🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 The Killers

Not that you people deserve any more of these after that Pogues score…

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
MF DOOM 4.01
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Interpol 3.12
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 3.00
Girls Aloud 2.93
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Bloc Party 2.41
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81

Let’s move on, to The Killers

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0 voters

1 Like
  • Hot Fuss
  • Sam’s Town
  • Day & Age
  • Battle Born
  • Wonderful Wonderful

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  • Mr Brightside
  • Somebody Told Me
  • All These Things That I’ve Done
  • Smile Like You Mean It
  • When You Were Young
  • Bones
  • A Great Big Sled
  • Read My Mind
  • For Reasons Unknown
  • Shadowplay
  • Tranquilize
  • Don’t Shoot Me Santa
  • Human
  • Spaceman
  • Joseph, Better You Than Me
  • The World We Live In
  • A Dustland Fairytale
  • Happy Birthday Guadeloupe!
  • Boots
  • The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball
  • Runaways
  • Miss Atomic Bomb
  • I Feel It In My Bones
  • Here With Me
  • Shot At The Night
  • Just Another Girl
  • Christmas In L.A.
  • Joel The Lump Of Coal
  • Dirt Sledding
  • Peace Of Mind
  • The Man
  • Run For Cover
  • Rut
  • Land Of The Free
  • Caution
  • Fire In Bone

0 voters

Let the bloodletting begin.

  1. A few good songs on the first album. Rubbish after that.
11 Likes

First album has some decent songs. Absolutely no idea how they’re glasto headliner size still.

2

4 Likes

Loved Hot Fuss. Not liked anything since. 3

1 Like

I think that sums it up.

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Loved Hot Fuss at the time. Pretty much irredeemable beyond that.

It’s a 1 from me. No value to be found in them.

  • Human
  • Dancer

0 voters

2 Likes

This is a very Theo response

5 Likes

can’t even extract any joy from dunking on them. just an absolute nothing band, irredeemably shit.

6 Likes

I really like this

2/5

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I mean personally, obviously. I get that people really love that but it’s ploughing a furrow of music that just never works for me.

I actually think Mr Brightside is a good song but the production just robs it for me, despite his singing. The entire instrumentation feels wholly mechanical but it doesn’t suit the song.

Haha, it was only because I had this vision of a robot scanning The Killers (like in Robocop or something, but an indie version) and concluding “NOTHING OF VALUE TO BE FOUND HERE” :smiley:

Oh and I also like ‘Shot at the night’ the one they did with M83

1 Like

Also can’t believe how they’ve stretched a whole career out of one and a half songs (plus Human). Looking forward to HGATR: The Bravery

3 Likes

2/5. 1/5 of which is because Brandon’s involvement with Alex Cameron.

4 Likes

I was in my first year at uni when this came out and it was absolutely everywhere, every club night and bar. Just the intro sets my teeth on edge now, terrible. And that bit where they rip off Queen Bitch. File alongside Naive by The Kooks. Hideous.

4 Likes

Some of Hot Fuss is ok, after that they cease to exist. 2 I guess. I think ‘Glamorous Indie Rock n Roll’ is in the top 10 worst songs I’ve ever heard.

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