I cannot say enough how much I love this album! Brandon Flowers and his band have come up with a retro-inspired album full of classic anthems perfect for indie clubs, dancing, and just feeling great to. I just can't help singing along, anticipating the big rhythmic beats and dancing round the house to it.
Live the band are brilliant, and their debut cd is a clear and true depiction of what they are all about: you can hear all the words, lots of synths, lots of strumming, lots of anthemic drumming. The Killers ooze coolness in a smarter version of the Strokes, where laid back slouching about is replaced with wide eyes, keyboards, smart suits and waistcoats and a massive amount of appeal. If you liked the Strokes, Franz, anything like that, you'll love this. I'd almost say I had a crush on Flowers!
if you want to know what the Killers are about before buying this album, try and catch their videos on channels like MTV2. Somebody Told Me somehow epitomises everything about them with its flashing lights, Brandon's furtive looks and slightly rigid movements, and a real sense of presence.
The album starts with almost half a dozen beating anthems, one classic after another. After such a great start you'd forgive them anything, but they go on in a fantastic fashion, getting more and more interesting as the album progresses. One feels it is complete and perfect, and they fill you with all they've got. I really want everyone to go and support them, I think they're uberly cool and deserve a lot of attention and to be thought of as the band of 2004.
I can't wait for their second album, though I can't help wondering how they can come back after something so brilliant, clear, professional and complete on their first attempt.