Battle Born (studio album) by The Killers

Battle Born
Battle Born by The Killers
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-09-18
Overall rank: 2,428th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
66/100 (from 259 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2012 (46th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (405th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,428th)
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Battle Born is ranked 4th best out of 10 albums by The Killers on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Killers is Hot Fuss which is ranked number 175 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 10,858.

The Killers album bestography « Higher ranked (1,396th) This album (2,428th) Lower ranked (3,651st) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
66/100 (from 259 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 65.6/100, a mean average of 64.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 65.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.3.

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From 04/18/2020 16:10
Fully embracing their newfound synthpop sound, Battle Born is The Killers' slickest and most overproduced album so far. While it continues to combine the post-punk sounds from the band's early albums, it delves deeper into the synthpop sound explored in Day & Age. This time, however, the energetic rhythm is toned down in favor of a bigger depth and subtler emotions. It's like the band suddenly found their vulnerable side and decided to make an album revolving around that.

The first few songs form a great string of starting tracks, and the rest of the album continues the largely even flow of melodic rock tracks. It's a very approachable album to listen to, thanks to the synth-heavy sound and the memorable hooks, particularly in the amazing singles. Battle Born is and will remain, The Killers' most radio-friendly and mainstream LP. It's difficult not to love the sound of the album, even if it's a far cry from the edgier sound they are usually remembered for.
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From 03/03/2015 04:36
I know I'm gonna get some hate for this but this is my favorite Killers album. I love the emotion in Flowers' voice. The lyrics are perfect. Its got and overall teenage love feel to it and it is a huge step up from Day & Age.
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60/100
From 02/01/2015 10:33
Pas mal , mais sans aucune surprise. Dur de se renouveler et de retrouver la créativité des premiers opus..
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From 01/03/2015 06:49
great album
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From 11/24/2014 20:37
There's a good sense of place, but I didn't find myself enjoying much. I liked Here With Me, Battle Born and the bonus track Pizefighter but honestly, none of those are mindblowing.
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25/100
From 01/27/2014 21:56
Desperately poor. So dull. They have just stopped trying.
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From 11/28/2013 18:20
I like it! Consistently good

78/100
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From 11/24/2013 16:41
Battle Born is one of my favourite songs of all time, however the rest of this album is really poor to be honest.

1) Uninspired and slow, it's as if they just didn't want to make this album but felt they had to instead.

2) Overrrrrproduced and formulaic, so many of the songs sound so similar and just boring, but also the songs have no character like they did in hot fuss.

3) Poor choice of instruments, over use of synthesisers and not enough of a rough sound from guitars or drums.
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