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REVIEW: The Killers – ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ (Island / UMG)

The first album from The Killers in five years, ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, sees the band struggling to break with their old ways, but only sometimes sucessfully.

PODCAST: May 2015 edition

Lauren James and Ed Biggs present their monthly round-up of new album releases, from the biggest rock, indie and pop acts to the best underground albums coming onto our radars, plus a handful of classic LPs from years gone by – click here to listen now! Alternatively, you can subscribe to our podcast by searching for ‘Student Playlist’ or ‘Laser Guided Melodies’ on the iTunes store, or by finding us on PodoMatic! The May

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REVIEW: Brandon Flowers – ‘The Desired Effect’ (Island)

by Ed Biggs As Pitchfork’s Jeremy Larson has already pointed out, it’s hard to get a handle on Brandon Flowers as a pop star precisely because so much of his career has involved playing at being a pop star. As lead singer of The Killers, he’s rummaged through the dressing-up box of music to be, variously: new-wave Brandon (Hot Fuss); Springsteen Brandon (Sam’s Town); glam Brandon (Day & Age); and Bono

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