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The Killers break backbone of narcissism in new music video for ‘The Man’
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Decades later, Brandon Flowers can see that it was unusual: At an age when many of his adolescent friends were doing anything they could to rebel against their parents, the future Killers frontman was spending an increasing amount of time playing golf with his father. In a way, though, Flowers has never not had his elders in mind. Their material is so well crafted that it cuts across a lot of generational lines. Yet the album reveals new wrinkles too, including a rhythmic flexibility and a welcome feminine presence in the form of appearances by k. The Killers put in the hours on the course this time. Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. So he and Vannucci tried starting over with a series of producers in a process the drummer compared to speed-dating. The musicians tracked much of the album at a pair of storied L. Vannucci is a bit more generous.