The Killers
Battle Born


2.0
poor

Review

by TheRustyMan USER (5 Reviews)
September 20th, 2012 | 89 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Whatever happened to the Killers?

Battle Born is the Killers fourth outing, and since they haven’t made an album in four years, it was meant to be a fantastic return for them. Unfortunately, Battle Born doesn’t live up to the standards of Hot Fuss or Sams Town, and even Day and Age. In fact, it’s pretty damn poor. It’s not like they didn’t have time to construct something creative like Hot Fuss, heck, they had four years. Whereas Hot Fuss and Sams Town had memorable songs that stayed in your head for a good long while such as Mr. Brightside and Smile Like You Mean It, Battle Born doesn’t feed us anything other than the same bland and unexciting tracks one after another. And boy, it does get repetitive.

The single Runaways was actually a good song, it stayed in your head and it tricked us into thinking that the album was going to be something great. The album opens with Flesh and Bone, which is a semi decent track but not even in comparison with Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine. The Way It Was I actually enjoyed too, so by this point I was thinking that it is going to pick up. But no, from there, it went straight downhill. Here With Me came packing with horrible lines like “don’t want your picture on my cell phone”, with average vocals that made the lyrics sound very, very mediocre. From Here on Out seems like just a filler track, and others like Miss. Atomic Bomb and Deadlines and Commitments are just forgetful and phase from your memory as soon as they finish. At this point, you’ll be ready to turn it off and forget it ever happened. But as the album goes on, you can only hope it gets better. But it doesn’t. Not even close.

The thing is, Brandon Flowers and co. are fully capable of making great songs. In the past, they have made some catchy and deep songs, so what’s happened? Whatever happened to the catchiness of Bones, Jenny Was a Friend of Mine and Spaceman? Have the Killers just stopped trying? Or were they trying something new (although nothing new was discovered here?) or are they just trying way too hard to make the comeback that we all so anticipated? Whatever they were trying to do, it has not worked in the slightest.

Recommended songs: Runaways


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KILL
September 20th 2012


71957 Comments


no cos it sukcs

Digging: Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out

KILL
September 20th 2012


71957 Comments


ur right ive only heard hot fuss and that sucked dick so i assume this sucks even harder!

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
September 20th 2012


16412 Comments


I heard it, I like shitty music, and I still think this sucks.

Digging: Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End

TheRustyMan
September 20th 2012


4 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Believe me, I would have loved to write a positive review for this, but I was very disappointed...

Tyrael
September 20th 2012


20899 Comments


'would someone write a positive review on this already, damn.'

that should be your task since you're apparently the only sane person that enjoys this album

KILL
September 20th 2012


71957 Comments


good comment

KILL
September 20th 2012


71957 Comments


ur gay

Tyrael
September 20th 2012


20899 Comments


'meh.'

Wasn't meant to be insulting by the way.

KILL
September 20th 2012


71957 Comments


gonna neg

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
September 20th 2012


16412 Comments


I would enjoy reading a positive review of this. I haven't had a good laugh yet today.

KILL
September 20th 2012


71957 Comments


damn sowing with the b00m

KILL
September 20th 2012


71957 Comments


ohhhh shit andcas cumin back with a b00m damn sowing are you gonna take that shit or ban his lily ass

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
September 20th 2012


16412 Comments


Boom retaliation!

Tyrael
September 20th 2012


20899 Comments


Fun thread

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
September 20th 2012


16412 Comments


At least I fap to tay swizzle, andcas faps to a middle aged man with a springsteen complex and a mustache

Tyrael
September 20th 2012


20899 Comments


'At least I fap to tay swizzle'

no offense but did you see her latest video I'm pretty sure that thing is gonna give me nightmares

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
September 20th 2012


16412 Comments


Girls would give you nightmares

Tyrael
September 20th 2012


20899 Comments


Ouch you're on a roll today man

I better get my gloves cuz I dont wanna get burned again

KILL
September 20th 2012


71957 Comments


girls are icky agreed

did you know back in the roman empire it was cooler to fuck guys should we go back to the roman days?????????????????

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
September 20th 2012


16412 Comments


You don't need to, just invite andcas over



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