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Sam's Town CD (2006)

Artist: Killers

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by Dean M on 10/25/2006

After being very impressed with the Killers debut album, i was looking forward to their next recording. They stay true to their unique style, however it lacks the magic the first one had. Sophomore albums tend to not capture the essence that the first one did in general and this is no exception. If you enjoyed the first one however, you are bound to enjoy this one. After listening to it a few times i really started to enjoy many of the songs. Sam's Town, Uncle Johnny, Bones, For Reasons Unknown, and Read My Mind all stick out as good songs, which is more than enough reason to buy this album. If you are just getting into the Killers, buy Hot Fuss. If you have Hot Fuss and are looking for more Killers goodness, buy Sam's Town.

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Another Awesome CD

on 4/4/2007

I love this CD!! Another Great CD.

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On the 2006 follow-up to their wildly successful debut, Hot Fuss, the Killers' continue their torrid affair with1980s New Wave, but manage to incorporate the sounds of that era, particularly heavy use of synthesizers, more seamlessly into the mix. This is due, at least in part, to the presence of veteran producers Flood and Alan Moulder (Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, U2), who help to make the tracks on Sam's Town both brighter and edgier than earlier Killers tunes. While the Las Vegas-based act's Britpop-influenced songs are still marked by Brandon Flower's emotive vocals and bold synth lines, Dave Keuning's guitar riffs are amped up on much of the record, as exemplified by the urgent single "When We Were Young," which easily stands as one of the quartet's finest tunes. Other highlights of this brooding album are the dramatic "Bones" and the yearning title track, songs that prove that the Killers may have unforeseen substance lurking under their carefully rendered style.


Label Island
SKU 202891921
UPC 602517026759
UPC 14 00602517026759
Format CD
Release Date 10/3/2006
Author Killers
Artist Bio
Though a batch of 1980s-New Wave-inspired bands started making noise in the early 2000s, it wasn't until the Killers' 2004 debut album Hot Fussthat the style really broke through to the mainstream. Heavily indebted to the likes of the Smiths, Psychedelic Furs, et al, the Las Vegas, NV quartet brought a contemporary sense of urgency to their retro-loving dance-rock sound and taught a new generation of kids that it doesn't have to be disco to be dance music.
ReviewSource Mojo (p.104)
Review 4 stars out of 5 "[They] resume their successful formula -- loud guitars, '80s pop hooks, glitterdust synths -- but these 12 songs come with extra muscle and star-spangled lyricism..."
ReviewRating 4
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Artist Killers
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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