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Battle Born

Artist: The Killers

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  A grower

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When I first listened I liked the first couple of tracks but wasnt amazed with the rest. After a few listens though I was really enjoying the whole album. Its not quite a 5 star in my opinion but worth buying, especially for killers fans.

  Amazing!

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This album is amazing I have liked the killers for a long time but this is the first album of theirs I have bought and it was definitely worth it. This album deserves a lot more recognition than it got when it was released. I bought it in september last year and it has been on constant repeat in my car since then!

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  Only essential for absolute Killers fans

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I am an absolute Killers fan and hence I had to own this album - but, if the truth is known, the songs on this album do not reach the quality of Day and Age or Brandon's solo album - there is a lack of really memorable tracks suggesting that the band is fulfilling its contractual obligations with their record company and that Brandon reserved the best tracks for his own album, Flamingo - let's hope the next Killers release has more inspiration.

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  Battle Born.

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Fours years after their 2008 album 'Day and Age' and after some solo diversions The Killers reunite (and bring onboard some new collaborators including Fran Healy as well) and return with their fourth studio album.

Although the opener 'Flesh and Bone' isn't my favourite track on the album the triple whammy after that of 'Runaways' and 'The Way It Was' (which both brim with Springsteen's influence on Flowers and Co, in particular 'Runaways' which almost serves as a Killers-esque version of 'The River') and 'Here with Me' have them bringing big sounds and lyrics back again.

The midsection of the album has them sounding in places a bit like they did back on Hot Fuss (especially 'A Matter of Time' to my ears) with lots of synth and 80s influences clearly audinle and then continues through several more pleasing tracks until the big ending with title track 'Battle Born' itself ending things off.

Great stuff!

  So Dissapointing

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am i the only one that thinks this album is dull dont get me wrong i am a big killers fan and have all their albums including brandons solo effort. I must be missing something but i cant find one song that really stands out other than runaways it is a pretty dull affair. I have played this album 8 times and possibly found two other tracks are pretty good carry me home and heart of a girl but by now like their previous albums i should love it by now I actualy prefer brandon flowers solo album than this as better production and melodies and remember it was going to be the next killers album but other band members decided to take a break which left brandon to release it has a solo album and the big song saved for battle born was obviously runaways that wasnt included on his solo album. This album is more like sams town than day and age which i prefer but sorry this album doesnt live up to their first two albums.

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  amazing album !

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Great listen , there's probably only two tracks that are weak on this and even they are still good . Battle Born and flesh and bones great starting and ending tracks to this quality album

  Four Years In The Making - And It Shows!

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Could this be the best Killers album since Hot Fuss, yes, it is! Flesh and Bone is the best Album opener since Jenny Was a Friend of Mine, Runaways is their best rocker since When You Were Young, Here With Me is a well aranged peice of music, A Matter of Time is very much like a mix of Midnight Show and Sweet Talk, Deadlines and Commitments is a beautiful synth pop song with Phil Collins-esque drumming, a bass solo and it very Brandon Flowers sounding, Miss Atomic Bomb is fantastic, wouldn't be out of place on Hot Fuss or Day and Age, The Rising Tide is a mixture of Spaceman and For Reasons Unknown, Be Still is a processed beat ballad that is a new sound from The Killers, then you have the title track Battle Born, the best closer to any Killers album, a synth-rock beaty, that at first I wasn't into, but it's one of my favourite tracks on the album and up there with the best. Summary; This is what Day and Age should have been, most songs would easily fit on any previous Killers album. Standout tracks are; Flesh and Bone, Runaways, The Way it Was, Deadlines and Commitments, Miss Atomic Bomb, Rising Tide, Battle Born, this album is still pretty fresh after only having it for a week, but there is no reason why this could be your favourite Killers album to date, top album!

  One of the best albums of all time!

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I've been into music since i was in my early teens (I'm 61 now).

This is one of the best albums I have ever heard in my life - If I was on a desert island it would be in my top ten.

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