Overambitious and overreaching, the Killers' fourth studio album might see the band fighting a losing battle
THE KILLERS/ BATTLE BORN
Back in 2004, the Killers, four fresh-faced twentysomethings from Las Vegas knocked the rock scene's socks off with their debut single Somebody Told Me, a wildly catchy track that gave the world one of the most memorable choruses in recent rock history. ''Somebody told me you had a boyfriend who looked like a girlfriend I had in February of last year,'' the ever-charming frontman Brandon Flowers belts out with an ostentatious synth-driven production backing him up. Apart from becoming a classic indie rock anthem, the tune was also named one of the best 100 songs of the decade from several esteemed radio stations and magazines including the UK's XFM and NME.
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