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iTunes Price: $9.99

Genre: Alternative

Released: Oct 03, 2006

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The Killers
The Killers

Rock: 2005
Rock: 2005

Rock: 2006
Rock: 2006






Sam's Town – The Killers

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Sam's TownKillers4:06$1.29
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BonesKillers3:47$1.29
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Our Review

The Killers have been whipsawed by the hype machine since the 2004 release of their debut, Hot Fuss, which sounded similar to the old new wave of Duran Duran and The Cure. This time, under the pressure of expectation, they go for a bigger, brighter sound that brings to mind more recent arena bands such as Oasis and Coldplay. In fact, Sam’s Town sounds like it was recorded in an arena. The pounding guitar riffs and swirling keyboards fill up every inch of space, leaving little room for subtlety or dynamics – which is partly the point, of course. This is a grandiose album, both musically and thematically, from the faux operatic backing vocals and horns of “Bones” to the ever-earnest vocals of Brandon Flowers to the synth strings that punctuate the choruses. They are clearly aiming for epic, with lyrics focused on various methods of escape, the liberating effects of cruising down the highway, weather metaphors, and the good/evil paradox of America that is reflected in Las Vegas, the band’s hometown. They may not hit the lofty heights they’re reaching for, but you can’t say they lack ambition.

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Customer Reviews

Another A+ Album from the Killers! (5 stars)
Sam's Town, the Killers sophmore album, is just as good, if not BETTER than Hot Fuss. While it is true that their sound has "changed" and little bit, every band has to change. They can't just make Hot Fuss 2, then Hot Fuss 3, etc. Sam's Town is an EXCELLENT album, although saying it is the Best Album In The Past 20 years is a little steep. This albums definatly is the album of the year. Everyone should pick it up. Here is my ratio

Quite a Disappointment. (2 stars)
Like most fans of the band, I'd been quite anxiously awaiting the release. If one could wear out a CD as you could with vinyl records, i'd be on CD copy #3. Hot Fuss was that good, and The Killers were masters of mixing synth pop of the 80's with a modern guitar rock sound... good songwriting, clever lyrics, and one catchy hook after the next. Unfortunately, Sam's Town has few of these things if any. Many have spoken of the band's influence

An unexpected album (5 stars)
The Killers had the opportunity, after their massively successful first album, to profit heavily on an album replicating the essential pop elements of Hot Fuss. Instead they have presented a second album more representative of a third or forth; an album of a mature band trying to lead their fan base instead of catering to it. I can not say that I expected this album. The songs are both more complex than Hot Fuss (structure and lyrics) and mo

Biography

Formed: 2002 in Las Vegas, NV
Genre: Alternative
Years Active: '00s, '10s

Few bands in the early 2000s rose so quickly to the forefront of pop music as the Killers. With a mix of '80s-styled synth pop and fashionista charm, the band's street-smart debut, Hot Fuss, became one of 2004's biggest releases, spawning four singles and catapulting the group — particularly their dandyish, 22-year-old frontman, Brandon Flowers — into the international spotlight. Hot Fuss reveled in the garish glitz of the band's native Las Vegas, spinning tales of androgynous girlfriends...

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NameAlbumTimePrice
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Mr. BrightsideHot Fuss3:42$1.29
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Somebody Told MeHot Fuss3:17$1.29
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When You Were YoungSam's Town3:40$1.29
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HumanDay & Age (Deluxe Version)4:05$1.29
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All These Things That I've DoneHot Fuss5:01$1.29
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Read My MindSam's Town4:06$1.29
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Smile Like You Mean ItHot Fuss3:54$1.29
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SpacemanDay & Age (Deluxe Version)4:44$1.29
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ShadowplaySawdust4:07$1.29
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Jenny Was a Friend of MineHot Fuss4:03$1.29

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