13 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Killers’ fifth album arrived amid reports of the band attempting to heal their rifts in counseling sessions. In those circumstances, it’s remarkable how liberated and inspired Wonderful Wonderful sounds, whether they’re skewering macho culture on a spiky disco stomp (“The Man”), accelerating through open-road rock (“Run for Cover”), or adapting a Brian Eno instrumental into an emotive ballad (“Some Kind of Love”). It’s also their most personal record to date, with Brandon Flowers candidly addressing his wife’s depression on “Rut” and striving to remain invincible in his kids’ eyes on “Tyson vs. Douglas.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The Killers’ fifth album arrived amid reports of the band attempting to heal their rifts in counseling sessions. In those circumstances, it’s remarkable how liberated and inspired Wonderful Wonderful sounds, whether they’re skewering macho culture on a spiky disco stomp (“The Man”), accelerating through open-road rock (“Run for Cover”), or adapting a Brian Eno instrumental into an emotive ballad (“Some Kind of Love”). It’s also their most personal record to date, with Brandon Flowers candidly addressing his wife’s depression on “Rut” and striving to remain invincible in his kids’ eyes on “Tyson vs. Douglas.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
430 Ratings
430 Ratings
FoiledCranium ,

Wonderful Wonderful

If you're expecting another Hot Fuss, forget about it. It would be harsh to ask The Killers to make lighting strike twice.

I appreciate the idea of this band not trying to duplicate what they've done before. Every album is a different sound, and you can't get that out of any band these days.

The Killers never stop amazing me. This album is truly something special. It dives into personal issues, yet keeps them vague enough for the listener to transpose these songs into related moments and feelings in their life.

"Wonderful Wonderful" is a track that shocks and rattles your bones, before setting them back with strange and almost ominous edge.
"The Man" makes an average Joe feel like they own the world, and ultimately puts confidence into their system.
"Rut" clicked with me on an emotional, and personal level, calling upon anybody that's ever felt stuck and in need of help.
"Life To Come" is a track for anybody that has a soulmate and knows brighter days are ahead.
"Run For Cover" rips the skies apart and feels like breathing lightning. Some Kind of Love is a heart breaker drowned in personal lyrics from Brandon Flowers (singing alongside his children) to drive home the idea that his wife is more than her troubles.
"Out of My Mind" wasn't a single, and I have no idea why. It's dreamy, and poppy. It can stand toe to toe with any track on pop radio given the opportunity.
"Tyson vs Douglas" rattles my ears in a Sam's Town way. The track calls upon idols falling, maybe even Brandon himself.
"The Calling" is almost a Tom Waits song. Very rough, very dirty. Much love for bands that dive into the mud.
"Have All The Songs Been Written" feels like a song for anybody that's ever felt like their world is fleeting around them. Beautiful track.

Hopefully all the songs haven't been written. After this album, I'm excited to hear more from these guys. Hopefully it won't take 5 years.

MorningStar1 ,

It's truly wonderful wonderful

These guys have a special effect on me and Victims everywhere...there's something just so unique i can't explain it but it is so special. I love TK and enjoyed The Man but Run for Cover is the Killers sound that gets me every time. Welcome back guys--you were so missed!!!! Can't wait to see you live ❤️

MattyL. ,

The Killers

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