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Runaways

From the Album Runaways
July 17, 2012 | Format: MP3

$1.29
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 17, 2012
  • Release Date: July 17, 2012
  • Label: Island Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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  • Duration: 4:03 minutes
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  • ASIN: B008ID3OV8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,629 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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By Nickolas X. P. Sharps VINE VOICE on July 17, 2012
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The Killers is my favorite band of all time. Hands down. No competition. It broke my heart when they went on hiatus after touring for Day & Age, their third studio album. I was afraid that they would never get back together. In the time since then the members have gone off to pursue their own projects (most notably Brandon Flowers and his solo album Flamingo). In the Fall of 2012, The Killers will be releasing their fourth studio album, titled Battle Born. It is impossible to contain my excitement. As a preview to the new album they have released the first single, "Runaways."

At first "Runaways" sounds like a left over from Brandon's solo album. I was a little disappointed on the first play through but then I listened to it again. And again. And again. And again. You get the point. As a diehard fan you have to take everything I say with a grain of salt but this is a fantastic single. It thoroughly channels the heartland rock vibe that The Killers have seemed to gravitate toward ever since Sam's Town. "Runaways" is as every bit as personal as one of tracks from Flamingo but it is much, much LARGER. The band is back together and the dimensions of the song prove it. Alone each member of this band is talented but together they are something far more astounding than the sum of their parts.

Equal parts glitz and glam, "Runaways" reverberates with heavier guitar and percussion, promising a huge arena rock album to come. I love this single and the story it tells. That is what is so distinct about a song from The Killers. The stories. I can't wait to see this live and I can't wait to sink my teeth into the rest of the album come September.

**EDIT**
I saw The Killers perform at Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.
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hello,
we have been fans of the killers for a long time. this song is one of their best ones. the live show at royal albert hall in london was the absolutely best of all the killers' performances. this new song will fit right in with the best of the killers. the vocals are always brandon flowers' eerie sounds. the music is, as always, outstanding.
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Brandon Flowers is in fine voice here with a great song, telling a great story. (I believe he has said he has been taking voice lessons, and it shows.)

I'm looking forward to the album.

In the meantime, if you don't already own it, buy the Royal Albert Hall concert on Blu ray disc. It is spectacular from start to finish.
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Some people seem to dislike their slightly Springsteen sound in this, but I find it to be a great mix of the two. It strongly sounds like they've been listening to a lot of The Boss's top hits, but I think that the best of the The Killers is still found in this song. Perhaps not my favorite lyrics on a Killers song, but the whole package is an enjoyable listen that I'm pleased to hear come on my playlist.
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I must admit, this song wasn't my favorite when I first heard it. I actually found it kind of annoying. But it has definitely grown on me and it's one of my top played tracks in iTunes now.

I think the only reason I didn't care for it at first is because it has a very very similar sound to a lot of their older work- I have been listening to the Killers a LOT lately and I think I was just getting a bit worn out of the sound. But after going back a few days later I noticed that this song is exactly what a Killers song should be like. The fact that it's similar to a lot of their older work is what makes it great.
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I loved Brandon Flowers solo stuff. (2 of my top ten ALL TIME favorite songs are from Flamingo, 2 are from Day and Age, 1 from Sam's Town, 1 from Sawdust) SO I am kind of a fan. I LOVE this song. I heard it first on the radio and thought "Hmm...." and then the 2nd time I thought "WOW!" Especially after watching the video it just keeps getting better. I am very excited for the album to come out. This song is powerful and gives me a feeling of something I can't put my finger on. It's has a classic vintage sound, but it is pure Killers resulting perfectly with their evolution together as a band. I love it. Hands down, I LOVE IT!
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The song is really great. It does take several listens to actually get into this song. I am really happy The Killers coming back since they are one of my favorite bands!
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By evejc8 on September 8, 2012
I have been a fan of The Killers, and when I heard this song on the radio I knew they were back, very much like Hot Fuss but more like Sam's Town album, my two favorites, Brandon Flowers voice and the rest of the band definetely do magic, I know they experimented some other stuff (Sawdust) and although I did love a couple of the songs I didn't play the entire CD like the previous ones.
I have played this song over and over again, it has so much feeling, who hasn't ever felt like running away at any point in their lives? I have, maybe I identify myself with this song, it's almost like he's telling his own story, so much love or sadness, depends how you take the lyrics. If the rest of the album is like this I am going to be a crazy person with the same CD in the car until next album. Good job guys! Hope to hear this live soon.
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