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Battle Born / [Deluxe Edition] [Extra tracks]

The KillersAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (378 customer reviews)

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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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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 18, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B008I3R2VG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (378 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,582 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
13. Carry Me Home BONUS
14. Flesh And Bone (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) BONUS
15. Prize Fighter BONUS

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6-panel Softpack, with 3 extra tracks

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166 of 188 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Am I listening to a different album than everyone else???? September 23, 2012
Format:Audio CD
First let me say that I am a huge, diehard Killers fan. Sometimes that may make it hard for me to be objective, so let that be a warning to anyone that reads this.

As with all Killers' fans (Victims), I had huge hopes for this album. This was the album that I hoped would end the debate on which Killers' album is the best. This was the album that I hoped would bring The Killers the attention and respect that they deserve in America. This was the album that I hoped would bring back a rock revolution and put a damper on the teen pop that has a chokehold on today's radio. So when I got in my car, cranked the volume, pressed play and started with Flesh and Bone and didn't stop or skip all the way to the end.......guess what I heard? The album that would just do what I'd hoped. Battle Born totally blew away all of my expectations. Upon first listen, I enjoyed every single song. I cannot say that about any prior Killers' album. On past albums, it would take several listens for many of the songs to grow on me. Eventually something would "click" with me, a line, a riff, something that I missed on all of my prior listens and then I would feel like an idiot for not liking or "getting" the song to begin with. That was not the case with Battle Born at all.

So after my excitement of hearing what I thought was the best Killers album ever, you can imagine my disappointment as I started reading the reviews. I started with reading professional reviews. Of course all of them were just brutal. "Well the critics have never liked The Killers," I thought. Why would I think Battle Born would win them over? So, then I checked out what the "people" were saying about this album. It was even worse.
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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful
By ddai
Format:Audio CD
...and just accept that The Killers change their sound drastically album to album.
Personally I love their old albums and although Battle Born is really, really different I like it a lot as well.
Brandon Flower's voice is majestic as ever and I dig the new instrumental sounds too.
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71 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glitter, Pop, Grits, Guts, and Rock September 18, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Disclaimer: This is my favorite band of all time so please, take everything I say with a grain of salt. That said, I admit that though eventually I was able to find enjoyment from DAY & AGE I can understand why it got such criticism as it did. I love HOT FUSS but I consider SAM'S TOWN to be the essential album of The Killers. I have good news. Though BATTLE BORN may not be as good as SAM'S TOWN, it is definitely a worthy sequel. It's great to have the band back.

BATTLE BORN is a "dustland fairytale" to the core. This is a complete and total "blue jean serenade" of layered, polished, and refined music. The production value is excellent but it is important to remember that The Killers can actually perform this live. This isn't just studio magic. This band is a premium act.

BATTLE BORN is much more SAM'S TOWN than it is DAY & AGE but there is still some of that disco-glam-dance influence to be found. BATTLE BORN is primarily heartland rock, infused with a dose of country (a la Brandon's solo album FLAMINGO). It's an interesting blend and it's not for everyone. I know there are those who lament the band's departure from HOT FUSS but I personally appreciate the dynamic range of The Killers. I'm not going to discuss every song for once, just my absolute favorites. But enough introduction, on to the music!

"Flesh and Bone" - At the moment this is my favorite track on BATTLE BORN. This is a rousing battle hymn if I've ever heard one. Brandon on synth and Dave on guitar are the driving force of the song but it is the lyrics that really give this song punch. I'd bet money that this is the next single released from the album.

"Runaways" - This will always hold a special place in my heart as the first new song of the reunited Killers.
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38 of 49 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Something is missing... September 21, 2012
By cb15697
Format:MP3 Music
This album left me...frustrated. And confused. And disappointed.

I'm not quite sure what I was expecting here. I think that my overall opinion of the entire album can be summarized by my reaction upon listening to "Runaways" for the first time: it sets itself up to be great but doesn't carry through. Catchy openings, good sounds, but...nothing really *happens*. The songs either build and build to a disappointing (or absent) crescendo or they drone on and on. They lack depth of sound, the lyrics are weak (come ON..."don't want your picture/ on my cellphone?!?!?!), and it just....falls flat.

I'm a total sucker for soaring, grandiose, borderline overly-soundscaped and over-the-top melodies (a la U2), but something doesn't mesh here...Flowers' voice just doesn't mesh with the sound in a lot of cases, and the result of the clash are songs that tend to drone and drone. I just finished listening to Sam's Town and Hot Fuss for comparison, and Flowers really does have an incredible voice. However, it needs a certain raw intensity in terms of instrumental accompaniment that wasn't present in Battle Born. I'm all for bands experimenting and I think that The Killers have the potential to take this new sound somewhere; I just hope that The Killers don't settle here. This isn't the right place for them.

I wish I could put my finger exactly on what is wrong with this album, but I can't. It just feels a bit empty and leaves me dissatisfied. Hopefully The Killers can use it as a good jumping-off point for future albums. There is potential here, but this album in and of itself is simply not strong.
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5.0 out of 5 stars well packaged and in perfect shape. comes with an awesome poster and...
arrived in about 10 days, well packaged and in perfect shape. comes with an awesome poster and booklet. get this record it's an instant classic.
Published 47 minutes ago by JonathanW
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Good = Bad
Not Good!
Published 3 days ago by ubergoober
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent
Published 13 days ago by Elena
5.0 out of 5 stars Just more of the same terrific stuff we already love.
I guess if you love The Killers enough to buy a CD, it's just more of the same terrific music you've learned to love from their previous outings.
Published 1 month ago by H. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Great album
Published 1 month ago by Michael Barger
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great album, definitely in my top 10...
Published 1 month ago by jeffx1
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the color
The red vinyl is so sick.
Published 1 month ago by Arielle
1.0 out of 5 stars Record warped upon arrival.
I love the music itself- that's not in question. I was really looking forward to listening to the record, but as soon as I opened the package, I noticed that it may have been used... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Priya B.
2.0 out of 5 stars I am a big fan of "the Killers" but this ...
I am a big fan of "the Killers" but this is far weaker than the previous albums (all of which i own). Very disappointing they jumped the shark.
Published 1 month ago by Jonathan Jensen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great item. Fast shipping.
Published 2 months ago by Glenn L. Tucker
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Judging by the track listing at Wikipedia and what today's Target Sunday advertisement says, it looks like the Amazon deluxe version is the standard deluxe version and has 15 tracks as listed. The Target-exclusive deluxe version has all 15 tracks that Amazon's version has as well as two... Read More
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