Readers' Poll: The Best Albums of 2012Your picks include releases from Jack White, No Doubt and Bruce Springsteen
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2. The Killers, 'Battle Born'
When the Killers first came back from hiatus to record their fourth album, they spent "about a week just eyeballing each other in a room," singer Brandon Flowers has said. But on the strength of the centerpiece songs "Runaways" and "Miss Atomic Bomb," Battle Born hit new, anthemic heights.