The Killers and Panic at the Disco: How the Two Veteran Rock Bands Took the Long Way to the Top
publish date: 2017-10-04
The Killers came out of their cage this week -- and shot straight to the top of the 200 albums chart with their fifth album, Wonderful Wonderful.
No rock band of the past 15 years wanted this more than The Killers. From the opening gallop of “Jenny Was a Friend of Mine” -- off their iconic 2004 debut, Hot Fuss -- it was clear the Las Vegas quartet were determined to take over the world with their retro glam rock, and restore a sense of nobility to the barren rock landscape at large. As the genre continued to lose its grip as a viable commercial entity, The Killers kept plugging away, altering their sound ever-so-slightly and demanding the world’s attention. And with Wonderful Wonderful, they finally nabbed the coveted top spot for the first time in their illustrious career.