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The Killers New Album "Sounds Like Bruce Springsteen"


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2 minutes ago, LoverInTheCold said:

When Sam's Town came out, Brandon mentioned the album was heavily Springsteen influenced, which raised some eyebrows back then and was the whole reason I got into The Killers.

I was introduced to them by my son who suggested I might like Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll … and I did. Nothing like a Springsteen song and I was still smitten. :)

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On 1/25/2020 at 9:41 AM, Nicholas said:

The band's fourth album, Battle Born, is such a heartland rock album that the Springsteen influences just bleed through. From Brandon Flowers quoting "no surrender 'cause there's no retreat" on the opening track to the obvious Bruce songwriting influence on "Runaways" to a handful of others, it holds up with any Gaslight Anthem album as the best non-Bruce-but-still-Bruce project in recent years.

Brandon has been an unabashed fan of the Boss for years, gushing about Nebraska and whatnot in interviews and clearly incorporating elements of the man's music into his own.

Sign me up for more, please.

Actually I thought Sam's Town was their real "Springsteen" album.   I enjoyed Battle Born, but I thought some of it was straying into Steinman/Meatloaf territory...

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Just now, thomam said:

My son, who I have raised well to be both a Springsteen and Killers fan, keeps telling me how good "Wonderful Wonderful" is. Sadly I have to reply "Bollocks, Bollocks"

 

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5 hours ago, thomam said:

My son, who I have educated well to be both a Springsteen and Killers fan, keeps telling me how good "Wonderful Wonderful" is. Sadly I have to reply "Bollocks, Bollocks"

Your son's right. :)

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1 hour ago, Jimmy James said:

See it maybe only me, but I don't hear Bruce in any of their music! 

If you're trying to hear Bruce in the singing, you won't. It's in the 'feel' - the music style, the lyrics. 

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8 minutes ago, Eileen said:

If you're trying to hear Bruce in the singing, you won't. It's in the 'feel' - the music style, the lyrics. 

No. that's what I thought people were talking about, music and possible lyric's 

But this is my favorite Killer song right now. May change later, like Bruce tunes do. I don't hear it. And maybe this is a bad example. 

 

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Battle Born is their best followed closely by Sam's Town. Wonderful Wonderful is the worst even though I absolutely love 6 songs from it - from Rut to Some Kind of Love it is excellent and of course the final track. Love Brandon's both solo albums - The Desired Effect more. And Keuning's Prismism is great one too. 

 

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