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Wonderful Wonderful

The Killers

Wonderful Wonderful

Fifth studio album from the Las Vegas, the first album in five years from the pop-rock quartet

ADM rating[?]

6.5

Label
Virgin EMI
UK Release date
22/09/2017
US Release date
22/09/2017
  1. 8.0 |   The Music

    It's personal, authentic, and reveals a maturity they haven't shown before
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    The sonics are as slick and glistening as a brand-new Vegas skyscraper. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A slow deconstruction of modern masculinity
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  4. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    This is certainly big music, which is all the better for its more intimate, touching soul
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    Flowers completely dominates the proceedings, to the point where this feels like a sequel not to 2012's Battle Born but to his 2015's solo album, The Desired Effect
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  6. 8.0 |   NME

    The band’s best album since 2006’s ‘Sam’s Town’
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  7. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s bombastic and audacious and sincere all at once; a glorious distillation of everything that makes The Killers special
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  8. 8.0 |   DIY

    Still quintessentially The Killers
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  9. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Wonderful Wonderful is great fun, light on its feet and, well, pretty wonderful really
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  10. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Some of the Killers’ best music to date
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  11. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    There are times when you can hear the opening of a new lacuna for the band: an achingly modern take on the crooning pop on which Roy Orbison made a career
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  12. 7.3 |   Paste Magazine

    Works as a perfect introduction or a delightful continuation
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  13. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    What's great about Wonderful Wonderful, though, is that they seem in on the joke, doubling down on their hugeness fetish while wink-winking their way to the bank
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  14. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Whether history remembers it as the end of an era or the beginning of a new one remains to be seen, but it suggests that the Killers aren't going anywhere anytime soon
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  15. 7.0 |   music OMH

    While Wonderful Wonderful certainly isn’t The Killers’ best record – or even their second best – it is a welcome return to form after some time in the wilderness
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  16. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    There's never been a Killers album that comes so close to feeling as even-keeled and down to earth as this one does
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  17. 6.6 |   Gig Soup

    Listeners are sure to find a lot to enjoy over the course of ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, even if some fans may find the consistently middling tempo and lack of immediacy harder to grasp than earlier efforts
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  18. 6.3 |   Pitchfork

    With the Killers, greatness and ridiculousness go hand in hand. Their fifth album only contains a little of both
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  19. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Glossy and striking
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  20. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    It will never be anyone’s favorite Killers album, but it’s the most fun we’ve had with them in years, and a hopeful sign of truly wonderful things yet to come
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  21. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The Killers remain a act whose relevance lies predominantly in their status as live entertainment, and this album will be remembered mainly for the two or three power hits that bolster their setlist
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  22. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Wonderful Wonderful is an album that doesn’t let the listener look forward to the next track, because the album is restlessly glancing backwards over its shoulder, haunted by past successes of The Killers, and the great artists who came before them
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  23. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The trademark sweeping choruses have largely been retired and in their place, we find another series of Eighties influences
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  24. 5.8 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    If the Killers want to capture the moment like they did a decade ago, they’ll have to want it more
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  25. 5.8 |   A.V. Club

    A record that, even by The Killers’ standards, boasts little depth beneath its glossy surface
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  26. 5.5 |   Earbuddy

    The Killers' fifth album is a grab bag with mixed results
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  27. 5.0 |   Clash

    Aside from a few big hitters, ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ has too many middle-of-the-road moments
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  28. 4.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Therein lies The Killers' current identity - this insuppressible urge to make a grand statement, fueled by nothing
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  29. 4.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Less Wonderful Wonderful, and more bland bland, or forgettable forgettable
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  30. 4.0 |   State

    The Killers have written some great songs, but not this time around. They have some good songs in ‘The Man’ and ‘Run For Cover’. There are some good moments in other songs here, but as a body of work and collection of songs it falls short
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  31. 4.0 |   The FT

    The album introduces chewy themes of doubt and resilience to the Las Vegans’ anthemic style
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  32. 3.0 |   Under The Radar

    Despite a committed effort, Wonderful Wonderful isn't a title that accurately reflects its content
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