The Killers

Listening to Album 88: The Killers’ “The Ballad of Michael Valentine” is a great garage song. The Killers have been compared to the Strokes, and while they do have the guitar and melancholic vocals of contemporary garge rock, the Killers’ lead singer, Brandon Flowers, doesn’t really hide his appreciation for the “stadium songs.” Anyway, it’s a great song, and maybe when I get my car back from the shop, I’ll go out and buy the CD.

Small bit of trivia: the name Michael Valentine comes from Michael Stipe’s rumored pseudonym when he stays in hotels.

Speaking of Album 88, is anyone out there going to the WRAS Fest fundraiser?


  1. Jen Said,

    May 24, 2004 @ 9:58 pm

    Your review piqued my interest, so I went to the Killers’ site and listened to a few other tracks. “Somebody Told Me” is a great driving song. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if I have the patience to wait till June 15th to buy the album.

  2. chuck Said,

    May 25, 2004 @ 10:05 am

    Yeah, I heard “Somebody Told Me” this morning while I was waking up/drinking my morning coffee. I’m pretty broke right now, so we’ll see what happens next month.

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