Direct Hits [+digital booklet]
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Direct Hits [+digital booklet]

November 11, 2013

Song Title
Mr. Brightside
Somebody Told Me
Smile Like You Mean It
All These Things That I've Done
When You Were Young
Read My Mind
For Reasons Unknown
A Dustland Fairytale
Miss Atomic Bomb
The Way It Was
Shot At The Night
Just Another Girl
Digital Booklet: Direct Hits

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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Serviceable Collection for Newcomers November 12, 2013
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to believe it's been almost a decade since The Killers first burst onto the scene. I remember when Hot Fuss and its singles were everywhere, seemingly coming out of nowhere and surprising all of us with their energetic and passionate performances. This collection celebrates the band's first decade together and it's exactly what you would expect from a basic hits collection. From the big hits like "Mr. Brightside" and "When You Were Young" to newer masterpieces like "A Dustland Fairytale" and "Miss Atomic Bomb", everything here does a solid job of representing the band's radio singles and popular tunes. The one surprise comes with "The Way It Was", which was never released as a single but it's a track I've always loved so I can forgive its inclusion here, as well as "Be Still", which closes the deluxe edition. It's another wonderful track that seemed like an underdog on Battle Born. The two new tracks "Shot at the Night" and "Just Another Girl" are both solid and grow on you with every spin. It's really amazing to see how well the songs in this collection have aged. "All These Things That I've Done", "Read My Mind", and "Human" still sound as fresh as they did years ago and The Killers have a knack for writing songs that seem to transcend trends and certain time periods. Direct Hits is certainly a testament to that mentality and to the band's ability to shift their sound from album to album. It's more apparent than ever with this release just how ambitious they are and the drive they maintain to never make the same album twice.

That being said, there are a few glaring omissions. The bombastic "Bones" is sorely absent here, as are "The World We Live In", "Tranquilize" (featuring the late Lou Reed) and "Here with Me".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Killers Rock!! November 26, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you are a Killers fan, then this is a must have. Makes a great gift too. Go for it.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Killers Direct Hits November 13, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If your a fan of The Killers and have been since they came out like me then you probably just bought this because
you buy all their cd's.
To be honest i don't need a cd full of their singles i already own all their records and i could of just bought the 2 new tracks on Direct Hits and Mr Brightside Demo and When you were young remix for way cheaper but with that said
i bought this to support one of my fav bands and i thought there would be new artwork but its just full of their record covers and only 2 new photos but with that said This is great for someone who doesn't own their records and only know them for their singles or for a newbie Killers fan or for this new day and age kids that don't own cd's this would be great for someone to have all the best Killers singles into 1 cd.

But for The Killers fans its nothing fancy its very simple looking artwork inside the cd looks like the cover
and i was somewhat disappointed with the artwork since its all their old record covers. Its just nothing new for The Killers fans and i wish there was more then 2 new tracks and i hate remixes and the demo of Mr Brightside isn't that much different then the Record version it doesn't sound like a real demo i was thinking it would be a strip down version like most demos but its very well mixed. To all The Killers fans that already own all their records this isn't a must have if you don't have the money for it right now then put it on an Xmas list for someone to buy for you or just buy the 4 new tracks to save some money. But i know The Killers fans and im sure pretty much every last one of you already bought this lol.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More worth it than you'd think November 30, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
In this day and age of cherry-picking songs off of iTunes, listening for free off of You Tube, and self-made playlists, there seems to be little need for an officially-released compilation album. However, I am very pleased that The Killers have gone the traditional route and compiled all their best songs into a single new release.

Like many other reviewers, I already have all The Killers' albums, so the only new material I'm getting is tracks 14 - 17. And yet I don't consider my money wasted, because I do think it's important to support your favorite artists financially. Not only is it just the right thing to do, but it enables them to continue making great music. Secondly, listening to this whole disc all the way through serves as a reminder of what a great band The Killers really are. Certainly one of the best bands of the new century.

The "Mr. Brightside" demo and the "When You Were Young" remix are really the only tracks I don't care for. As one reviewer stated already, the "Mr. Brightside" demo is only mildly different from the album version, and the "When You Were Young" remix, like many remixes, is superfluous.

The new song "Shot At The Night" is fantastic, more proof that The Killers almost can't make a bad song.

All in all, whether you've been a dedicated fan since their first album, or if you're just getting into The Killers, I would say this album is worth your money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD December 10, 2013
By Heather
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great CD. I love this band and this CD has all of there greatest hits on it. Now I don't need to keep switching cds out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Killers definitely have a direct hit here! December 5, 2013
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
This album has the songs I love, and some that I have grown to love. They picked all the ones I would've picked myself! This band has such a diverse range of musical styles, but I can always recognize them.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Killers Alternative/Indie Rock Singles
I admit that I originally saw the Direct Hits by the Killers featured online and was undecided on whether or not to get it. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Stella Carrier
1.0 out of 5 stars In a word: DREADFUL!
Thank heavens for amazon having the sample audio. Nothing but monotone laborious vocals and do-nothing music. Back to the Rolling Stones and SRV, where the GOOD music is!
Published 5 days ago by Dee J.
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for a newbie, not so great for a fan
These are definitely some of the best songs from The Killers, but if you are already an avid fan, you already own all but 4 of these songs. Read more
Published 18 days ago by JoeD
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to have all their hits on one CD
Maybe I'm biased because I love The Killers, but I was so glad when they released this because I love their songs, but this CD is awesome, even for the more casual Killers fan.
Published 19 days ago by hoosier_girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Direct Hits
This is a truly excellent album. Every song is listenable! If you like the Killers, I highly recommend it. It's worth your while.
Published 22 days ago by S. Glaser
5.0 out of 5 stars The Very best of the KILLERS
Of course I give this 5 stars. We are talking about the KILLERS! If you like them then why would you not give them the best rating possible?
Published 26 days ago by RITA T. Kienholz
5.0 out of 5 stars Must own for Killers fan!
I'm a huge fan of The Killers, this record showcases a broad variety of their best work. I'd recommend it to any fans of the group.
Published 26 days ago by Slinds02
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatness I love the Killers! A must have for any Killers fan.
Out here the good girls...... I would have liked to have the Battle born title track on here too. Worth every penny!
Published 1 month ago by sr
5.0 out of 5 stars Title says it all...
I'm not a huge Killers fan at all, but this one has the ones I like and others I've never been exposed to. Good collection going on right here.
Published 1 month ago by S. Robertson
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
A must have for any Killers fan. I wish it were a double CD though, they missed a lot of songs that deserved to be on there.
Published 2 months ago by mustang1
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