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THE BRANDON EFFECT: The Brandon Flowers Solo Rate - WINNER REVEALED

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by 2014, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

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    Hello. Welcome to The Killers discography rate, where we will officially uncover Popjustice's favourite song and album from the Las Vegas elite. Involved in the mix will be everything from their 4 main studio albums, their Christmas songs and a few extras too - there should be everything covered but feel free to let me know if I have missed something.

    So, who exactly are The Killers? Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vanucci Jnr. make up the foursome and they formed in 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They have engraved themselves as one of not only the best rock acts of the 21st century, but also as one of the best live acts too, headlining world-renowned stages such as Wembley Stadium, Madison Square Garden and The Royal Albert Hall.

    During their illustrious career, they have amassed a total of 7 Grammy nominations, 7 BRIT noms (including 1 win for Best International Group) and 24 NME nominations. They also currently own and operate Battle Born Studios located in Winchester, Nevada.

    ENOUGH WITH THE TALKING - LET'S GET TO THE MUSIC.

    Below will be listed all of the songs that are being included in the rate. Brandon's solo work is also going to be up for rating, but will be revealed in a separate rate - so you lucky guys and gals will have two 11s ready to throw out there, one for the Killers and one for Brandon. If you desperately wanted to, you can just take part in the Killers section, or just the Brandon section, but I hope you all try to take part in both as I think there's enough to for everyone to get your teeth into.



    Here we go then;

    T H E K I L L E R S

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    1 Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine
    2 Mr. Brightside
    3 Smile Like You Mean It
    4 Somebody Told Me
    5 All These Things That I’ve Done
    6 Andy, You’re A Star
    7 On Top
    8 Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll
    9 Believe Me Natalie
    10 Midnight Show
    11 Everything Will Be Alright



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    1 Sam’s Town
    2 When You Were Young
    3 Bling (Confession Of A King)
    4 For Reasons Unknown
    5 Read My Mind
    6 Uncle Jonny
    7 Bones
    8 My List
    9 This River Is Wild
    10 Why Do I Keep Counting?
    11 Exitlude

    12 Where The White Boys Dance


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    1 Tranquilize (feat. Lou Reed)
    2 Shadowplay
    3 All The Pretty Faces
    4 Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf
    5 Sweet Talk
    6 Under The Gun
    7 Show You How
    8 Move Away
    9 Who Let You Go?
    10 The Ballad Of Michael Valentine
    11 Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town
    12 Daddy’s Eyes
    13 Romeo & Juliet
    14 Change Your Mind



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    1 Losing Touch
    2 Human
    3 Spaceman
    4 Joy Ride
    5 A Dustland Fairytale
    6 This Is Your Life
    7 I Can’t Stay
    8 Neon Tiger
    9 The World We Live In
    10 Goodnight, Travel Well
    11 A Crippling Blow


    12 Forget About What I Said
    13 Tidal Wave


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    1 Flesh And Bone
    2 Runaways
    3 The Way It Was
    4 Here With Me
    5 A Matter Of Time
    6 Deadlines And Commitments
    7 Miss Atomic Bomb
    8 The Rising Tide
    9 Heart Of A Girl
    10 From Here On Out
    11 Be Still
    12 Battle Born



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    Shot At The Night
    Just Another Girl


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    1 A Great Big Sled (feat. Toni Halliday)
    2 Don’t Shoot Me Santa
    3 Joseph, Better You Than Me (feat. Elton John & Neil Tennant)
    4 Happy Birthday Guadalupe! (feat. Wild Light & Mariachi El Bronx)
    5 Boots
    6 The Cowboy’s Christmas Ball




    E X T R A S

    I Feel It In My Bones (feat. Ryan Pardey)
    Christmas In L.A. (feat. Dawes)
    Joel The Lump Of Coal (feat. Jimmy Fallon)
    Dirt Sledding (feat. Ryan Pardey & Richard Dreyfuss)

    Hotel California (from Rhythms del Mundo Classics)
    A White Demon Love Song (from The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack)
    Spaceship Adventure (from Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is…Awesome 3)
    Ultraviolet (Light My Way) [from AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered)



    B R A N D O N F L O W E R S

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    1 Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas
    2 Only The Young
    3 Hard Enough
    4 Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts
    5 Playing With Fire
    6 Was It Something I Said?
    7 Magdalena
    8 Crossfire
    9 On The Floor
    10 Swallow It


    11 The Clock Was Tickin'
    12 Jacksonville
    13 I Came Here To Get Over You
    14 Right Behind You



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    1 Dreams Come True
    2 Can’t Deny My Love
    3 I Can Change
    4 Still Want You
    5 Between Me And You
    6 Lonely Town
    7 Diggin’ Up The Heart
    8 Never Get You Right
    9 Untangled Love
    10 The Way It’s Always Been


    11 The Desired Effect


    - Superheated (New Order feat. Brandon Flowers) [from Music Complete]


    That's it! Score every song between 0-10, with one 11 for The Killers section and another 11 for Brandon's solo section. Hope you'll all take part and have fun along the way!

    HOT FUSS
    1 Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine
    2 Mr. Brightside
    3 Smile Like You Mean It
    4 Somebody Told Me
    5 All These Things That I’ve Done
    6 Andy, You’re A Star
    7 On Top
    8 Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll
    9 Believe Me Natalie
    10 Midnight Show
    11 Everything Will Be Alright

    SAM’S TOWN
    1 Sam’s Town
    2 When You Were Young
    3 Bling (Confession Of A King)
    4 For Reasons Unknown
    5 Read My Mind
    6 Uncle Jonny
    7 Bones
    8 My List
    9 This River Is Wild
    10 Why Do I Keep Counting?
    11 Exitlude
    12 Where The White Boys Dance

    SAWDUST
    1 Tranquilize (feat. Lou Reed)
    2 Shadowplay
    3 All The Pretty Faces
    4 Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf
    5 Sweet Talk
    6 Under The Gun
    7 Show You How
    8 Move Away
    9 Who Let You Go?
    10 The Ballad Of Michael Valentine
    11 Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town
    12 Daddy’s Eyes
    13 Romeo & Juliet
    14 Change Your Mind

    DAY & AGE
    1 Losing Touch
    2 Human
    3 Spaceman
    4 Joy Ride
    5 A Dustland Fairytale
    6 This Is Your Life
    7 I Can’t Stay
    8 Neon Tiger
    9 The World We Live In
    10 Goodnight, Travel Well
    11 A Crippling Blow
    12 Forget About What I Said
    13 Tidal Wave

    BATTLE BORN
    1 Flesh And Bone
    2 Runaways
    3 The Way It Was
    4 Here With Me
    5 A Matter Of Time
    6 Deadlines And Commitments
    7 Miss Atomic Bomb
    8 The Rising Tide
    9 Heart Of A Girl
    10 From Here On Out
    11 Be Still
    12 Battle Born

    DIRECT HITS
    Shot At The Night
    Just Another Girl

    (RED) CHRISTMAS EP
    1 A Great Big Sled (feat. Toni Halliday)
    2 Don’t Shoot Me Santa
    3 Joseph, Better You Than Me (feat. Elton John & Neil Tennant)
    4 Happy Birthday Guadalupe! (feat. Wild Light & Mariachi El Bronx)
    5 Boots
    6 The Cowboy’s Christmas Ball

    EXTRAS
    I Feel It In My Bones
    Christmas In L.A. (feat. Dawes)
    Joel The Lump Of Coal (feat. Jimmy Fallon)
    Dirt Sledding (feat. Ryan Pardey & Richard Dreyfuss)
    Hotel California (from Rhythms del Mundo Classics)
    A White Demon Love Song (from The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack)
    Spaceship Adventure (from Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is…Awesome 3)
    Ultraviolet (Light My Way) [from AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered)

    FLAMINGO
    1 Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas
    2 Only The Young
    3 Hard Enough
    4 Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts
    5 Playing With Fire
    6 Was It Something I Said?
    7 Magdalena
    8 Crossfire
    9 On The Floor
    10 Swallow It
    11 The Clock Was Tickin'
    12 Jacksonville
    13 I Came Here To Get Over You
    14 Right Behind You

    THE DESIRED EFFECT
    1 Dreams Come True
    2 Can’t Deny My Love
    3 I Can Change
    4 Still Want You
    5 Between Me And You
    6 Lonely Town
    7 Diggin’ Up The Heart
    8 Never Get You Right
    9 Untangled Love
    10 The Way It’s Always Been
    11 The Desired Effect

    Superheated (New Order feat. Brandon Flowers) [from Music Complete]

    XX

     
  2. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

    VOTING CLOSES TUESDAY, 8TH NOVEMBER

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    Also, annoyingly, the first post won't let me add Carry Me Home and Prize Fighter to the list of songs, so rate them as well please (I will remind you if you do miss them out).
     
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  3. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

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    Leaderboard:

    01. Mr. Brightside 9.8479
    02. Read My Mind 9.8261
    03. Somebody Told Me 9.3261

    04. When You Were Young 9.1739
    05. All These Things That I've Done 9.0435
    06. Bones 8.6957
    07. Shot At The Night 8.6522
    08. Smile Like You Mean It 8.6304
    09. Human 8.6087
    10. Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine 8.413

    11. Runaways 8.3913
    12. A Dustland Fairytale 8.3696
    13. For Reasons Unknown 8.3261
    14. Spaceman 8.2826
    15. Flesh And Bone 8.2391
    16. Bling (Confession Of A King) 8.1957
    17. This River Is Wild 8.1304
    18. Just Another Girl 8.1087
    19. Sam's Town 8.0870
    20. The Way It Was 8.0217

    21. Midnight Show 7.9130
    22. On Top 7.8696
    23. This Is Your Life 7.6957 (10 x 5)
    24. Change Your Mind 7.6957
    25. Losing Touch 7.6739
    26. Battle Born 7.5217 (10 x 2)
    27. Miss Atomic Bomb 7.5217
    28. Andy, You're A Star 7.4565
    29. Joy Ride 7.3913
    30. The World We Live In 7.3261

    31. Deadlines And Commitments 7.2826
    32. Be Still 7.1957
    33. Everything Will Be Alright 7.1807
    34. Shadowplay 7.0652
    35. Here With Me 6.9565 (10 x 2)
    36. Believe Me Natalie 6.9565
    37. Goodnight, Travel Well 6.9348 (10 x 4)
    38. Sweet Talk 6.9348
    39. Under The Gun 6.8696 (10 x 3)
    40. I Can't Stay 6.8696

    41. The Cowboy's Christmas Ball 6.8696
    42. Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll 6.8043 (10 x 2)
    43. From Here On Out 6.8043
    44. Uncle Jonny 6.7391
    45. Where The White Boys Dance 6.6957
    46. Romeo & Juliet 6.6739
    47. Carry Me Home 6.6522
    48. Neon Tiger 6.6522 (3 x 1)
    49. Exitlude 6.6304
    50. Tidal Wave 6.6087

    51. Don't Shoot Me Santa 6.5652 (3 10s)
    52. The Rising Tide 6.5652
    53. Tranquilize (feat. Lou Reed) 6.5217
    54. All The Pretty Faces 6.5000
    55. Heart Of A Girl 6.4783 (10 x 2)
    56. A Crippling Blow 6.4783 (9.5 x 1)
    57. Move Away 6.4783
    58. Why Do I Keep Counting? 6.3913
    59. Prize Fighter 6.3696
    60. I Feel It In My Bones (feat. Ryan Pardey) 6.3478

    61. Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf 6.3043
    62. My List 6.2609
    63. A Matter Of Time 6.2174
    64. Ultraviolet (Light My Way) 6.1304
    65. Forget About What I Said 6.0652
    66. Spaceship Adventure! 6.0435
    67. Daddy's Eyes 5.9783 (9.5 x 1)
    68. A Great Big Sled (feat. Toni Halliday) 5.9783 (9 x 1)
    69. Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town 5.9783
    70. A White Demon Love Song 5.9348

    71. Boots 5.8913
    72. The Ballad Of Michael Valentine 5.7609
    73. Joseph, Better You Than Me (feat. Elton John & Neil Tennant) 5.6087
    74. Happy Birthday Guadalupe! (feat. Wild Light & Mariachi El Bronx) 5.5870
    75. Show You How 5.5435
    76. Who Let You Go? 5.5000
    77. Dirt Sledding (feat. Ryan Pardey & Richard Dreyfuss) 5.4565
    78. Christmas In L.A. (feat. Dawes) 5.4348 (highest low score)
    79. Hotel California (from Rhythms del Mundo Classics) 5.4348
    80. Joel The Lump Of Coal (feat. Jimmy Kimmel) 5.0435





    BRANDON SOLO RATE:

    1. Lonely Town 9.995
    2. Can't Deny My Love 9.682

    3. Only The Young 9.432 (11 x 4)

    4. I Can Change 9.432
    5. Crossfire 9.182
    6. Between Me And You 9.068
    7. Still Want You 8.386
    8. Dreams Come True 8.063
    9. Never Get You Right 8.023
    10. Diggin' Up The Heart 8.000

    11. Untangled Love 7.932
    12. The Way It's Always Been 7.909
    13. Magdalena 7.659
    14. The Desired Effect 7.614
    15. Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts 7.591
    16. Hard Enough 7.568
    17. Jacksonville 7.500
    18. Superheated (feat. New Order) 7.341
    19. Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas 7.227
    20. Swallow It 6.841 [10 x 2]

    21. Right Behind You 6.841
    22. Was It Something I Said? 6.568
    23. On The Floor 6.409
    24. The Clock Was Tickin' 6.386
    25. I Came Here To Get Over You 6.273
    26. Playing With Fire 5.909
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
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  4. What A Rate!

    The first albums will be the highest ranked, but my 11 is definitely from a later album.
     
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  5. Can you end every post with a photo of Brandon please @2014? xo

    So here for this! Excited to see which of the Killers' albums will come out on top for me, I love them all!
     
  6. Brandon mmmm yes!

    So excited for this. My 11 for Brandon's work will be from The Desired Effect of course. Although there's like at least three potential 11's on that album.
     
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  7. I'm too excited for words so here's a shot from Brandon's best photoshoot.
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    Last edited: Sep 26, 2016
  8. 1) Lonely Town
    2) Read My Mind
    3) Bones
    4) When You Were Young
    5) Can't Deny My Love
     
  9. My 11 isnot there, but I do not expect it to be. I do hope it makes top 10. Mr Brightside not in the top 5 feels a bit wrong as it is such an important song for them. I do not come back to it that often though.
     
  10. If Bones doesn't end up in the top 5 I will start 'HIYA' thread levels of romper room fuckery.
     
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  11. No Carry Me Home and Prize Fighter from Battle Born @2014...?

    Honestly, I really hope I can take part in this, but I'll struggle to pick an eleven...!
     
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  12. ohnostalgia

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    I forgot about Sawdust. Guess I'll have to dig that CD out and put it back on my iTunes.

    Read My Mind. The end. Close rate.
     
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  13. Wait at me being more shook over my 11 than any rate before.
     
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  14. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

    Brandon and The Killers songs are in separate rates xxx

    Oh no I knew I'd miss something! I'll add them in.
     
  15. Yas gawd.Right when i am getting obsessed with them.
    Tag me to hell if i forget this.
     
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  16. 'Where The White Boys Dance' will be my 11, just to give a heads up. But 99% of this I love so bugger me I'm gonna suffer.
     
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  17. Fuck, there are so many potentials here. On the Floor is going to be done so much.
     
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  18. Oh wow, I need to make sure I partake in this.
     
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  19. I'd like to participate just to give due credit to Battle Born but Sawdust and Day & Age will be a chore.
     
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