Sam's Town

The Killers - Sam's Town
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Based on 18 reviews
2006 Ratings: #537 / 654
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Based on 259 ratings
2006 Ratings: #100
October 2, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
Island, Vertigo / Label
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"Sam's Town" is another energetic, catchy and fun pop rock record with matured songwriting and great production. I also love Brandon's vocals on here, with lots of improved range from the last record. While I don't think it's as good as "Hot Fuss", I still had a lot of fun with this!

Fav Tracks: When You Were Young, Sam's Town, Read My Mind, For Reasons Unknown, Bones, Why Do I Keep Counting?, The River Is Wild

Least Fav Track: My List

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8.5
Exceptional
Saucelord777
82
Any album with When You Were Young is automatically a 70 or higher.
80
this album feels like a road trip. there's some exciting parts, some boring parts, and it all kind of jumbles into one at the end. some of these songs feel like they drag on and on, but for the most part they all serve a purpose. it's not much different from hot fuss, what with the synth and experimental sounds. the lyrics are also a big improvement from hot fuss. they're more mature: what you'd expect from a maturing band (cough weezer). this is a great album to listen to when you just want ... read more
SebastianWolf
75
Even with a few missteps, your visit to Sam's Town will be quite enjoyable. The Killers prove time and time again that they can make fun pop rock singles like no other band.
Z.Younk
78
When You Were Young is their all time best single as far as I'm concerned. One of the top five pop groups of the aughts. And a solid record all around.
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Track List

  1. Sam's Town 
  2. Enterlude 
  3. When You Were Young 
  4. Bling (Confession Of A King) 
  5. For Reasons Unknown 
  6. Read My Mind 
  7. Uncle Jonny 
  8. Bones 
  9. My List 
  10. This River Is Wild 
  11. Why Do I Keep Counting? 
  12. Exitlude
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