“Imploding the Mirage:” The Killers are just a straight-up different band now.

And it works.

It was a forgone conclusion that, for most of my life, I would be a diehard fan of The Killers. “Hot Fuss” — their paranoid synth rock guy-liner’d debut — was released in 2004, just as I was getting old enough to start exploring alternative music on my own, and the circuit-breaker synths and bombast of “Somebody Told…