Album
Battle Born
Critic Reviews
User Reviews
Artist
The Killers

Battle Born by The Killers

The Killers - Battle Born
CRITIC SCORE
62
Based on 14 reviews
2012 Ranking: #614 / 708
USER SCORE
66
Based on
30 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
A.V. Club

Instead of being blandly polished, The Killers come off sounding like an excited young band with something to prove.

70
NME

If you’ve the stomach to set aside your indie sensibilities and endure the occasional terrifying flashback to ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’, ‘Battle Born’ holds some majestic moments.

70
Paste

Battle Born forges deeper into their distinctive traits and away from the compromises with radio or current trends

67
Pretty Much Amazing

If you already don’t buy into The Killers, you’ll probably find Battle Born even more bloated, ridiculous, and over-the-top than anything else they’ve ever done.

50
musicOMH

Battle Born is music played in the past tense. Perfect, imperfect, pluperfect. Mostly imperfect.

40
Drowned in Sound

After making it big off the back of a Murder Trilogy, The Killers seem at a loss as to where they’re heading next.

40
Consequence of Sound

The tragedy of Battle Born is that even when it shouts at the top of its lungs, it never reaches that special place that the band accidentally trips into with their best material. 

30
PopMatters

When you add it all up, Battle Born is a confused mess of an album, drenched in influences but positively overextended in its execution, the band trying way too hard to do something grander and more complex than what they’ve done before.

User Reviews

95

Best album of the year. Best band around the world.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: September 18, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Island
GENRE: Alternative Rock
WEBSITE: thekillersmusic.com
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Added on: July 26, 2012