Album Review: The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful (Island Records)

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By: Jesse Striewski

On their fifth full-length album, The Killers continue to showcase their endless ability to write heartfelt, earnest music. Wonderful Wonderful may not be quite on the same level as earlier efforts such as 2006’s Sam’s Town, but it no doubt expands the band’s catalog further in the right direction.

Lead-off single “The Man” may lean somewhat on the ‘hokey’ side (though in a harmless way), but it’s two follow-up singles, “Run For Cover” and “Rut,” are nearly flawless (especially the former). Other highlights include “Out of my Mind,” “Have All the Songs Been Written?,” and “Tyson vs. Douglas” (surprisingly one of the best tracks on the album). There’s a reason why Wonderful Wonderful was the band’s first album to go straight to number one, and if you’re already a fan of The Killers, you’re likely to get it.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

 

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