The Killers : Mr Brightside

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While the FBI investigate reports that The Killers are secretly Shed Seven in black leathers (the Nevada-via-Yorkshire singing voice, the hints of gospel bombast and the album track called "Indie Rock’n’Roll" led to a hundred agents making dawn raids this morning shouting, "Come on out Witter, we have you surrounded! "), let’s frug like rutting rhinos to this rage-ravaged roar of re-released Psychedelic Fury. Concerning the Othellonian trauma scenario of watching some other git pull the girl you fancy, ‘Mr Brightside’ is

Idlewild being chased through ‘Pretty In Pink’ by a psychotic U2 and the highlight of an album that’s threatening to make stinky old ‘indie’ cool again, as long as it’s dressed like a dead James Dean and can shuffle poker chips one-handed. It’ll burn the disco down. As it were.

Mark Beaumont

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