:39:09 AM
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Mom - do they look like Flowers does in ALL the music videos? lifeless and bored as hell. or just awkward.

i just watched all 4 BB videos including I Feel It In My Bones. Videos can give you a new appreciation for a song and while i loved MAB anyways, the video took it to next level awesome. Same with IFIIMB to, tbh. That may be the first post-DSMS christmas song i remember the words to! HWM's video is nonsensical and odd. Runaways was cool.

He's the only one who has any life, but yes, he is a bit awkward, but moving!  :-\
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on December 30, 2012, 08:30:32 PM
I know Ken "dear god"ded that Sam's Town vid, but that was from my show and I thought it was great!  This could be because I'd been standing for six hours at that point and the crowd was getting a little anxious after the two openers and 50 minutes of the crew fiddling with equipment (glad they wanted things to be perfect, but yeesh, that felt like forever). And I have to give Brandon and Co. credit for mixing up the set from the previous night's show; sure, there were plenty of popular songs that got replayed, but there was more variety between the two shows than U2 had on subsequent nights of 360 in Anaheim!

It was a great crowd up front where we were and worth the time waiting. We had teenagers through folks in their 50s all crowded in like sardines with everyone singing along merrily.  And before we were let into the venue, we met tons of friendly people who all had fun concert stories (one 15-year-old was there with his parents--the three of them flew from Pennsylvania to Vegas just for the show! It was the boy's birthday and Christmas gift  ;D). The only people I really can't stand are those who hoist their arms in the air and record the. entire. show. on their phones.

Brandon tries very hard and does all kinds of helpful sign language for folks who don't know the words to the verses.  I thought he sounded quite good and I got tons of cool pictures.  I was surprised they didn't do MAB or Here With Me, though. Maybe in videos the show won't seem as good, but you know how it is when you're there in the moment and everything seems great (Bono and HMTMKMKM on 360 comes to mind). 
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on December 30, 2012, 08:58:52 PM
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I know Ken "dear god"ded that Sam's Town vid, but that was from my show and I thought it was great!  This could be because I'd been standing for six hours at that point and the crowd was getting a little anxious after the two openers and 50 minutes of the crew fiddling with equipment (glad they wanted things to be perfect, but yeesh, that felt like forever). And I have to give Brandon and Co. credit for mixing up the set from the previous night's show; sure, there were plenty of popular songs that got replayed, but there was more variety between the two shows than U2 had on subsequent nights of 360 in Anaheim!

It was a great crowd up front where we were and worth the time waiting. We had teenagers through folks in their 50s all crowded in like sardines with everyone singing along merrily.  And before we were let into the venue, we met tons of friendly people who all had fun concert stories (one 15-year-old was there with his parents--the three of them flew from Pennsylvania to Vegas just for the show! It was the boy's birthday and Christmas gift  ;D). The only people I really can't stand are those who hoist their arms in the air and record the. entire. show. on their phones.

Brandon tries very hard and does all kinds of helpful sign language for folks who don't know the words to the verses.  I thought he sounded quite good and I got tons of cool pictures.  I was surprised they didn't do MAB or Here With Me, though. Maybe in videos the show won't seem as good, but you know how it is when you're there in the moment and everything seems great (Bono and HMTMKMKM on 360 comes to mind).

Yea if someone did that in front of me I'd ask them to stop or just knock the phone out of their hands and laugh haha
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on December 30, 2012, 09:01:46 PM
lol the worst is when someone in front of you has an Ipad. Coldplay in July *facepalm*

somebody yelled at them to put it down during one of the opening acts and didn't put it back up
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on December 30, 2012, 09:41:02 PM
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Maybe in videos the show won't seem as good, but you know how it is when you're there in the moment and everything seems great

And that is because the videos are sh**.

One pissy little microphone that can't handle bass, a camera with far less resolution than your eyes, an intangible that no video can capture - atmosphere - and the downright stupidity of a sea of iPhones held aloft. I despise what iphones etc have done to concert crowds. Live it there and then. In the moment. Snap some photos if you like, but stop that stupid filming. You look ridiculous, you kill the energy of a show, and you know what? You will likely never watch it again.

In your head, every show is is HD with glorious surround sound.

Live in the moment, enjoy it, tell your kids about it, show them a picture or two.

But stop this idiotic practice of filming shows on your iPhone.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on December 30, 2012, 10:08:12 PM
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lol the worst is when someone in front of you has an Ipad. Coldplay in July *facepalm*

somebody yelled at them to put it down during one of the opening acts and didn't put it back up

see this stuff gets shut down FAST at the shows i go to, for the most part. i was asked to not film at Noel G and my friend was told to put his camera down at a show once too.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on December 30, 2012, 10:51:26 PM
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lol the worst is when someone in front of you has an Ipad. Coldplay in July *facepalm*

somebody yelled at them to put it down during one of the opening acts and didn't put it back up

see this stuff gets shut down FAST at the shows i go to, for the most part. i was asked to not film at Noel G and my friend was told to put his camera down at a show once too.

I just hope everyone asks nicely.  Sure, someone filming on their phone in your field of vision sucks, but the situation just goes better if you're civil about telling them.  I told the kid yesterday it was hard for me to see over/around his arms since I'm short, and he was cool about it.  But I've seen people get all nasty and have exaggerated reactions to the slightest affront ("You touched my hair!" "Seriously? Nobody can even scratch their own @ss in here!") and that seems like a waste of anger.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on December 30, 2012, 10:54:35 PM
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lol the worst is when someone in front of you has an Ipad. Coldplay in July *facepalm*

somebody yelled at them to put it down during one of the opening acts and didn't put it back up

see this stuff gets shut down FAST at the shows i go to, for the most part. i was asked to not film at Noel G and my friend was told to put his camera down at a show once too.

I just hope everyone asks nicely.  Sure, someone filming on their phone in your field of vision sucks, but the situation just goes better if you're civil about telling them.  I told the kid yesterday it was hard for me to see over/around his arms since I'm short, and he was cool about it.  But I've seen people get all nasty and have exaggerated reactions to the slightest affront ("You touched my hair!" "Seriously? Nobody can even scratch their own @ss in here!") and that seems like a waste of anger.

no. i meant to say the event staff or whatever is asking us to put them down. at Noel they were on EVERYONE, i mean camera went up theyd walk over and say "no video! pictures only" i heard one event girl say "no video or pictures!" so it just depends on who approaches you. the American Airlines Center in Dallas doesn't care at all. I've brought my camera to Van Halen, Coldplay, Trans-Siberian Orchestra. No one said a word, event staff was nearby too.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on December 31, 2012, 09:34:37 AM
Some woman kept filming in front of me at the show in the Bronx. Very annoying. So I "accidentally" dropped my drink on her foot. Problem solved ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 31, 2012, 09:44:32 AM
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Some woman kept filming in front of me at the show in the Bronx. Very annoying. So I "accidentally" dropped my drink on her foot. Problem solved ;)

Slyly hysterical.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on December 31, 2012, 09:49:15 AM
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Some woman kept filming in front of me at the show in the Bronx. Very annoying. So I "accidentally" dropped my drink on her foot. Problem solved ;)

Slyly hysterical.

And the best part was she was wearing open toe shoes
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on December 31, 2012, 12:37:45 PM
I get annoyed with that too. I'll take photos but I do it quickly and never hold my camera up enough to block anyone's view. They're nice souvenirs but they can never recapture the energy and excitement of actually being there. The memories are always how I like to relive a show.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on December 31, 2012, 01:00:29 PM
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I get annoyed with that too. I'll take photos but I do it quickly and never hold my camera up enough to block anyone's view. They're nice souvenirs but they can never recapture the energy and excitement of actually being there. The memories are always how I like to relive a show.

We were like 10 feet from the stage. Put down the fuc**ng camera and enjoy the show!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on December 31, 2012, 03:19:02 PM
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We were like 10 feet from the stage. Put down the fuc**ng camera and enjoy the show!

Definitely. That's a good opportunity to get some great photos but there's a period where it becomes annoying and excessive. Sadly, most people can't tell the difference.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on January 19, 2013, 04:16:51 PM
Seeing the killers twice this week, once on tuesday night in a 1500 capacity club, and then once again on Saturday at a festival.

Did take a peek at the festival setlist and they have got rid of all but 2 Battle Yawn songs so THAT bodes well!!

I figure we'll probably get more at their own show.

What is disappointing is the preciousness the Killers have around media. As some of you know, I have a vested interest so I'll declare that first, but they are preventing photographers from gaining any accreditation for their own show, and not allowing any snappers in during the festival set (when every other act on the day allows it).

Shortsighted - because by many reports theirs is one of the highlight sets of the festival, and in every review there is no shot of the killers - we're stuck with the red hot chili peppers or yeah yeah yeahs.

Diva behaviour to be honest when any gimp in the front row can snap away on their sh**ty iphone and get far worse pics than a media photog with $10k worth of quality gear...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on January 19, 2013, 04:55:23 PM
^ Sorry to hear that (diva behavior and set changes). Maybe they're poorly managed? Since I know we talked about bad (fan) concert behavior here, I thought you all would like this:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-10-most-annoying-concert-behaviors-20130114 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-10-most-annoying-concert-behaviors-20130114)

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on January 19, 2013, 09:56:43 PM
AWESOME in regards to them dropping BB songs! any idea which ones?

Sorry about your no photos prob though.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on January 19, 2013, 10:20:59 PM
Dropped everything except runaways and miss atomic Brightside. Safety first.

No sh** about cellphones or country and western garbage.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on January 19, 2013, 10:43:34 PM
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Dropped everything except runaways and miss atomic Brightside. Safety first.

No sh** about cellphones or country and western garbage.

o. well. i would of loved to of heard F&B, BB live. MAB and Run are cool though. The rest of the album i don't need live. its look less and less likely that they'll play Dallas anyways
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on January 20, 2013, 02:55:59 AM
Yeah I think the title track is about all I could stomach to be honest.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Spaceman on January 20, 2013, 06:55:31 AM
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We were like 10 feet from the stage. Put down the fuc**ng camera and enjoy the show!

Definitely. That's a good opportunity to get some great photos but there's a period where it becomes annoying and excessive. Sadly, most people can't tell the difference.

Just step aside! Not hard is it? We have a wealth of live footage available thanks to these 'annoying' digital camera/phone users. Must say I've never found it a problem myself.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on January 20, 2013, 07:22:35 AM
We have a large volume of footage available.

I wouldn't call it a wealth.

Most of it is utter sh**.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Spaceman on January 20, 2013, 10:36:45 AM
Very true. Wheat from the chaff.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on January 20, 2013, 10:42:09 AM
not until recently did i realize how many full length TV broadcasted concerts were available on YouTube by any band you can think of. I still haven't found the BB-release day concert Werner Herzog filmed or something? Id at least like to see that
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on January 20, 2013, 10:43:26 AM
only 2 BB songs. sad

can't believe they're dropping BB and F&B.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on January 20, 2013, 10:46:29 AM
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only 2 BB songs. sad

can't believe they're dropping BB and F&B.

while i think they went WAY overboard with too many BB songs in general at the start of the tour, its sad to see them drop the albums 2 highlights since they aren't singles. I believe they pulled a 360 guys :( album not a success? NIX THE SONGS ASAP ASAP MOVE MOVE CUT EM OUT NOW NOW
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on January 20, 2013, 03:31:31 PM
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not until recently did i realize how many full length TV broadcasted concerts were available on YouTube by any band you can think of. I still haven't found the BB-release day concert Werner Herzog filmed or something? Id at least like to see that

Me too as I was up in front :))
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: flopro on January 20, 2013, 04:40:35 PM
I was one if the unlucky people who's Killers concert was canceled due to Brandon having a bad throat, and then when they played again they played With or Without You... Just my luck!!!!!  :-\ But luckily they are redoing there gig next month! :D   
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on January 20, 2013, 06:08:10 PM
In regards to the Battle Born tracks...they played about 6-7 in almost all of the U.S./ U.K. dates. I think the 2nd night in Vegas and the Australian dates are exceptions rather than the rule (especially in the BDO shows, where their set is abbreviated)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on January 20, 2013, 06:25:09 PM
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In regards to the Battle Born tracks...they played about 6-7 in almost all of the U.S./ U.K. dates. I think the 2nd night in Vegas and the Australian dates are exceptions rather than the rule (especially in the BDO shows, where their set is abbreviated)

I think they will play 4-5 at their own show tomorrow... just a hunch. Perfect drinks breaks.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on January 20, 2013, 10:19:20 PM
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not until recently did i realize how many full length TV broadcasted concerts were available on YouTube by any band you can think of. I still haven't found the BB-release day concert Werner Herzog filmed or something? Id at least like to see that

Me too as I was up in front :))

then it's up to us to find it and share it!!!! MOVE OUT!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on January 22, 2013, 07:34:13 PM
Some pics from last night in Melbourne, great show...

Nothing fancy here, just had the point and shoot, but I know some of you like to see pics so here's a handful...

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Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on January 22, 2013, 07:44:20 PM
nice photos

uh....they played Under the Gun? and they didn't play Battle Born as the closer? :(

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-killers/2013/palace-theatre-melbourne-australia-43db8fdb.html
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on January 22, 2013, 08:24:22 PM
correct. I wield some pretty awesome power here in Melbourne. When I talk, they listen :-P

(actually I like Battle Born, the song). But Under The Gun was superb and apparently in response to a request from earlier in the day.

New intro to Somebody Told Me is pretty sweet too!!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on January 23, 2013, 05:52:34 PM
http://east13photography.com/wp2/?p=3973 (http://east13photography.com/wp2/?p=3973)

I wrote a few more words and decided to try and pass it off as a review :-)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on January 25, 2013, 12:51:31 PM
I wish I had been able to make it to the Boston show...I'm really hoping for some U.S. dates in April or May

A Matter Of Time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoM6ubBQ4oI

And here's also a great video from the Melbourne show-

Be Still:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Si1KPXuxzo&feature=share
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on January 25, 2013, 02:16:43 PM
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I wish I had been able to make it to the Boston show...I'm really hoping for some U.S. dates in April or May

A Matter Of Time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoM6ubBQ4oI

And here's also a great video from the Melbourne show-

Be Still:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Si1KPXuxzo&feature=share

so am i
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on January 28, 2013, 11:15:38 AM
The Killers are playing Cedar Park, Texas May 10th:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0C004A38F8405677?artistid=924503&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60

There has to be an American Leg coming... 8)

EDIT:

Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso: May 6th
https://twitter.com/abc7breaking

Bayou Music Center, Houston: May 8th:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/The-Killers-tickets/artist/924503?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on January 28, 2013, 11:42:25 AM
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The Killers are playing Cedar Park, Texas May 10th:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0C004A38F8405677?artistid=924503&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60

There has to be an American Leg coming... 8)

EDIT:

Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso: May 6th
https://twitter.com/abc7breaking

Bayou Music Center, Houston: May 8th:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/The-Killers-tickets/artist/924503?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

ok so some texas dates but no dallas/fort worth.......ill see where this Cedar Park is.....
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on January 28, 2013, 12:46:37 PM
I'm hoping for a Dallas date or Fort Worth date. I don't have the time or money to travel a long distance to catch them.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on January 28, 2013, 01:01:01 PM
My MSG show has been rescheduled for sometime in May
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on January 28, 2013, 02:28:41 PM
All the current dates are up on The Killers' website: along with the others listed on the last page, they added a show in Grand Prairie, Texas...and a show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on January 28, 2013, 03:15:12 PM
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All the current dates are up on The Killers' website: along with the others listed on the last page, they added a show in Grand Prairie, Texas...and a show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS WE HAVE A BINGGOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on January 28, 2013, 08:26:00 PM
any in Nebraska, Iowa, or Kansas??
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on January 28, 2013, 08:29:21 PM
please add an Atlanta date. I beg you.

TK and Muse can't skip over Atlanta this tour  :(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on January 28, 2013, 08:59:38 PM
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All the current dates are up on The Killers' website: along with the others listed on the last page, they added a show in Grand Prairie, Texas...and a show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS WE HAVE A BINGGOOOOOOOOO

YES! I'm thrilled!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on January 28, 2013, 09:18:04 PM
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All the current dates are up on The Killers' website: along with the others listed on the last page, they added a show in Grand Prairie, Texas...and a show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS WE HAVE A BINGGOOOOOOOOO

YES! I'm thrilled!

are you from Dallas? i am.

Miami66 and Kenning - no.

http://www.thekillersmusic.com/showtime
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: julesport on January 28, 2013, 09:30:02 PM
I had heard rumours of an Austin show on 10 May!!!  I'm keeping my fingers crossed because the Killers are amazing live!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on January 28, 2013, 10:02:35 PM
Playing Melbourne on the weekend...

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Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: julesport on January 28, 2013, 10:13:45 PM
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All the current dates are up on The Killers' website: along with the others listed on the last page, they added a show in Grand Prairie, Texas...and a show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS WE HAVE A BINGGOOOOOOOOO

YES! I'm thrilled!

are you from Dallas? i am.

Miami66 and Kenning - no.

http://www.thekillersmusic.com/showtime

Thanks for the link..:looks like there is an Austin show :)) Wahoo...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on January 29, 2013, 07:54:27 AM
well crap i cant find the date the tickets go on sale for grand prarie. ticketmaster has the dates for all the others but not G. prarie
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on January 29, 2013, 02:43:25 PM
why so many damn texas dates. saving no time for the rest of the U.S. they didn't go to last leg

I don't see many more dates being added for this leg.

dammit TK. why are you and Muse avoiding the South like the plague
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on January 29, 2013, 04:01:35 PM
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why so many damn texas dates. saving no time for the rest of the U.S. they didn't go to last leg

I don't see many more dates being added for this leg.

dammit TK. why are you and Muse avoiding the South like the plague

Yea when it rains it pours. I wanted TX dates but i didn't mean to steal ALL the dates from the South :( i've never even heard of Cedar Park, TX

Inbox Kenning, inbox.....
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on January 29, 2013, 04:47:08 PM
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why so many damn texas dates. saving no time for the rest of the U.S. they didn't go to last leg

I don't see many more dates being added for this leg.

dammit TK. why are you and Muse avoiding the South like the plague

To many guns probably  ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on January 29, 2013, 05:15:08 PM
I blame THE ALMIGHTY for no South dates  :P

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why so many damn texas dates. saving no time for the rest of the U.S. they didn't go to last leg

I don't see many more dates being added for this leg.

dammit TK. why are you and Muse avoiding the South like the plague

To many guns probably  ;)
unfortunetly
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on January 29, 2013, 07:47:51 PM
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are you from Dallas? i am.


No originally. My wife and I moved here last year.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on January 29, 2013, 07:49:09 PM
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well crap i cant find the date the tickets go on sale for grand prarie. ticketmaster has the dates for all the others but not G. prarie

Apparently it's 10:00 a.m. this Friday. :)

http://www.axs.com/events/3413/the-killers
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on January 29, 2013, 08:06:03 PM
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I blame THE ALMIGHTY for no South dates  :P

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why so many damn texas dates. saving no time for the rest of the U.S. they didn't go to last leg

I don't see many more dates being added for this leg.

dammit TK. why are you and Muse avoiding the South like the plague

To many guns probably  ;)
unfortunetly

O don't worry they're playin the south. MY south.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on January 29, 2013, 08:06:40 PM
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well crap i cant find the date the tickets go on sale for grand prarie. ticketmaster has the dates for all the others but not G. prarie

Apparently it's 10:00 a.m. this Friday. :)

http://www.axs.com/events/3413/the-killers

Hmmmmmmm I will have to wait...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on February 01, 2013, 09:23:24 AM
I was able to get GA tickets to Barclay's. :)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: JasontheJedi on February 01, 2013, 09:37:44 AM
I got Sec. 206 for Grand Prairie. I've never seen The Killers before so I'm really excited! I'm coming from out of town so if anyone from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area has suggestions on parking or thoughts about the Verizon Theater in general, let me know.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on February 01, 2013, 11:40:14 AM
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I got Sec. 206 for Grand Prairie. I've never seen The Killers before so I'm really excited! I'm coming from out of town so if anyone from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area has suggestions on parking or thoughts about the Verizon Theater in general, let me know.

Dude. I got section 205, row KK seat 5. $81 with taxes :(.

We'll have to meet up. I go to verizon about once a year parking is usually $15 or $20
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: JasontheJedi on February 01, 2013, 09:50:50 PM
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I got Sec. 206 for Grand Prairie. I've never seen The Killers before so I'm really excited! I'm coming from out of town so if anyone from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area has suggestions on parking or thoughts about the Verizon Theater in general, let me know.

Dude. I got section 205, row KK seat 5. $81 with taxes :(.

We'll have to meet up. I go to verizon about once a year parking is usually $15 or $20

Yeah that would be cool. My wife and I are row NN seats 21-22 so I guess we'll kind of be off to the side a little bit. They should still be good seats though.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on February 01, 2013, 09:55:34 PM
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I got Sec. 206 for Grand Prairie. I've never seen The Killers before so I'm really excited! I'm coming from out of town so if anyone from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area has suggestions on parking or thoughts about the Verizon Theater in general, let me know.

Dude. I got section 205, row KK seat 5. $81 with taxes :(.

We'll have to meet up. I go to verizon about once a year parking is usually $15 or $20

Yeah that would be cool. My wife and I are row NN seats 21-22 so I guess we'll kind of be off to the side a little bit. They should still be good seats though.

Yea we should meet up with ZooStation42 too. I've sat in the 200 section once, when i saw the Pixies in 2010. They're ok. Not really a bad seat there though.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on February 06, 2013, 07:29:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScojTkcQhpk

any idea why Flowers is wearing a gold MacPhisto suit?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on February 21, 2013, 09:17:08 AM
Great video from their Manchester Arena show...they played "Crystal" with Bernard Sumner of New Order!  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27akRHCyeIU
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on February 21, 2013, 05:39:35 PM
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Great video from their Manchester Arena show...they played "Crystal" with Bernard Sumner of New Order!  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27akRHCyeIU

The song for the music video from which they take their name. Very fitting. 8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: flopro on February 22, 2013, 05:27:23 PM
I was there! Was a great night, was a great show, just a great band!!!  :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on February 23, 2013, 12:17:45 PM
A great clip of Prize Fighter (acoustic) from Dublin last night!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TkXyd4otug
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AchtungPiano on February 27, 2013, 10:52:45 PM
I feel you Ken. The Killers skipped Seattle too, except for a small set at a radio show.  ::)

But we did get Muse.  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on March 04, 2013, 09:45:34 PM
Holy crap

Sunday May 12 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House

really need an Atlanta date. probably can't do this. 3 hrs on a Sunday

probably no room left for Atlanta  :(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on March 04, 2013, 10:13:49 PM
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Holy crap

Sunday May 12 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House

really need an Atlanta date. probably can't do this. 3 hrs on a Sunday

probably no room left for Atlanta  :(

PRIORITIZE, BOY WONDER. Killers are #1
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on March 05, 2013, 02:05:51 PM
after talking to my dad today its looking better. He's a huge TK fan after I converted him

thank goodness TK tixs are cheap. probably would have to leave Nash right after the show to get home before 8 AM  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jick on March 06, 2013, 12:46:35 AM
What is happening to this album? Have The Killers given up on this? Seems like they are playing less and less songs from this album on their tour.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on March 06, 2013, 08:33:53 PM
well parents said we can go. All I need is tixs. go on sale Friday morning, hope it's not too crazy

how was it for you Almighty
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on March 06, 2013, 08:38:48 PM
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well parents said we can go. All I need is tixs. go on sale Friday morning, hope it's not too crazy

how was it for you Almighty

i got them a few hours after they went on sale and i got the 200 section, not bad but not what i was hoping for.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on March 06, 2013, 08:43:08 PM
I really don't care where I sit.

I'm really worried about the tixs. Nash is the only show in the SE. Hope the show stays on the DL for a few more days

I NEED to go. TK at the Grand Old Opry will be so EPIC
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on March 07, 2013, 07:35:07 AM
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I really don't care where I sit.

I'm really worried about the tixs. Nash is the only show in the SE. Hope the show stays on the DL for a few more days

I NEED to go. TK at the Grand Old Opry will be so EPIC

I've stayed at the Opryland Hotel a couple of times. Great place.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on March 07, 2013, 07:55:53 AM
About 10 days before our concert, they released a large portion of stage right and left just off the floor seats. Grrrr....
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on March 07, 2013, 06:29:04 PM
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About 10 days before our concert, they released a large portion of stage right and left just off the floor seats. Grrrr....
Who is usually responsible for that?  Is it a venue decision or a tickermaster thing?  We were lucky that for our upcoming show, those seats were what went in the radio pre-sale.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on March 07, 2013, 08:18:19 PM
Nash tickets go on sale tomorrow. Wish my dad luck
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on March 08, 2013, 02:12:23 PM
stressful was an understatement.

my father, who I love very much, got on ticketmaster at 11. He texts me at 11: 05 telling me he can't get anything. So I get totally mad. At 11:10 he is still trying but I decide to look on ticketmaster at school on my phone. first try. I GET SOME. WTF.
so I text him and he gives me all the info. so whlie I'm almost done he texts me back saying "WAIT I FOUND BETTER SEATS" the ones I got were back of the balcony a bit to the right. He found some dead center and more closer. So he buys them and I'm releaved of stress.

not the best seats. but they're in the Opry and it doesn't look like there is a bad seat.

KEN IS GOING BACK TO NASHVILLE

unless they add an Atlanta date of course  ;D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on March 08, 2013, 06:25:15 PM
GODSPEED, BOY WONDER
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on March 08, 2013, 08:00:26 PM
TURN UP ALMIGHTY
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on March 20, 2013, 05:02:10 PM
Announced yesterday that the Killers will be one of the bands playing at Lollapalooza this year, along with Mumford and Sons, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, the National, and the Postal Service. Really hope I'm able to go.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on March 20, 2013, 05:09:40 PM
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Announced yesterday that the Killers will be one of the bands playing at Lollapalooza this year, along with Mumford and Sons, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, the National, and the Postal Service. Really hope I'm able to go.

 :o
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on March 20, 2013, 05:12:06 PM
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Announced yesterday that the Killers will be one of the bands playing at Lollapalooza this year, along with Mumford and Sons, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, the National, and the Postal Service. Really hope I'm able to go.

There's nothing about that lineup I don't like!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on March 20, 2013, 05:12:46 PM
TPS and TK are the only ones ive ever heard a full song by. I dont think ive heard an entire Mumford song
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on March 21, 2013, 06:19:02 AM
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TPS and TK are the only ones ive ever heard a full song by. I dont think ive heard an entire Mumford song

Phoenix are great
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on March 21, 2013, 07:07:32 AM
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TPS and TK are the only ones ive ever heard a full song by. I dont think ive heard an entire Mumford song

Phoenix are great
I'd second that, though I've only heard a few songs as they come up on my Pandora.  They've also been very influential to and admired by a lot of other groups I like.  Can't wait to get more into them.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on March 21, 2013, 07:27:14 AM
whats a good song i can listen to?

see, i'm HORRIBLE about noticing new, young bands. i just don't know anyone that listens to new stuff so i have no awareness of it. the only "new, young band" ive gotten into in the past 5 years was the Killers..
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on March 21, 2013, 07:52:04 AM
I'm excited about The Killers playing Lollapalooza! Hopefully there will be some warm-up shows in August or late July as well  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on March 21, 2013, 12:38:53 PM
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whats a good song i can listen to?

see, i'm HORRIBLE about noticing new, young bands. i just don't know anyone that listens to new stuff so i have no awareness of it. the only "new, young band" ive gotten into in the past 5 years was the Killers..

I'd recommend:

Lisztomania
1901
Courtesy Laughs
If I Ever Feel Better
Rome
Second to None
Everything Is Everything
Rally

Those are some of my favorites. They have a fun sound that might appeal to you.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on March 21, 2013, 01:59:57 PM
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whats a good song i can listen to?

see, i'm HORRIBLE about noticing new, young bands. i just don't know anyone that listens to new stuff so i have no awareness of it. the only "new, young band" ive gotten into in the past 5 years was the Killers..

I'd recommend:

Lisztomania
1901
Courtesy Laughs
If I Ever Feel Better
Rome
Second to None
Everything Is Everything
Rally

Those are some of my favorites. They have a fun sound that might appeal to you.
those are Phoenix songs i take it? cool
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on March 21, 2013, 02:35:12 PM
I like Phoenix. loving their new single

The only Lollo act I don't like is Mumford. never heard of Postal Service

ALMOST 7 WEEKS  ;D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on March 21, 2013, 04:16:29 PM
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I like Phoenix. loving their new single

The only Lollo act I don't like is Mumford. never heard of Postal Service

ALMOST 7 WEEKS  ;D

they are an indie-electronic-pop side project of Ben Gibbard <he of Death Cab For Cutie>. They had one AMAZING album in like 2003 called Give Up. Then disappeared.

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: JasontheJedi on March 22, 2013, 12:14:04 PM
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About 10 days before our concert, they released a large portion of stage right and left just off the floor seats. Grrrr....
Who is usually responsible for that?  Is it a venue decision or a tickermaster thing?  We were lucky that for our upcoming show, those seats were what went in the radio pre-sale.

I'm not sure who is ultimately responsible but I've gotten tickets this way at several different venues and services other than Ticketmaster. If a show is sold out, I'll just wait until a couple weeks before the show and start checking a few times a day until some good seats open up.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on March 27, 2013, 12:51:15 AM
All the Lollapalooza 3-Day passes are sold out, so now they just have single day passes (which go on sale April 9th), and VIP passes

I think I'm going to try for a single day ticket, it'd be badass to see The Killers in Grant Park.

On a separate note, here's a video of some Killers fans in Paraguay going ape****  ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMryXf2mVP8&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on March 27, 2013, 07:50:34 AM
I'm sure this is old news to the super fans on this thread, but I'm loving the sets TK have played in Europe over this past month. I'd really like a show with BB and MAB (both sadly missing from our December set).
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on March 27, 2013, 01:40:22 PM
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I'm sure this is old news to the super fans on this thread, but I'm loving the sets TK have played in Europe over this past month. I'd really like a show with BB and MAB (both sadly missing from our December set).

Yea, tbh i'm not really bugged that the BB songs are dropping out of the set, i just wanna hear F&B, MAB and i want the show to end with the song BB. I def wont be bugged if i dont hear any of the other songs off BB.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on May 03, 2013, 08:56:25 AM
The Killers are playing American Airlines Arena in Miami on August 17th, so there may be an Atlanta date around that time, Ken   8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on May 03, 2013, 09:24:47 AM
Just got tix for the Show in Bonner Springs in August. This is my second time seeing them at this venue
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on May 03, 2013, 11:24:47 AM
6 days till my first Killers concert.
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Post by: zootv on May 03, 2013, 12:44:30 PM
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6 days till my first Killers concert.

Have a great time! I'm seeing them on the 14th and 18th.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 03, 2013, 02:32:44 PM
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6 days till my first Killers concert.

Have a great time! I'm seeing them on the 14th and 18th.

twice? nice!

there were 2 people on the boards that said they were going. Jason the Jedi and someone else? i dont see them post often. i know one of them is literally sitting right behind me to the right i think. small world.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on May 03, 2013, 08:17:15 PM
a week from Sunday  ;D

and I hope Atlanta sneaks in with these new dates. Miami was announced today so they're gonna be around  ::)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on May 03, 2013, 09:54:36 PM
how many times has the Boy Wonder seen TK?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on May 04, 2013, 11:49:55 AM
this will be the first!
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Post by: Blue Silken Sky on May 04, 2013, 11:53:13 AM
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this will be the first!
Adorable! Where are you sitting or standing?
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 04, 2013, 11:54:56 AM
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this will be the first!
Adorable! Where are you sitting or standing?
middle of section 31
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Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on May 04, 2013, 11:55:44 AM
So.......your basically sitting in the parking lot? Or the roof as It were
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on May 04, 2013, 11:57:32 AM
pretty much. but it will be magical  :P

but its right above the middle section so its not TOO high
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 04, 2013, 12:11:21 PM
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pretty much. but it will be magical  :P

but its right above the middle section so its not TOO high

Never fear Boy Wonder! My MX concert was way wayyyyyy nose bleed. Like 2 rows down from the ceiling, literally. And I loved it. It was the perfect view for the shows lights etc. I have no idea what the BB stage looks like, I'm avoiding YouTube and setlist.fm I want it all to be a surprise
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Post by: Blue Silken Sky on May 04, 2013, 12:11:28 PM
You will a fantastic view of some lovely things (but I'll say no more)! And hey, we were side stage creepers so you win.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on May 04, 2013, 12:14:16 PM
Almight - I don't think its much. probably a screen and thats it

lol side tage creepers
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 04, 2013, 12:25:10 PM
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You will a fantastic view of some lovely things (but I'll say no more)! And hey, we were side stage creepers so you win.

Did Tk give y'all the stink eye wondering why you were creeping?
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Post by: Blue Silken Sky on May 04, 2013, 12:48:59 PM
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You will a fantastic view of some lovely things (but I'll say no more)! And hey, we were side stage creepers so you win.

Did Tk give y'all the stink eye wondering why you were creeping?
I wasn't close enough to see their eyes, but some depressing man next to me sat throughout the show with his head in his hands. He was so slumped over that I accidentally hit him several times in the enthusiasm of my White People Dancing.™
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on May 04, 2013, 03:13:22 PM
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this will be the first!
Adorable! Where are you sitting or standing?
middle of section 31
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Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on May 05, 2013, 10:07:09 AM
anyone know if there's an opening band, and who it is? i'm tempted to buy a tour program if they sell them.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 05, 2013, 03:16:47 PM
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anyone know if there's an opening band, and who it is? i'm tempted to buy a tour program if they sell them.
for Nashville its the Virgins. probably same for ya'll
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 05, 2013, 10:24:10 PM
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anyone know if there's an opening band, and who it is? i'm tempted to buy a tour program if they sell them.
for Nashville its the Virgins. probably same for ya'll

Yes another no name band ill have to endure if i want a good parking spot.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on May 06, 2013, 05:04:33 AM
Or yet another band who you might actually enjoy that wouldn't otherwise have been exposed to?
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Post by: Blue Silken Sky on May 06, 2013, 07:06:05 AM
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Or yet another band who you might actually enjoy that wouldn't otherwise have been exposed to?
That's the spirit. Once--and only once--I ended up loving the openers more than the main act.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 06, 2013, 07:22:00 AM
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Or yet another band who you might actually enjoy that wouldn't otherwise have been exposed to?

Maybe. Doubtful, but maybe.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 06, 2013, 02:43:18 PM
well they've added dates for Miami, Orlando and Charleston. they've basically gone all around Atlanta

I want to see them twice dammit  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on May 06, 2013, 05:12:45 PM
They've added a Raleigh date too! Hell yeah!  8)

I happen to think The Virgins are pretty badass:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVDNcN9Dg_U
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on May 06, 2013, 05:25:10 PM
Okay, according to this Tweet from Radio 105.7 out of Atlanta, The Killers will be playing the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park, August 15th (in Alpharetta, GA)

https://twitter.com/Radio1057
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 06, 2013, 06:43:29 PM
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Okay, according to this Tweet from Radio 105.7 out of Atlanta, The Killers will be playing the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park, August 15th (in Alpharetta, GA)

https://twitter.com/Radio1057
SWEET!!!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on May 06, 2013, 06:50:57 PM
Boy Wonder wins!
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 06, 2013, 06:51:45 PM
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Boy Wonder wins!
well now I don't know if I can afford to go to both shows. Gonna probably put the Nash tixs on stubhub.

this sucks
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on May 07, 2013, 08:04:38 PM
officially not going to Nashville.

BUT I'm going for GA's for Atlanta on Friday.

so I'm seeing them and much better seats.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 07, 2013, 08:12:03 PM
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officially not going to Nashville.

BUT I'm going for GA's for Atlanta on Friday.

so I'm seeing them and much better seats.

didnt your dad buy yalls tickets or something? why arent you going?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on May 07, 2013, 08:22:08 PM
cause we can't afford to go to both with all the other shows we're seeing.

this is easier
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on May 08, 2013, 09:02:01 AM
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Okay, according to this Tweet from Radio 105.7 out of Atlanta, The Killers will be playing the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park, August 15th (in Alpharetta, GA)

https://twitter.com/Radio1057
SWEET!!!

Yay! They hear you, BW!!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on May 08, 2013, 02:37:26 PM
and since I'm not seeing them til August now, I expect a good report from the Almighty
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on May 11, 2013, 10:27:59 AM
Killers just announced for August! This is only 15 mins. from me. This venue is much more fun than the Patriot Center where we saw them in December.

I think we shall go if the lawn tickets aren't too pricey.

https://www.facebook.com/merriweathermusic
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on May 11, 2013, 03:03:35 PM
awsome Mom!

got GA's for August. sucks that I'm not going tomorrow though
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on May 13, 2013, 02:21:57 PM
so the Nashville concert I was supposed to go to was last night:

enterlude into Brightside so no Sam's Town
no Battle Born
no F&B

so now I'm happier with my choice of Atlanta GA over Nashville balcony
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 13, 2013, 03:00:00 PM
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so the Nashville concert I was supposed to go to was last night:

enterlude into Brightside so no Sam's Town
no Battle Born
no F&B

so now I'm happier with my choice of Atlanta GA over Nashville balcony

yea i'd of been SUPER pi**ed if we didn't get BB and had to hear Here With Me, The Way It Was, From Here On Out.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on May 13, 2013, 03:00:56 PM
hey now, the Way it Was is awesome

oh and a country star played From Here on Out with them so another thing I would have disliked
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 13, 2013, 03:10:34 PM
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hey now, the Way it Was is awesome

oh and a country star played From Here on Out with them so another thing I would have disliked

oh Boy Wonder, will you ever learn.....

the album tracks were better live than i would of expected it's true, but still. the 3 album highlights are clearly F&B, BB, MAB. I got 2 of 3 and 3 i wish they'd of skipped. Runaways was awesome live. I mean i don't get why they don't play AMOT, RT, D&C more. HWM,TWIW and the other sappy love ballads need to go. Give us the upbeat rawk stuff.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on May 13, 2013, 03:12:07 PM
FHOO and HWM need to go. badly
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 13, 2013, 03:14:14 PM
FHOO is bottom tier but ill take the energy of that over HWM. I'm just not sure what this alt-country or whatever song is all about. Why is it on the album? CMH and PF are album worthy esp. in place of that and HWM

ugh they played Shadowplay at that show too. WOW what a failure of a setlist. Get a clue guys.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on May 13, 2013, 03:18:40 PM
hopefully it will shape up by August.

my dad said we'll line up early since we didn't end up going to Nashville. FRONT OF PIT HERE KEN COMES
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on May 13, 2013, 03:55:58 PM
I just finished giving Battle Born another listen in prep for tomorrow's show. Definitely their weakest album by a wide margin. Hopefully the new tracks will translate better live.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on May 13, 2013, 07:38:23 PM
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I just finished giving Battle Born another listen in prep for tomorrow's show. Definitely their weakest album by a wide margin. Hopefully the new tracks will translate better live.

A couple of em do.

Most of em don't.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 13, 2013, 07:52:11 PM
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I just finished giving Battle Born another listen in prep for tomorrow's show. Definitely their weakest album by a wide margin. Hopefully the new tracks will translate better live.

Yea some do. Unfortunately they don't play the upbeat faster stuff.

And yea, this is easily the weakest album in the killers catalogue.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on May 13, 2013, 09:35:37 PM
I'm excited to hear the Battle Born tracks at Madison Square Garden tomorrow...it's gonna be a badass show  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on May 13, 2013, 10:05:11 PM
Two songs from BB that were played at both my shows got very subdued audience reactions. It takes guts to keep pounding 'em out when you can tell the fans aren't that into the tunes, but I don't think either of these tracks will really grow on anyone and it's not as if they're profound or complex and we're all just being shallow.
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Post by: Shark Ericson on May 13, 2013, 10:48:23 PM
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Two songs from BB that were played at both my shows got very subdued audience reactions. It takes guts to keep pounding 'em out when you can tell the fans aren't that into the tunes, but I don't think either of these tracks will really grow on anyone and it's not as if they're profound or complex and we're all just being shallow.

Which two are you referring to? "Runaways", "Flesh and Bone" and "The Way It Was" were really well received at my show...and "Miss Atomic Bomb" and "From Here On Out" had pretty good involvement
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 14, 2013, 06:42:54 AM
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Two songs from BB that were played at both my shows got very subdued audience reactions. It takes guts to keep pounding 'em out when you can tell the fans aren't that into the tunes, but I don't think either of these tracks will really grow on anyone and it's not as if they're profound or complex and we're all just being shallow.

Which two are you referring to? "Runaways", "Flesh and Bone" and "The Way It Was" were really well received at my show...and "Miss Atomic Bomb" and "From Here On Out" had pretty good involvement

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and the crowd was realllyyy into it, even, surprisingly, the BB songs. except Here With Me and Brandon asked the audience "are you just being polite or do you not know this song? hehe i hope you're just being polite!" as he sat at the piano singing

and like i said, they aren't doing themselves any favors by excluding the stuff like AMOT, RT, D&C in favor of sappy love ballads
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Post by: Shark Ericson on May 14, 2013, 12:22:02 PM
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and like i said, they aren't doing themselves any favors by excluding the stuff like AMOT, RT, D&C in favor of sappy love ballads

AMOT was the opener at the Boston last fall, and it worked really well. I'd love to see The Rising Tide back in the setlist.

It's been announced that The Killers are playing Prudential Center (in Newark) and Merriweather Post Pavilion (in Maryland) this August. I think I'm going to try and catch one of those shows 
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 14, 2013, 12:25:13 PM
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and like i said, they aren't doing themselves any favors by excluding the stuff like AMOT, RT, D&C in favor of sappy love ballads

AMOT was the opener at the Boston last fall, and it worked really well. I'd love to see The Rising Tide back in the setlist.

It's been announced that The Killers are playing Prudential Center (in Newark) and Merriweather Post Pavilion (in Maryland) this August. I think I'm going to try and catch one of those shows

They seem to be switching up sets pretty often so if they come back id def go again.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on May 14, 2013, 01:15:49 PM
I saw them do Runaways, Flesh and Bone, and MAB when they played the Bronx. All songs sounded great.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on May 14, 2013, 01:55:55 PM
I like that they're supporting this album, even at the risk of a cool reaction from fans. I'll admit that BB isn't my favorite Killers album (though I still like it quite a bit) but I also appreciate seeing an artist playing a hefty set from their new album and really putting it out there.
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Post by: Blue Silken Sky on May 14, 2013, 05:18:09 PM
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Two songs from BB that were played at both my shows got very subdued audience reactions. It takes guts to keep pounding 'em out when you can tell the fans aren't that into the tunes, but I don't think either of these tracks will really grow on anyone and it's not as if they're profound or complex and we're all just being shallow.

Which two are you referring to? "Runaways", "Flesh and Bone" and "The Way It Was" were really well received at my show...and "Miss Atomic Bomb" and "From Here On Out" had pretty good involvement
I didn't know if I was allowed to give setlist spoilers.  :P "From Here on Out" was worst received but "The Way It Was" didn't do much better.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on May 14, 2013, 06:03:41 PM
Damn it! There's an opening act
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Post by: Shark Ericson on May 14, 2013, 06:51:30 PM
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Damn it! There's an opening act

The Virgins are actually pretty good (I've listened to some of their songs)
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Post by: zootv on May 14, 2013, 10:11:05 PM
Just got home from the show. Awesome concert. Awesome seats. The battle born songs were tremendous live. Looking forward to Saturday night at Barcklays.
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Post by: zootv on May 14, 2013, 10:11:54 PM
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Damn it! There's an opening act

The Virgins are actually pretty good (I've listened to some of their songs)


Eh. They were listenable.  Their audio was very muddled.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: satellitedog01 on May 16, 2013, 02:25:19 AM
To anyone going to the Wembley Stadium June 22 gig, make sure you catch Tim Booth's support. He's the singer of James, a great underrated Manchester band, is a great performer, with superb songs that U2 fans will more than likely enjoy.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on May 18, 2013, 08:51:32 AM
Tickets for my area went on presale Thursday and General sale yesterday morning. They still had GA Floor tickets as of last night! This venue does not have a large GA Floor area. Surprised!
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Post by: zootv on May 18, 2013, 08:58:11 AM
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Tickets for my area went on presale Thursday and General sale yesterday morning. They still had GA Floor tickets as of last night! This venue does not have a large GA Floor area. Surprised!

I've got GA for tonight. I usually prefer seats but I'll let you know how it goes :)
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Post by: briscoetheque on May 18, 2013, 05:21:58 PM
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Tickets for my area went on presale Thursday and General sale yesterday morning. They still had GA Floor tickets as of last night! This venue does not have a large GA Floor area. Surprised!

AH... So it's possible people have heard battle born :P
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 18, 2013, 06:55:45 PM
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Tickets for my area went on presale Thursday and General sale yesterday morning. They still had GA Floor tickets as of last night! This venue does not have a large GA Floor area. Surprised!

I've got GA for tonight. I usually prefer seats but I'll let you know how it goes :)

Please do. Saw The Killers for the first time in December and the crowd was a dud and we had seats, so it was not the best experience.

Not sure we'll be in town when they are here in August, or I would have gotten at least lawn tickets for this concert.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on May 18, 2013, 07:15:25 PM
I've got GA for August. wondering what time I should get there for the frontish area *already plan on missing school*
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on May 18, 2013, 08:04:43 PM
You have school in August?
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 18, 2013, 09:02:00 PM
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You have school in August?
yea #SouthProbs
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Post by: zootv on May 18, 2013, 09:44:24 PM
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Tickets for my area went on presale Thursday and General sale yesterday morning. They still had GA Floor tickets as of last night! This venue does not have a large GA Floor area. Surprised!

I've got GA for tonight. I usually prefer seats but I'll let you know how it goes :)

Please do. Saw The Killers for the first time in December and the crowd was a dud and we had seats, so it was not the best experience.

Not sure we'll be in town when they are here in August, or I would have gotten at least lawn tickets for this concert.

Excellent show. GA was great. The crowd was much better than MSG, even Brandon eluded to that. Plus they played FAB which they skipped at MSG. They changed the show up a bit so it kept it interesting.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: singnomore on May 19, 2013, 11:15:31 AM
They play T In The Park in July..and I'm going - 4th time I'll have seen them - looking forward to it!
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 19, 2013, 11:45:50 AM
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Tickets for my area went on presale Thursday and General sale yesterday morning. They still had GA Floor tickets as of last night! This venue does not have a large GA Floor area. Surprised!

I've got GA for tonight. I usually prefer seats but I'll let you know how it goes :)

Please do. Saw The Killers for the first time in December and the crowd was a dud and we had seats, so it was not the best experience.

Not sure we'll be in town when they are here in August, or I would have gotten at least lawn tickets for this concert.

Excellent show. GA was great. The crowd was much better than MSG, even Brandon eluded to that. Plus they played FAB which they skipped at MSG. They changed the show up a bit so it kept it interesting.
setlist looked great. Enterlude, Change Your Mind and a Strokes cover.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on May 19, 2013, 06:12:27 PM
What is this? Bono introduced The Killers last night? Barclay's Center is where they were scheduled to play. I think that's in Brooklyn, NYC?

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What?!!!! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=528684520526020&set=a.109740282420448.13004.102467616481048&type=1&theater
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 19, 2013, 06:33:31 PM
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What is this? Bono introduced The Killers last night? Barclay's Center is where they were scheduled to play. I think that's in Brooklyn, NYC?

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What?!!!! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=528684520526020&set=a.109740282420448.13004.102467616481048&type=1&theater
that's Rock center. don't think that's real
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on May 19, 2013, 06:42:23 PM
I wondered. Thanks! Where is Rock Center? Rockefeller Center? Were the Killers doing something there too? They were scheduled for Barclay's last night and NJ tonight.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 19, 2013, 06:53:06 PM
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I wondered. Thanks! Where is Rock Center? Rockefeller Center? Were the Killers doing something there too? They were scheduled for Barclay's last night and NJ tonight.
yea. and I don't think so. I think B was there for something else
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on May 19, 2013, 07:04:29 PM
if he was introducing the Killers wouldn't the mic stand be the big K keyboard stand thing? ok then :)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on May 20, 2013, 08:04:40 AM
He certainly did not introduce them at Barclays, and that does look like Rockefeller Center.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: seashells on May 20, 2013, 08:15:06 AM
It was at the SNL after party.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 20, 2013, 08:16:42 AM
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It was at the SNL after party.

Gotcha. Thanks. :)
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 20, 2013, 09:33:19 PM
Makes a bit more sense now. The Killers were at the SNL party per their Facebook pic/post. So it's quite possible they sang and Bono introduced them at 30 Rock.

https://www.facebook.com/Thekillers?hc_location=stream

Another magical night - NYC SNL after party
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Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on May 30, 2013, 02:13:38 PM
I'm really looking forward to the band's Wembley Stadium performance, coming up in June. I think they should play at least 25 or 26 songs (for a gig that size)
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 30, 2013, 03:10:25 PM
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I'm really looking forward to the band's Wembley Stadium performance, coming up in June. I think they should play at least 25 or 26 songs (for a gig that size)
yea. and they already have RAH but I'd love a DVD of this show
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Post by: Thunder Peel on May 30, 2013, 04:52:46 PM
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yea. and they already have RAH but I'd love a DVD of this show

At first I thought you meant Rattle and Hum. I was like, "Huh?"

Then I realized it was Royal Albert Hall. I need to sleep more. ^_^
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Post by: briscoetheque on May 30, 2013, 09:03:35 PM
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I'm really looking forward to the band's Wembley Stadium performance, coming up in June. I think they should play at least 25 or 26 songs (for a gig that size)

They won't.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on May 30, 2013, 11:57:32 PM
They played 22 songs on the opening night of the Battle Born Tour in Scotland, and they have 3 opening bands for the Wembley gig...so I don't think it's entirely implausible for a stadium show
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: satellitedog01 on May 31, 2013, 05:59:18 AM
once again, if you go the the Wembley gig, try and catch Tim Booth's support performance, you won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on May 31, 2013, 08:10:03 PM
The Red Cross Philly tweeted that The Killers donated $130,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief (the funds came from the Susquehanna Bank Center show). Glad to see they did that
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 31, 2013, 08:12:22 PM
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The Red Cross Philly tweeted that The Killers donated $130,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief (the funds came from the Susquehanna Bank Center show). Glad to see they did that
one of many reasons to love them
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 31, 2013, 08:48:34 PM
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The Red Cross Philly tweeted that The Killers donated $130,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief (the funds came from the Susquehanna Bank Center show). Glad to see they did that

Killers posted it on their Facebook too $131,762 https://www.facebook.com/Thekillers?fref=ts
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on June 02, 2013, 07:43:06 AM
Spruiking your charity work is a bit unbecoming, but that shouldn't take away from the donation of Killers fans.

I wonder if 10% of that went straight to Salt Lake?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on June 02, 2013, 10:19:35 AM
....spruiking....?
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Post by: briscoetheque on June 03, 2013, 12:10:51 AM
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/spruik (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/spruik)

yup. Transitive verb from the Australian vernacular.  ;)
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 03, 2013, 08:56:36 PM
message boards are were i learn about slang/terms from other countries.
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Post by: briscoetheque on June 03, 2013, 10:40:06 PM
Don't come the raw prawn with me mate...
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Post by: Shark Ericson on June 04, 2013, 05:46:36 AM
The Killers, Imagine Dragons, and Kings of Leon are headlining the inaugural Life Is Beautiful music festival in Downtown Vegas this October:
http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2013/jun/03/life-beautiful-lineup-killers-kings-leon-beck/

The rest of the line-up is pretty damn good as well, with Beck, Passion Pit, Joy Formidable, and Childish Gambino also playing

If I were out West, I would totally go to this
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 04, 2013, 07:08:54 AM
TK and Gambino. *drools*

the only other act I like is Passion Pit
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 04, 2013, 11:53:04 AM
Boy Wonder shut up.

Beck is AMAZING live. I saw him on the Guero tour, and, while i LOATHE his albums The Information and Modern Guilt <Danger Mouse did that one....uh oh...> he is well worth seeing live!

I don't like Childish Gambino. He's an over cusser and Community is such an overrated show it makes me wanna gag. Down with Glover.

TK and Beck have me sold.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 04, 2013, 01:08:44 PM
You have disappointed me Almighty. Donald Forever!
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Post by: Shark Ericson on June 07, 2013, 05:21:04 AM
According to Ted Sablay (a touring musician for the band), The Killers' Wembley Stadium show is officially sold out:
https://twitter.com/Ted_Sablay

I'm very happy for the band
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 07, 2013, 07:08:51 AM
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According to Ted Sablay (a touring musician for the band), The Killers' Wembley Stadium show is officially sold out:
https://twitter.com/Ted_Sablay

I'm very happy for the band

Yea def. Maybe i'm wrong in assuming the world forgot them and left them behind. Not that BB is worth a damn but i want them to stick around and give us more albums.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 07, 2013, 08:39:35 AM
AWESOME!

I'm so happy for them
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Post by: zootv on June 07, 2013, 10:18:48 AM
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AWESOME!

I'm so happy for them

Me too. They seem like a great bunch of guys.
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Post by: AJ on June 18, 2013, 06:26:29 PM
I still don't have "Flamingo", Flower's solo album and I found a good deal on it. How do you guys think it stacks up against the Killers albums?
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 18, 2013, 06:53:06 PM
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I still don't have "Flamingo", Flower's solo album and I found a good deal on it. How do you guys think it stacks up against the Killers albums?
it's not as good as any TK album, but its still awesome. I like Big Talk *Ronnie's album* more
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 18, 2013, 09:00:29 PM
I like flamingo I'll take it over sawdust any day of the week and sometimes over battle born. Big talk never showed up on my radar tbh. Forgot it instantly
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Post by: AJ on June 18, 2013, 09:05:51 PM
I think I'm going to pick it up then. I'm a big Killers fan and it can't be the worst thing I've bought
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 18, 2013, 09:10:12 PM
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I think I'm going to pick it up then. I'm a big Killers fan and it can't be the worst thing I've bought
do it. Get the deluxe of it if u can I love the bonus songs
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Post by: Shark Ericson on June 19, 2013, 12:34:01 AM
The Killers are on the new cover of NME, in honor of their Wembley gig...and inside, the interview with the band says they have been recording new songs with Anthony Gonzales of M83 as producer

Speaking of the next album, Brandon said "I feel like we need a kick in the butt. Maybe it was wrong to go in with 5 producers. Next time, it's gonna be about getting the right guy, and being a bit harder on ourselves"

I'm a huge fan of Battle Born, but I am still glad to hear them say this. One producer would definitely make the next album more coherent, and I want them to experiment and be pushed out of their comfort zones
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 19, 2013, 02:04:34 AM
its not just that.....its the choice of what songs to perform live and the ones they completely ignored for the duration of the tour would of been the best ones to play live. they only seemed to play the sad mopey boohoo breakup ballad crap live when AMOT, Rising Tide, F&B, even D&C would of been preferrable to hear live.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 19, 2013, 06:59:02 AM
the songs they should play every night: The Way it Was, Flesh and Bone, Runaways, Battle Born, Miss Atomic Bomb,

The Rising Tide, AMOT, D&C and Be Still should be getting more playing time

GET RID OF: Here With Me, Heart of a Girl and From Here on Out. these should not be played live
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 19, 2013, 07:01:12 AM
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the songs they should play every night: The Way it Was, Flesh and Bone, Runaways, Battle Born, Miss Atomic Bomb,

The Rising Tide, AMOT, D&C and Be Still should be getting more playing time

GET RID OF: Here With Me, Heart of a Girl and From Here on Out. these should not be played live

replace TWIW with AMOT and i'd agree.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 19, 2013, 07:09:27 AM
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the songs they should play every night: The Way it Was, Flesh and Bone, Runaways, Battle Born, Miss Atomic Bomb,

The Rising Tide, AMOT, D&C and Be Still should be getting more playing time

GET RID OF: Here With Me, Heart of a Girl and From Here on Out. these should not be played live

replace TWIW with AMOT and i'd agree.
TWIW on the record is pretty good, but the live performances just seem awesome
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Post by: zootv on June 19, 2013, 08:11:50 AM
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the songs they should play every night: The Way it Was, Flesh and Bone, Runaways, Battle Born, Miss Atomic Bomb,

The Rising Tide, AMOT, D&C and Be Still should be getting more playing time

GET RID OF: Here With Me, Heart of a Girl and From Here on Out. these should not be played live

Here With Me and From Here on Out were both very good live.
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Post by: Blue Silken Sky on June 19, 2013, 10:27:01 AM
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the songs they should play every night: The Way it Was, Flesh and Bone, Runaways, Battle Born, Miss Atomic Bomb,

The Rising Tide, AMOT, D&C and Be Still should be getting more playing time

GET RID OF: Here With Me, Heart of a Girl and From Here on Out. these should not be played live

Here With Me and From Here on Out were both very good live.
I didn't really enjoy From Here on Out. It was just a little too hoe-downy for my taste, especially with the extended call and response period. But hey, at least they're sticking with the new stuff even if it hasn't/won't catch on.
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 19, 2013, 10:55:09 AM
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the songs they should play every night: The Way it Was, Flesh and Bone, Runaways, Battle Born, Miss Atomic Bomb,

The Rising Tide, AMOT, D&C and Be Still should be getting more playing time

GET RID OF: Here With Me, Heart of a Girl and From Here on Out. these should not be played live

Here With Me and From Here on Out were both very good live.
I didn't really enjoy From Here on Out. It was just a little too hoe-downy for my taste, especially with the extended call and response period. But hey, at least they're sticking with the new stuff even if it hasn't/won't catch on.

Agreed. I'm not into the alt-country but i do appreciate they didn't wimp out and drop all the BB songs from the set since if failed to catch the attention of the public. I do wish they'd drop a few and permanently place F&B into the set.
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Post by: zootv on June 19, 2013, 12:08:50 PM
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the songs they should play every night: The Way it Was, Flesh and Bone, Runaways, Battle Born, Miss Atomic Bomb,

The Rising Tide, AMOT, D&C and Be Still should be getting more playing time

GET RID OF: Here With Me, Heart of a Girl and From Here on Out. these should not be played live

Here With Me and From Here on Out were both very good live.
I didn't really enjoy From Here on Out. It was just a little too hoe-downy for my taste, especially with the extended call and response period. But hey, at least they're sticking with the new stuff even if it hasn't/won't catch on.

From Here on Out worked well at the last two shows I was at. It was well received by the crowd.
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 19, 2013, 12:33:11 PM
It seemed very forced with the call and response stuff at my show in May.
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Post by: Shark Ericson on June 19, 2013, 03:18:14 PM
Runaways, Miss Atomic Bomb, and Battle Born were all very well received by the crowd at my show

The Way It Was in particular, though, had an incredible reaction from the crowd. That one works really well in a live setting
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Post by: AJ on June 19, 2013, 07:28:58 PM
I'm currently obsessed with "Why Do I Keep Counting?" I never realized how great of a song it is. Do they still play it live?
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Post by: zootv on June 19, 2013, 07:41:03 PM
^ great song
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 19, 2013, 08:41:48 PM
Not really, but it's one of my faves
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 19, 2013, 08:53:00 PM
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Not really, but it's one of my faves

it's not great but it's one of your favs??!?!
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 19, 2013, 09:20:28 PM
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Not really, but it's one of my faves

it's not great but it's one of your favs??!?!
I was saying to don't really play it live  :P
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 19, 2013, 09:36:03 PM
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Not really, but it's one of my faves

it's not great but it's one of your favs??!?!
I was saying to don't really play it live  :P

that clears it up. carry on Boy Wonder
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 19, 2013, 09:37:08 PM
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Not really, but it's one of my faves

it's not great but it's one of your favs??!?!
I was saying to don't really play it live  :P

that clears it up. carry on Boy Wonder
YKYOW TK when you think of Carry Me Home
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 22, 2013, 09:33:03 AM
It's official, they're filming Wembley!!!!!

Ad the stage looks awesome

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Post by: THRILLHO on June 22, 2013, 09:58:03 AM
i've found 2 BB tour pro shots on youtube.

Rock Am Ring in Germany
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfa_n7hoGy8

iTunes 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR_d5L-iB-k

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Post by: Shark Ericson on June 22, 2013, 10:19:20 AM
Damn, I am so happy to hear they are filming the Wembley show for a live DVD! That's fantastic news for all of us who cannot be there  8)
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 22, 2013, 10:24:18 AM
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Damn, I am so happy to hear they are filming the Wembley show for a live DVD! That's fantastic news for all of us who cannot be there  8)

were'd you hear that? i always assumed the show that was pro shot by Werner Herzog the day BB was released would be on DVD. Or iTunes. No such thing exsists.......yet?
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 22, 2013, 10:57:30 AM
the official Wembley account tweeted it. and everyone is talking about it on Sweet Talk

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Post by: THRILLHO on June 22, 2013, 11:55:11 AM
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the official Wembley account tweeted it. and everyone is talking about it on Sweet Talk

huh. wonder if that means theyll actually include BB songs that fans want instead of the crap songs. F&B please.
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Post by: singnomore on June 22, 2013, 11:48:11 PM
3 weeks today I get to see The Killers at T In The  Park. Only seen indoor shows before so kinda looking forward to this one. They close out the festival
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Post by: seashells on June 23, 2013, 06:39:49 AM
Have a great time Sing!  No shows around my area so I'm thrilled to hear the DVD news, especially w/BB songs.  I have the RAH concert film so now there will be another!!!
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 23, 2013, 10:02:04 AM
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Have a great time Sing!  No shows around my area so I'm thrilled to hear the DVD news, especially w/BB songs.  I have the RAH concert film so now there will be another!!!

lol i thought that you meant Rattle & Hum. I forget about the Royal Albert Hall DVD. I'm glad they're doing another one too, even if this album is far and away my least fav.
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Post by: seashells on June 23, 2013, 11:51:42 AM
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Have a great time Sing!  No shows around my area so I'm thrilled to hear the DVD news, especially w/BB songs.  I have the RAH concert film so now there will be another!!!

lol i thought that you meant Rattle & Hum. I forget about the Royal Albert Hall DVD. I'm glad they're doing another one too, even if this album is far and away my least fav.
BB's not my fav either, but at least we get to see some new songs live on the DVD and BB was a new album release, and they're working on another = very hard working band keeps up the interest   **cough*u2*cough** (we really need a new album)
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Post by: flopro on June 23, 2013, 02:25:36 PM
Anyone hear or watch The Killers song for Wembley? It's so good! Can't wait for the live DVD now, i seem to have this video on repeat now...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_fPHFLmAco (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_fPHFLmAco)

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Post by: THRILLHO on June 23, 2013, 02:53:19 PM
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Anyone hear or watch The Killers song for Wembley? It's so good! Can't wait for the live DVD now, i seem to have this video on repeat now...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_fPHFLmAco (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_fPHFLmAco)

Yea and I enjoyed the songs he'd sing to each city, or did for a lot of the tour.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 23, 2013, 05:07:59 PM
they are so awesome. the extra show *which they also filmed apparently* was so cool

why do I not live in London  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on June 23, 2013, 06:30:29 PM
Hey. I just saw that Mark Stoemer the bassist has a solo record too. It doesn't sound horrible but it definently doesn't stand up against Big Talk or Flamingo
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Post by: zootv on June 23, 2013, 06:31:57 PM
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Anyone hear or watch The Killers song for Wembley? It's so good! Can't wait for the live DVD now, i seem to have this video on repeat now...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_fPHFLmAco (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_fPHFLmAco)



Great tribute to Wembley. Great bunch of guys. I hope to hear a lot more from them for many years to come.
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 23, 2013, 06:33:43 PM
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Hey. I just saw that Mark Stoemer the bassist has a solo record too. It doesn't sound horrible but it definently doesn't stand up against Big Talk or Flamingo

I intentionally withheld this info from you, no joke. I wanted you to hear flamingo and big talk first. Stormers effort was thankfully free.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 23, 2013, 06:36:49 PM
they have more important things to worry about now that Wembley is over, they have to play in front of me in 53 days  :P
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 23, 2013, 06:55:01 PM
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they have more important things to worry about now that Wembley is over, they have to play in front of me in 53 days  :P

Boy Wonder has high standards........ Should they even try to live up to Kennings expectations?
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 23, 2013, 06:57:39 PM
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they have more important things to worry about now that Wembley is over, they have to play in front of me in 53 days  :P

Boy Wonder has high standards........ Should they even try to live up to Kennings expectations?
they can please me by not playing From Here on Out and Here With Me and playing other songs on the album like F&B

and having the queue not too long by noon 
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Post by: AJ on June 23, 2013, 07:17:00 PM
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Hey. I just saw that Mark Stoemer the bassist has a solo record too. It doesn't sound horrible but it definently doesn't stand up against Big Talk or Flamingo

I intentionally withheld this info from you, no joke. I wanted you to hear flamingo and big talk first. Stormers effort was thankfully free.
Thanks. It might have turned me off of the other solo records to be honest
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 23, 2013, 07:48:26 PM
I didn't hate it, i thought it was a good night-driving cd, the 2 times i listened to it. But it's no Flamingo. Or even Big Talk. Now i'd LOVE to hear a solo album from Keuning.
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Post by: Thunder Peel on June 23, 2013, 08:00:42 PM
I'm glad to hear that their Wembley performance is getting a DVD release. Their Royal Albert Hall show is still a favorite of mine.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on June 24, 2013, 04:53:25 PM
I got and listened to Flamingo today. Its much better than I thought it would be and I'm much more impressed than I thought I would be.
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 24, 2013, 06:03:22 PM
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I got and listened to Flamingo today. Its much better than I thought it would be and I'm much more impressed than I thought I would be.

did you get the DE? with the 4 bonus songs? love those. The Clock Was Tickin' and I Came Here To Get Over You are GREAT! Flamingo is a grower i didn't love it at first but i do now.
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Post by: AJ on June 24, 2013, 06:06:30 PM
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I got and listened to Flamingo today. Its much better than I thought it would be and I'm much more impressed than I thought I would be.

did you get the DE? with the 4 bonus songs? love those. The Clock Was Tickin' and I Came Here To Get Over You are GREAT! Flamingo is a grower i didn't love it at first but i do now.
No. I found the vinyl online for only $9 and it sounds great. Will have to find the extra tracks as mp3s on the internet. Now I'm going to get a copy of Big Talk and try that out.
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 24, 2013, 06:09:12 PM
meh. Big Talk isn't anything special. Inoffensive but forgettable pop rock. Shoulda gotten that before Flamingo.

Another Life
Big Talk
Flamingo

would of been the best order. worst to first!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on June 24, 2013, 06:10:29 PM
I like Big Talk better. RONNIE IS SEXY
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 24, 2013, 06:13:42 PM
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I like Big Talk better. RONNIE IS SEXY

i dont get why you love that album? whats your favorite song off it and ill try it again, IN HONOR OF BOY WONDER
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 24, 2013, 06:15:05 PM
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I like Big Talk better. RONNIE IS SEXY

i dont get why you love that album? whats your favorite song off it and ill try it again, IN HONOR OF BOY WONDER
I could never decide between Under Water and Replica  :P
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Post by: AJ on June 24, 2013, 06:15:20 PM
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I like Big Talk better. RONNIE IS SEXY
Brandon isn't ;)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Flowers#Awards_and_accolades
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Post by: TheU2Ken on June 24, 2013, 06:18:48 PM
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I like Big Talk better. RONNIE IS SEXY
Brandon isn't ;)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Flowers#Awards_and_accolades
oh in my eyes he is  ;D
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 24, 2013, 06:18:53 PM
there's an award for that....? i think he looks like he could be an Affleck brother.
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I like Big Talk better. RONNIE IS SEXY
Brandon isn't ;)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Flowers#Awards_and_accolades
oh in my eyes he is  ;D

i think Ronnie looks like Jason Lee and my friend Aaron...

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I like Big Talk better. RONNIE IS SEXY
Brandon isn't ;)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Flowers#Awards_and_accolades
oh in my eyes he is  ;D

i think Ronnie looks like Jason Lee and my friend Aaron...

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dang! everything accept the chin is pretty similar. so is Jason Lee
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 24, 2013, 06:26:32 PM
he's a musician to. i met Aaron in 06 and the first words outta my mouth were "dude....you look JUST like Jason Lee!" he said "yes i've heard that, and Dave Matthews..." then in like 2010 when i got Killers obsessed and told him about Ronnie he said he'd heard that before and def agrees
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Post by: Thunder Peel on June 24, 2013, 06:53:12 PM
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I got and listened to Flamingo today. Its much better than I thought it would be and I'm much more impressed than I thought I would be.

I didn't care for it much at first, either. Now it's a favorite of mine and I wouldn't mind hearing Brandon do another solo effort somewhere down the road. It really grows on you.
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 24, 2013, 07:03:37 PM
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I got and listened to Flamingo today. Its much better than I thought it would be and I'm much more impressed than I thought I would be.

I didn't care for it much at first, either. Now it's a favorite of mine and I wouldn't mind hearing Brandon do another solo effort somewhere down the road. It really grows on you.

I liked it at first, then loved it. I really need to revisit it soon it's been a few months, maybe longer.
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Post by: Thunder Peel on June 24, 2013, 07:07:04 PM
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I liked it at first, then loved it. I really need to revisit it soon it's been a few months, maybe longer.

Me too. I went through a period where I listened to it all the time, then stopped for a while. I'm due to start spinning it again.
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 24, 2013, 07:11:40 PM
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I liked it at first, then loved it. I really need to revisit it soon it's been a few months, maybe longer.

Me too. I went through a period where I listened to it all the time, then stopped for a while. I'm due to start spinning it again.

i found a radio broadcast show he did on Nov 22 2010, but it's all 1 track and i hate that. i can't find any video of it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on June 24, 2013, 07:34:38 PM
what 80's bands do you think the Killers sounds the most like? give specific song examples if you can think of any
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on June 24, 2013, 09:43:31 PM
The Cure, the Smiths, and New Order.

Not really many specific songs, more their overall musical/lyrical styles are very evident in the Killers' work. Brandon's kooky with his early lyrics (ala the Cure) and posh-yet-bizarre professor with his later ones (ala New Order and especially the Smiths). Their intense guitar riffs are very Cure-esque as well.

If I had to pick a specific song from an 80s band that COULD be a Killers song, I'd go with the Cure's Why Can't I Be You. Silly yet intense and tortured lyrics (I'm looking at you, Mr. Brightside) and big bass/guitar (Bling, Jenny, etc). True Faith by New Order is very D&A-era Killers (specifically, Losing Touch or Human).

I'd also say that different albums more heavily channel certain 80s bands than others. D&A is the Killers' New Order work; HF is their Cure album; BB is their Smiths album.
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 24, 2013, 10:20:38 PM
very well put answer, thanks! i'm interested in checking out some 80's bands the Killers might have taken inspiration from.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on June 24, 2013, 10:49:18 PM
:) Those three bands are a great start then, especially the Cure and New Order (after all, TK did get their name from one of the latter's music videos).

As far as specific albums go, DEFINITELY get Disintegration and Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me by the Cure. Disintegration is like their AB, very melodic and dark and tragically beautiful. KMKMKM is a little less cohesive as an album but still has some great songs.
 
For NO, you'd be fine getting a best of CD - most of their biggest (and best) songs are non-album singles. If you really wanted albums, though, Brotherhood and Low-Life are probably their most talked-about.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on June 25, 2013, 04:19:06 PM
Check out the Killers private jet. Coolest plane I've seen

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Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on July 01, 2013, 07:41:19 PM
Yes! Brandon plans on doing another solo record sometime

http://www.nme.com/news/the-killers/70901
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 01, 2013, 07:42:28 PM
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Yes! Brandon plans on doing another solo record sometime

http://www.nme.com/news/the-killers/70901
not a shocker after the success of Flamingo.

just hope he waits atleast one more TK album
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on July 01, 2013, 07:52:22 PM
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Yes! Brandon plans on doing another solo record sometime

http://www.nme.com/news/the-killers/70901
not a shocker after the success of Flamingo.

just hope he waits atleast one more TK album
Me too. The article made it sound like he would do it but had no immediate plans to, so hopefully we get another Killers album.

Also I wonder if the Wembley DVD will also include a CD and if it will get a vinyl release.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on July 01, 2013, 07:52:53 PM
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Yes! Brandon plans on doing another solo record sometime

http://www.nme.com/news/the-killers/70901
not a shocker after the success of Flamingo.

just hope he waits atleast one more TK album
Me too. The article made it sound like he would do it but had no immediate plans to, so hopefully we get another Killers album.

Also I wonder if the Wembley DVD will also include a CD and if it will get a vinyl release.
1. probably. RAH did
2. probably not
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on July 01, 2013, 07:54:26 PM
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Yes! Brandon plans on doing another solo record sometime

http://www.nme.com/news/the-killers/70901
not a shocker after the success of Flamingo.

just hope he waits atleast one more TK album
Me too. The article made it sound like he would do it but had no immediate plans to, so hopefully we get another Killers album.

Also I wonder if the Wembley DVD will also include a CD and if it will get a vinyl release.
1. probably. RAH did
2. probably not
your probably right :(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 01, 2013, 07:56:25 PM
but alteast we're getting a DVD of their biggest show  ;D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on July 01, 2013, 07:58:58 PM
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but alteast we're getting a DVD of their biggest show  ;D
I'm really looking forward to it

I hope it doesn't end up like Coldplays Live 2012 though. I didn't like how they switched shots every couple seconds and the overall film quality seemed kind of low.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on July 01, 2013, 08:02:05 PM
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but alteast we're getting a DVD of their biggest show  ;D
I'm really looking forward to it

I hope it doesn't end up like Coldplays Live 2012 though. I didn't like how they switched shots every couple seconds and the overall film quality seemed kind of low.
really? I loved 2012. still mad that they cut some of the best songs from the show but whatever  ::)
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Post by: AJ on July 01, 2013, 08:06:49 PM
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but alteast we're getting a DVD of their biggest show  ;D
I'm really looking forward to it

I hope it doesn't end up like Coldplays Live 2012 though. I didn't like how they switched shots every couple seconds and the overall film quality seemed kind of low.
really? I loved 2012. still mad that they cut some of the best songs from the show but whatever  ::)
I enjoyed it but it could have been so much better.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on July 01, 2013, 08:07:43 PM
A month and 2 days till I see the Killers again!!!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 01, 2013, 08:08:18 PM
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A month and 2 days till I see the Killers again!!!
45 DAYS!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 01, 2013, 09:01:55 PM
Boy Wonder, when does the Wembley DVD come out?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 01, 2013, 09:02:31 PM
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Boy Wonder, when does the Wembley DVD come out?
it hasn't even been officially announced by the band yet  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 01, 2013, 09:03:16 PM
KENNING! no excuses! dig deeper!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on July 01, 2013, 10:00:16 PM
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Yes! Brandon plans on doing another solo record sometime

http://www.nme.com/news/the-killers/70901
not a shocker after the success of Flamingo.

just hope he waits atleast one more TK album

Ronnie said in an interview a few months back that they're working on another Killers record. I have no idea how far along they are but apparently it's in the works to some degree.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 01, 2013, 10:24:27 PM
I heard somewhere <maybe this thread?> that there was gonna be a covers album. Including that I Think We're Alone Now cover. Maybe throw Go All The Way on it too, and UV. I'd enjoy that.


Flamingo was a success? i had no idea.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on July 01, 2013, 10:28:25 PM
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I heard somewhere <maybe this thread?> that there was gonna be a covers album. Including that I Think We're Alone Now cover. Maybe throw Go All The Way on it too, and UV. I'd enjoy that.


Flamingo was a success? i had no idea.

Same here
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 01, 2013, 10:29:51 PM
i was honestly under the impression each TK album <and Flamingo> was increasingly less successful then the previous.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on July 01, 2013, 10:38:10 PM
What would you guys rate the Killers albums not including Sawdust (since its just random songs in a compilation) or RAH?

Mine would be

1- Sams Town
2- Day And Age
3- Hot Fuss
4- Battle Born

Hot Fuss usually gets the top spot in album rankings but I think its forgettable after the first 5 tracks.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 01, 2013, 10:48:13 PM
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What would you guys rate the Killers albums not including Sawdust (since its just random songs in a compilation) or RAH?

Mine would be

1- Sams Town
2- Day And Age
3- Hot Fuss
4- Battle Born

Hot Fuss usually gets the top spot in album rankings but I think its forgettable after the first 5 tracks.

all of this is correct. all of it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 01, 2013, 11:50:22 PM
Holy crap, Wembley Song was so awesome.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on July 02, 2013, 12:53:47 AM
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What would you guys rate the Killers albums not including Sawdust (since its just random songs in a compilation) or RAH?

Mine would be

1- Sams Town
2- Day And Age
3- Hot Fuss
4- Battle Born

Hot Fuss usually gets the top spot in album rankings but I think its forgettable after the first 5 tracks.

spot on. I agree.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 07:06:42 AM
1. Sam's Town
2. Day and Age
3. Battle Born
4. Hot Fuss

Hot Fuss is still an awesome album, I just love all their albums  :P

of course Flamingo wasn't a huge hit, but it was very popular among Killers fans and others


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Holy crap, Wembley Song was so awesome.
YES  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on July 02, 2013, 03:47:21 PM
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What would you guys rate the Killers albums not including Sawdust (since its just random songs in a compilation) or RAH?

Mine would be

1- Sams Town
2- Day And Age
3- Hot Fuss
4- Battle Born

Hot Fuss usually gets the top spot in album rankings but I think its forgettable after the first 5 tracks.

That's my exact ranking too.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 02, 2013, 04:01:40 PM
well then it's settled. 3 of us agree with AJ123. AJ123 is our new leader.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on July 02, 2013, 04:24:36 PM
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well then it's settled. 3 of us agree with AJ123. AJ123 is our new leader.
;D
I'm not sure if I can top Ken as leader of the Killers thread though. Maybe I'll be his apprentice
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 05:05:42 PM
I own all threads.

You can be co owner AJ ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on July 02, 2013, 07:36:58 PM
I'd rank them

1. Battle Born (most complete album since ST)
2. Day & Age (cool experimentation)
3. Sam's Town (love the style; hasn't aged well for me)
4. Hot Fuss (First half awesome)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 08:03:28 PM
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I'd rank them

1. Battle Born (most complete album since ST)
2. Day & Age (cool experimentation)
3. Sam's Town (love the style; hasn't aged well for me)
4. Hot Fuss (First half awesome)
1. I love it, but it has some absolute clunkers ala Heart of a Girl and From Here on Out and a few meh songs
2. yep
3. it has aged perfectly. I could listen to it everyday
4. Midnight Show and Change your Mind are great
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on July 02, 2013, 08:35:48 PM
I'm really surprised how many people dislike the second half of Hot Fuss. I think it's a solid album all around.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 08:46:03 PM
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I'm really surprised how many people dislike the second half of Hot Fuss. I think it's a solid album all around.
it's not terrible. it just has some meh ala Andy You're A Star, On Top, and Believe Me Natalie that can't live up to the first 5.

I do love CYM, Midnight Show and Everything's Alright
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on July 02, 2013, 09:11:39 PM
1. Sams Town
2. Hot Fuss
3. Day & Age
4. Battle Born
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on July 02, 2013, 09:14:11 PM
1. HOT FRIGGIN' FUSS
2. Sam's Town
3. Day & Age
4. Battle Born

So, basically in the order of release (including Sawdust).
Lone #1 HF-er. 8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 09:16:32 PM
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1. HOT FRIGGIN' FUSS
2. Sam's Town
3. Day & Age
4. Battle Born

So, basically in the order of release (including Sawdust).
Lone #1 HF-er. 8)
U28 has appeared

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Post by: THRILLHO on July 02, 2013, 09:26:22 PM
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I'd rank them

1. Battle Born (most complete album since ST)
2. Day & Age (cool experimentation)
3. Sam's Town (love the style; hasn't aged well for me)
4. Hot Fuss (First half awesome)
1. I love it, but it has some absolute clunkers ala Heart of a Girl and From Here on Out and a few meh songs
2. yep
3. it has aged perfectly. I could listen to it everyday
4. Midnight Show and Change your Mind are great

lol exactly. hasn't aged a day since 2006. BB got worse in the year i've owned it. :(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 02, 2013, 09:27:14 PM
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1. HOT FRIGGIN' FUSS
2. Sam's Town
3. Day & Age
4. Battle Born

So, basically in the order of release (including Sawdust).
Lone #1 HF-er. 8)
U28 has appeared

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who's the psycho?
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Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 09:28:34 PM
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1. HOT FRIGGIN' FUSS
2. Sam's Town
3. Day & Age
4. Battle Born

So, basically in the order of release (including Sawdust).
Lone #1 HF-er. 8)
U28 has appeared

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who's the psycho?
that's my excitement over a legend appearing
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 02, 2013, 09:30:26 PM
right but who is that girl? shes scary. and does U28 not post or something?



BB sucks.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 09:31:22 PM
its some chick from Big Brother a few years ago. and I haven't seen her in forever

BB is awesome
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 02, 2013, 09:33:42 PM
BB the song is awesome yea
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on July 02, 2013, 09:35:34 PM
Even though I rank BB as my least-favorite Killers record I'm still really enjoying it. I had to warm up a bit to it but when taken for what it is I love it, especially AMOT, MAB, FAB, BS, and TWIW.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 09:35:52 PM
so are The Way It Was, F&B and others
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 02, 2013, 09:37:09 PM
BB, F&B, MAB are awesome. Remind me what the other songs were again?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 09:38:02 PM
Runaways, A Matter of Time, D&C, Rising Tide, and Be Still are all stellar
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 02, 2013, 09:39:04 PM
Runaways
AMOT
D&C
RT
 in that order
i don't do Be Still. no thanks.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 09:40:02 PM
Be Still is great except one line
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 02, 2013, 09:40:53 PM
i dont touch
FHOO
TWIW
HWM
BS

that covers all of them i think
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on July 02, 2013, 09:41:28 PM
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BB, F&B, MAB are awesome. Remind me what the other songs were again?
Thats the way I feel about Hot Fuss. There's tracks 1-5 which are some of their best songs ever and the rest which is forgettable.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 09:42:13 PM
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i dont touch
FHOO
TWIW
HWM
BS

that covers all of them i think
???
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 02, 2013, 09:43:29 PM
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i dont touch
FHOO
TWIW
HWM
BS

that covers all of them i think
???

KENNING, i cant STAND that mopey break up b.s. the album runs into the ground. I'll take MAB but the rest.......no.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on July 02, 2013, 09:45:02 PM
Aw shucks. Hello Kenneth.

And yes, DS, BB the SONG is awesome. FHOO is atrocious, whereas TWIW and HWM are more in the vein of Bon Jovi and Journey.
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on July 02, 2013, 09:46:52 PM
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Be Still is great except one line

Which line?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 02, 2013, 09:47:48 PM
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BB, F&B, MAB are awesome. Remind me what the other songs were again?
Thats the way I feel about Hot Fuss. There's tracks 1-5 which are some of their best songs ever and the rest which is forgettable.

the REAL kick to the nuts is the shift from ATTTID <a top 5 Killers song> right into Andy You're A Star <worst album track yet>
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 09:48:28 PM
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i dont touch
FHOO
TWIW
HWM
BS

that covers all of them i think
???

KENNING, i cant STAND that mopey break up b.s. the album runs into the ground. I'll take MAB but the rest.......no.
but Almighty, if I go on, with you by my side, can it be........THE WAY, IT WAS

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Aw shucks. Hello Kenneth.

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Be Still is great except one line

Which line?
IS THIS REAL OR JUST A DREAM

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on July 02, 2013, 09:50:40 PM
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BB, F&B, MAB are awesome. Remind me what the other songs were again?
Thats the way I feel about Hot Fuss. There's tracks 1-5 which are some of their best songs ever and the rest which is forgettable.

Andy You're A Star <worst album track yet>
Agreed
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 02, 2013, 09:51:05 PM
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i dont touch
FHOO
TWIW
HWM
BS

that covers all of them i think
???

KENNING, i cant STAND that mopey break up b.s. the album runs into the ground. I'll take MAB but the rest.......no.
but Almighty, if I go on, with you by my side, can it be........THE WAY, IT WAS

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Aw shucks. Hello Kenneth.

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Be Still is great except one line

Which line?
IS THIS REAL OR JUST A DREAM

TWIW is the least offensive to me of those. Where do you find these .gifs?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 09:53:25 PM
google  :P

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I love this one so much
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on July 02, 2013, 09:53:35 PM
Ken, is that one of the guys from Suite Life?!
And yeah, agreed, pretty cliché line.

As far as Andy goes, though... Andy's smexy. 8)

My fav track from BB is D&C. Looooooooooove it to death. BB and F&B are close seconds. MAT is third.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 09:55:26 PM
its the same kid(s), but from Big Daddy

F&B and BB are tied for first

will make new rankings
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 09:57:21 PM
1a. Flesh and Bone
1b. Battle Born
3. TWIW
4. MAB
5. Matter of Time
6. Runaways
7. D&C
8. The Rising Tide
9. Here With Me
10. Be Still
11. From Here on Out





12. Heart of a Girl
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 02, 2013, 10:04:54 PM
haha yea i forgot about HOAG. stupid song. it really is.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 10:06:44 PM
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haha yea i forgot about HOAG. stupid song. it really is.
its just. bad
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on July 02, 2013, 10:18:50 PM
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its the same kid(s), but from Big Daddy

F&B and BB are tied for first

will make new rankings

Haha, nice. And D&C is too low. SHAME.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 10:19:53 PM
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its the same kid(s), but from Big Daddy

F&B and BB are tied for first

will make new rankings

Haha, nice. And D&C is too low. SHAME.
but I love those songs more than I love D&C
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on July 02, 2013, 10:21:05 PM
I kinda don't want to get in the middle here, but I really like Andy.  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 10:21:56 PM
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I kinda don't want to get in the middle here, but I really like Andy.  :P
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OUTSIDER


 ;D

its fine. I love A Man and a Woman
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on July 02, 2013, 10:24:13 PM
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I kinda don't want to get in the middle here, but I really like Andy.  :P
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OUTSIDER


 ;D

its fine. I love A Man and a Woman
Me too for AMaaW, and as you may know, I was present for its only live performance so far.

I am definitely a Killers outsider. Y'all go on with your pro rankings.  ;D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 10:25:14 PM
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I kinda don't want to get in the middle here, but I really like Andy.  :P
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OUTSIDER


 ;D

its fine. I love A Man and a Woman
Me too for AMaaW, and as you may know, I was present for its only live performance so far.

I am definitely a Killers outsider. Y'all go on with your pro rankings.  ;D
yes. and I'm so jealous

but you've already seen them live  :P

44 DAYS
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on July 02, 2013, 10:26:53 PM
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I kinda don't want to get in the middle here, but I really like Andy.  :P

SEE?! Validation 8)

And you both are lucky ducks. I've yet to see TK. :/
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 10:27:51 PM
I was supposed to see them in May, but they just HAD to announce an Atlanta date

Upper level to GA.  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
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I kinda don't want to get in the middle here, but I really like Andy.  :P
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OUTSIDER


 ;D

its fine. I love A Man and a Woman
Me too for AMaaW, and as you may know, I was present for its only live performance so far.

I am definitely a Killers outsider. Y'all go on with your pro rankings.  ;D
yes. and I'm so jealous

but you've already seen them live  :P

44 DAYS
Twice in the last 7 months! Here's my general thing on them: way more engaging show from down in the GA mass, even if you're in the middle or back of it. Our GA only show had a far less interesting set (in my opinion) but we had tons more fun. Our crappy arena seats show had an awesome setlist (except for your beloved F&B being absent) but I felt really disconnected.  So in 44 days I hope you either: sneak onto the floor, have really good arena seats, or sit in a section of awesome people (because that always helps).
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Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 10:29:30 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION

what time do you think is a good time to line up to get up front for TK BSS?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on July 02, 2013, 10:30:05 PM
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I kinda don't want to get in the middle here, but I really like Andy.  :P

SEE?! Validation 8)

And you both are lucky ducks. I've yet to see TK. :/
Everyone else I know who likes TK hates Andy. So I think it's gonna be...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WamkRSDeD8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WamkRSDeD8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on July 02, 2013, 10:32:11 PM
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what time do you think is a good time to line up to get up front for TK BSS?
Got there at 4 for our GA show with doors at 8. At that point there were about 40 people in front of us. We had excellent spots, but ended up standing FOREVER between the 2 openers and WAY SLOW stage setting up for TK. But consider: what day of the week is the show? If it's on a weekend day, you better get there earlier! All of us old people coming from work on weekdays will get there super early to steal your good spots on Saturday and Sunday.  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 02, 2013, 10:33:32 PM
its on a Thursday. I'm already skipping school

I want to arrive around 1ish
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on July 02, 2013, 10:34:34 PM
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I kinda don't want to get in the middle here, but I really like Andy.  :P

SEE?! Validation 8)

And you both are lucky ducks. I've yet to see TK. :/
Everyone else I know who likes TK hates Andy. So I think it's gonna be...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WamkRSDeD8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WamkRSDeD8)

Fine by me. 8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on July 02, 2013, 10:37:45 PM
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its on a Thursday. I'm already skipping school

I want to arrive around 1ish
You'll be good, right? I mean, the way I see it, all the super crazy obsessed fans with unlimited resources (or a lot of debt) have probably already seen TK on this tour. And is it sold out? There were still plenty of tickets available to both the shows I saw on the secondary market. But I'll stop worrying, of course you'll be fine! You're going to be in GA and you're going to be truant...what could be better?  ;)
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Post by: briscoetheque on July 03, 2013, 12:53:23 AM
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what time do you think is a good time to line up to get up front for TK BSS?

1:42pm
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on July 04, 2013, 09:16:10 AM
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its on a Thursday. I'm already skipping school

I want to arrive around 1ish

1ish is a good time for GA. When I saw them in Richmond last year, I arrived around the same time, and was able to make it to barrier

There probably will be some hardcore fans lining up by that time
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Post by: TheU2Ken on July 04, 2013, 09:26:14 AM
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its on a Thursday. I'm already skipping school

I want to arrive around 1ish

1ish is a good time for GA. When I saw them in Richmond last year, I arrived around the same time, and was able to make it to barrier

There probably will be some hardcore fans lining up by that time
thanks! I'll aim around 1 then

was that one of the early club shows before BB came out?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on July 04, 2013, 09:32:13 AM
1pm sounds hideously early for a killers show but i guess if you desperately need a barrier...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 04, 2013, 09:40:12 AM
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1pm sounds hideously early for a killers show but i guess if you desperately need a barrier...
I don't desperately need it, but I enjoy getting there early and soaking in all I paid for.

I also love being in the front with all other huge fans
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Post by: THRILLHO on July 04, 2013, 09:43:43 AM
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1pm sounds hideously early for a killers show but i guess if you desperately need a barrier...
I don't desperately need it, but I enjoy getting there early and soaking in all I paid for.

I also love being in the front with all other huge fans

don't worry you're doing it right. is this the first time you've seen them?
Title: Re: Battle Born
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1pm sounds hideously early for a killers show but i guess if you desperately need a barrier...
I don't desperately need it, but I enjoy getting there early and soaking in all I paid for.

I also love being in the front with all other huge fans

don't worry you're doing it right. is this the first time you've seen them?
yes sir Almighty
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on July 09, 2013, 04:55:00 PM
Was listening to the radio and host guy said new Brandon Flowers solo album coming soon. I guess that means late 2013 or early 2014. That also means that theres no new Killers material anytime soon.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on July 09, 2013, 09:20:44 PM
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Was listening to the radio and host guy said new Brandon Flowers solo album coming soon. I guess that means late 2013 or early 2014. That also means that theres no new Killers material anytime soon.
yea I wanna see where he got that from
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on July 09, 2013, 09:28:29 PM
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Was listening to the radio and host guy said new Brandon Flowers solo album coming soon. I guess that means late 2013 or early 2014. That also means that theres no new Killers material anytime soon.
yea I wanna see where he got that from
I don't know. If he hosts an alternative radio station I'm sure he has sources besides the internet
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 09, 2013, 09:28:48 PM
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Was listening to the radio and host guy said new Brandon Flowers solo album coming soon. I guess that means late 2013 or early 2014. That also means that theres no new Killers material anytime soon.
yea I wanna see where he got that from
I don't know. If he hosts an alternative radio station I'm sure he has sources besides the internet
maybe. I don't see anything on Sweet Talk
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on July 10, 2013, 10:22:50 PM
There was an NME interview where Brandon said he would definitely have a second solo album at some point, but it did not say when, or whether or not it would precede the next Killers album
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on July 10, 2013, 10:44:27 PM
I think it will.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 10, 2013, 10:46:14 PM
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I think it will.
I'd be surprised if it did. With the failure of BB *which I love* they need to rebound quickly
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Post by: THRILLHO on July 10, 2013, 10:50:31 PM
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I think it will.
I'd be surprised if it did. With the failure of BB *which I love* they need to rebound quickly

Boy Wonder, do you mean they shouldn't wait another 4 years to drop a wet fart of an album on us?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 10, 2013, 10:53:50 PM
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I think it will.
I'd be surprised if it did. With the failure of BB *which I love* they need to rebound quickly

Boy Wonder, do you mean they shouldn't wait another 4 years to drop a wet fart of an album on us?
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Title: Re: Battle Born
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I think it will.

It's hard to say. Since they have already started recording new songs with Anthony Gonzales (M83), I believe it could go either way
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 11, 2013, 08:49:24 AM
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I think it will.

It's hard to say. Since they have already started recording new songs with Anthony Gonzales (M83), I believe it could go either way
I haven't seen that  :o that's awesome
Title: Re: Battle Born
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I think it will.

It's hard to say. Since they have already started recording new songs with Anthony Gonzales (M83), I believe it could go either way
Wow. I haven't heard that yet. Hopefully there is another Killers record first then
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on July 12, 2013, 11:59:31 AM
Yeah, the news about The Killers recording new songs produced by Anthony Gonzales was revealed in the same NME interview that Brandon mentioned doing another solo album (it was their special Wembley issue)

Ronnie emphasized that there weren't just demos recorded, but fully fleshed-out songs.

I love M83, and I really hope he does end up producing the next album. His European/ Synth/ Electro sounds would be good for the band, I believe 
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 12, 2013, 12:11:47 PM
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Yeah, the news about The Killers recording new songs produced by Anthony Gonzales was revealed in the same NME interview that Brandon mentioned doing another solo album (it was their special Wembley issue)

Ronnie emphasized that there weren't just demos recorded, but fully fleshed-out songs.

I love M83, and I really hope he does end up producing the next album. His European/ Synth/ Electro sounds would be good for the band, I believe

m83? they good? can you link me to a sweet slammin single?

BB deflated my love temporarily but i'm still eager to see what's next
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on July 12, 2013, 12:33:58 PM
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Yeah, the news about The Killers recording new songs produced by Anthony Gonzales was revealed in the same NME interview that Brandon mentioned doing another solo album (it was their special Wembley issue)

Ronnie emphasized that there weren't just demos recorded, but fully fleshed-out songs.

I love M83, and I really hope he does end up producing the next album. His European/ Synth/ Electro sounds would be good for the band, I believe

m83? they good? can you link me to a sweet slammin single?

BB deflated my love temporarily but i'm still eager to see what's next

Midnight City is pretty damn slammin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX3k_QDnzHE

Reunion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI9jSTC9vvI

Graveyard Girl:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY8iy8S0S4w

M83 actually opened for The Killers back on the Day & Age Tour. Now, I don't know if his music is your style or not, but it's definitely not Springsteen-esque
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 13, 2013, 10:37:25 AM
Midnight City - this sounds like a Killers song already. very synth heavy, clearly 80's inspired with the vocals too.

Reunion - also very Killeresque, even moreso 80's with the vocals, kinda Duran Duranesque

Graveyard Girl - i'm sensing a new-wave/synthpop pattern here :D okay i dont like the girl's spoken word bridge thing that's dumb and pretentious.

i get why the Killers would work with this producer, but i'm not sure how much further the Killers can take the 80's revival sound. i love the sound of Battle Born even if i don't love the album. i'm also not 100% sure the role a producer plays other being a coach/mediator/idea man.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on July 13, 2013, 11:50:10 AM
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Midnight City - this sounds like a Killers song already. very synth heavy, clearly 80's inspired with the vocals too.

Reunion - also very Killeresque, even moreso 80's with the vocals, kinda Duran Duranesque

Graveyard Girl - i'm sensing a new-wave/synthpop pattern here :D okay i dont like the girl's spoken word bridge thing that's dumb and pretentious.

i get why the Killers would work with this producer, but i'm not sure how much further the Killers can take the 80's revival sound. i love the sound of Battle Born even if i don't love the album. i'm also not 100% sure the role a producer plays other being a coach/mediator/idea man.

Yeah, that spoken word thing in the middle of Graveyard Girl is dumb, but I love the song nevertheless

I understand what you mean, but for better or worse, The Killers do evolve and change their sound with every album; no two sound alike. I like M83 just because he seems like someone who wouldn't make them sound so Springsteen-esque (as in the O'Brien produced tracks on Battle Born)

As you may recall, I am a huge fan of Battle Born...but I just want them to cover some new ground sonically, have one producer work on the next album, and come up with some straight-up badass tunes

I'd also like to see the band work on capturing their live essence on record. Pretty much all the Battle Born tracks (Runaways, Miss Atomic Bomb, The Way It Was) sound much better in concert (I believe), than on record
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 13, 2013, 11:56:09 AM
^ that's true about the no 2 albums sounding alike. I'm not that familiar with Springsteen so i don't really know what sound the Killers may be ripping off of him. I'm all for a quick follow up to BB just so i can get new music to wash the bad taste outta my ears.

What's your fav M83 album? I'd be interested in further exploring their music.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on July 13, 2013, 12:02:43 PM
My favorite is Hurry Up, We're Dreaming...but that album has a lot of instrumentals, and is very atmospheric. I would recommend getting that album in conjunction with Saturdays = Youth , because that one has more traditional vocal-based tracks
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: balchinian1 on July 13, 2013, 06:42:58 PM
Their Wembley song was so cute!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 13, 2013, 08:42:32 PM
TK covered Pride today at a show in Ireland
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Post by: THRILLHO on July 13, 2013, 09:18:04 PM
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TK covered Pride today at a show in Ireland

So they've now covered Pride and WOWY, 2 songs that U2 desperately needs to put to rest, but they've yet to cover UV, a song they released a studio recording of.....
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Post by: TheU2Ken on July 13, 2013, 09:18:39 PM
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TK covered Pride today at a show in Ireland

So they've now covered Pride and WOWY, 2 songs that U2 desperately needs to put to rest, but they've yet to cover UV, a song they released a studio recording of.....
an amazing studio recording at that
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 14, 2013, 10:55:01 PM
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TK covered Pride today at a show in Ireland

So they've now covered Pride and WOWY, 2 songs that U2 desperately needs to put to rest, but they've yet to cover UV, a song they released a studio recording of.....
an amazing studio recording at that

*prepares to be killed*

I think The Killers' version is just as good as U2's version
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: singnomore on July 15, 2013, 02:10:53 AM
I saw The Killers last night at T in The Park and they were superb. Songs from the new album worked really well - Battle Born as an album has become such a grower for me.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: flopro on July 15, 2013, 05:30:01 AM
The Killers had a U2 moment at T in the park.... Stealing songs back from other bands.  ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: singnomore on July 15, 2013, 06:17:05 AM
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The Killers had a U2 moment at T in the park.... Stealing songs back from other bands.  ;)

They did! Did you also notice the red 'Streets' segment as well? Uncanny..
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The Killers had a U2 moment at T in the park.... Stealing songs back from other bands.  ;)

They did! Did you also notice the red 'Streets' segment as well? Uncanny..

I must of missed that bit, for what song was the red 'Streets' segment?
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The Killers had a U2 moment at T in the park.... Stealing songs back from other bands.  ;)

They did! Did you also notice the red 'Streets' segment as well? Uncanny..

I must of missed that bit, for what song was the red 'Streets' segment?

To be fair  (i think) it was during Miss Atomic Bomb but I remember thinking it was very Streets
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on July 15, 2013, 03:12:24 PM
The Killers really are a great live band.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on July 17, 2013, 09:31:16 PM
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The Killers had a U2 moment at T in the park.... Stealing songs back from other bands.  ;)

They did! Did you also notice the red 'Streets' segment as well? Uncanny..

I must of missed that bit, for what song was the red 'Streets' segment?

it's during Runaways. the chorus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6y5xUlSnJ0
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on July 26, 2013, 11:22:01 AM
The Killers posted a professionally shot video of The Wembley Song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM3L7VRQALM&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 26, 2013, 11:32:35 AM
3 weeks til my show  ;D

can't wait for the DVD
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Post by: THRILLHO on July 26, 2013, 11:40:28 AM
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3 weeks til my show  ;D

can't wait for the DVD

BOY WONDER WHEN WILL IT BE RELEASED?????????
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Post by: Thunder Peel on July 26, 2013, 12:19:06 PM
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The Killers posted a professionally shot video of The Wembley Song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM3L7VRQALM&feature=youtu.be

Wow, what a great song and great way to celebrate the event. Kind of reminds me of what U2 did with Glastonbury, only this time they actually got to perform the song. Can't wait to see the full DVD.:D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on July 26, 2013, 01:05:56 PM
It says they only filmed some of Wembley. So the DVD is going to be a compilation of different gigs?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on July 26, 2013, 01:42:08 PM
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It says they only filmed some of Wembley. So the DVD is going to be a compilation of different gigs?

That's what I'm wondering too. It wouldn't make sense to just film six or seven songs and then release a mini-concert, unless they plan to release audio of the entire show and include the DVD as a bonus.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on July 26, 2013, 04:13:23 PM
Probably like what Coldplay did


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Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: an tha on July 27, 2013, 04:24:28 PM
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The Killers posted a professionally shot video of The Wembley Song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM3L7VRQALM&feature=youtu.be

Terrible, just terrible.... From a band I don't mind - but that is just so cliched and sickly its untrue
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on August 02, 2013, 01:04:48 PM
If anyone is interested, The Killers Lollapalooza set is going to streamed on Youtube tonight:
http://www.youtube.com/user/lollapalooza
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The Killers posted a professionally shot video of The Wembley Song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM3L7VRQALM&feature=youtu.be

Terrible, just terrible.... From a band I don't mind - but that is just so cliched and sickly its untrue
Its not THAT bad. Its a great tribute to the venue and people who played it
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: imaginary friend on August 02, 2013, 07:32:32 PM
Killers are about to go onstage at Lollapalooza; go to YouTube to see it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 03, 2013, 08:26:44 AM
can't wait till this is on youtube. i'm all for some pro-shot Killers concert vids. have about 7
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 03, 2013, 10:16:01 AM
ouch. FHOO keeps getting played while BB and F&B get the shaft.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on August 03, 2013, 10:24:06 AM
How long is their set? (I don't really like watching concert videos to see for myself). I know someone has said that FHOO went over well at their show, but I think it was a dud at both shows I attended and it's a shame to pick it over BB with what's likely an abbreviated set!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: PartyMarty23 on August 03, 2013, 10:53:02 AM
The Killers were the best show I saw yesterday. They came onstage around 8:30 and finished about 5 minutes after 10. I would've preferred less covers and more original songs, but they put on a great show.
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Post by: THRILLHO on August 03, 2013, 11:27:59 AM
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How long is their set? (I don't really like watching concert videos to see for myself). I know someone has said that FHOO went over well at their show, but I think it was a dud at both shows I attended and it's a shame to pick it over BB with what's likely an abbreviated set!

Fhoo seemed forced, like they weren't gonna stop doin the call and responses stuff till ppl got into it. I forget which cheesey love ballad they played but he commented to the audience "c'mon y'all know this one right? " . Get a clue flowers, fab and bb are the only ones you need to play. Screw the rest.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on August 03, 2013, 03:49:01 PM
I just got tickets to see The Killers in Charleston, South Carolina!  8)

Can't wait
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Post by: Shark Ericson on August 03, 2013, 03:49:57 PM
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Fhoo seemed forced, like they weren't gonna stop doin the call and responses stuff till ppl got into it. I forget which cheesey love ballad they played but he commented to the audience "c'mon y'all know this one right? " . Get a clue flowers, fab and bb are the only ones you need to play. Screw the rest.

You gotta play Runaways and Miss Atomic Bomb, though. Those both kick ass live
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Post by: THRILLHO on August 03, 2013, 03:52:15 PM
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Fhoo seemed forced, like they weren't gonna stop doin the call and responses stuff till ppl got into it. I forget which cheesey love ballad they played but he commented to the audience "c'mon y'all know this one right? " . Get a clue flowers, fab and bb are the only ones you need to play. Screw the rest.

You gotta play Runaways and Miss Atomic Bomb, though. Those both kick ass live

Yea those 4 are all that should EVER be played from the new album. FHOO lol
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on August 03, 2013, 05:07:55 PM
^ Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I've seen FHOO twice and both times it was received well. It should stay in the set.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on August 03, 2013, 05:26:10 PM
I wish they would play AMOT more often. That's my favorite on the new album and it's stellar live.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on August 03, 2013, 05:30:40 PM
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^ Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I've seen FHOO twice and both times it was received well. It should stay in the set.

I have a friend who saw the band in Nashville, and he said FHOO went over really well also

However, I would prefer Battle Born or Flesh and Bone
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on August 04, 2013, 09:38:01 AM
WOW.. Last night's gig was fantastic. They have come so far in 4 years. The band was tight and the setlist rocked. I really wished they played Battle Born but I was far from disappointed. Easily the second best concert I've ever been to. I love that I'm an "old" fan of the Killers since I remember getting HF a few weeks after it came out. I hope this band continues because they have "something" that will make them GIANT.

Setlist:

1.Mr. Brightside 
2.Spaceman 
3.The Way It Was 
4.Smile Like You Mean It 
5.Bling (Confession of a King)  (with 'Human' piano intro)
6.Shadowplay
7.Miss Atomic Bomb 
8. Human 
9.Somebody Told Me 
10. I Think We're Alone Now 
11.For Reasons Unknown 
12.From Here On Out 
13.A Dustland Fairytale 
14.Read My Mind 
15.Runaways 
16.All These Things That I've Done 
17.When You Were Young

All the battle born songs were fantastic live. I wish they'd stop playing shadowplay though.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 04, 2013, 12:29:57 PM
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I wish they would play AMOT more often. That's my favorite on the new album and it's stellar live.

yea this should replace FHOO, for sure. So should Rising Tide. Or Deadlines and Commitments.
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Post by: Miami66 on August 04, 2013, 05:29:58 PM
I thought From Here On Out was great and fun live.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 04, 2013, 05:33:40 PM
As another poster on here said, it's just to "hoedown" I understand its loved on here but it's nothing I care for.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: singnomore on August 04, 2013, 09:04:07 PM
Must admit I'm a Shadowplay fan - must be my my inner Joy Division fan. They played FHOO at T in The Park and the crowd really went for it. Not a fave of mine but forgiven for Miss Atomic Bomb - unadulterated bedlam! :) good sprinkling of other albums so a great show - best I've seen them.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 04, 2013, 09:06:39 PM
I'm not looking forward to Shadowplay next week. or FHOO

granted I'm so excited I don't care that school starts this week
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on August 05, 2013, 12:06:22 PM
Shadowplay is a highlight of the set. Awesome song.
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Post by: THRILLHO on August 05, 2013, 02:02:17 PM
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I'm not looking forward to Shadowplay next week. or FHOO

granted I'm so excited I don't care that school starts this week

Yea those are my least favs. I wish they'd at least play UV. Though i didn't have to endure Shadowplay at the show i was at.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on August 05, 2013, 06:07:57 PM
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I'm not looking forward to Shadowplay next week. or FHOO

granted I'm so excited I don't care that school starts this week

Yea those are my least favs. I wish they'd at least play UV. Though i didn't have to endure Shadowplay at the show i was at.

I think you and Ken are really one in the same ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 05, 2013, 06:21:48 PM
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I'm not looking forward to Shadowplay next week. or FHOO

granted I'm so excited I don't care that school starts this week

Yea those are my least favs. I wish they'd at least play UV. Though i didn't have to endure Shadowplay at the show i was at.

I think you and Ken are really one in the same ;)

Kenning and I are brothers from other mothers
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 05, 2013, 08:09:44 PM
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I'm not looking forward to Shadowplay next week. or FHOO

granted I'm so excited I don't care that school starts this week

Yea those are my least favs. I wish they'd at least play UV. Though i didn't have to endure Shadowplay at the show i was at.

I think you and Ken are really one in the same ;)

Kenning and I are brothers from other mothers
for realz
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on August 06, 2013, 01:42:33 PM
They played Flesh and Bone in Cleveland last night! There's no video of it yet, but that gives me hope it might make some more appearances
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 06, 2013, 01:45:01 PM
Ad Change Your Mind. Not their best but I'd love to hear it!!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 06, 2013, 04:00:03 PM
Kenning.......ive come around on TWIW. I like it alot now.....
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 06, 2013, 07:04:59 PM
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Kenning.......ive come around on TWIW. I like it alot now.....
what they do with it live is Magic....DAAAAAARLIN!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 06, 2013, 09:48:24 PM
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Kenning.......ive come around on TWIW. I like it alot now.....
what they do with it live is Magic....DAAAAAARLIN!!!!!!!!!!

i changed my mind after hearing the Lollapalooza bootleg.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 11, 2013, 07:42:17 AM
Here's last nights set from Maryland

Mr. Brightside
Spaceman
The Way It Was
Smile Like You Mean It
This River Is Wild
Bling (Confession of a King)
Shadowplay
(Joy Division cover)
Miss Atomic Bomb
Human
Somebody Told Me
I Think We're Alone Now (Tommy James & the Shondells cover)
For Reasons Unknown
From Here On Out
A Dustland Fairytale
All of Me
(Ruth Etting cover) (partial)
Read My Mind
Runaways
All These Things That I've Done
Encore:
Change Your Mind
Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
When You Were Young

Here's the set from Nashville *the show I was supposed to go to*

Enterlude
Mr. Brightside
Spaceman
The Way It Was
Smile Like You Mean It
Bling (Confession of a King)
(Spaceman piano intro)
Shadowplay
(Joy Division cover)
Miss Atomic Bomb
Human
Somebody Told Me
I Think We're Alone Now
(Tommy James & the Shondells cover)
Here With Me
For Reasons Unknown
From Here On Out
(with Brad Paisley)
A Dustland Fairytale
Ring of Fire
(Johnny Cash cover) (Partial)
Read My Mind
Runaways
All These Things That I've Done
Encore:
Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
When You Were Young

I'm happy with skipping out on Nashville. No Here With Me and the addition of This River is Wild and Change Your Mind. They BETTER keep those songs for Ken. If they could switch CYM with Midnight Show Ken would be super happy. and please please please please fit Battle Born in there
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 16, 2013, 05:07:00 AM
Holy ****. last night show was amazing

we got to the venue at 5:30 and they let the gates open 15 minutes early. We were about 15 people back on our side of the venue on the Verizon Express lane. They let us in early...........AGAIN at around 6:45. I walk in and hey look....FRONT RAIL!?!?!?!

that had to be the easiest experience ever  8)

Mr. Brightside - what is there to say? perfect opener and best one I've seen live
Spaceman - more pure energy. amazing
The Way It Was - love it live. great interaction
Smile - Not one of my favorites but good live
Bling - ahh love Bling. a great song of the night
Shadowplay - I usually can't stand it but it rocked
Miss Atomic Bomb - loved it. one of my faves from BB
Human - great crowd sing a long
Somebody Told Me - just everyone going mental
Be Still - HOLY CRAP!!!!!!! We heard it being soundchecked walking to the venue but wasn't expecting it there
For Reasons Unknown - it's Brandon with a bass.....what more do you want?
From Here on Out - another song I don't like usually, but it's so much fun live
A Dustland Fairytale - what an epic live song. Loved it
Read My Mind - another crowd favorite
Runaways - a great song live, wasn't expecting it
All These Things - ........just epic

Albuquerque cover w/ the Virigins - eh. wish they played This is Your Life or Change Your Mind but whatever
Jenny - jumping and shouting
so me being smart looked at my phone and the time was 10:54, just enough time to get in When You Were Young but.
THEY PLAYED BATTLE BORN. my favorite TK song and the best of the night...................and I shook Brandon's hand...........best moment of my life  ;D ;D ;D
When You Were Young - wow

Highlights - Crowd, Space, FRONT RAIL, Battle Born, TWIW, Be Still, Brightside, WYWY, Spaceman
Meh - the cover

I can't hear out of my left ear and my legs are killing me...............great show
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 16, 2013, 05:10:37 AM
Here are some pics

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Title: Battle Born
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Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on August 16, 2013, 05:26:00 AM
Nice! Looks a small stage?
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Post by: TheU2Ken on August 16, 2013, 05:46:20 AM

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Nice! Looks a small stage?
it was an amphitheater but the stage was squished even though there was plenty of room on the stage
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 16, 2013, 07:38:12 AM
yes Kenning. that looks like the stage i saw them on too. so they played BB but didn't close with it? WEAK. At least they acknowledged it's existence. to bad they didnt play River at my show either.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on August 16, 2013, 10:31:41 AM
You shook Brandon's hand?! Way to go!

Looks like a fantastic show!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on August 16, 2013, 11:48:43 AM
Way to go, Ken!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 16, 2013, 02:56:29 PM
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yes Kenning. that looks like the stage i saw them on too. so they played BB but didn't close with it? WEAK. At least they acknowledged it's existence. to bad they didnt play River at my show either.
I loved it. WYWY is the perfect closer. Battle Born doesn't end in JUMPING energy, while I jumped the all of WYWY  8) that was the most I've ever jumped

Mom and Star - YES!!! it was an amazing show. I will remember it forever. nothing is like front row


PS. DAVE NEVER SMILED. I made eye contact with him multiple times and NOTHING. But the couple of times I did with Brandon he was always smiling  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on August 16, 2013, 05:48:37 PM
Yay Ken! You were so excited about this show and it looks like it totally lived up to your expectations. So glad you were on the rail for that fun experience and those great shots. Now you can totally focus on school because nothing that cool is going to happen for long time.  ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 16, 2013, 05:55:07 PM
did they say anything about Ronnies broken foot?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on August 16, 2013, 05:59:59 PM
That Alpharetta setlist kicks ass!  8)

I saw them in Charleston on Tuesday, and it was amazing! I would have loved "Be Still" or "Battle Born"...but at least we got "Change Your Mind"
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 16, 2013, 09:19:06 PM
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Yay Ken! You were so excited about this show and it looks like it totally lived up to your expectations. So glad you were on the rail for that fun experience and those great shots. Now you can totally focus on school because nothing that cool is going to happen for long time.  ;)
oh yea............WAIT MUSE IS IN 3 WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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did they say anything about Ronnies broken foot?

not at all  ???

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That Alpharetta setlist kicks ass!  8)

I saw them in Charleston on Tuesday, and it was amazing! I would have loved "Be Still" or "Battle Born"...but at least we got "Change Your Mind"
yes I'm so happy with it  8)

I would have loved Change Your Mind though  ;)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: seashells on August 17, 2013, 08:10:01 AM
Ken, concert of the year for you! I can't believe you shook his hand.  They must be betting tour fatigue if Ronnie has a broken foot and Dave's not smiling (does he ever?) but the setlist sounds great.  I know you were looking forward to the concert and now it is  the best memory ever, worth the wait!  Thx for posting the photos.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 17, 2013, 09:00:21 AM
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Ken, concert of the year for you! I can't believe you shook his hand.  They must be betting tour fatigue if Ronnie has a broken foot and Dave's not smiling (does he ever?) but the setlist sounds great.  I know you were looking forward to the concert and now it is  the best memory ever, worth the wait!  Thx for posting the photos.
thanks Seashells  :)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: singnomore on August 17, 2013, 09:08:05 AM
Good stuff ken - thanks for the review and pictures  :)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 18, 2013, 08:09:27 PM
post your collections

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notes - Sawdust is the promotional copy, as is the Spaceman single. The Read My Mind remix single is listed as promotional but i see "promo" copies like this everywhere. not so sure if it's a promo or retail.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 18, 2013, 08:10:36 PM
Sadly I only have the studio albums, Live album, solo albums and Don't Shoot Me Santa

no other singles  :'(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on August 18, 2013, 08:14:53 PM
I've only got the studio albums on CD, Human 7", and Flamingo on vinyl  :(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 18, 2013, 08:15:37 PM
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I've only got the studio albums on CD, Human 7", and Flamingo on vinyl  :(
*drool*

I'm probably gonna ask for some TK Vinyl or singles for Christmas. really want the Red BB Record
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on August 18, 2013, 08:17:20 PM
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I've only got the studio albums on CD, Human 7", and Flamingo on vinyl  :(
*drool*
really want the Red BB Record
Me too. I've seen it at my local record store but it was $36. Out of my budget for one record at the moment.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 18, 2013, 08:18:38 PM
Kenning fear not! You will find them! It took the @lmighty years to collect THAT many! The STM/RMM singles i see often, as have i the Limited Editions of HF/ST, i've never seen any of the other singles though. The Spacemen promo single was bought for me by my dad he found it at a thrift store.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on August 18, 2013, 08:20:09 PM
Amazon has Flamingo on vinyl for only $10!

http://www.amazon.com/Flamingo-Brandon-Flowers/dp/B003XQRZ0G/ref=sr_1_1_title_2_lp_?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1376878725&sr=1-1&keywords=brandon+flowers
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 18, 2013, 08:24:15 PM
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Amazon has Flamingo on vinyl for only $10!

http://www.amazon.com/Flamingo-Brandon-Flowers/dp/B003XQRZ0G/ref=sr_1_1_title_2_lp_?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1376878725&sr=1-1&keywords=brandon+flowers
might look into that!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on August 18, 2013, 09:27:00 PM
I only have Live at the Royal Albert Hall and the Human 7". :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on August 19, 2013, 09:29:39 AM
Here is my Killers collection (minus the confetti from my BB Tour show)

CD's
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(L to R) Hot Fuss, Sam's Town, Day & Age, Battle Born, Flamingo, Sawdust, Live From Royal Albert Hall (2-Disk), Sam's Town First Day Release Bonus Disk, Don't Shoot Me Santa (Single), Joseph Better You Than Me (Single), iHappy Birthday Guadalupe! (Single), Boots (Single)

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(L to R) 2009 Day and Age Tour Shirt, 2007 Sam's Town Tour Shirt

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(L to R) Human (7" Single), Day & Age Promo Poster, Space Man (12" Picture Disk Single), Crossfire (10" Picture Disk Single)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on August 19, 2013, 10:21:31 AM
and what exactly is on that ST bonus disc?

i have the BB tour shirt with the album cover on the front and tour dates on the back, but it shrunk to small and is now unwearable <or way to tight!>. so thats $30 wasted. i have the K-confetti from the show too.
Title: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on August 19, 2013, 11:30:40 AM
I'm only a casual Killers fan as some may know but I do need to get the albums (the first 3 at least.) I'll give Battle Born another chance at some point.

Random story: when Ken told me about that weird beer-sponsored 21+ show they're playing in Pittsburgh next month (I think?), I told a friend who is a big Killers fan. Of course, I mentioned the 21+ part after saying they're coming to Pittsburgh, which crushed her spirit a little. :P
Title: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 19, 2013, 11:32:49 AM
I have the same album cover BB tour shirt and confetti
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on August 19, 2013, 11:34:42 AM
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and what exactly is on that ST bonus disc?

It has All The Pretty Faces and Daddy's Eyes. Both of which (at the time) were unreleased I believe.
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Post by: THRILLHO on August 19, 2013, 11:37:08 AM
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and what exactly is on that ST bonus disc?

It has All The Pretty Faces and Daddy's Eyes. Both of which (at the time) were unreleased I believe.

i am officially jealous of Miami66. i'm in awe that you found most all the Christmas singles. I've seen multiple copies of Santa but never the others. I was almost under the impression they weren't released on CD. i've never even heard of this ST bonus disc.

my hats off to you, good sir. Miami66 wins the "best collection" contest.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on August 19, 2013, 02:13:10 PM
on TK Shop

Flamingo vinyl is 16, Crossfire 10" is 7 and Human 7" is 5

will ask for those for Christmas  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on August 20, 2013, 11:41:36 AM
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and what exactly is on that ST bonus disc?

It has All The Pretty Faces and Daddy's Eyes. Both of which (at the time) were unreleased I believe.

i am officially jealous of Miami66. i'm in awe that you found most all the Christmas singles. I've seen multiple copies of Santa but never the others. I was almost under the impression they weren't released on CD. i've never even heard of this ST bonus disc.

my hats off to you, good sir. Miami66 wins the "best collection" contest.

Aww shucks I'm the luckiest girl in school. I just think it's great that I've been a fan of a band from the beginning and have enjoyed the Killers during their journey and not after most of it (like I did with The Boss or U2). I like being a TrueFan :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 01, 2013, 11:59:26 PM
Whats everyone else think of this "big news coming soon" announcement from last Friday? Sweet Talk says it's a lame greatest hits album with some new songs. I hope it's the Wembley announcement with a live cd and maybe some new studio bonus tracks. This M83 producer has apparently recorded a single with them already.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 02, 2013, 06:59:08 AM
Probably te DVD. Do see the new songs appearing on it though
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on September 02, 2013, 06:52:47 PM
I'm guessing it's the DVD, or at least I hope so.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: seashells on September 02, 2013, 07:20:14 PM
Has anyone been able to get Sweet Talk via Tapa Talk?  I can't find it.  Thx!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 02, 2013, 07:30:44 PM
No I don't think it's on Tapatalk :(
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 03, 2013, 02:49:36 PM
so it doesn't look like a Greatest Hits or Live DVD......

BUT A NEW SINGLE!?!?!?!?!? ???

https://twitter.com/thekillers/status/374975781963067392

here is the tweet. in the latest NME interview, it was said that the new M83 produced song has a chorus with "shot at the night"

hmmm. a poster on Sweet Talk also thinks that TK might make a surprise gig for the 10th anniversary at the same venue in the UK
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 03, 2013, 03:14:26 PM
yea i saw them talking about how they've got a single ready to go, i think the assumption is wembley live dvd/cd plus new single. that's fine with me, i DONT want a greatest hits that would be a huge embarrassment.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on September 03, 2013, 03:21:43 PM
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yea i saw them talking about how they've got a single ready to go, i think the assumption is wembley live dvd/cd plus new single. that's fine with me, i DONT want a greatest hits that would be a huge embarrassment.

Yeah, they don't need that right now. Maybe in another five years something like that could work but now's not the time. A new single and DVD would be great!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 03, 2013, 03:51:57 PM
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yea i saw them talking about how they've got a single ready to go, i think the assumption is wembley live dvd/cd plus new single. that's fine with me, i DONT want a greatest hits that would be a huge embarrassment.

Yeah, they don't need that right now. Maybe in another five years something like that could work but now's not the time. A new single and DVD would be great!

the wembley show from june 22 was filmed and confirmed for dvd release. the single is what we hope to get. i remember blink 182 did this, a live post-enema of the state cd with a new studio single.
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Post by: Thunder Peel on September 03, 2013, 03:53:21 PM
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the wembley show from june 22 was filmed and confirmed for dvd release. the single is what we hope to get. i remember blink 182 did this, a live post-enema of the state cd with a new studio single.

I remember that. They included it on their live album if I remember correctly. I could see The Killers doing something similar.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 03, 2013, 03:56:31 PM
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the wembley show from june 22 was filmed and confirmed for dvd release. the single is what we hope to get. i remember blink 182 did this, a live post-enema of the state cd with a new studio single.

I remember that. They included it on their live album if I remember correctly. I could see The Killers doing something similar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mark,_Tom_and_Travis_Show_%28The_Enema_Strikes_Back!%29#Track_listing

haha yea i forget they'd ever done that till i read the theory TK would do the same thing with a new single. yes, i took the time to look up the live Blink 182 album <they are HORRIBLE live, and i usually don't find that many bands to be bad live, but omg, they were embarrassing>. Man Overboard is the last track on the album and was a single.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on September 03, 2013, 05:16:13 PM
The Killers posted this on Twitter...
https://twitter.com/thekillers


Which is connected to this clip of an article from NME:
https://twitter.com/EnemyOfFate/status/374978742244102144/photo/1/large

I'm pretty sure we'll be getting a new single!  8)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on September 06, 2013, 08:24:36 PM
interesting to note that they took the "announcement" tweet down
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 06, 2013, 08:29:44 PM
I saw. Probably cause the victims have figured it out!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: smalin186 on September 07, 2013, 01:07:47 AM
http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/the-killers-to-release-three-new-tracks-on-greatest-hits-compilation/
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 07, 2013, 06:53:58 AM
Not surprised if this is real, I just wonder if they're taking this from fan forums
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 07, 2013, 07:08:27 AM
i really really hope this isn't true. i want new songs as bonus tracks to the Wembley live cd/dvd. ugh a greatest hits album 4 albums and a b-side comp into your career? for shame, Killers.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 07, 2013, 05:09:48 PM
Music feeds are pretty switched on as a rule.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on September 08, 2013, 11:59:20 AM
The only thing I mind about at GH disk is that we'll probably not get an album for awhile. I mean if it does have 3 new songs then that means they'd have to come up with 9 more and have and album. Now they'll need 12 songs which will take longer.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 08, 2013, 12:10:43 PM
a greatest hits disc could include stuff like Go All The Way or the Ultraviolet cover. Maybe 2 new songs, a cover of I Think Were Alone Now and a few outtakes/rarities like GATW i'd be ok with a GH disc this early into their careers.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 08, 2013, 12:11:18 PM
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a greatest hits disc could include stuff like Go All The Way or the Ultraviolet cover. Maybe 2 new songs, a cover of I Think Were Alone Now and a few outtakes/rarities like GATW i'd be ok with a GH disc this early into their careers.
it's gonna be the first half of Hot Fuss, a few Sam's Town songs, Shadowplay, and Human  :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 08, 2013, 12:33:39 PM
dammit Kenning how do you always get the inside scoop????
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 08, 2013, 12:35:10 PM
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dammit Kenning how do you always get the inside scoop????
lol that just me messing around  :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 08, 2013, 12:47:41 PM
i know I know I know! I see it as

1. new song
2. mr. b
3. human
4. slymi
5. wywy
6. new cover
7. spaceman
8. stm
9. atttid
10. new song
11. UV
12. GATW
13. Shadowplay
14. Runaways

obv not in the order, but those songs.

that means its
Hot Fuss - 4 songs
ST - 1
D&A - 2
Sawdust - 1
BB - 1
3 new songs
2 rarities <UV and GATW>

yea. I can see it being something like that.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on September 08, 2013, 09:08:28 PM
I would love if they would do what Keane is doing with their upcoming Best Of release: have the first disc be mostly singles and fan-favorites with a couple new tracks, then include a bonus disc of demos, b-sides, and rarities. That alone would get me excited and it would be a nice addition to Sawdust to cover everything they've done since Day & Age.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 08, 2013, 09:17:10 PM
TP has a great idea. Do what u2 has done with both the first 2 best of, or the Smashing Pumpkins did. Disc 2 is a limited edtion "Sawdust 2" so to speak.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: imaginary friend on September 10, 2013, 12:02:43 AM
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Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on September 11, 2013, 09:28:04 PM
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http://thekillersnews.com/post/60947058437/the-killers-upload-morse-code-message-on-facebook
I saw this image up on their homepage. At the fansite above it says that its confirmed to say "The Killers Shot At The Night" the lead single from supposedly a greatest hits album in November. Hopefully it ends up being the title of the Wembley DVD and not a greatest hits release :P
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 11, 2013, 09:29:40 PM
yea i saw this. didn't mean anything to me. we'll find out on monday whats going on.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: stahlissimo on September 13, 2013, 02:52:03 AM
My wishful thinking: A Greatest Hits Album including some new stuff PLUS simultaneously a Double DVD: On DVD 1: The Killers´ Greatest Videos, on DVD 2: The Killers Live From Wembley. That would be great! :)   
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on September 13, 2013, 02:13:43 PM
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LOL
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on September 15, 2013, 09:26:18 PM
http://www.allaccess.com/alternative/future-releases

Look at the release for Nov. 12. Supposedly its a greatest hits album called "Direct Hits"
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 15, 2013, 10:00:17 PM
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http://www.allaccess.com/alternative/future-releases

Look at the release for Nov. 12. Supposedly its a greatest hits album called "Direct Hits"

haha. get it. the killers. direct hits.


i hate this band now. jeez.
Title: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on September 16, 2013, 05:03:30 AM
Just gotta take this moment to laugh at greatest hits albums where songs that were released as singles but weren't actually hits are included. I'm sure The Killers will be guilty of this, but they're far from being the only ones. Just take U2, for example and the Best of 1990-2000 album. Most of those songs weren't actually hits. :P

And I don't get the "Direct Hits" joke.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Taco on September 16, 2013, 12:36:02 PM
I don't know if it was up before, but the Morse Code message is now up on their website homepage.  Hoping for a surprise single today.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 16, 2013, 12:40:03 PM
Well. The song is very different. More synthy like HF and 80s sound. Not like BB at all

I think I like it :P the beginning is weird though.

And Direct Hits??? Come on guys
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on September 16, 2013, 12:48:33 PM
Where did you here it at Ken?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 16, 2013, 01:07:06 PM
BBC 1 played it at 2:30
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 16, 2013, 01:28:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Leo22AXLEXg

from Sweet Talk


And here's the tracklisting for Direct Hits:

1. Mr. Brightside
2. Somebody Told Me
3. Smile Like You Mean It
4. All These Things That I've Done
5. When You Were Young
6. Read My Mind
7. For Reasons Unknown
8. Human
9. Spaceman
10. A Dustland Fairytale
11. Runaways
12. Miss Atomic Bomb
13. The Way It Was
14. Shot At the Night
15. Just Another Girl

These tracks are deluxe edition-only:
16. Mr. Brightside
17. When You Were Young (Calvin Harris Remix)
18. Be Still
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 16, 2013, 01:58:27 PM
Just Another Girl???

oh man

I don't mind Direct Hits now that I realized the pun
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 16, 2013, 02:09:08 PM
and Brandon confirmed a new solo album

said he's working on the demos and will record next year
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on September 16, 2013, 02:11:33 PM
Yeah, I get it now.

I might buy this GH album since I'm only a casual fan and I don't have any of the albums (other than Royal Albert Hall).
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 16, 2013, 02:12:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra6MUAwgKYY&feature=youtu.be&a

here's the B-Flow interview

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Yeah, I get it now.

I might buy this GH album since I'm only a casual fan and I don't have any of the albums (other than Royal Albert Hall).
go out and get Sam's Town now please
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 16, 2013, 02:14:54 PM
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Yeah, I get it now.

I might buy this GH album since I'm only a casual fan and I don't have any of the albums (other than Royal Albert Hall).

lol you dont have any albums but you have the live album? that seems backwards.

yea i'm not sure if ill buy this. ill buy the 2 new songs off itunes at least. i have the bonus tracks minus the Mr B demo which im not that thrilled to hear.

where's Go All the Way? where's Ultraviolet? how about recording a cover of I Think We're Alone Now, since they love playing that so much? alot of missed opportunities on this one, Killers.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 16, 2013, 02:16:53 PM
agreed Almighty

I'll get it for the collection
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on September 16, 2013, 02:20:01 PM
I think I'll buy it just for the 3 new tracks but I'm not really happy about a GH album at this point in their career.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 16, 2013, 02:23:51 PM
I really don't mind the GH this early

U2 did a GH for their first 6 albums
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 16, 2013, 02:26:54 PM
3? there's only 2.

U2 didn't release a best of until almost 20 years into their career though. Not 9 years.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 16, 2013, 02:29:51 PM
but it did only consist of the first 6 albums. trying to defend TK  :P

anyway let's re-live this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71nqwtCdQPo

you can see Ken in his Tampa Bay hat around 6:48 in the bottom left hand corner
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 16, 2013, 02:37:54 PM
after a few more listens it has indeed, like all TK songs do, grown on me.

the chorus is awesome. Just some of the lyrics bug me and the whooo's especially.

I like M83 so I did expect to like this song
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Starman on September 16, 2013, 02:38:16 PM
I've listened to the albums before (once each :P)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 16, 2013, 02:40:55 PM
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I've listened to the albums before (once each :P)
.....for shame Starryman
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on September 16, 2013, 02:59:05 PM
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3? there's only 2.

Theres the remix of WYWY as well although I guess that doesn't count as a bonus track.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 16, 2013, 04:29:34 PM
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3? there's only 2.

Theres the remix of WYWY as well although I guess that doesn't count as a bonus track.

Yea i thought it read that was around prior. And i assume the Be Still is the demo version we already have or w.e it is.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 16, 2013, 04:29:52 PM
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I've listened to the albums before (once each :P)
.....for shame Starryman

THIS.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on September 16, 2013, 08:02:09 PM
I don't like the new song.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 16, 2013, 08:21:34 PM
I love it. Beats almost everything on BB sans F&B, BB, MAB
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on September 16, 2013, 08:37:17 PM
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I love it. Beats almost everything on BB sans F&B, BB, MAB

no way
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 17, 2013, 05:35:55 AM
I like it. It's a grower

It'd be middle of the pack onBB for me. But I love BB
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Taco on September 17, 2013, 07:51:35 AM
I love the chorus.  It seems like its the same way with all of The Killers' stuff.  I hate it on the first listen, but then it slowly grows on me.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 17, 2013, 11:22:47 AM
I love SATN. I think it's superior to most of the album. D&A was a grower but this I loved instantly.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on September 17, 2013, 05:30:03 PM
I like it. It's not their best track but I'm digging the 80's vibe and it works as a whole.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 17, 2013, 08:54:06 PM
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I like it. It's not their best track but I'm digging the 80's vibe and it works as a whole.

Yea I think it nails the late 80s vibe more than the by album did
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 17, 2013, 10:15:47 PM
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I love SATN.

Sold your soul I see...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: stahlissimo on September 19, 2013, 04:36:22 AM
Referring to "Direct Hits" announcement:Too bad that they can not bring out a complete singles collection ("Bones" missing, material from "Sawdust" is not considered, "The World We Live In" from "Day And Age" missing ...). Also, I'd have liked a parallel publication of a Double-DVD/Blu Ray with "The Killers Live At Wembley" and all the video clips of The Killers.

P.S.: I liked everything The Killers made up to and including "Day And Age"​​. They invented themselves from album to album. To "Battle Born" I've still not found a connection. Sounds to me somehow frumpy and boring. I also don't like the new single "Shot At The Night". What a pity! I used to think that the guys could be a "band of the century". But now they weaken quite nicely. I hope that the next chapter of The Killers is thrilling and exciting again. Now they would need what "Achtung Baby" was for U2.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on September 19, 2013, 11:37:17 AM
I like Shot At The Night.  It's not great by any stretch, but I like it.

But I agree with those who think a greatest hits album is a little off the mark here.  A bit too early in their career for a greatest hits album.  Hot Fuss was only nine years ago, right?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on September 19, 2013, 02:46:00 PM
In this article, Ronnie says the greatest hits album is part of their contractual obligation with the record company:
http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/Entertainment/Music/News/2013/09/18/The-Killers-is-ready-for-battle.aspx

Shot At The Night is pretty badass, I think. It's good to see some electronic influence coming back
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 19, 2013, 03:12:51 PM
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In this article, Ronnie says the greatest hits album is part of their contractual obligation with the record company:
http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/Entertainment/Music/News/2013/09/18/The-Killers-is-ready-for-battle.aspx

Shot At The Night is pretty badass, I think. It's good to see some electronic influence coming back
that makes sense

they probably thought they would make more albums, but the solo stuff took 2 years away from TK
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 19, 2013, 03:51:54 PM
The killers playing Malaysia... That is cool.

Would be nice if another band gave some love to Asia once in 30 years...

Outside of Japan.

Maybe those from Vegas handle the heat better...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Tumbling Dice on September 19, 2013, 03:55:10 PM
U2 lead incredibly busy lives.

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jc619er on September 21, 2013, 11:00:18 AM
I'm really liking SATN. It's pure pop 80's and done very well. I mean they started as a synth 80's sounding band so why should this be any different. I love their career progression and can't wait to see where they go.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 21, 2013, 02:13:01 PM
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I'm really liking SATN. It's pure pop 80's and done very well. I mean they started as a synth 80's sounding band so why should this be any different. I love their career progression and can't wait to see where they go.

they progress from one 80's style to another. i mean i love them, but they are kinda stuck in the "how 80's can this next one sound?" wheel. i guess i don't really see ST as an 80's thing. not in the same way the other 3 are.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on September 21, 2013, 11:34:28 PM
So is there still going to be a Wembley live album?
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 22, 2013, 08:15:04 AM
Not sure yet. A tour documentary is gonna be released with DH. Probably some of that will be Wembley
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on September 22, 2013, 06:46:01 PM
starting to like Shot At The Night. Some really great music there, just not really keen on the vocals.

Rumor has it that the new xmas single will be titled "Christmas In LA"  can't wait :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 22, 2013, 06:50:19 PM
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starting to like Shot At The Night. Some really great music there, just not really keen on the vocals.

Rumor has it that the new xmas single will be titled "Christmas In LA"  can't wait :D
can't wait. I almost forgot about the Xmas single. hope it's just as awesome as I Feel It In My Bones

hope Mark's back is ok. He has to miss the Asian tour  :( he'll be back for October though
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on September 22, 2013, 06:52:58 PM
"give me a shot at the night, give me a moment"

*****

holy S***

I was blasting this in my headphones and I think it just hit me. I LOVE this song now. I don't know what just happened to me.

I love this band!!!!!!!! My third favorite (behind U2 and the Boss)
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 22, 2013, 06:56:44 PM
my fourth behind U2, CP and Bruce

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I was blasting this in my headphones and I think it just hit me. I LOVE this song now. I don't know what just happened to me.

that's The Killers for ya  :D
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 26, 2013, 06:44:40 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/the-killers-tease-upcoming-clip-for-shot-at-the-night-20130926

can't wait
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jick on September 27, 2013, 08:51:13 AM
The Killers played in my country last night and I caught them way up front. 

Their setlist was great with 19 songs, most of which are coming out in their greatest hits compilation.  It was nice to know that their touring backing musician who's been with them for many years now, is half-Filipino.

It was a great show and Brandon Flowers is such a great frontman who sings as if his life depended on it. (Not sure if Bono still does that)

The only minus was that their bassist Mark did not travel with them to their Asian legs so a fill-in musician played although it did not detract from the music. Here's a video I took of "For Reasons Unknown" where  is playing the bass:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M76xzqCZvU

(Would Bono pick up Clayton's bass at least for one song like WOWY if Clayton were to bail on the band?)

It was really a great concert and I was so close to the stage.

Cheers,

J


Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on September 27, 2013, 09:52:05 AM
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The Killers played in my country last night and I caught them way up front. 

Their setlist was great with 19 songs, most of which are coming out in their greatest hits compilation.  It was nice to know that their touring backing musician who's been with them for many years now, is half-Filipino.

It was a great show and Brandon Flowers is such a great frontman who sings as if his life depended on it. (Not sure if Bono still does that)

The only minus was that their bassist Mark did not travel with them to their Asian legs so a fill-in musician played although it did not detract from the music. Here's a video I took of "For Reasons Unknown" where  is playing the bass:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M76xzqCZvU

(Would Bono pick up Clayton's bass at least for one song like WOWY if Clayton were to bail on the band?)

It was really a great concert and I was so close to the stage.

Cheers,

J




Brandon always seems to play the bass on that song. Sort of like Edge on "40 ".
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on September 27, 2013, 10:26:27 AM
I think they just released the music video for SATN
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on September 27, 2013, 10:38:12 AM
I just watched it; it's pretty awesome. One of their best videos.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on September 27, 2013, 12:59:34 PM
Hell yeah! Shot At The Night is a great song...and I too dig the video.

A link for everyone else: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4YK-DEkvcw&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on September 27, 2013, 02:42:21 PM
I really like the video, although the parts with Brandon seem kind of unnecessary and cheesy. Also, that is one fat cat near the beginning!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on September 27, 2013, 02:46:04 PM
Brandon looks incredibly uncomfortable in the Killers videos i've seen. Take the Don't Shoot Me Santa video for example.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on September 27, 2013, 04:21:18 PM
Brandon always plays bass on For Reasons unknown anyway (mark plays 2nd guitar) , but that's interesting that he didn't tour with them.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: jick on September 29, 2013, 07:34:12 AM
Let me add more details on my Killers concert experience in Manila which was the first time I have seen them.

I watched it with my nephew (yeah that kid on my YouTube channel who was playing all those U2 guitar parts when he was 15) and we lined up early so we could get a good view.  When the doors opened, we went to the guitarist's side and were right in front.  I tried to be a "setlist virgin" but my nephew did a spoiler by saying that they haven't played "Miss Atomic Bomb" in their Asian tour (which is three previous shows from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong).  What a bummer!

Before the show, with the house lights still on, I saw The Killers' touring musician Ted Sablay below the stage very near us. I got his attention since I was quite near and said "can you please play Miss Atomic Bomb? I heard you haven't played it in the previous nights!"  Ted replied and said "Mark isn't with us now but we rehearsed the song today so we might play it."

True enough when the show was on, they did play Miss Atomic Bomb.  That really made my night.

Apart from the earlier "For Reasons Unknown" video, I also took a snippet of their "I Think We're Alone Now" cover here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqYZPjDs_c0

Could not take the entire song because I was so near the front I preferred to just enjoy the show and immerse myself in the music.  I did manage to take pictures in the slower or less popular songs when I needed to take a break from the jumping and screaming.  Here are around 50 photos in my Flickr account I took:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/96577056@N08/sets/72157635945570404/

This is a shameless product plug, but I used a Sony RX-100 point-and-shoot pocket camera which fit easily in my pocket and the results really blew me away. I am quite amazed by the quality of the photos considering the arena was dark and shaking, everyone was jumping and squeezing, while we were up front.

It was a great concert, the only downside was the Mark was missing.  Nevertheless, they played 19 songs including my requested Miss Atomic Bomb. The previous shows they only played 17 or 18 songs.  The next concert after our show which was Taipei, they were back to not playing Miss Atomic Bomb.

I'd like to thank their touring musician Ted Sablay for granting my request!  Also, during the band introductions before "From Here On Out", Ted was actually introduced by Brandon as having Filipino roots with his dad being a doctor from the town of Pampanga.  The crowd erupted and he did an improvised guitar solo riff.  I thought that was pretty cool.

All in all, it was a great concert and an unforgettable night.

Cheers,

J


Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on September 29, 2013, 08:50:02 AM
nice jick! looks like we had the same spots for our concerts
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on September 29, 2013, 11:51:30 AM
glad you had fun Jick!
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on October 06, 2013, 01:28:39 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Direct-Hits-Deluxe-Killers/dp/B00F5HWC7W/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1381087665&sr=1-1&keywords=the+killers+direct+hits

Deluxe Edition of Direct hits pre order
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on October 06, 2013, 02:14:05 PM
Just heard SATN for only the 2nd time since it was released. Maybe I need to give it a few more listens, but it's a bit slow for me right now.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 08, 2013, 02:59:24 PM
Yeah nothing special this new single.

Have really gone down in my estimation this past 2 years.

Still a solid live act but lacking the spark they used to have for mine...
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 08, 2013, 04:34:22 PM
yea the new single is better than most all of Battle Born honestly.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on October 08, 2013, 04:34:48 PM
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yea the new single is better than most all of Battle Born honestly.
nah. maybe half of BB max
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 08, 2013, 04:36:53 PM
hahah its better than everything except BB, F&B, MAB. the chorus is far more memorable than the choruses of all the other songs. I'd add this, Carry Me Home and Prize Fighter to the album and remove Here With Me, From Here On Out and Heart of a Girl
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on October 08, 2013, 04:54:13 PM
If they replaced those and put the bonus in its be their 2nd best album. The bonus tracks are amazing.

Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 08, 2013, 04:56:28 PM
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If they replaced those and put the bonus in its be their 2nd best album. The bonus tracks are amazing.

i'd still rank it last. even with those 3 songs included. sorry, Killers, nothing can fix the damage done with this sh*t album.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on October 08, 2013, 04:58:16 PM
I still think HF is their worst

1. ST
2. D&A
3. BB
4. HF
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: AJ on October 08, 2013, 05:31:32 PM
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I still think HF is their worst

1. ST
2. D&A
3. BB
4. HF
No, the first 5 songs are enough to save the rest of the album
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: TheU2Ken on October 08, 2013, 06:04:25 PM
but it has Andy and Natalie. I'm also not a fan of SLYMI


songs on BB that are worse than SATN *I'm loving it by the way*: HOAG, FHOA *which was very good live*, D&C and HWM


I've listening to Be Still a lot lately. so happy I caught it live
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 08, 2013, 08:11:53 PM
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I still think HF is their worst

1. ST
2. D&A
3. BB
4. HF
No, the first 5 songs are enough to save the rest of the album

Exactly. Andy is the worst album track yet, but the first 5 are REAL hard to beat.

I wish they'd of TRIED to play AMOT, D&C, TRT more. They exhausted the crap love ballad stuff live but not the upbeat stuff. FAIL.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on October 08, 2013, 10:07:21 PM
I'm still digging Battle Born. Even though I'd rank it as my least favorite Killers album I still like it quite a bit and a year later it hasn't gotten old for me.

I'm always a bit surprised at how many people dislike the second half of Hot Fuss. I was listening to it today and I think it may be one of their most consistent records, with EWBA being the only track I would consider to be somewhat weak. My rankings still stand:

1. Sam's Town
2. Day & Age
3. Hot Fuss
4. Battle Born
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 08, 2013, 10:21:28 PM
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I'm still digging Battle Born. Even though I'd rank it as my least favorite Killers album I still like it quite a bit and a year later it hasn't gotten old for me.

I'm always a bit surprised at how many people dislike the second half of Hot Fuss. I was listening to it today and I think it may be one of their most consistent records, with EWBA being the only track I would consider to be somewhat weak. My rankings still stand:

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

your ranking is 110% right, but the worst song on HF is AYAS. EWBA is slow but not as offensive as AYAS.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on October 09, 2013, 10:40:48 AM
I rank them:

1. Battle Born
2. Sam's Town (Tied for 2)
2. Day and Age (Tied for 2)
4. Hot Fuss
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 09, 2013, 05:22:47 PM
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Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 09, 2013, 09:12:21 PM
hahahahahahah Flamingo and BB are way better than Sawdust. That's just incorrect.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Miami66 on October 09, 2013, 10:00:29 PM
a year off hiatus for the Killers, plus a new solo album for Brandon.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on October 09, 2013, 10:42:38 PM
I'm looking forward to Brandon's new album. I wasn't crazy about Flamingo at first but it really grew on me and it's definitely left me hungry for more solo work from him down the road.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: briscoetheque on October 10, 2013, 02:05:00 AM
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hahahahahahah Flamingo and BB are way better than Sawdust. That's just incorrect.

Yeah nah.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Pocket Merlin on October 10, 2013, 07:48:13 PM
"Shot At The Night" has #1 single written all over it. Why it's not already topping the charts is beyond me. Awesome song.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: zootv on October 11, 2013, 07:11:33 AM
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hahahahahahah Flamingo and BB are way better than Sawdust. That's just incorrect.

Yeah nah.

Sawdust is a great album even if it's just cover songs. BB and Flamingo shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as Sawdust.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 11, 2013, 02:03:37 PM
It's not just cover songs. There's 3 covers, the only one i liked was Romeo and Juliet.

Sawdust's highlights are Sweet Talk and Tranquilize. The HF era garbage killed it for me, had that all been left off i'd like it more. 
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 11, 2013, 02:04:19 PM
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"Shot At The Night" has #1 single written all over it. Why it's not already topping the charts is beyond me. Awesome song.

The Killers aren't really relevant anymore. It's a shame too even with such a lackluster album to tour, the BB tour was great.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on October 12, 2013, 09:16:24 AM
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"Shot At The Night" has #1 single written all over it. Why it's not already topping the charts is beyond me. Awesome song.

It has a lot to do with the record company

Generally, with Alternative/Rock songs, the label will send the song to rock radio, and if it does well, then it will be sent to Top 40/ Pop/ AC stations

Runaways, for example, did well on Alternative radio, but it was never sent to Top 40 or any other radio formats by the label

Shot At The Night is currently climbing the Alternative charts, so we'll see where it ends up going
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Shark Ericson on October 12, 2013, 09:22:21 AM
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"Shot At The Night" has #1 single written all over it. Why it's not already topping the charts is beyond me. Awesome song.

The Killers aren't really relevant anymore. It's a shame too even with such a lackluster album to tour, the BB tour was great.

A lot of rock acts from the 90's and 00's are having a difficult time making in-roads with the mainstream. None of the lead singles from Muse, Green Day, The Killers, or Kings of Leon even cracked the Top 40 here in the US (KOL didn't even chart on the Hot 100)

However, I wouldn't quite call The Killers irrelevant. They still sell out arenas, headline major festivals across the world...and the Battle Born Tour itself was the 25th highest grossing tour of 2013: http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2013/2013MidYearTop100WorldwideTours.pdf

With the being said, though, I do hope for another big hit (Like Mr. Brightside, Human, When You Were Young, etc). Perhaps Shot At The Night can be that, if the cards fall right
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Thunder Peel on October 12, 2013, 10:06:52 AM
I think The Killers still have the potential to be one of the greats. If they keep pushing themselves and finding ways to tweak their sound I think they'll do well. I do think they hurt themselves a bit by waiting nearly four years to release another album. Most people didn't know about Brandon's solo album and by the time Battle Born came out I think most people had moved on. In this culture you have to keep yourself in the public consciousness or they'll forget about you pretty quickly, as sad as that is. I don't blame them for taking a break but in return I believe they lost some of the momentum they had coming off of Day & Age.

Sure, we're never going to get another Hot Fuss or Sam's Town and I'm fine with that. I like that each album has its own theme and sound; my wife's not even a huge Killers fan and even she mentioned how impressed she is that each record is different. If they play their cards right I think they could eclipse Coldplay as one of the biggest current bands.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Pocket Merlin on October 12, 2013, 10:17:04 PM
Well, "Shot At The Night" just got played at the end of the MLB ALCS Game 1 on national TV in the U.S., so that's something. Was pretty geeked when they announced the name of the song before they played it.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: Taco on October 12, 2013, 10:21:27 PM
I'd love to see Shot at the Night become more popular.
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: THRILLHO on October 13, 2013, 08:33:42 AM
cool that it's getting play. i do wish it would of been on BB
Title: Re: Battle Born
Post by: mdmomof7 on October 13, 2013, 08:52:28 AM
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