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The Killers' 'Imploding the Mirage' Promises Dynamite Rock Yet Delivers Tepid Synthpop

Imploding the Mirage marginally reinvents the Killers' sound, but the lyrics problematically redesign archaic ideology, resulting in a regressive album.

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Governors Ball 2016: The Killers and M83 Embrace the Rain and Rock the Night

Not even a horrendous rainstorm could hold back Governors Ball from embracing thy inner festival animal.

Silas Valentino
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Rabid Young - "Not Enough" (audio) (premiere)

Las Vegas synthpop quintet releases debut song full of shimmering synths and mid-tempo beats.

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The Killers: Battle Born

Battle Born seems intent on making a statement, proving the group could pull off more artistic songs without having to appease radio format programmers, here avoiding easy pop hits in favor of a more expansive sound that's more MOR than AOR.

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Big Talk: Big Talk

Big Talk sounds like a pair of Ray-Bans resting on the neck of a Telecaster or a beautiful woman in a cut-off shirt leaning against a convertible on the side of a desert highway... which is to say it sounds like the fantasy world of an '80s rocker on a coke-jag.

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Paranoid Android: Is Music the Opiate of the iPod-Owning Masses?

Wherein our curmudgeonly record shop owner realizes that his store with its bins full of vinyl was his own personal iPod long before the iPod was ever invented.

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"I Was a Believer": An Interview with the Killers

Fresh off the release of an explosive live DVD, the Killers' Dave Keuning talks about the band's humble origins and how his biggest regret is that the group didn't release another debut album.

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The Killers: Day & Age

With the release of the Killers’ latest album, Day & Age, the obvious question is: will Flowers and company continue to chase the panoramic, mythic grandeur of Springsteen and U2, critics be damned?

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The Killers: Sawdust

As much as Brandon Flowers & co. would like to be remembered for their full-length efforts, their radio hits will ultimately define their legacy. Sawdust is an interesting look at other aspects of the Killers' sound, but as a standalone disc, it's largely hit-or-miss.

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The Killers: The Killers

This unauthorized documentary gives excellent context to the rise of the Killers, but without any of the band's music, it feels a little too far from its topic.

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The Killers: Sams Town

"This album is one of the best albums in the past 20 years. There's nothing that touches this album." -- Brandon Flowers, to MTV News, May 2006

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San Diego Street Scene, Day One Featuring: The White Stripes, The Killers, Louis XIV, and Garbage

What can you make of a festival that's called a 'street scene' but instead sprawls across a large stadium parking lot?

Dan MacIntosh
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The Killers

Skinny Elvis or the fat man in rhinestones? Does it matter? Either way, the name is still in lights.

Kristie Macris
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Franz Ferdinand + The Kills + The Zutons + The Killers

The French have spoken. Hey Strokes! You're free to leave.

Raphaël Costambeys-Kempczynski
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The Killers (1946)

The line between victims and violators is almost erased, now that playing by the rules seems little more than an antiquated affectation.

David Sanjek

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