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Immediately, the most interesting track is "Flesh and Bones" which carries on the themes of "Human" from "Day and Age". Interesting lyrics almost veering in to Bono/U2 territory. The synthesiser square wave beep at the beginning of track reminded me of the BBC Micro/ZX Spectrum games in the home computing boom of the 1980's. It an more advanced song than "Human" for the musicality inclined. There is more lyrical syncopation and vocally call-and-response in this one.
Second track is "Here With Me" which is the ballad of the album. It will be great for the travelling salesperson, or people who have romantic distance relationship. The track is very well produced and the orchestral arrangements are spot on. A great stand-out for the twenty first century and the tens beyond on doubt.
Third track for "Deadlines and Commitments". The lyrics will appeal to anybody who struggles to keep different people in their life happy, anyone who has make trade-offs in business, leisures or manages teams. The music will appeal to those who have fallen on hard times, I think; particularly those unlucky to be laid off from work, because Brandon gives you the lift to carry on.
Four track for me is a tie between "Miss Atomic Bomb" and the title track "Battle Born"; I am slightly warming to both of them. The former appeals to fellows have known a feisty maiden or two. The latter is again another anthemic strut for anyone about to go war, who trains in the gym, who wants to fight back against "The Man" (or "The System") or just wants to let rip with a safe manner behind closed down whilst pumping their fist or something.
I’ve been in love with the killers ever since their 2004 debut ‘Hot Fuss’ and this album still contains all the Brit-pop charm that made The Killers successful in the first place. Whilst not their strongest album it is still a solid one with tracks like ‘Flesh and Bone’ and ‘Miss atomic bomb’ being the highlights. The rest of the tracks are good and a few are average but overall it makes a solid listening experience
The Killers are one of my favourite bands and this album brought us more stadium rock anthems. My favourites on this album are Runaways, Be Still & Battle Born. The Killers continue to produce great songs and those I've referenced are up there with Human, Spaceman & Smile Like you Mean It. The Killers are a proper rock band in an age when there aren't so many.
I'm a late convert to the Killers, hadn't even heard of them until a couple of years ago, but then Im in my mid 50's and dont often like anything that my daughter plays! Day & Age was different though and loved the album from the start, then delving back in time and finding that I liked Sam's Town even better!
Battle Born for me takes them (the killers) a step further forward, yes some of the songs are ballads...... but really good ones and really well sung and put together. There isnt really a track I dont like, which is very very rare on any album Ive ever bought, and there are 9 really great ones. My favorite is ... it varies from day to day really, but at the moment 'Heart of a Girl' is playing in my mind, but tomorrow it will be any of the others.
I purchased this for friends - I already bought it immediately it was released so knew it was fabulous, as The Killers always are - after we went to The Killers Concert is Birmingham and they loved them. This album is FABULOUS FABULOUS. Very pleased with delivery - It came on the promised date
Arrived two days after I ordered it, great service. The main packet was rather large for two CDs but easy to open. This CD had a handy opening tab. The Killers, though, a great band, I have a couple of albums and ordered this one after listening again to their concert, aired on the 'Artists Den'.