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20 November 2009

The Hickey Endorsement: The Killers Live at Royal Albert Hall

Each time I've left a Killers show, I've always wished they had a live-CD so I could go back and pinpoint the differences between live and studio. The differences are subtle. The energy isn't. Dudes are totally into a kind of music that I respect for getting me amped at every turn. Well, this week, they released the Live at Royal Albert Hall CD and DVD. I got it Wednesday night. I didn't go do sleep until early Thursday.
If you're already a fan, get it. There are a few off-beaten-path songs that really bang in concert (Bling, notably).
If you're a hater, I defy you to watch the DVD performance and then tell me why they're too poppy or mainstream for your tastes.
And if you're in between, well I'd say you should get it too.
Shit's tight.
And if you're not moved by the A Dustland Fairytale performance like I continually am, we can just agree to disagree and move on. (Though, I'll think you have bad taste for 'ternity.)


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