"It [Battle Born] is certainly the most cohesive – an album about the euphoric innocence and the crushing heartbreak of young love, an album about the inequities of the American dream, but also one that, like Springsteen’s best, finds hope within the darkness in the end. Battle Born is the kind of rock ‘n’ roll record that almost nobody makes anymore: it’s bombastic and excessive and oversized, but it’s also a grand and universal statement, a master class of album structure and sequencing, and a culmination of everything Brandon Flowers and The Killers have done up to this point."
Review of the new Killer’s album, Battle Born.
Basically sums up my feelings about this album. Threw it on today while I was cleaning and then finished it while I was running. I love to run to their music because it has a driving beat and I don’t get tired, but the lyrics have a lot of depth that I don’t get bored by what I’m hearing. The emotions in the Killer’s music are so human, I don’t know why but it always surprises me a little bit, like I forgot that pop music could actually sound like this.
‘Battle Born’ (the last and title track) to me was the best song from the album. I was blown away and kept listening to it on repeat. It’s an incredibly perceptive take on how the evolution of the American Dream is manifesting itself currently.
I encourage you all to listen to this album right away.