History Music / TheKillers

4th Nov '17 11:28:40 PM portaljumper339
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* BaitAndSwitch: The music video for "The Man" off of ''Wonderful Wonderful'' pulls one of these by depicting the protagonists doing stereotypically masculine things only to show the repercussions of those things in the modern age; the high-rolling gambler gets thrown out on his ass when his luck turns, the daredevil motorcyclist is only reliving past glories because of a bad accident, the bar-crawler gets into a fight with a bigger man that he started by getting shitfaced, and the Vegas lounge singer is performing for a disinterested and sparse crowd due to a severe loss in interest for that sort of hokey performance.
28th Sep '17 5:27:29 PM portaljumper339
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* ''Wonderful Wonderful'' (2017)


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After another four year sabbatical following ''Direct Hits'', the band released their sixth album, ''Wonderful Wonderful''.
4th Sep '17 8:29:35 PM Angeldeb82
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* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: One reading of "Mr. Brightside" could be a case of this, as the lyrics imply that the singer is being cheated on by their significant other but is either too disinterested to care or has such low self-esteem that they let them go so they can be happy, even at the singer's expense. Given that it was written after the lead singer had gone through a bad breakup due to being cheated on, this is probably the intended reading.

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* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: One reading of "Mr. Brightside" could be a case of this, as the lyrics imply that the singer is being cheated on by their significant other but is either too disinterested to care or has such low self-esteem that they let them go so they can be happy, even at the singer's expense. Given that it was written after the lead singer had gone through a bad breakup due to being cheated on, this is probably the intended reading.



* LyricsVideoMismatch: "All These Things That I've Done" appears to be about the band trying to run out on their girlfriends...while wearing cowboy outfits...and then the women pursue them with boomerangs. And something about a trailer park. The UK version, on the other hand, is pure SweetDreamsFuel.

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* LyricsVideoMismatch: "All These Things That I've Done" appears to be about the band trying to run out on their girlfriends...while wearing cowboy outfits...and then the women pursue them with boomerangs. And something about a trailer park. The UK version, on the other hand, is pure SweetDreamsFuel.SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel.



* RecycledInSpace: The band have stated that ''Day & Age'' is "like watching ''Sam's Town'' from outer space".

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* RecycledInSpace: RecycledINSPACE: The band have stated that ''Day & Age'' is "like watching ''Sam's Town'' from outer space".



* SilentBob: Mark Stoermer is known as one of these--he's the quietest of the band, usually speaking just a few words in their interviews.

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* SilentBob: TheSilentBob: Mark Stoermer is known as one of these--he's the quietest of the band, usually speaking just a few words in their interviews.
4th Sep '17 11:44:03 AM Angeldeb82
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* BookEnds: ''Sam's Town'' begins with "Enterlude" and ends with "Exitlude." The latter is a reprise of the former with an added verse at the start.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: ''Sam's Town'' begins with "Enterlude" and ends with "Exitlude." The latter is a reprise of the former with an added verse at the start.



** "It was only a kiss/How did it end up like this?/''It was only a kiss''/It was only a kiss!"

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** "It was only started out with a kiss/How did it end up like this?/''It was only a kiss''/It was only a kiss!"



* CallBack/CallForward: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the songs "A Matter of Time" and "Miss Atomic Bomb" of ''Battle Born''. The two share several phrases ("laughing with your girlfriends", "falling back on forever", etc.) and are part of the same story. "A Matter of Time" comes first on the album, making the lines in "Miss Atomic Bomb" a CallBack. However, "Miss Atomic Bomb" is a single from the album and the one most fans heard first, so when later listening to the album in order, "A Matter of Time" serves as a CallForward.

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* CallBack/CallForward: CallBack[=/=]CallForward: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the songs "A Matter of Time" and "Miss Atomic Bomb" of ''Battle Born''. The two share several phrases ("laughing with your girlfriends", "falling back on forever", etc.) and are part of the same story. "A Matter of Time" comes first on the album, making the lines in "Miss Atomic Bomb" a CallBack. However, "Miss Atomic Bomb" is a single from the album and the one most fans heard first, so when later listening to the album in order, "A Matter of Time" serves as a CallForward.
20th Aug '17 8:42:02 AM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: Brandon Flowers described "Human" as Music/JohnnyCash meets the Music/PetShopBoys, and an interview in the UK Observer stated it was a cross between Music/NewOrder and Music/BruceSpringsteen.
28th Jul '17 2:42:35 PM Fudga
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* LargeHam: Brandon Flowers. "HE DOESN'T LOOK A THING LIKE JEEEESUS!!!"
21st Apr '17 2:57:06 PM portaljumper339
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* WordSaladTitle: Word Salad ''Chorus'' actually; without reading pretty deep into it, the chorus to "Mr. Brightside" can read like nonsense. Some fans have gone so far as to call the song the [[Music/LedZepplin "Stairway To Heaven"]] of the 21st century for its incomprehensibility.

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* WordSaladTitle: Word Salad ''Chorus'' actually; without reading pretty deep into it, the chorus to "Mr. Brightside" can read like nonsense. Some fans have gone so far as to call the song the [[Music/LedZepplin [[Music/LedZeppelin "Stairway To Heaven"]] of the 21st century for its incomprehensibility.
21st Apr '17 2:56:44 PM portaljumper339
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* WordSaladTitle: Word Salad ''Chorus'' actually; without reading pretty deep into it, the chorus to "Mr. Brightside" can read like nonsense. Some fans have gone so far as to call the song the [[Music/LedZepplin "Stairway To Heaven"]] of the 21st century for its incomprehensibility.
11th Mar '17 6:18:12 PM LooneyCartoons
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Mostly a 3-4, though they are capable of everything from 1 to 6.
10th Jan '17 5:39:21 PM livestockgeorge
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* [[AmbiguouslyGay Ambiguously Trans]]: The most common interpretation of "Somebody Told Me" seems to be that the girl is dating a transgender man who dated the singer pre-transition. The song is ambiguous, to say the least...
-->''"Somebody told me that you had a boyfriend''
-->''Who looks like a girlfriend that I had in February of last year."''
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