I miss the Killers. No, as far as I know, the Killers have not broken up. No, miss the Hot Fuss Killers. Let me explain.
I absolutely loved the Killers’ Hot Fuss album, I would blast it in my car, scream and dance along. I was stoked whenever I heard about their sophomore album, Sam’s Town, and bought it immediately. Unfortunately, I only liked one track, “When You Were Young.” But I had faith, I did the same for their third album, only to be again disappointed by them.
I went back later to give each another listen, hoping that maybe my tastes would become more susceptible to it like I had with Maroon 5 earlier. That was not the case. Instead I realized why.
I believe the reason I loved their first CD so much was because of its rock-ability with the undertones of 80′s bubbling underneath. Slowly but surely, the 80′s crept up more in the second album until the third album sounded like an album from the 80′s.
Now, grant it, I appreciate the 80′s but I see its music as a transition into music of today. I can safely say it is because of the 80′s that fads like boy bands and teeny pop stars came on the scene in the 90′s. To me, Wham’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round,” The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” and “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” are all examples of what the 80′s has to offer me: a good laugh.
The examples are below.
I know they won’t go back and I don’t expect the Killers to go back to their earlier sound, but I will still say I miss them.
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