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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 McCoolname: Brandon Flowers.
  • 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.
  • Confusing Multiple Negatives: In a rare musical example, the extremely confusing line from "Who Let You Go?": "But hopefully this story ends / When you ain't got nothing I never had."
  • 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.
  • Incompatible Orientation: If you take the interpretation of "Just Another Girl" being Dianna Agron trying to get just another girl and her friends telling her "it just wasn't meant to be". The video itself is filled with Les Yay as the Glee star cross-dresses highly attractively.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Are We Human Or Are We Dancer?" "Dancer? don't you mean "Denser"?" "It's DANCER!"
    • "It was only 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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