For the past years, I have never intentionally listened to any song by The Killers aside from Mr. Brightside. So I started listening to them a couple of days ago for the sake of exploring beyond their trademark song. Guess what? They. are. awesome. They are writing literature here, people - not some kind of narration about crying after a break up or hitting on some shorty with a nice ass.
I really appreciate the fact that they write songs inspired from real emotions - way more substantial than songs about being in love for two days. Their songs hold so much meaning. The lyrics are far from literal and very complicated, yet still engaging and no hint of trying too hard at all. Most of their songs left my mind intrigued and stimulated in a good kind of way, not the usual chill and happy vibe, and nothing else. I also like easy-listening songs at times, but I would definitely miss out on so much without listening to this kind of music.
The video contains their live performance of A Dustland Fairytale (omg yes LIVE). Definitely as good, if not better, than the recording. (And the orchestra was perfect!) Play it. Trust me, you’d never want to hear any pop song on the radio again. Someday, if science finds out that music can either kill or restore brain cells depending on the song you’re listening to, then you can thank me later.
P.S. Good songs, no matter how old they are, will always be good. The quality of a song is not in any way related to the time it was released. I hope I won’t meet people who think otherwise.