The band first gained success in the United Kingdom. Drummer Ronnie Vanucci is fine with that. He says, "Breaking in the UK was great because America is retarded musically."
Front-man Brandon Flowers continued, "I start to wonder, what do adults listen to? Do they listen to what's being played on the radio? You should listen to something that's for you, not about giving your virginity to your boyfriend on Saturday night. It is retarded. Every song is that song. And if 40-year-olds are listening to that rubbish, they're going to raise kids on it. It's not even music."