Both Sides of the Coin: The Killers – "Battle Born"

We’ll start by addressing the elephant in the room: being a fan of The Killers couldn’t really be any more problematic.

Apart from being just about the only modern band of any note Mitt Romney has openly endorsed, and one of the sole issues we know his opinion on in general, they’re still The Killers, the last vestige of dance rock, a genre that, in the roughly 10 years since its explosion, has since been expelled to the indie rock equivalent of Alaska, or rather that section of our consciousness where bands like The Rapture, Franz Ferdinand and Rock Kills Kid await the disdainful raised eyebrows of tomorrow’s YouTube junkies and the smirks of future sarcastic nostalgic types.