“Give me a moment, some kinda mysterious.”

“Shot At The Night” by the Killers | Manila-bound the Killers are releasing a best-of album, the cunningly named Direct Hits, this November, and with it comes two new songs. This one, “Shot At The Night”, is one of them – and, well, why do I find this weird? And I’m not referring to the involvement of Anthony Gonzalez, aka M83. His ethereal electronica mixes in well with the Killers’ glam sound, softening their Hot Fuss-era stance and making it a little more, uhh, kinky. What I find weird (and, again, I shouldn’t) is how this sounds very much like a song from REO Speedwagon, or one of those other groups I hear a lot in taxis, singing gloopy ballads at one in the afternoon. Again, it’s not unusual – the Killers have always had a spot for the 80s – but I don’t know. I guess I have to get used to it again. [NB]

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