“They really don’t have anything profound to say as artists.”
Sorry. But what the fuck are you on about??
Their music aside, they’re not big talkers but how many times have you heard bands talk shit, with no substance to back THAT up?? Have you even seen them play, witnessed their stage presence? I mean the fact that they’ve been as successful as they are without any other sort of PR has to speak volumes of their ability.
And the fact that you hold Lady Gaga in the same regard as Bruce Springsteen and Thom Yorke! Bah! ..what about Lennon?? -.-
She might be a decent vocalist and pianist, but she is a poser – a player of the industry. She references people like Elton John, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and vomits out these crazy fashion ideas, stories of drugs and threesomes. Eventually people begin to associate her with the music elite, the rock classics …but then she churns out this musically-average pop-dance tosh (one of her songs was even something that was offered to Britney Spears). She can go on about the rationale, but THAT’s meaningless when you can’t execute it – that’s just marketing.
The Killers are quite unique as an idea for a band. They represent Las Vegas, perhaps the epitome of that whole classic rock n roll wild/sex/drugs idea, but then they’re just four regular guys who love making/playing the music that they like.