>‘Here With Me,’ The Killers

They started out a synth-rock band, morphed into a Springsteen tribute act and are now doubling down on a bet that what people really want to hear is subpar Journey power ballads. Moreover, the Killers gambled on bringing out a video for the third single, “Here With Me,” from this year’s tragically bad Battle Born. In a case arguing for the irrelevancy of filmmaker Tim Burton, this would serve as Exhibit A—a gloomy, lifeless mess starring actress Winona Ryder as a mannequin toted around an English seaside resort by actor Craig Roberts. Roberts was absolutely wonderful in the 2010 coming-of-age British dramedy Submarine. Here, though, he sinks beneath Burton’s overwrought visual pathos and Killers singer Brandon Flowers’ awful teen-diary verse: Don’t want your picture/On my cellphone. Don’t want this video in my YouTube suggestions column.

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