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The Killers " "Shot At The Night.", Video Review

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Wow.. it pains me to see where The Killers are now artistically. They’re nowhere.  This video about the plain Jane house keeper in a swanky Vegas hotel who dreams of love and night adventures in a nearly Cinderella rip off with odd ending.  It teaches us that the best way to meet a man is to almost hit him with your car.  It also teaches us that your boss wont notice you’re missing from your tasks until daybreak (if your night shift) and that cute dude travel single with couples and share a suite.

The Killers are a great and a horrible band.  For as many great tunes as they have dropped is as many big fat duds.  I aint gonna lie I got a thing for Brandon Flowers.  His voice is delightful and he’s cute as a button for a weirdo Mormon.  I even dug his solo work, so Im not just hating on them.  I’m hating on the lame video that they decide to serve us after a rather long draught. 

There has always been a whimsy and artistic spin to their videos.  “Mr Brightside” for example or “When You Were Young” are both great examples of their potential visual appeal.  So what happened here?  So sanitized and bland any song could play over this story and there would be nothing missed. 

Flowers in reflection is disturbing.  He’s losing that boyish look and that could be why they opted to keep in in the twilight.  As for the song, its fair enough.  Not brilliant and I wonder why it was the first to be released- their new album, due out on November 11th titled “Direct Hits”, better have bigger hits than this sleeper.

They have had plenty of time to wow us… maybe its a tease and stall tactic?  Looking forward to the album in hopes it is more dynamic than this track.

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