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

2014

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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]

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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
 
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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.
 
1) Lonely Town
2) Read My Mind
3) Bones
4) When You Were Young
5) Can't Deny My Love
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.
 
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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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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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Yas gawd.Right when i am getting obsessed with them.
Tag me to hell if i forget this.
 

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