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The Killers LIVE

What a delightful time I had the other night with some of my very favorite people at The Killers show.  I confess I wasn’t always such fan of The Killers.  For the most part, I hate show tunes and Vegas and this band smacks of both.  Furthermore, for some irrational reason I really, really, really hate that song When You Were Young.This tour is in service of Battle Born, the band’s most recent release, so no big surprise they played most of that (just-okay) album.  My personal highlight was Somebody Told Me off 2004’s Hot Fuss.  Biggest disappointment?  I didn’t even get one song from Brandon Flowers’ totally decent solo album Flamingo. The Killers play a super fucking loud and unapologetically glittery and fire-filled show.  It is akin to hot-boxing a giant sparkler.   

the current rotation

Wild Nothing • Nocturne Bat for Lashes • The Haunted Man

Dum Dum Girls • End of DazeThe Killers • Battle Born

Record Rotation: 5 albums worth a listen

TV on the RadioNine Types of Light.  Fucking brilliant.  RIP Gerard Smith. Stevie NicksIn Your Dreams.  Not better than the old stuff, but still completely decent. Not a huge Killers fan, but Flamingo, the new solo record from Brandon Flowers, has really grown on me. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi present Rome.  Highlight: Two Against One. Eddie VedderUkulele Songs.  Let the golden baritone sing you a lullaby against the sound of Hawaiian waves.