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It will grow on you
on July 1, 2014
After about 100 run throughs, I feel like I have a pretty solid feel for the songs in this album. First of all, I am a die hard Killers fan. There was a moment in my life where I listened to nothing but the Killers for 7 months straight. I love their first two albums, Hot Fuss and Sam's Town, and a few of my favorite songs include "This River is Wild," "For Reasons Unknown," and "Andy You're a Star." When Day & Age came out, I liked it okay, but it was not exactly my cup of tea, and initially, as I reviewed this album, I felt even more disappointment, thinking that the Killers had abandoned their old sound completely. There were two songs in particular - "Here with Me" and "Be Still" - that drove me nuts. To me, the lyrics and music did not mesh well. I especially hated the verses, "Don't want your picture on my cell phooooonnnnnneeeeee," and "Don't break... character." The lyrics just did not seem to fit the music very well in my opinion.
However, as I listened more and more, I began to find that a lot of the songs reminded me of their old sound, namely "A Matter of Time," "Deadlines and Commitments," and "Battle Born." The more I listened, the more I liked it, and the more I liked it, the more I listened. I am now convinced that this album has more personal favorites than any other album. I still get annoyed a bit with "Here with Me" and "Be Still," but I have found myself singing along despite hating certain verses.
Overall, I think Battle Born is a success. It took me some time, but I absolutely love most of the songs on the album, and I sincerely believe it to be just as good as Hot Fuss and Sam's Town. I hope the Killers continue their progression and will be looking forward to their next album.