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I don't like the new album but I am in love with the 2006 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show remix of "When You Were Young" (the airplane theme) which is extremely rare.
So far this is the closest we have to it -- http://www.box.net/public/ruafcgcv43 -- but I want the real thing, damnit!
Loved only one of their songs.... Mr Brightside and that was it.... Never looked into them again... I was never particularly into the genre anyway....
haha didn't know they have a thread here.
Any chance of them going here?
galing itong band na'to
nice, meron na *** thread dito TK..
i love HOT FUSS and SAM's TOWN!!
my fave pa rin is when you were young..
I like their new single although I think instead of trying to be Bruce Springsteen in the new album, they're trying to sound like Coldplay or Keane.
di ko kilala The Killers. pero lately, nakilala ko sila dahil sa isang article na nabasa ko na pinost ng isang U2 fan sa isang U2 fansite (www.interference.com), and this what The Killers' frontman said about my favorite U2 :
The Killers criticize U2
"U2? They are old"
Also The Killers have chosen the Internet to promote their new single extracted from their new Day and Age album. The tune is named "Human and can be heared on the band's new site in the "Music" section.
In the meantime some statements from their frontman Brandon Flowers arise criticism: "U2 have become old, it's time for them to give up: The Killers are the future".
Words sounding auto-celebrative and auto-promotional, as they just anticipate the issue of the new album in late November.
"We are mature enough to get to a higher level. The first two records have had good results and I'm sure we will grow up again and again", said Flowers. "I've always been a great U2 fan, but it's been a bit of time that their inspiration has come to an end. There are just a couple of songs which can be considered as great as their former hits. Maybe turned to old".
well, tingnan lang natin kung mararating ng The Killers ang naabot na ng U2 :
(1)almost 30 years of very strong presence, new innovations, new technologies, continuous experimental songs na sa una palpak daw pero pagkatapos ng ilang taon e marerealize pala ng mga nagcriticize e hindi pala ordinaryong mga kanta yun at walang katulad (as in the case of Pop album).
(2)kung marating kaya nila ang 30 years, buo pa rin ba ang banda nila o iba na ang ibang miyembro,?same manager pa rin ba (kung meron) o iba na, o papalit-palit?
(3) makakabenta rin ba sila ng halos 200 Million copies of CDs o mahigitan pa, around the world sa loob lang ng dadating pang halos tatlong dekada? CDs - hindi pa kasama digital downloads.
(4)makakakuha kaya sila ng 22 nominations sa Grammy in just almost 3 decades,at mananalo ng Best Song of the Year, Best Album of the Year, at Best Rock Performance by A Group na sabay-sabay? Nagawa na yan ng U2.
(5)ano ba ang pwede pa nilang i-offer sa mundo na bago( as something new ; as in never heard?
ang U2 - sila ang unang-unang gumawa ng 3D Concert Film - which is U23D. walang ibang banda o solo artist na nag-isip nyan - U2 lang. ginagaya na lang sila ngayon (Hannah Montana and soon Jonas Brothers). by the way, U23D won two(2) awards last week.
(6)what's unique about their songs? to me, they sound just like another REM.
(7)anong klaseng insipiration ba ang naiimpart nila mismo at ng mga kanta nila sa mga nakakarinig ng mga kanta nila? ang impact ba ay katulad ng mga kanta ng U2 na kahit anong panahon ay applicable ang mga kanta at pertains to social injustices and glorification of God? (best examples : Sunday Bloody Sunday, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Where The Streets Have No Name, Yahweh,If God Will Send His Angels, New Year's Day, Pride)
(8)at sila mismo na members ng band especially that frontman, ano ang impact sa mga naghihirap sa buong mundo particularly people in Africa? ano na ba nagawa nya para sa kanila? WALA. kaya walang-wala sya kay Bono. bata pa ang U2 noon at si Bono, nasa isip na nya ang mga taga Africa. at ilang dekada na syang tumutulong sa kanila.
(9) at yang lead singer na yan ng The Killers? nagawa na ba niyang pag-isahin ang mga leaders ng mga mayayamang bansa para sa isang layunin ( to erase the debts of Africa )? nagawa na ni Bono yan - matagal na. ang dami na nga nyang honorary awards na natanggap dahil sa nagawa nyang yan.
marami pang hindi nagagawa ang The Killers na nagawa na ng U2. kaya marami pa silang kakaining bigas ( o siguro steak or hamburgers kasi mga kano sila e ) bago sila pwedeng magcomment-comment ng hindi maganda sa U2. wala pa sila sa kalingkingan ng mga achievements ng U2.
kapal ng mukha ng lead singer na yan. mabuti pa si Chris Martin of Coldplay, he knows how to respect those people na sinasabi nyang inspirasyon nya at paborito nya. he even calls himself as Chrono ( he just changed the B of Bono to Ch kasi Chris ang name nya.)
samantalang yang si Flowers na yan, sasabihin pa nyang favorite nya ang U2 tapos lalaiitin lang nya! KAPAL NG MUKHA NYA!!
kung hindi sya ng magbabago ng ganyang bad attitude nya, hindi sila magtatagal katulad ng U2.
sorry sa inyong mga fans ng The Killers. ayaw ko lang kasi ng binitawan nyang statements against sa favorite band ko. ang Metallica nga nagrelease ng statement a few days ago, na ang pangarap nila ngayon ay makasama nila kahit man lang sa isang kanta lang or maka duet man lang ang U2. Metallica yun! established na established na rock band as in sobrang established na. very successful rock band na rin at matagal na silang successful 1980s pa. tapos yang The Killers na yan, nakakailang albums pa lang ang taas na ng ere!
here's proof of Metallica's statement :
METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has told the UK’s Daily Star newspaper that his one remaining ambition is for the band to perform on the same bill as U2.
Despite appearing alongside some of the biggest names in music —including DEEP PURPLE, THE ROLLING STONES, IRON MAIDEN and AC/DC — METALLICA has yet to share the stage with the Irish band.
“I’ll play at one in the afternoon, in a parking lot in Ireland, I don’t give a ****. As long as I can do that,” he told the Daily Star.
i hate The Killers! makamandag ang pangalan nila pati ugali.
this band is actually good... id pick them over these "emo" bands.
Finally bought the new album. Ang ganda and its slightly different for them. This seems to be a 'happy' album. Ang ganda ng 'I Can't Stay'
they're not trying to sound like coldplay, or keane, they're better than those bands (though coldplay's first two albums would kick the killers' behinds), the cure, yun ang katunog nila sa bagong album. medyo new wave na nga sila eh.
grabe hirap i-download ng illegal yugn Day & Age.....lahat File Not Found...bibili na lang ako...
^day and age?...their latest album?...mern ako...hehe..sa torrent ako nag download...
i'm a fan, but i have to say that after the brilliance that was Hot Fuss, their albums have gone downhill. every single song on HF was listenable, and the album as a whole was very strong and cohesive. may istorya pa kaya interesting.
Sam's Town took a loooooooong time for me to get into. i like it now, but there are a number of songs that i skip.
and Day & Age... well, it seems like i can't get myself to listen to it anymore. and that's only after 3 or 4 listens!
my faves in every album:
HOt fuss - somebody told me, mr. brighside
sam's town - "Sam's Town" ,"Enterlude" , "When You Were Young" , "For Reasons Unknown", "Read My Mind", Bones" , "This River Is Wild" , Why Do I Keep Counting?"
day and age - "Human, "Joy Ride, "I Can't Stay, Neon Tiger", The World We Live In", The World We Live In"
The Garden State is relatively new turf for the Killers, who've played Atlantic City and New York but nowhere in between.
Their date at the PNC Bank Arts Center on Wednesday brings them close to the hometown of one their musical heroes, Bruce Springsteen. But the band isn't planning any pilgrimages to Jersey rock landmarks, since it's off to Boston the next day.
The Las Vegas rockers are on the road promoting their latest collection, "Day & Age," featuring 10 tracks that run the gamut from monster psychedelia to breezy salsa. The hit single, "Human," is a sing-along anthem that sounds piped in from another planet.
Named after a fake band in a New Order video, the quartet has reinvented itself with each release, from the 2004 debut, "Hot Fuss," through the follow up, "Sam's Town," and into the new record. No matter which genres they're fusing, the core of their appeal remains killer melodies paired with surreal wordplay, penned by frontman Brandon Flowers.
We chatted on the phone with bassist Mark Stoermer about the group's musical explorations and lyrical quirks.
Q. The new album is like an old 10-track recording. Going back to the days of vinyl, albums often used to be 10 songs.
A. We were actually going for nine, which would have been a first for us. We wanted to get it back to the length of a 45-minute record. When CDs came out, people started making their records 70-minutes long. We were trying to curve that back a little bit.
Q. When Brandon comes to you with lyrics, do you sometimes say, "That's a little cryptic." I'm thinking of the lyrics to "Human."
A. Every now and then, someone will ask what the song is about. With "Human," it did come up. I don't think Brandon even gave an answer. It's one of those things -- it's kind of cool that it's ambiguous.
Q. How did you segue from the rootsier "Sam's Town" to this album, which is a departure.
A. When we're playing one record live on the road for a year and a half, we want to go a different direction. After we're done touring, we want to do a complete 180.
Q. With the release of "Sam's Town" the look of the band changed. People might assume that it's planned out. Is that a misrepresentation of how the band goes from one album to the next?
A. Yeah. We just like to play around with the look. We're not doing 9-to-5 jobs, so we have the opportunity to mess around. The look follows the music and the music changed on its own. It's completely organic.
Q. It seems as though the Killers get pigeonholed as a group that's retro or paying tribute to the 1980s.
A. We've always made nods to the past and our influences, but we've never tried take an album and copy it. We're writing new music for this time, and sure, there's influences. But we're not a cover band or a tribute band.
Q. It's pretty bleak out there, but Hollywood does well during hard times. Do you feel like the same could apply to music?
A. It seems less people are going to concerts now. I don't know if it's because the music isn't inspiring or people just can't afford tickets.
Q. I remember saving up babysitting money to see Duran Duran. Of course, tickets back then weren't $130.
A. When I was growing up, I didn't have much money but I would still save up whatever I could to go to a show.
Q. There doesn't seem to be a cohesive rock movement right now. In the past, you had grunge, you had groups of bands from one place. What happened to genres? Why has it become so fragmented?
A. It seems like there are less bands, period. And the way people listen to music is more fragmented. It's not just about radio. It's about iPods, getting things online, whereas before, people were into similar things at a similar time. Now, there isn't an audience that you can pin down. I don't know how many people get their music from radio and MTV.
Q. I miss the days when a city was affiliated with a particular sound. It still happens, but it's not as pervasive. How is the scene in Las Vegas? Is it a tough place to start out?
A. We didn't start out at the Mandalay Bay or the MGM Grand. We played bars and cafes like most bands do locally. The problem is, the smaller venues would only last for a short amount of time because you can make a lot more money with slot machines or cover bands. It's very hard for those venues to compete, making it even harder for original music and local acts to get off the ground.
Q. Las Vegas does seem to be an inspiring place for people to go write, whether it's fiction or music. Is it something about the city, which is a huge hub surrounded by vast deserts?
A. In our music, there's a little bit of the glitz and a lot of the desert too. We have that juxtaposition, those two extreme sides to Vegas.