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Alas, Wonderful Wonderful continues that trend: on the titular opening track, the gloriously in-your-face drums and bassline are undone by woeful lyricism; yet lead single The Man is a joyous 1980s funk-rock party, anchored by a stomping beat and pulsing synth phrases.
• The Killers. Wonderful Wonderful. Island Records.
• ★★★ (out of five)
Single download: The Man
For those who like: U2, Sledgehammer-era Peter Gabriel
— Shane Gilchrist