Cold War Kids have released their 4th studio album, “Dear Miss Lonely Hearts”. (April 2, 2013) I don’t seem to have the same immediate attraction to it, as say their 2006 debut “Robbers & Cowards”, and some comparisons of it to The Killers may hint at why. (Not that I necessarily agree with those comparisons)
The opening track, “Miracle Mile”, is quite good and will stay in my immediate rotation.
I can’t help but notice interesting, and somewhat tongue-in-cheek, similarities in other tracks. I’m not suggesting these are ‘rip offs’ or even remotely intentional, only that I am reminded of other tracks when I hear these songs. What do you think?
(5) “Tuxedos” (John Lennon’s “Nobody Told Me”)
(6) “Bottled Affection” (Terence Trent D’Arby’s “Wishing Well”)
(10) “Bitter Poem” (George Michael’s “One More Try”)