The Killers Do Bright Eyes, Birthing the Most Remarkable Song This Year

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The other day Stereogum posted this Killers-ized “Four Winds,” but the sheer insanity of it ruptured the space-time continuum and we only discovered it now. We would be lying if we told you this wasn’t kinda awful. Still, you gotta give Brandon Flowers credit, like you would for, say, someone who just burped the alphabet: That he’d even think this was a good idea speaks to his special genius, his inspired disregard for the bounds of form and logic. Which places him, of course, in diametric opposition to Mr. Bright Eyes himself, Conor Oberst. This cover, in short, is a paradox. And you know, it just might be growing on us.