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YMMV: The Killers
  • Alternate Character Interpretation / Fridge Horror: "Bones" is not officially part of the murder trilogy, but consider this: it's about a guy trying to convince his girlfriend to go down to the beach with him at night, while "Midnight Show" is about a guy who takes his girlfriend to the beach at night and strangles her.
    • Oh, and the video was directed by Tim Burton.
    • There's a different take on "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine" in live performances. Sometimes the line "she couldn't scream while I held her close" is replaced with "she couldn't scream while I held her throat". Not always, but it's enough to imply the protagonist might not be the innocent man he claims.
  • Awesome Music: So much to list. "Mr. Brightside", "Read My Mind" and "Human" come to many minds, although the other songs are all good in their own right.
  • Epic Riff: "Mr. Brightside" accomplishes this almost instantaneously.
  • Ho Yay:
    • A few of their songs, most obviously "Somebody Told Me", "Andy, You're A Star", and "Where The White Boys Dance".
    • The band themselves. Especially Brandon and Ronnie. Just watch the video for "Read My Mind" and pay close attention while they're biking through Tokyo.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Are We Human Or Are We Dancer?" "Dancer? don't you mean "Denser"?" "It's DANCER!"
    • "It started out as a kiss, how did it end up like this? It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss!"
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Midnight Show" is about a Crazy Jealous Guy who murders his girlfriend and then goes driving around town with her corpse in the backseat, looking for a place to dump her body.
    • The video for "Bones", unsurprisingly directed by Tim Burton.
    • The closing rendition of "Silent Night". Also could double as a Crowning Moment of Funny.
  • Signature Song: "Mr. Brightside", with "Somebody Told Me" a close second.
  • Uncanny Valley: That... thing at the beginning of the Spaceman video. You know the one.
    • Oh, you mean the backwards-legged human-bodied horse-deer-thingy?
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?: In "Tranquilize" the last lyrics are "with the Bushes and the bombs are tranquilized."
    • Even before that, I've got soul, but I'm not a soldier...that album came out in 2004...
    • Flowers now uses the lyric "the vampires and the bombs" in live performances.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The Music Video for "Spaceman".

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