I read an article in Rolling Stone about them the other day - as well as a review of their latest album. In the article, Brandon Flowers kept saying that he wanted their records to be played on classic rock stations years from now - like Springsteen. It's kind of ironic you would say that the new song sounds like Meatloaf, because Todd Rundgren said he wanted to produce Bat Out of Hell
because it sounded like a Springsteen parody.
What Rolling Stone went on to say is that the first record was a near-masterpiece of retro pop/new wave, universally hailed by other artists such as Elton John and the Pet Shop Boys as a great throwback. They said what ruins the second album is that they decided to sound all serious to give themselves credibility and they left everything behind that made their first album so great.
Being from Las Vegas, I would think there's a lot of places they could have taken that glitzy pop sound from their first album. I guess we have to stick with the Scissor Sisters for that.
Their new album is getting rave reviews.
And in the end...