Direct Hits

Direct Hits

by The KillersThe Killers


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Almost ten years after "Mr. Brightside" helped turn the Killers into new millennial rock sensations, the time has come for a hits collection. Calling the compilation Direct Hits -- a punning title that feels timeless but has rarely been used before, a nifty encapsulation of the group's style and attributes -- the Killers cannily use the singles-centric conceit to showcase the band at their overblown best, emphasizing their arena-sized neo-new wave just slightly over their Springsteenisms. Both are on display on the two new songs -- "Shot at the Night" and "Just Another Girl," songs that sound as if U2, Springsteen, and the Cars created a supergroup in 1988 -- but the main benefit of Direct Hits, especially for those listeners who have always doubted the skills of the Killers, is how the operatic ambitions of Sam's Town feel not so extravagant when bookended by selections from Day & Age and Battle Born. All three of the albums -- which are represented by three cuts a piece -- sound strong here but what really has lasted are those singles from 2004's Hot Fuss, especially the initial breakthroughs "Mr. Brightside" and "All These Things That I've Done," which now seem to capture a particular moment in time and yet also transcend it.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/11/2013
Label: Island
UPC: 0602537557660
catalogNumber: 001932202
Rank: 5810

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Killers   Primary Artist
Sweet Inspirations   Choir, Chorus
Stuart Price   Keyboards
Brandon Flowers   Group Member
David Keuning   Group Member
Mark Stoermer   Group Member
Ronnie Vannucci   Group Member

Technical Credits

Steve Lillywhite   Additional Production
Alan Moulder   Producer,Engineer
Brendan O'Brien   Producer,Engineer
Damian Taylor   Additional Production
Stuart Price   Programming,Producer
Mark Gray   Engineer
Killers   Composer,Producer
Brandon Flowers   Composer
David Keuning   Composer
Ronnie Vannucci   Composer
Tai Linzie   Photo Production
Jeffrey Saltzman   Producer,Engineer
Max Dingel   Engineer
Andy West   Layout
Robert Root   Producer,Engineer
Ted Sablay   Engineer
Warren Fu   Art Direction
Kristen Yiengst   Photo Production
Neeraj Khajanchi   Engineer
Anthony Gonzalez   Producer
Andy Proctor   Package Production

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