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theBoneyKing
September 26th 2017


12317 Comments


First album's second half is really underrated tbh

Only song I even remember from the second half is Glamorous Indie Rock And Roll tbh.

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Sinternet
September 26th 2017


14633 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

excuse me but On Top is classic

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MarsKid
September 26th 2017


5552 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"Everything Will Be Alright" would like to have a word as well

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ScorpionStan
September 26th 2017


1900 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

On Top is incredible. That song ironically is what got me into the band Haim as well, cuz I found a live video where Danielle Haim played drums to On Top at a Killers show and absolutely fucking nailed it.



Also agreed with everyone chiming in about Sput getting a lot more negative lately. I mean give me a break, this is in no way a 2 unless you're just an absolutely miserable, insufferable elitist. Compared to the nauseating EDM shit their across-the-pond counterparts in Coldplay are excreting lately, this is a fucking 5 out of 5 classic.

Clumseee
September 26th 2017


651 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Wow @Scorpion, agreed on that Coldplay jab. Makes me feel better about having this as high as a 3.

ScorpionStan
September 26th 2017


1900 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I mean yeah to me the Title Track, The Man, Run For Cover and Tyson vs. Douglas alone justify a 3-3.5



At least they're still trying, and they're still original. Certainly can't say the same for Coldplay. And I bring up that comparison simply because they were the two most talked-about heirs to U2's throne at the forefront of alternative rock.

theBoneyKing
September 26th 2017


12317 Comments


Idk it seems totally reasonable to me that a band like this would be pumping out 2.0s at this point in their career.

Groundking
September 26th 2017


230 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Coldplay have always been absolute dog shit though.

theBoneyKing
September 26th 2017


12317 Comments


^ False, their first two albums and Viva La Vida are all better than this band's debut, and I assume the rest of their output as well.

MarsKid
September 26th 2017


5552 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

If we've gotten more negative I haven't noticed. If anything it's a sign of a diverse community with a lot of different ideas regarding what constitutes as good and bad music. I historically rate things like this low, especially given the background of the band's first two records, both of which are a much higher quality than this. I'd be open to an argument otherwise but I can't think of one.

Groundking
September 26th 2017


230 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Sorry but no, Coldplay are fucking awful, dreadful dreadful dreadful band.

ScorpionStan
September 26th 2017


1900 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Whoa bold statement there @BoneyKing, Hot Fuss is one of the strongest front-to-back albums in the history of alternative rock. Early Coldplay is really good too, but their falloff has been much more severe in my opinion. They definitely haven't always been dogshit, but they definitely are now.



And even if you don't like it, you have to at least admit the Killers are still making original music and have their sound intact. Whereas Coldplay clearly aren't even trying anymore.

Groundking
September 26th 2017


230 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Some bands just rub me up the wrong way completely and I can't stand them, Coldplay are one of those bands.

MarsKid
September 26th 2017


5552 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Yeah, this still sounds like Killers, I'll give you that, but their output is a noticeable dip considered what they've previously demonstrated. They're capable--this has decent tracks, yeah--but it simply doesn't show here.

theBoneyKing
September 26th 2017


12317 Comments


Gotta disagree, if anything, as I was sort of saying before, Hot Fuss is one of the most frontloaded i.e. inconsistent alt rock albums ever.

And I wouldn't call that album or anything else I've heard by The Killers original at all, you can trace all the elements of their sound back to 80s styles. They're pretty much just standard pop rock with a slight New Wave spin.

MarsKid
September 26th 2017


5552 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Anything can be traced back to anything.



I don't think it's front-loaded as extremely as people claim. The issue is more so the fact that the first half contains the band's popular tracks, which listeners will inevitably focus on. The second half is in the exact same sonic vein but they're not exactly on-par with the hits (despite being solid on their own), leading to people thinking there's some huge disparity between the two sides.

ScorpionStan
September 26th 2017


1900 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

So you're knocking the Killers for being too "standard" yet you're fine with Coldplay? Hmmm.

onionbubs
September 26th 2017


6428 Comments


this has one ugly album cover, and thats usually the best part about killers albums (day and age)

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theBoneyKing
September 26th 2017


12317 Comments


I didn't knock on them for being standard, I was just pointing out that they're not original. Didn't say or imply that that was bad. To my ears, in their early days Coldplay were pretty consistently excellent songwriters but they also weren't original.

Sinternet
September 26th 2017


14633 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

the killers too standard? i mean say what you want about their influences - interpol/the strokes/depeche mode/u2 etc., but you can always tell if a killers song is a killers song - they have their own distinct flavour and i cant think of any other band that really strike the same note they do



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