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Battle Born

The Killers Audio CD
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BATTLE BORN
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From out of the wreckage of the American Civil War, the great state of Nevada came into being on October 31st, 1864. Its creation immediately helped to secure the re-election of Abraham Lincoln, the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment and, ultimately, the future of the union. Today, that proud but painful history is en-shrined in the two words emblazoned on the ... Read more in Amazon's The Killers Store

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  • Audio CD (17 Sep 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B008XHUJK8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,898 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Flesh And Bone
2. Runaways
3. The Way It Was
4. Here With Me
5. A Matter Of Time
6. Deadlines And Commitments
7. Miss Atomic Bomb
8. The Rising Tide
9. Heart Of A Girl
10. From Here On Out
11. Be Still
12. Battle Born

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Battle Born is the fourth studio album from iconic indie rockers The Killers. The album was recorded in the band's Vegas studio of the same name, during which time they called upon a diverse list of production talent, including Brendan O'Brien, Steve Lillywhite, Daniel Lanois, Björk collaborator Damian Taylor and Stuart Price. Tracks that feature include ""Heart of a Girl," "Flesh and Bone" and "Carry Me Home".

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130 of 144 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars When We Were Young 21 Sep 2012
By Mr. 880
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There comes a time when you reach a certain age with music and realise that you're not going to jump up and down screaming anymore, asking what the hell was that I just heard on the radio... and where can I get it!? Gone are the days when the first riff of Smells like Teen Spirit turned you to jelly, the opening chords of Teenage Kicks left you feeling dizzy with excitement, and the clanging chimes of Born to Run made you pump your fists in the air with delight. Maybe it's age, maybe it's a rather jaded, cynical outlook we have with the music industry, if not life, these days that turns those of us of a certain generation to more contemplative reactions. So it was that I invested in the new Killers album, took one look at the cover and honestly cringed and laughed out loud all at the same time. People don't commission artists to make record sleeves like this anymore surely... do they? Horses, mountains, open roads, chinks of light beyond the threatening sky. This went out with Meat Loaf didn't it? Boston, Kansas? Any American band named after somewhere?! This can't be good, I thought. And then I started playing the record; and from beginning to end, I had a smile on my face. It was all instantly recognisable, clichéd in places, yes, stretching the bounds of even this band's ironic credibility, certainly.

But then on Runaways I suddenly found my hands holding that imaginary guitar again and powering those chords through "you know this is real babe why you want to fight it?". On Here with Me, was that really my arms in the air moving in time to "spent the summer, laying out in the sun, time went so slow"? Wait a minute, is that the sound of a crescendo building on Miss Atomic Bomb?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC 24 Dec 2012
By Mikejw
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A great addition to my Killers collection. Even the kids prefer it in the car to their normal hip hop and rap.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ReviewOfTheReviews 20 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD
I like this album. It's not original as such though. My first listens 'frightened me' with sounds of Voyager, Meatloaf, U2, Wilburys, Kate Bush, The Waterboys etc as some others have mentioned. These guys have really swiped (ahem, been influenced by) a number of sounds from other artists. Then I took a deep breath.

This was not the first time the Killers have done this to me. I loved Hot Fuss and Sam's town. When I got Day and Age, I think I threw it across the room after the second listen..I think it may have been the Copacabana(!) sounds of Joyride? It took me a year or two to get over that, then I saw the Albert Hall concert and realised they were still awesome and I actually liked D&A!

So what of this album? The problem is everyone expects to hear a new album the same as the last (or the one they like). In this case everyone wants the edgey Killer sound of old. Well it ain't going to happen, you are only cool for so long. It doesn't mean you a crap, just that you have developed. The old songs are still there, its a case of putting the new songs alongside them and admiring them as a collection of work. The songs of Battle Born take a while to love but then you appreciate the little licks, the lyrics and realise it is good. If they kept playing the same 'song' you would get bored and hate them for that to! You can't write Mr Brightside twice. Songs of that standard just mean the Killers will always be around. The only way you can judge the album is with time. Every great artist has duffers, it doesn't negate them as an artist, you just have to make sure you haven't missed a gem along the way.

As it is, I think this is a strong album. I give it 4 star now after 4 days of constant play. I don't think there is a bad track on it especially, if you can get past the "where have I heard this intro from..." I think a lot of the tracks will sit well with the others when they play live on their upcoming tour.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A magnificent return to form! 10 Nov 2013
By ReviewBlog51 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I held out on immediately listening to The Killers' 2012 album 'Battle Born' after being slightly disappointed by their third album 'Day & Age' (although I thought it was good, just not up to the high standards of the first two), but always intended to buy it. After over a year, I have finally done so. As soon as I heard 'Runaways', my immediate thoughts were: welcome back!!

I admit that I did have to play it a few times over to fully appreciate it, but can now rate it five stars - it IS a very good album. There is such a variety, including fun songs to sing along to (the opening track 'Flesh and Bones' is the 'Human' of this album), epic big songs and brilliant ballads. Brandon Flowers writes with such emotion, and some of his best lyrics can be found here. Just listen to track four - 'Here With Me' - what a beautiful song! That track, and several others could be used in the soundtrack to a film centering around a hero.

It's very commercial, radio friendly, and a return to the type of quality music that we first heard from the band ten years ago (I can't believe they have been around for a decade!). In fact, I think it just might be their best album yet.

'Battle Born' was a pleasant surprise, but I only wish I'd started listening to it sooner. I'm making up for it now though, and if album number five is even the slightest bit like this one, i'll have it on pre-order next time.
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Published 2 days ago by Matthew Holman
5.0 out of 5 stars Too album
Fab album. Played loud in the car or on your headphones there's done great songs. Best album to date in my opinion
Published 9 days ago by d leslie
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Love this album and I love the killers, once you have listerned to this you have to buy Live at the Albert Hall, that is fantastic too.
Published 15 days ago by S M Chadwick
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed it.
Published 17 days ago by K T Carpenter
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Love them
What can I say these are the KILLERS what a band been to see them at Birmingham just amazing. Thus CD is up there withe one of the greats
Published 1 month ago by shedevil
5.0 out of 5 stars KILLER ALBUM
To get the full effect you have to play it several times and then find yourself singing it to yourself without noticing
Published 2 months ago by MR P ELLIOTT
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift for brother
I recently got this as a gift for my Brothers birthday. He loves it. And really likes that the Vinyl is red. Read more
Published 5 months ago by kerry howson
4.0 out of 5 stars Thank God someone still makes 'em like this
I cannot really top some of the impressive reviews of this album, just add my voice to the many who find this a really good singalong, clapalong, stompalong pop/rock offering. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Monsieur le B
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Xmas present
Love this sound, reminds me a little bit of old west coast American stuff, bit Springsteen, but with a modern twist. Good rollicking rock with unique vocals.
Published 6 months ago by MJFaith
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Album
Another great album from them, easy to listen to as all of the songs are of great quality. Great Band.
Published 6 months ago by Mr D J Cooper
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