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The Killers - Wonderful, Wonderful LP

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Very much a 20th century band, The Killers have turned their initial obsession with British alternative pop, indie rock and lo-fi into a huge, stadium-filling sound that manages to retain integrity while appealing to the mainstream. In that happy place they've released four studio albums that have sold an estimated 22 million copies worldwide (all four topping the UK charts) and matched the long form discs' Platinum status with massive single hits – "Mr. Brightside," "Somebody Told Me," "All These Things That I've Done," "When You Were Young" and "Human" being some of their classic signature pieces.

Now they'll return in 2017 with fifth full-length effort Wonderful Wonderful, the long awaited follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed Battle Born. Recorded with producer Jacknife Lee and longtime collaborator Stuart Price during sessions in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the album is the band's most sonically forward-thinking record yet; an LP bursting with all of the blazing choruses and arena-filling anthems that make The Killers one of the world's biggest and most beloved rock bands.

Renowned for his ability to paint evocative pictures of small town American life, Killers frontman Brandon Flowersturns that remarkable skill on himself with Bowie-esque lead single "The Man." The song finds Flowers looking back on his younger self, the "Brandon Flowers" persona from their Grammy-nominated debut Hot Fuss, reconciling that wide-eyed character with the man he is now.

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