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Alternative & Indie - Released January 1, 2013 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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Alternative & Indie - Released September 22, 2017 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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Pop - Released December 27, 2006 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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Alternative & Indie - Released January 1, 2013 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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Alternative & Indie - Released November 3, 2009 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

Culled from a two-night stand at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London in July of 2009, the CD/DVD set Live from the Royal Albert Hall won't win over any skeptics -- the kind who may sneer at the Killers covering Joy Division, as they do rather early on here -- but the group doesn't care. They're unflappable, confident in their command, not messiahs looking to convert (a trait they managed to not take from U2) but to satiate their flock. And that does give the lengthy Live from the Royal Albert Hall -- a whopping 22 tracks on the DVD, shortened to 17 on the CD -- considerable momentum, one that flattens the excesses of Sam's Town and pumps up Day & Age, one that makes the hits from Hot Fuss sound as if they've always existed. The Killers build up a force that causes Brandon Flowers to occasionally be short of breath, but by the time he's panting on "All These Things That I've Done," he's earned it: he and his band command a large audience through plainly evident hard work. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Alternative & Indie - Released January 1, 2012 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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Alternative & Indie - Released January 14, 2019 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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Alternative & Indie - Released September 22, 2017 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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In Las Vegas, as everybody knows, the city shines 24/7. The same can be said for the Killers’ rock. Created in Sin City in the early 2000s, Brandon Flowers and his crew turn each of their new albums into a constant fiesta. An orgy of sounds straight out of the 80s – the Killers’ favourite decade – adapted to our modern era. Most importantly, the Killers are expert in the art of mighty pop choruses. These tunes heard only once, which take control of the listener’s brain for days, weeks even… Wonderful Wonderful is no exception. This fifth album is carried by a production on steroids, the work of Jacknife Lee, a master who worked with Cars, U2, R.E.M., Robbie Williams, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party, Weezer, Editors, and even Taylor Swift. As usual with the Killers, it’s hard not to think of U2, Depeche Mode, Simple Minds or Duran Duran, but in an XXL version, of course. It’s easy to fall under the spell of this almost glamorous exuberance carried by raging guitars. © CM/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released November 18, 2008 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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Alternative & Indie - Released January 1, 2007 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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Alternative & Indie - Released September 22, 2017 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

In 2017, it's hard to figure out where Brandon Flowers ends and the Killers begin. Just prior to the September release of Wonderful Wonderful -- their fifth album and first in five years -- the band announced that neither bassist Mark Stoermer nor guitarist Dave Keuning would be touring in support of the record, all the while stressing that neither musician had left the group. Listening to Wonderful Wonderful, it's hard to discern their contribution because Flowers completely dominates the proceedings, to the point where this feels like a sequel not to 2012's Battle Born but to his 2015's solo album, The Desired Effect. To an extent, Flowers always has been the focus of the Killers, but at the dawn of their career they were unified in their fusion of new wave and arena rock. Ghosts of that sound flutter through Wonderful Wonderful, but they get pushed aside by disco struts, brooding celebrity name-drops, Mark Knopfler cameos, and Fleetwood Mac harmonies so uncannily real you'd swear Lindsey Buckingham guested on the record. Such odd juxtapositions and untrammeled ambition have been the Killers' stock in trade since at least Sam's Town, but the impressive thing about Wonderful Wonderful is how the Killers are able to execute Flowers' overstuffed ideas so precisely. Being able to evoke certain sounds and eras is a skill that means Wonderful Wonderful can sound diffuse, as if it's racing in opposite directions simultaneously, but that grandly inflated pomp is ingratiating not in the least because the years have proven there's not a hint of irony in Flowers' stadium-sized emotions. By this point, Flowers' obsessions and signatures are so idiosyncratic, he's clearly the auteur behind Wonderful Wonderful just as he was with The Desired Effect, and the record charms because its ridiculousness is sincere and his sincerity is ridiculous -- two qualities that make him and his art messy and quite genuine. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Alternative & Indie - Released January 1, 2012 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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Alternative & Indie - Released September 22, 2017 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

In Las Vegas, as everybody knows, the city shines 24/7. The same can be said for the Killers’ rock. Created in Sin City in the early 2000s, Brandon Flowers and his crew turn each of their new albums into a constant fiesta. An orgy of sounds straight out of the 80s – the Killers’ favourite decade – adapted to our modern era. Most importantly, the Killers are expert in the art of mighty pop choruses. These tunes heard only once, which take control of the listener’s brain for days, weeks even… Wonderful Wonderful is no exception. This fifth album is carried by a production on steroids, the work of Jacknife Lee, a master who worked with Cars, U2, R.E.M., Robbie Williams, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party, Weezer, Editors, and even Taylor Swift. As usual with the Killers, it’s hard not to think of U2, Depeche Mode, Simple Minds or Duran Duran, but in an XXL version, of course. It’s easy to fall under the spell of this almost glamorous exuberance carried by raging guitars. © CM/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released March 15, 2004 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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Alternative & Indie - Released September 22, 2008 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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Alternative & Indie - Released November 4, 2008 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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Electronic/Dance - Released January 19, 2018 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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Alternative & Indie - Released October 7, 2016 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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Alternative & Indie - Released August 30, 2004 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

Rock - Released January 1, 2007 | Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group / Universal Music)

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