Six albums in, we know the score: The Killers don’t do things by halves. And while previous record, 2017’s ‘Wonderful, Wonderful’, saw them exploring new musical terrain in a somewhat more reflective manner - excluding, perhaps, over-the-top opus ‘The Man’ - it’s with their newest that they shift things back into firmly epic territory. That’s not to say they’re rehashing the same old formula. On ‘Imploding The Mirage’, they continue to push forward, offering up a more eclectic collection of surefire hits, but still with the stadium-rock sheen they’ve long cultivated. There’s the funky strut of ‘Fire In Bone’, with its Eighties-style synths and vocoder samples, while ‘Running Towards A Place’ bears the fingerprints of collaborator Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, with its swaggering guitars. The warm, Americana sway of ‘Blowback’, the E Street Band-like chorus of ‘Dying Breed’, the no-bones-about-it hit that is ‘Caution’; it’s an album that feels rich and invigorating, and proves they’re still one of our most treasured bands for a reason.
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